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    Top Spots in and near Calvert City

    • Brookport, Illinois

      Visit the Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site

      Kincaid Mounds State Historic Site is a nationally significant Native-American archaeological treasure. From about 800 AD to 1500 AD it was the ‘capital' of a chiefdom that stretched from Brookport to Hamletsburg along the Ohio River. Large flat-topped mounds were erected on which the houses and ...
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    • Grand Rivers, Kentucky

      Backpack the North - South National Scenic Trail

      59 mi / 3362 ft gain
      For 59 miles, the North-South National Scenic Trail winds up and down wooded hollows as you make your way along the length of Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area. A National Recreational Trail, the North-South has a great mix of coastal views of Kentucky Lake (one of the largest artif...
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    • Paducah, Kentucky

      Explore the Historic Paducah River Front

      4.0
      0.5 mi / 27 ft gain
      Visit Paducah's thriving riverfront and take a self-guided tour of the Paducah Wall to Wall Murals along the concrete floodwall in downtown.  These works of art depict Paducah's  rich history in more than 50 life-sized panoramic murals by renowned artist Robert Dafford and the Dafford Murals Team...
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    • Paducah, Kentucky

      Bike or Run the Greenway Trail

      7.6 mi / 111 ft gain
      The Clyde F. Boyles Greenway Trail is open to non-motorized traffic from dawn to dusk. Distance markers, shelters, and benches are located along the trail. The Greenway Trail links Perkins Creek Nature Preserve, Stuart Nelson Park, Noble Park, Schultz Park, and the Ohio River shoreline. The best ...
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    • Eddyville, Kentucky

      Hike Hematite Lake

      4.0
      2.4 mi / 111 ft gain
      The Hematite Trail is a great loop for hikers and trail runners located in the heart of Land Between the Lakes Wilderness. Beginning your hike near the picnic grounds adjacent to the Nature Station, this hike is great year round and is good for all skill levels, including families. From awesome l...
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    • Metropolis, Illinois

      Visit Fort Massac State Park

      5.0
      0.5 mi / 15 ft gain
      The long decorated history of Fort Massac dates back to 1757 during the French and Indian War when this French fort was constructed overlooking the Ohio River in Southernmost Illinois. The French left the fort behind at the conclusion of that war, then was rebuilt and used once more during the Re...
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    • Cadiz, Kentucky

      Kayak Energy Lake

      Before going to the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area I had heard numerous people explain how peaceful and beautiful the area was, and how empty the lake was dependent on the season. These rave reviews called for a road trip and a 5 day stay in August, which fittingly happened in an...
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    • Smithland, Kentucky

      Hike the Mantle Rock Nature Preserve Loop

      2.3 mi / 230 ft gain
      Just as its name implies, the centerpiece of The Nature Conservancy's Mantle Rock Nature Preserve is a 30-foot natural sandstone bridge spanning 188 feet and embellished by bluffs, shelters, honeycomb formations, fluorite deposits, and a rock-lined stream. The nature preserve also contains extrao...
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    • Smithland, Kentucky

      Joy Falls (Mandy Falls)

      Joy Falls (aka "Mandy Falls") is a great cascade and shelf that falls of about 10 feet await along the roadway a few miles from Mantle Rock Nature Preserve. Glades and barrens also provide for rare wildlife and countless wildflowers in the spring and summer. Spend an hour or five minutes enjoyin...
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    • Benton, Kentucky

      Photograph Elk and Bison Prairie at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

      The Elk and Bison Prairie is a photographers dream within a 700 acre enclosure of native grassland habitat that was common to Kentucky over a century ago. Visitors travel within their enclosed vehicle via a 3.5 mile paved loop road.  About 50 bison and 50 elk call the area home. Entry fee is $5.0...
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    • Golconda, Illinois

      Ghost Dance Canyon

      0.58 mi / 39 ft gain
      When you arrive at Dixon Springs State Park, drive through the park and stop and take in the main attraction of a waterfall that is partially man made. Then drive and park at the swimming pool, walk to the front of it where the building is, and turn to the right. Follow the trail, and be mindful ...
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    • Golconda, Illinois

      Camp at Oak Point Campground

      Oak Point Campground is located in the Lake Glendale Recreation Area, there are 34 full hook up sites and 25 primitive tent camping sites. Group camping is also available at the Duck Bay Shelter and the Goose Bay Shelter. All sites are first come first serve and does get crowded on Summer weekend...
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    • Golconda, Illinois

      Paddle or Swim at Lake Glendale Recreation Area

      Hike, swim, paddle, fish, bike, or picnic is a amazing medium size lake in the heart of the Shawnee. Surrounded by trees, bluffs, creeks, and trails in all directions paired with its central location many attractions in Southern Illinois, Lake Glendale is a great spot to spend a day or a week. Fr...
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    • Cave-In-Rock State Park, Illinois

      Hike to Cave-in-Rock

      0.75 mi / 110 ft gain
      Located in a Southern Illinois State Park bearing its name, Cave-in-Rock is a 55 ft wide limestone cavern that sits along the banks of the Ohio River. Once a site of Murderers, River Pirates, and a brothel is now a crown jewel of the Illinois State Park system. The beauty of the area and the dark...
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    • Belknap, Illinois

      Paddle Mermet Lake

      Mermet Lake Conservation is an old Cypress and Tupelo Swamp that has been turned into a shallow lake by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. It was developed in 1949 as a waterfowl hunting destination. Each October the lake is closed and only accessible by hunters, but the Spring and Sum...
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    • Elizabethtown, Illinois

      Visit Iron Furnace Historic Site

      Originally built in 1837, this thirty two foot tall structure was constructed on a limestone foundation and erected with limestone blocks quarried locally from the town of Cave-In-Rock. This iron furnace is the last remaining of its kind in Illinois. It is thought that some of the iron produced h...
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    Camping and Lodging in Calvert City

    Paducah / I-24 / Kentucky Lake KOA Journey
    Calvert City, Kentucky

    Paducah / I-24 / Kentucky Lake KOA Journey

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    Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    Canal

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    Kuttawa, Kentucky

    Eureka

    Old Kuttawa
    Kuttawa, Kentucky

    Old Kuttawa

    Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA
    Cadiz, Kentucky

    Kentucky Lakes / Prizer Point KOA

    Hurricane Creek
    Eddyville, Kentucky

    Hurricane Creek