Peninsula Marina, LLC.
1261 Peninsula Rd.
Glasgow, KY 42141
270-646-2223
800-470-2223
Charterten@aol.com

Peninsula Marina

Previously named Sawyer Landing (1992-2004), Tim and Marty Craycroft bought it in May of 2004 and changed name to the current Peninsula Marina. The marina currently has 282 slips.

Area History

A native grass prairie restoration project, near the dam, is representative of what "The Barrens" looked like to early pioneers.

Anglers, boaters and campers are only the most recent people to enjoy the beauty and natural resources of the Barren River Region. As early as 12,000 B.C., Native Americans fished, boated, and lived along the river's floodplain and terraces, and on the bluffs overlooking it. These people lived in small groups that moved often. Around 1,000 B.C. they moved more into farming and built more permanent settlements. By A.D. 900 farming was a way of life and archeologists refer to these farmers as the Mississippians.

Native Americans periodically burned off parts of this region, to provide grasslands that were attractive to grazing buffalo. Thus, this area without trees, appeared to be "barren." This area then came to be known as "The Barrens" to early pioneers that came to this area in the 1700s to settle and live.

The counties of Barren, Allen and Monroe were formerly part of Green and Warren counties and were established around 1797. Originally the entire territory had been set aside for military service grants for veterans of the Revolutionary War.

Port Oliver, near the dam, was formerly called Port Oliver Ford, and was the site of a brine-well field for producing table salt. Baileys Point Recreation Area was the site of an antebellum farmhouse, built by early settlers to the area, named Foster. A family cemetery remains with gravestones and stone vaults that date back to the early 1800s.

 

Barren River Lake
From the US Army Corps of Engineers


Dam
Rolled earth with random rock
Top elevation
618 feet
Height above streambed
146 feet
Length
3,970 feet
Maximum width at base
1,272 feet
Drainage area above dam
940 square miles

 

Pool
Elevation
Area
Length
(Feet mean sea level)
(Acres)
(Miles)
Winter
525
4,340
21
Summer
552
10,000
33
Total Storage
590
20,150
46