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Combination value “deals” for specialty and/or group adventures. Outdoor conference rooms and relaxed recreation make for excelled productivity when corporate brings employees on retreat. Towering oaks, romantic walks down the lazy nature trail, lake view cottages and brilliant western sunsets stage the perfect honeymoon or anniversary weekend. Miles and miles of 4-wheeler trails near by. The Bruceton Bottoms and Sand Pits are local favorites, and the 143 Off-Road Park offers trails for riding ATVs, MX Bikes, and other off-road vehicles. Directions and suggestions from the general office will make your visit a “blast.” Tournament weigh-in facilities, lake view pavilion with full kitchen facilities, overnight accommodations, fishing and pontoon boat rentals, slip rentals, catering services, entertainment arrangement – you name it. We’re the perfect place – for YOUR event.

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Birdsong Resort / Marina and Lakeside Family RV Campground in Camden, Benton County West Tennessee is the home of the only “Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm” in America. It is an educational and very fascinating attraction with tours being conducted in the spring, summer and fall. The “Freshwater Pearl Farm” has been the recent site of television coverage by ABC’s widely viewed “20-20,” National Geographic Video Showcase, CBS News, CNN, PBS, and many Tennessee-based television stations along with over twenty newspapers from the West to the East Coast. Many monthly and weekly magazines, including Southern Living and National Geographic, have featured Birdsong as the Pearl Capital of America.

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Birdsong Resort, Marina and Family Lakeside RV Campground has become a major tourist attraction, recreational complex, and vacation community ranked in the top 40 in Tennessee. They feature guided tours of the nation’s only fresh-water pearl farm, a 150 slip marina, a hundred homes, RV and wilderness camping, pool, pavilion, and boat sales and service.

It’s founders had a humble vision. Bob and Lorrine Keast simply wanted a place where they could live “the good life.” Their ambition was to own a resort on a lakefront, a place to raise a family and live the American dream.

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Located in the central part of the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake – the largest man-made lake in America. Over 2,300 miles of shoreline flow through the heart of Western Tennessee. 90% of Kentucky Lake is in the Great State of Tennessee. Quiet, yet conveniently located 9 miles north of I-40 at Exit 133, halfway between Jackson and Nashville, Tennessee. Ideal stop for an overnight, weekend or week stay.

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Birdsong Creek/KY Lake Fishing Report Summer pool elevation is expected over the next few days. New Johnsonville elevation will be 359.2 Tuesday, with Kentucky Dam at 359.4. Heavy rains and high Northern waters have put the reservoir approximately 5 feet about normal levels for this time of year. Current levels aren’t… normally achieved until late April/early May.

At Birdsong Resort and Marina camp along the quiet water’s edge of the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake. Over 50 RV pads (most concrete, some pull-thru) over looking the river. All sites have 20/30/50 amp electrical, water, and some with sewer. Cool and shady grass tent area directly at the water’s edge feature available community electricity and water.

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It’s more than meets the eye. That is, the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum located at Birdsong Marina on the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake. I was looking forward to the museum and to learn about pearls. But I did not know of all the things to do at mile marker 103.7 LDB. The Tennessee River Pearl Museum is tucked away inside the main building of the combination marina office, boat sales office, boating supply store, and pearl showroom. The large building houses all these, plus it has a small auditorium for showing an introductory video about the pearl farm. The owners, Bob Keast and his wife Janis, have operated the museum and marina since 1980. Bob Jr. originally moved to Birdsong when he was 10 back in 1961 with his Mother and Father, Lorrine and Bob Keast, Sr.

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Civil War Tours

When you visit Birdsong Resort and Marina ask about our civil war tours.

Historical Civil War Battle of Johnsonville happened on the area waters of our own Kentucky Lake. Nathan Bedford Forrest opened fire on the supply depot and the town of Johnsonville November 4, 1864. One of West Tennessee’s highest points is Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park’s Pilot Knob. The “Knob” is home to a monument on the battle site and a Tennessee River Folk Life Museum.

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What guests of Birdsong Resort and Marina are saying:

I had not been to Birdsong since the early 70s when I was a kid. I never forgot about it. Mom & Dad & my brother & I used to camp for a week in the early spring & catch tons of big crappie. Mom got our school work for the week & we did our lessons in the evenings after fishing & supper. I lost my Dad to lung cancer this past march. I miss him a lot & how he loved to fish. While taking a 3 day trip to Memphis, we saw the sign for Birdsong & stopped off. A lot of it looks the same. What good times!!!

From February to June Birdsong Resort and Marina’s, a Tennessee resort nestled on the Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake,  Crappie run starts.  There the crappie come into shallow water to spawn. Fishermen who visit our marina enjoy catching Crappie in 3 to 10 feet of water, close to brush piles, stumps, and tree tops, fishing with minnows.

Angling for Crappie is popular throughout much of North America. Methods vary, but among the most popular is called “Spider Rigging,” a method characterized by a fisherman in a boat with many long fishing rods pointing away from the angler at various angles like spokes from a wheel. Anglers who employ the Spider Rigging method may choose from among many popular baits. Some of the most popular are plastic jigs with lead jig heads, crankbaits or live minnows. Many anglers also chum or dump live bait into the water to attract the fish hoping the fish will bite their bait. Crappie are also regularly targeted and caught during the spawning period by fly fishermen, and can be taken from frozen ponds and lakes in winter by ice fishing.

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Birdsong Resort, Marina and Lakeside RV Campground, located the Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake, offers a host of activities “in house” including fishing, boating, swimming, and general outdoor recreational fun. Home of North America’s ONLY freshwater pearl-culturing operation – The Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm and Tour.

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Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Lake is a major navigable artificial lake along the Tennessee River in Kentucky and Tennessee. Created in 1944 by the Tennessee Valley Authority’s impounding of the Tennessee River by Kentucky Dam, the 160,309-acre (649 km2) lake is the largest artificial lake in the United States east of the Mississippi River.

The lake holds records for the largest of three species of fish ever taken in Kentucky: white bass (5 lb.), Buffalo carp (55 lb.), and yellow perch (1 lb., 4 oz).  Located along Kentucky Lake’s beautiful shores is Birdsong Resort and Marina.

Scattered lazily throughout the resort, you’ll find fourteen (14) rental accommodation units to choose from. Cottages and manufactured homes – each unique with its amenities and accommodations – ranging from efficiencies to group lodges.

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Scattered lazily throughout Birdsong Resort & Marina along the shores of beautiful Kentucky Lake, you’ll find fourteen (14) rental accommodation units to choose from. Cottages and manufactured homes – each unique with its amenities and accommodations – ranging from efficiencies to group lodges.

Birdsong Resort, Marina and Campground offers annual lease lots for second-home manufactured home location. The 58-acre resort complex is open year around and offers the conveniences of a 140-covered slip marina, ship’s store, swimming pool, 200-seat pavilion, boat launching ramp, fishing pier and more.

Birdsong Resort / Marina and Lakeside Family RV Campground on beautiful Kentucky Lake in Camden, Benton County West Tennessee is the home of the only  “Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm” in America. It is an educational and very fascinating attraction with tours being conducted in the spring, summer and fall. The “Freshwater Pearl Farm” has been the recent site of television coverage by ABC’s widely viewed “20-20,” National Geographic Video Showcase, CBS News, CNN, PBS, and many Tennessee-based television stations along with over twenty newspapers from the West to the East Coast. Many monthly and weekly magazines, including Southern Living and National Geographic, have featured Birdsong as the Pearl Capital of America.

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Kentucky Lake hosts three excellent areas; the Pickwick Dam, the bend at the mouth of the Duck River at TRM 111.0 and at the mouth of the serene Birdsong Creek at TRM 103.5.

Probably one of the most productive fishing areas in the region is a dam and powerhouse tailrace. Sauger are often caught here in the cold winter months, and during the rest of the year there is a fine area for catfish, stripers, all kinds of bass, and crappie.

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The 24th Annual West Tennessee Industrial & Commercial League Invitational Bass Tournament was held at Birdsong Resort, Marina and Lakeside RV & Tent Campground on the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake. Two Hundred and Sixteen (216) fishermen from area companies were able to spend a fun-filled day on Kentucky Lake, catch a few fish, enjoy Benton County’s vast shoreline and even make new friends.

2008 Antique Boaters Tennessee River Cruise Group visits Birdsong Resort & Marina to blast off for their five day and 478 mile trip along the Tennessee River. The 2008 Roster includes Robert Bartholf, Mary Ann Caliel, John & Marcia Williams in a 1953 Chris Craft Sportsman boat named Bart; Ted Fish, Janet Howe & Norm Blackley in a 2000 Hacker Triple named Marriane; Dennis & Donna Friesel in a 1953 Chris Craft Racer named Mohogamous Affair; Robert & Janet Korts in a 1926 Chris Craft Triple named Flash; Robert & Mariana Wright in a 1926 Chris Craft Triple named Old Sweetheart.

Tennessee Resort Birdsong Resort & Marina offers relaxing tours along the waters of the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake. Cruise America’s largest man-made lake along over 2,300 miles of shoreline rich with natural beauty, points of interest, and Civil War history.

Birdsong Resort, Marina and Lakeside RV Campground is a 58-acre recreational complex that has been operated by Bob Keast and family in the true sense of southern hospitality as a second-generation owner since 1961.

This spacious and comfortable Tennessee Resort retreat is perfect for large groups. “The Bluebird” cottage faces west and has a captivating view of the colorful daily sunset. This modern 4-bedroom suite has 8 twin beds and 2 full baths, a vaulted ceiling living room with fireplace, dining room, and kitchen complete with dishwasher and microwave oven. The sliding glass doors open onto a large wrap-around sun deck and is equipped with 2 picnic tables and grill. Cable TV, VCR and central heat and air, for your enjoyment. Sleeps up to 10 persons. 11 other cottages and mobile homes available for rental, each sleeping different numbers. We can accommodate up to 91 persons or 48 in individual beds.

Birdsong Resort & Marina’s outdoor conference rooms and relaxed recreation make for excelled productivity when corporate brings employees on retreat. Towering oaks, romantic walks down the lazy nature trail, lake view cottages and brilliant western sunsets stage the perfect honeymoon or anniversary weekend. Miles and miles of 4-wheeler trails near by. The Bruceton Bottoms and Sand Pits are local favorites, and the 143 Off-Road Park offers trails for riding ATVs, MX Bikes, and other off-road vehicles. Directions and suggestions from the general office will make your visit a “blast.” Tournament weigh-in facilities, lake view pavilion with full kitchen facilities, overnight accommodations, fishing and pontoon boat rentals, slip rentals, catering services, entertainment arrangement – you name it…. We’re the perfect place – for YOUR event.

Accommodations and meeting facilities conveniently bring your conference to a relaxing atmosphere. Group suite can accommodate up to 25 people, with additional available. Open air pavilion, conference room, AV equipment, and more. Bring your company for a relaxing, productive gathering on the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake.

On The Scenic Tennessee River’s Beautiful Kentucky Lake Transient Boaters & Wintering Boats are  WELCOMED with the Finest of Southern Hospitality.

140 covered slips in Birdsong’s Marina with 30-50 amp electrical service; overnight docking for five (5) boats up to 80’; gas and “fresh” diesel; 65’x65’ lighted, concreted launching ramp; OMC, MerCruiser, Volvo Onan engine repairs; prop sales and repair service. Become one of our new tenants at Birdsong Marina! Slips are available for rental on a daily, weekly, monthly or annual basis.

All the new and innovative boat lines for the season… ON SALE NOW at Birdsong Resort & Marina! Choose from Lowe, Suncruiser, RoughNeck, SeaArk, or SeaNymph. Choose from pontoon boats, deck boats, bass boats, fishing boats, duck hunting boats or catfishing rigs. The Boat House of Birdsong now offers a complete line of ski boats, runabouts and pleasure boats from Mariah, and a unique collection from SeaFox.


We’re an authorized dealer for Johnson, Mercury, Evinrude and Suzuki outboard motor lines, and offer an extensive line of trailering availability and accessories.

Birdsong Resort & Marina on beautiful Kentucky Lake offers a host of activities “in house” including fishing, boating, swimming, and general outdoor recreational fun. Home of North America’s ONLY freshwater pearl-culturing operation – The Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Museum, Farm and Tour – “walk-in’s” may visit the museum, enjoy the video presentation, and shop from the pearl jewelry showroom.

An open-air, lake view pavilion sits adjacent to the 24’x45’ swimming pool area. Full kitchen facilities make events manageable, seating up to 200 people. Electricity available for bands, DJs, sound systems or other needs. Call and let us arrange the entertainment!

Catering to our guests – from ten to ten thousand – to make your stay with us more relaxing. Sit back and let the friendly staff of Birdsong Resort arrange for your food to be delivered to your rental units, or for a complete sit-down, full-service meal in our open-air pavilion.

Breakfast selections range from doughnuts and coffee to a country breakfast with sausage, bacon, hash browns, eggs, biscuits and sorghum molasses.

Lunch could be finger foods, box lunches or a picnic-style grilling. Evening meals have included appetizers, Steak, barbecue, chicken, shrimp, catfish… and the list goes on.

Choose from most any meal of the day, and don’t be shy with special requests… you’ll be amazed what we can accommodate.

Camp along the quiet water’s edge of the scenic Tennessee River’s beautiful Kentucky Lake. Birdsong Resort & Marina offers over 50 RV pads (most concrete, some pull-thru) over looking the river. All sites have 20/30/50 amp electrical, water, and some with sewer. Cool and shady grass tent area directly at the water’s edge feature available community electricity and water.

All resort guests have full use of the swimming pool, open air pavilion, children’s playground, basketball area, volleyball sandpit, horseshoes, ping pong, shuffleboard, and sand piles. Special events planned throughout the season click HERE for our schedule of events.

Open campfires and pets on a leash permitted. Fireworks permitted on 4th of July holiday weekend only.

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