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BARREN RIVER LAKE STATE RESORT PARK, KY

After a day exploring the caves at Mammoth Cave National Park, enjoy the above-ground delights to be found at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. The lodge and cottages curve around the 10,000-acre lake, providing spectacular views of sunsets. In addition to boating and fishing, ...
Status: Open through Fri Oct 31 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Thu Oct 01 2015   Later Dates

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Park is open March 28 through October 31.

The Beach will be open Memorial Day through Labor Day (if not flooded or drought). Beach Closed until further notice.

Please note:

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds.Click on the link for more informationhttp://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests tag must be displayed.
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
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    ** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
    *** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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    Overview

    Description

    After a day exploring the caves at Mammoth Cave National Park, enjoy the above-ground delights to be found at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. The lodge and cottages curve around the 10,000-acre lake, providing spectacular views of sunsets. In addition to boating and fishing, the resort features an 18-hole golf course, horseback riding, tennis courts, a beach, a pool, and a paved trail for hiking and biking.

    Geography:

    Barren River Lake State Resort Park is located in Barren County, Kentucky, and opened in 1965.

    Recreation:

    Barren River Lake has an abundance of largemouth, white, and hybrid striped bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and rough fish. The lake's marina has 100 open slips, 40 covered slips, a launching ramp, rental fishing boats, rental pontoons and Jet Ski Rentals. A swimming pool near the lodge is for the exclusive use of lodge and cottage guests. A public beach, with a bathhouse complex, is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day. The resort has four miles of woodland trails for nature study. The entire family will enjoy guided trail rides that depart every hour, seasonally. A lighted basketball court, two lighted tennis courts, shuffleboard, and volleyball courts, with rental sports equipment, are popular, and the park also hosts daily summer activities and year-round special events, with a trained recreation director. An 18-hole, regulation golf course with a fully equipped pro shop, riding carts, and rental clubs, rounds out this park's many activity options.

    Facilities:

    Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, Louie B. Nunn Lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake and has 51 rooms with full amenities. In addition, the park's 22 two-bedroom, two-bath cottages have tableware, cooking utensils, and linens provided, with fresh linen available daily. Several cottages have lake views, while other cottages are nestled in the woods. Looking to sleep closer to nature? Let the sounds of the outdoors lull you to sleep in the 99-site campground. Utility hookups are available, and a dump station, showers, restrooms are offered and boat ramp. The 146-seat dining room serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Two shelters with rest rooms (rental available), picnic tables, and grills are located near the main entrance to the park. Playgrounds are located in the lodge, cottage, and camping areas. Meeting facilities include two private dining rooms, seating 32 and 20 an executive conference room that seats 20, a large meeting room that seats 75, and a banquet room that accommodates 224-400. There is also a gift shop.

    Nearby Attractions:

    Visit the nearby Bridgadoon State Nature Preserve, located in Barren County, adjacent to the Barren River Reservoir. 45 minutes from Mammoth Cave National Park, Dinosar World and other tourist attractions.

    Booking Window
    Thu Oct 02 2014 - Thu Oct 01 2015

    Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Non Peak Tue Sep 23 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Non Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu May 28 2015
    Peak Fri May 29 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
    Non Peak Tue Sep 08 2015 Wed Sep 30 2015
    Peak Thu Oct 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Admin Service, Copying
    • Admin Service, Faxing
    • Basketball
    • Bathhouse
    • Biking
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating
    • Campers Appreciation
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Cottages
    • Dining
    • Dock, Boat
    • Dump Station
    • Fire Rings
    • Fishing
    • Fishing Lake
    • Flower Viewing
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Golf
    • Grills
    • Handicap Access
    • Hiking
    • Hiking Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Horseback Riding
    • Information Center
    • Jogging/Running
    • Laundry
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Marina
    • Meeting Hall
    • Motel
    • Newspapers
    • Officer/Ranger Station
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Playground
    • Program, Recreational
    • Programs, Nature
    • Recreation Programs
    • Rent Boats
    • Rent Fishing Equipment
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Snacks
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Shelters
    • Showers
    • Skiing - Water
    • Swimming - Lake
    • Tennis
    • Tennis Court
    • Trails, Bicycle
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Volleyball
    • Walking
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Convient store - Bait, tackle
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Retail, Firewood
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM/ Cash Machine
    • First Aid Station
    • Propane
    • Supermarket, Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Antiquing
    • Cave Exploring/Spelunking
    • Culture
    • Emergency Services
    • Historic Sites
    • Hospital
    • Mall
    • Medical Clinic
    • Retail, Supplies
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Town
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    Getting There
    The resort is located 44 miles southeast of Bowling Green. Take I-65 to the Cumberland Parkway East, to US 31E South. 1-800-325-0057.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    BARREN RIVER LAKE STATE RESORT PARK
    1149 State Park Rd
    Lucas  KY  42156-9709

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (270)646-2151