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The Beach is Closed: As of 05/22/2012 The Beach is Closed until further notice.
Attention: Burn Bans may be in effect. Please contact the Park for details on restrictions.
BARREN RIVER LAKE STATE RESORT PARK, KY
Status: Open through Thu Oct 31 2013
Max reservation window: Sat May 24 2014
DescriptionAfter 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.
Barren River Lake State Resort Park is located in Barren County, Kentucky, and opened in 1965.
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.
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.
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.
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Alerts and Important Information
Park is open March 30 through October 31.The Beach will be open Memorial Day through Labor Day (if not flooded or drought). Beach Closed until further notice.
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Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
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.
Mailing Address:BARREN RIVER LAKE STATE RESORT PARK
1149 State Park Rd
Lucas KY 42156-9709
Phone Number:Information: (270)646-2151
The events listed here are not intended to be an all inclusive list. Please contact the park for further details.