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Barren River Lake State Resort Park


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Barren River Lake State Resort Park Barren River Lake State Resort Park is located near Kentucky's famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world!

The Louie B. Nunn Lodge is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake. The lodge has 51 rooms and offers full amenities. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Central Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs). High speed wireless internet service available at the lodge.

Cottages - Enjoy the contemporary styling of the park's 22 cottages. Each cottage has two bedrooms and two baths. Several of our cottages provide charming lake views while other cottages are nestled in the woods providing a cozy getaway. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linen available daily. Open year-round. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check out by 11AM. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Driftwood Restaurant - Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of an upscale fish camp while partaking of our new entrees like salmon, striped bass, trout and crab clusters. Our famous hot brown and juicy burgers are on the menu as well. As a strong supporter of KY Proud products, we buy locally grown products when possible. The restaurant has seating for 146 and has 2 separate, private dining areas that may be used for banquets and special celebrations.

Hours of Operation- Breakfast: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. (M-F) and 7 a.m. -10:30 a.m. (Sat/Sun). Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (M-Sat) and 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Sun). Dinner: 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (open until 9:00 p.m. seasonally). Ext. 2401.

Camping - 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. For your convenience, a dump station and two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms are offered. Open mid-March to mid-November. Pets are allowed if restrained. Electric service at all sites 100V/30A. Laundry facilities available: $1.75 wash / $1.25 dry. Please call for rates: 1-888-4KY-PARK or www.reserveamerica.com. Ext. 2407.


Address: US 31E south
Phone: 800-325-0057
Our Website:parks.ky.gov/findparks/resortparks/br/

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Barren River Lake Campgrounds

Numerous federal and state operated campgrounds provide a wide range of opportunities at various locations around the lake. Remember that camping is only allowed at designated camping areas, within a recreation area. Corps Campgrounds

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Barren River Lake Hunting

There are 10,000 acres of federal lands at Barren River Lake and approximately 8,000 acres are available for all types of hunting. The Corps of Engineers has leased this land and the 10,000

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Barren River Lake Birdwatching

Bird watching can be enjoyed any time of the year and is especially good during the winter months when migrating waterfowl and bald eagles make their way to Kentucky.

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Barren River Lake Boating

Boating opportunities abound at Barren River Lake. Boat ramps are conveniently located in each recreation area and there are also three full service marinas to satisfy needs. There are eight boat ramps on the lake and one located below the dam on Barren River.

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