Barren River Lake Trails

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Barren River Lake Trails Three self-guided trails are located at the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Connell Nature Trail: one-mile trail begins at the head of the road leading to the beach.
Lena Madesin Phillips Trail: one-half mile nature-historical trail located at 31E picnic area.
Bike & Hiking Trail: two-and-one half mile loop, paved, begins at golf course entrance near lodge, restrooms available near Highland Field.

Riding Trails - The entire family will enjoy guided trail rides that depart every hour. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Riding Stables - Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., weather permitting. Rides leave every hour on the hour and last for approximately 45 minutes. Your ride will take your through a wooded area along the lakeshore and through a meadow area of the park. As you proceed through these various habitat areas, you may see wildlife including, but not limited to, whitetail deer, wild turkey, great blue herons, Canadian geese, rabbits, and may even hear the sounds of our state bird, the Cardinal. Children under 6 are not permitted on the rides. Current rate of $15 per person advance sign-up recommended. Ext. 2418.

Address: US 31E south
Phone: 800-325-0057

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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 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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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

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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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