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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue

20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd.
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

1.4 mile looped trail, trailhead located atop sandstone steps along secondary bluffline overlooking the beach, bear right after passing wooden shelter and move upstream into deeper woodlands, oak-hickory forest gives way to mixed hardwood forest, crests at ridgetop and quickly descends to intersect Lake Trail at another remote wooden shelter, bear right to return to beach/boat dock area and trailhead, rated moderately strenuous.
  • Hiking

Named for the Pennyroyal plant found in the woodlands surrounding the resort, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is a perfect back-to-nature get away. Located near Dawson Springs, visitors have plenty of activities to choose from. Plenty of trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riders, fishing in Pennyrile lake, and plenty of campsites. A lodge and 13 cottages are also available for overnight guests. Trail users may access the forty plus miles of trails in the Pennyrile State Forest via the new equestrian campground. This campground has eight pull through sites with all the ammenities one could ever need.