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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue

20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd.
Dawson Springs, KY 42408

1.3 miles loop/linear trail , trailhead at end of Cottage Loop, named for patches of wild cane that occur streamside, moderately steep ascent to upland forest ridge, descends to lower elevations through a stand of loblolly pines, descends to lake level and intersects with Lake trail, bear left to return to Cottage Loop trailhead, rated moderately strenuous.
  • Horseback Riding

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.