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Region Dawson Springs, Kentucky - Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is a picturesque retreat surrounded by more than 14,000 acres of the beautiful Pennyrile State Forest in western Kentucky.

Lodge Rooms - The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. For those who enjoy traveling with their four-legged friends, be sure to ask about our pet-friendly rooms when making your reservation.

Cottages - The park has 13 cottages located in the wooded lodge area and on the shores of Pennyrile Lake. The one and two-bedroom cottages have unique features, offering wooded or lake views, and such amenities as private boat and fishing docks, fireplaces, or screened-in porches.

Camping - njoy the beauty of the Pennyrile Forest in the 36-site campground. The campground features utility hook ups, a dump station, and one central service building with showers, rest rooms, and a laundry.

Dining - The scenery at Clifty Creek Restaurant will enhance your dining pleasure as you watch the sun glisten on Pennyrile Lake. As a supporter of the Kentucky Proud program, we use locally grown meats and produce when available. Enjoy traditional kentucky dishes along with chef specialties in the 200-seat dining room.

Boating - For a fun-filled day on the lake, visit the boat dock. Rental pedal boats, row boats, canoes, and trolling motors are available.

Golf - The 18-hole golf course lies at the bottom of a small valley surrounded by rolling hills. The course is flat with a creek running through the middle and water comes into play on every hole of the front nine. Click here to visit the golf course web page.

  • Beach
  • Boat Rental
  • Campground on site
  • Cottages
  • Family-friendly
  • Golf
  • Group Meeting Rm.
  • KY Handcrafters Shop
  • Lake Acres: 18
  • Lodge/Dining Room
  • Marina on site
  • Mini Golf
  • Number of Holes: 18
  • Open Year-round
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Par: 72
  • Park Acres: 18
  • Picnic Area
  • Playgrounds
  • Pool
  • Restaurant on site
  • Tennis Courts
  • Trails (Miles): 18
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Yardage: 18