Dawson Springs (Trail Town)

kayaking the tradewater river photo
the dam at the tradewater river photo 2
so clear you can see every star photo 3
enjoy the solitude of nature photo 4
kentucky's first trail town photo 5
trails for everyone photo 6
hook up a camper and enjoy photo 7
stay awhile at pennyrile forest state resort park photo 8
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200 West Arcadia Ave
Dawson Springs KY 42408

The state’s first certified Trail Town offers a host of outdoor adventures in the heart of Western Kentucky. Enjoy outdoor adventure year round at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, the Tradewater River, and Lake Beshear. Stretch your legs by hiking the Pennyrile Nature Trail or the trail systems at Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area. Bike the mountain bike system at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park or show off your speed on the road at the Pennyrile Area Cyclist PAC Challenge Routes. Hit the water in a canoe or kayak at the Tradewater River to test out their Class I rapids, or take it easy on a more flat waterway at Lake Beshear. Finish the adventure by camping out under the stars at the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. 

• Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
• Pennyrile State Forest
• Tradewater River
• Lake Beshear

• Pennyrile Nature Trail
• Jones-Keeney Trail System

• Pennyrile Forest Mountain Bike System (Mountain)
• Pennyrile Area Cyclists PAC Challenge Routes (Road)

• Tradewater River (Class I)
• Lake Beshear (Flat)

• Pennyrile Forest Equine Trail System
• West Kentucky ATV Recreation Area

• Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

• Tradewater Canoes & Kayaks

• Tradewater Pirates Baseball
• Dawson Springs Museum & Art Center
• Ms. Becky’s Place
• Trail Town Spirits
• Mule Days, May