Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Description of the location, accommodations, and recreational activities at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Kentucky.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park is located 29 miles west of Hopkinsville, Kentucky along the shores of one of the world's largest man-made lakes. This 3700-acre park has a fitness center, marina, convention center, 18-hole golf course and more. There is even a 4,800 foot lighted airstrip just 3 miles from the lodge.
The 120-room and 4 suite Barkley Lodge is constructed of Western cedar and Douglas fir. It contains three and one half acres of glass as well. Most rooms have private balconies with spectacular view of Lake Barkley. A gift shop in the lodge provides an array of Kentucky handcrafts and souvenir items. The dining room seats 331 guests and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner while offering diners fantastic view of the lake from its 3-story tall windows that soar to its lofted ceiling.
The convention center can accommodate up to 500 guests and two other private meeting rooms can seat up to 125 guests each. The fitness center is fully equipped with nautilus machines, fitness cycles, Olympic free-weight room, aerobic classes, tanning beds, sauna, steam room, whirlpool, locker rooms and a heated indoor pool. An outdoor pool in also located between the lodge and the lake and is for the exclusive use of lodge, cabin, and cottage guests.
Guests may also stay at the 10-room Little River Lodge, one of 9 two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottages with lake or wooded views or at one of 4 two-bedroom log cabins. Cooking utensils, tableware and fresh linens are provided with cottages and cabins.
The 78-site campground offers utility hookups, a garbage dump station, and two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms.
The marina offers 112 covered slips, 60 open slips, boat-launching ramp and rentals of fishing boats, pontoon boats, and ski boats. Anglers will enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, white bass, channel catfish, Kentucky bass, and crappie on the 57,920 acre lake. A public beach is located on the edge of Lake Barkley and offers a bathhouse and volleyball courts in addition to its swimming area.
Golfers may test their skills at the 18-hole Boots Randolph Course The pro shop offers rentals of riding carts, pull carts and golf clubs. Tennis players will enjoy the two lighted courts near the lodge that are for exclusive use of the park's overnight guests. Marksmen will enjoy the lighted trap shooting range for 12-gauge shotguns. There are three self-guided trails that provide 9 miles of scenic hiking enjoyment. Picnic areas with tables, grills and playgrounds are also located near the cottage and camping areas.
For more information write, Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Box 790, Cadiz, KY 42211-0790 or call 270-924-1131. For reservations call 1-800-325-1708.