Rough River State Park In Kentucky
Description of the location, accommodations, and recreational activities for Rough River Dam State Resort Park in West-Central Kentucky.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park is located about 40 miles southeast of Owensboro and about 40 miles southwest of Elizabethtown in Western Kentucky. This secluded 637-acre park overlooks the 4,860-acre Rough River Lake and offers some of the finest fishing and water sports opportunities found anywhere in the state. Pine Knob Summer Theater, which features entertaining shows in its amphitheater, is located minutes away from this beautiful resort.
Rough River Dam Lodge has 40 rooms with private patios or balconies. The 167-seat dining room and meeting rooms can accommodate from 125 to 324 guests for banquets or conferences. Visitors may also choose to stay at one of the 15 two-bedroom cottages that are located in wooded areas near the lake or at the 66-site campground located next to Rough River. The cottages are provided with cooking utensils, tableware, and fresh linens that are available daily. The campsites have utility hookups and are located near a central service building with showers and rest rooms.
Aviators will enjoy having a 3,200 foot lighted airstrip and a shuttle service that is provided to the lodge. There is an air camp near the aircrafts as well that has a central service building with showers and rest rooms.
Meeting facilities are located in the Falls of the Rough Room at the Lodge, which can accommodate up to 324 guests. The Grayson and Breckinridge Rooms are also available and seat up to 125 guests each.
The marina has 121 open slops, 29 open houseboat slips, 48 covered slips, a launching ramp, and rentals of fishing or pontoon boats. Anglers will enjoy fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, white bass, crappie, Kentucky bass, channel catfish, and rough fish.
Hiking, picnicking, swimming, volleyball, tennis, or shuffleboard may also be enjoyed by park visitors. A pool is available for lodge and cottage guests and a public beach and bathhouse are located on Rough River Lake. A 9-hole golf course and driving range are located within this park and the fully equipped pro shop offers riding and pull carts in addition to rental clubs. The park's 18-hole miniature golf course provides family entertainment as well. The Army Corps of Engineers maintain a self-guided interpretive hiking trail of federal land that is adjacent to the park. The park also has its own one-mile nature trail that follows the lake's shoreline and connects the lodge, marina, and cabin areas.
For more information write, Rough River Dam State Resort Park, 450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-9701 or call 270-257-2311. For reservations call 1-800-325-1713.