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State Parks Around the Lakes

It's no wonder with two massive bodies of water one can find several state parks in the Kentucky Lakes Area!

Kentucky Dam Village State Park

Located next to Kentucky Dam in the northern Kentucky Lake area, Kentucky Dam Village State Park is a beautiful place complete with a lodge of 72 rooms. Inside you'll find the Harbor Lights Restaurant, a year-round dining experience that is a great place to view the lake.

Kentucky Dam Village also offers an 18-hole golf course, a large marina with slips and launching ramp, hiking trails, a stable, tennis courts and more. There's also a large sandy beach area open to the public and a nice pool for overnight guests. Camping is also available below the dam along the Tennessee River.

One feature that makes Kentucky Dam Village State Park stand out from the rest is it's 4,000-foot paved runway for aircraft. So whether you're flying in or taking the traditional route of driving, Kentucky Dam Village State Park has a ton of things to offer. Visit Kentucky Dam Village State Park's website for more information or call them at 270-362-4271

Kenlake State Resort Park

Kenlake State Park is located in the community of Aurora and is a great place to spend time and relax at Kentucky Lake. The resort features cottages and a 48-room lodge and several meeting rooms.

The Aurora Landing Restaurant inside the lodge overlooks Kentucky Lake. At the resort you'll find hiking trails, beautiful grassy areas along the lake for relaxation, an indoor tennis center, several picnic pavilions, playgrounds and a marina with a gift shop and an additional floating restaurant.

The lodge also features a swimming pool for overnight guests and there's campsites available along the shores of Kentucky Lake. To get more details about Kenlake State Park, visit their website or call 270-474-2211.

Other State Parks

Lake Barkley State Resort Park

Location: Cadiz, Ky.
Features: Lodge, Cottages, Restaurant, Golf Course, Marina, Small Airport.
Phone: 270-924-1131

Mineral Mounds State Park

Location: Eddyville, Ky.
Features: Golf Course, Picnic Areas, Boat Ramp.
Phone: 270-388-3673.

Paris Landing State Park

Location: Buchanan, Tenn.
Features: Cottages, Golf Course, Marina, Beach, Swimming Pool, Picnic Areas.
Phone: 731-641-4465

Johnsonville State Historic Park

Location: New Johnsonville, Tenn.
Features: Historic preservation site of the Battle of Johnsonville; Museum & Gift Shop.
Phone: 931-535-2789

Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park

Location: Eva, Tenn.
Features: Cabins, Group Lodge, Picnic Areas, Museum, Disc Golf, Hiking Trails.
Phone: 731-593-6445