After the state accepted the Rough River site as a state park, the architectural firm of Sweet and Judd of Louisville drew plans for the facility. A lodge and fifteen two-room cottages gave guests ample room to stay and enjoy the new park. A marina with 165 open boat slips, 30 houseboat slips, and 48 covered slips, gives both pleasure boaters and anglers ample space. The avid angler will delight in the abundance of largemouth, white, and Kentucky bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and rough fish.A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Forget your gear? No problem. Stop by the lodge front desk and ask about our free fishing loaner program!
The Lake Ridge Trail, a one-mile nature trail along the shoreline, links the lodge, marina and cottage areas. This is a great trail for bird watching and offers beautiful lake views. For a quiet walk in the woods, the Army Corps of Engineers maintain a self-guided interpretive trail, the Folklore Trail which is a 0.7 mile loop and includes an old pioneer cabin.
The park has a paved airstrip that makes it a very convenient landing place for private planes. Aviators can pitch a tent and camp near their aircraft at the airport air camp. The air camp has a central service building with showers and rest rooms. Open year-round. Rate $10.00 per night. No advance reservations. The park has a 3,200 foot paved and lit airstrip with tie downs. Aviation fuel not available.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park is secluded in the beautiful west central Kentucky countryside overlooking the 5,000 acre Rough River Lake. Come enjoy a day on the lake or travel the back roads in search of rural artisans and antiques at Rough River Dam State Resort Park.
PARK CONTACT INFORMATION:
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
450 Lodge Rd.
Falls Of Rough, KY 40119
Phone: (270) 257-2311
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