For anyone who loves the laid-back leisure of a lake, Lake Barkley State Resort Park is heaven on earth, as this nature-rich park preserve has everything imaginable for those outdoor adventurers who crave some time spent living it up lakeside. From getting out there on the water in a boat or diving in for a swim, this lovely specimen of Kentucky glory boasts great fishing as well as a superb setting for getting back to nature, whether you’re hiking trails or getting sporty on horseback, teeing-up on the golf course, or aiming true on the archery range.
“Lake Barkley is only five minutes away from Land Between the Lakes and has some amazing family-oriented facilities that offer something for everyone to enjoy regardless of their age or their interests,” says Lake Barkley State Resort Park Manager David Miller. If you love a great hunt, be sure to pack along your bird-watching gear or test your skills at orienteering. You’ll get lost in wonder at all there is to see and do, but you’ll never lose sight of how beautiful this place really is.
Offering accommodations at the campground, numerous cabins and Lake Barkley Lodge, a stay at this breathtaking lake can be whatever experience you choose, whether you love to rough-it or prefer to have luxurious amenities close at hand. “Lake Barkley Lodge really is something to behold and is the largest wood and glass structure east of the Mississippi. It was designed by renowned architect Edward Durell Stone using Western cedar, Douglas fir, and three and a half acres of glass to provide unobstructed views of the lake from almost every one of our rooms,” Miller says. With 120 rooms and four suites, Lake Barkley Lodge offers private balconies to each of their guests as well as a dining room with panoramic and scenic views from any seat in their light-filled restaurant and a menu full of freshly made dishes rich with local flavor.
Fresh off the lake, the memories you make here will make your love of Kentucky run deep.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park is located at 3500 State Park Rod, Cadiz, Kentucky 42211. For more information, call (270) 924-1131 or visit www.parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/lake-barkley/