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Kentucky
Great Lakes Region
Pennyrile State Forest
PENNYRILE STATE FOREST
PENNYRILE STATE FOREST

Reservations: 270-797-3421
Pennyrile State Forest
© Copyright Kurt Bauer

Pennyrile State Forest
© Copyright Kurt Bauer

Named for the tiny Pennyroyal plant found in the woodlands surrounding this resort, Pennyrile Forest is the perfect back-to-nature hideaway. Relax in the rustic wood and stone lodge or in one of the charming cottages near the lodge or beside the lake. In either case, the only sounds to wake you may be the gentle splash of a beaver or the melodic song of the wood thrush.

The resort offers a newly expanded 18-hole par-72 golf course, set in a oak-pine forest. Other recreational pursuits include tennis, hiking, canoeing, fishing and swimming at the pool or beach. Enjoy mountain biking on trails in the adjoining Pennyrile State Forest.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Water/Electric Sitesyes
 Full Hookup Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
AccommodationsGolf Courseyes
Camping
Enjoy the beauty of the Pennyrile Forest in the 68-site campground. The campground features utility hook ups, a dump station, and one central service building with showers, rest rooms, and a laundry.

Open March 1-October 31. Camping rates are $15 per night for 2 adults. Each additional person over 16 years of age $3 per night. No advance reservations.Check-out by 2:00 PM, Central time. Call 1-800-325-1711 for rates. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Cottages
The park has 12 cottages located in the wooded lodge area and on the shores of Pennyrile Lake. The one and two-bedroom cottages have unique features, offering wooded or lake views, and such amenities as private boat and fishing docks, fireplaces, or screened-in porches. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily.

Open year-round. Cottages available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Central time.
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Swimming
Take the plunge in the lodge pool or sunbath at the public beach. The pool is adjacent to the lodge and is available for lodge and cottage guests. Enjoy sand between your toes and the gentle waves of Pennyrile Lake at the beach, adjacent to the boat dock.
Boating
Boat DockFor a fun-filled day on the lake, visit the boat dock. Rental pedal boats, row boats, canoes, and trolling motors are available. Larger motorboats are restricted from Pennyrile Lake.

Lake Beshear, located four miles from the lodge, also offers fishing challenges. Larger motorboats are allowed there.


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Miniature Golf:

To "par"fect your putting, play a round of miniature golf on an 18-hole course.

Tennis:

Enjoy a day of competition on the tennis courts. Overnight guests may check out tennis equipment.

Planned Recreation:

Enjoy recreation and interpretive programs under the direction of a full-time recreation supervisor. Daily summer recreational activities are conducted by a seasonal recreational staff.

Picnicking & Playground:

Grills are available at all cottages and campsites. Picnic shelters, tables, and playgrounds are located throughout the park. Shelters available for rental up to one year in advance.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
November 18 Best kept secret place to stay in KY ! by The Wises
Wonderful, cozy atmosphere. Good food, great service. Employees most helpful. We will go back again soon.
April 20 Great!!!! by Michaela
i have been coming here since i was a baby. fishing, swimming, egg hunts and cook outs i have referred this place to every1 i come in contact with!!!!!
February 15 GREAT PARK !!! STAYED THERE EXTRA DAYS!! by Cindy Eads
It was fantastic !! Nature all around ,beautiful scenery,went canoeing- very romantic place for couples & for families! Clean fresh spring lake great for ailments - can see the bottom!Would live there if I could!!Thank you for the GREAT Memmories!!!
June 8 Peaceful and relaxing!!
My boyfriend and I recently spent the night at Pennyrile State Forest and it was so enjoyable. The surroundings are beautiful and we also took advantage of the golfing. The buffet was delicious and the views from the lakefront rooms were awesome!! Rooms were very clean. Could use a little updating but not bad. Staff was friendly and courteous. Would go back again in a heartbeat.
November 28 Come for quilt retreats by The Princess of Quite a Lot
This facility is wonderful for quilt retreats. Our group has come for 5 years, twice a year, March and October. The staff have become like family to the group of 20 quilters who come together for fun and fellowship in our quilting.
September 8 Camper hook up
They do not tell you they only have 1 (20amp), 1 (30 amp) and 1 (50 amp) for every two campers. First come first serve and second means no A/C
August 18 What a wonderful escape! by Dot
My husband and I had a mini-honeymoon there and we were so happy with the place we intend to come back every chance we get. It was so restful, just what we needed.
May 20 OUR FAVORITE FAMILY YEARLY VACATION by ROSE BRADLEY
WE HAVE BEEN GOING TO PENNYRILE FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW. WE LOVE IT! PEACEFUL, RELAXING, FAMILY TIME. WE PLAN TO CONTINUE TO VISIT PENNYRILE FOR YEARS TO COME. MY KIDS LIKE PENNYRILE BETTER THAN DISNEY WORLD


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Timber Ridge Outpost Cabins - Elizabethtown, ILCottages and Cabins
Come back to a simpler time when families played games together in the evenings and sat on the porch talking into the night. Enjoy some southern hospitality while staying in a real Log Cabin or a one-of-a-kind luxurious Tree House
Web Site: TimberRidgeOutpost.com
46.6 miles from park*
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The resort is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, on KY 109 N. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Dawson Springs and take KY 109 south.

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Great Lakes Region
Pennyrile State Forest
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