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Kentucky
Heartland Region
Rough River Dam State Park
ROUGH RIVER DAM STATE PARK
ROUGH RIVER DAM STATE PARK
450 Lodge Road
Falls of Rough, Kentucky   40119-6100

Phone: 270-257-2311
Toll Free: 800-325-1713
Reservations: 270-257-2311
Rough River Dam is surrounded by rolling countryside overlooking a 5,000 acre lake. Some of the finest fishing in the state is to be found in the deep waters of Rough River. Non-anglers can enjoy the lake on a pontoon, or scurry across quickly on water skis or jet skis.

The resort also features a 9-hole, par-3 golf course and the beautiful 18-hole Lafayette Golf Course is just a couple miles from the park. Enjoy the history and folklore of the area with a trip to the Pine Knob Theatre, offering outdoor dramas from June to September.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sitesyes
WinterActivitiesyes
AccommodationsGolf Courseyes
Camping
Enjoy the unspoiled beauty surrounding a 66-site campground, next to Rough River. Utility hookups, a dump station, and a central service building with showers and rest rooms are available.

Open April 1 - October 31. Check-out by 2:00 PM, Central time. No advance reservations. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Cottages
CottagesFor secluded comfort, relax in a cozy cottage. Seventeen two-bedroom cottages are located in wooded areas near the lake. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided with fresh linens available daily.

Open year-round. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Central time.
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Swimming
A pool is available for lodge and cottage guests. Or enjoy the gentle waves of Rough River Lake on the public beach, serviced with a bathhouse.

Open seasonally.
Boating
Rough River Lake is the perfect location for the water sports enthusiast. The marina offers 121 open slips, 29 open houseboat slips, 48 covered slips, a launching ramp, and rental fishing boats and pontoon boats.

Open May - October.
Boats and RVs
Central Marine - Shoals, INBoat Rentals
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
74.6 miles from park*


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Trails
A one-mile nature trail follows the lake shoreline, and links the lodge, marina and cottage areas. The Army Corps of Engineers maintain a self-guided interpretive trail on federal land adjacent to the park.
Area Attractions
Pine Knob Theatre - "Classic Shows Under the Stars"

It's the sixteenth season for Pine Knob Theatre, 14 miles south of Rough River Dam Resort. The outdoor amphitheater was built in 1987 along with a 50s Diner in the historic Pine Knob Community. Four shows rotate - "Dock Brown," "Hoodoo," "LARD," and "T-BIRD." Performances are presented live on stage.

June through September, starting at 8 PM CT. All seats are $10. Reservations are not required except for large groups. Call 270-879-8190.

Things To Do in the Area
Central Marine - Shoals, INCanoeing
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
Web Site: Central-Marine.com
74.6 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 19 by bhunt
The buffet at the lodge was excellent. The campground sites were very close together.
February 17 Park Events by Monica
This year Pine Knob and Rough River has joined and will be hosting 2 nifty fiftys weekends. rough River has also added a monthly newsletter that list upcoming events.
August 21 Great fishing and clear water by Howard Schneider
The lake is wonderful and the breakfast at the Lodge is GREAT !!!!!!!!!
April 4 One of the best by Larryo
I fly there every year for an annual fly in event, and am rarely disappointed. The runway is very nice and convenient. Rooms have been reasonable and close by, and the restaurant has been good. Also, boating, pontooning is good. We often do one one cooking burgers at our cottage there, which is fun. Their liquor rules are too strict, but doable.
September 17 Great fly in destination by George Werderich
Flew our airplane in for two night stay at Lodge. Room was great with wonderful view of lake from balcony. Food was excellent at very reasonable price .. Lunch Buffet outstanding dinner very good. Cusine was americana all the way and very good. Evening boat ride great. Staff very courteous and helpful. I highly reccommend this place. Great also for wildlife viewing. Saw Bald Eagles and Coyotes from porch of room along lake.
February 9
When do they close the dam?
February 5 Room clean but musty
We had a very nice room facing the river. The room was very clean but somewhat musty. My husband and I both suffered allergy issues after spending one night in the room. However, the park and lodge are beautiful and we enjoy visiting the area.
June 29 Pilots Paradise!
Love the fact that the airport is on the premises! It is one of the best places to fly for a weekend or afternoon of relaxation. The dining is fantastic and the view is incredible!
May 9 Love this park by Tracie B


Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
White River Cabin Rental - Shoals, INCottages and Cabins
Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of a well appointed luxury 5 star cabin on the peaceful White River in scenic Martin County. Located directly on the rivers edge and surrounded with the serenity of natures hills. With the convenience of town located a mile away.
Web Site: WhiteRiverCabinRental.com
74.6 miles from park*
Area Resources
Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
Web Site: CrawfordCountyIndiana.com
46.5 miles from park*
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Directions
The resort is on KY 79. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit on KY 79 north from Caneyville or exit on KY 259 N at Leitchfield and travel to the park via KY 54 from Leitchfield. Driving south, take KY 79 south from Hardinsburg and US 60.

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Rough River Dam State Park
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