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Great Lakes Region
Mineral Mound State Park
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48 Finch Lane
Eddyville, Kentucky   42038

Phone: 270-388-3673
This peaceful setting on the shores of Lake Barkley is historically linked to the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The property was once the farm of Willis B. Machen, grandfather of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. Its not hard to imagine the serene, Gatsby-style era from this park, with idyllic days of playing golf and cruising the lake.
History of the Area
Located on the shores of Lake Barkley, Mineral Mound State Park is one of western Kentuckys most idyllic parks. Peaceful and inviting, the 541-acre park has a fishing pier, a boat ramp to access Lake Barkley, a lakeside picnic area, and an 18-hole championship golf course. Mineral Mound State Park was established in 1991, and has an interesting literary connection.

The park property once belonged to the farm of Willis B. Machen 1818-1893, grandfather of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, wife of the famous 1920s author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald. Machen had an impressive career as a farmer, lawyer, manufacturer, state senator, and United States Congressman.

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald epitomized the Roaring 20s with their uninhibited lifestyle. Fitzgerald is considered one of the great itinerary figures of the twentieth century. Although written over eighty years ago, his works remains popular.
Launch your pleasure or fishing boat onto Lake Barkley from Mineral Mound Launching Ramp. Open year-round.
Enjoy fishing from the pier. Open year-round. A Kentucky Fishing License is required.

Enjoy a picnic in pleasant surroundings in the Mineral Mound picnic area. Open year-round.

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Area Campgrounds
Kentucky Lakes KOA/Prizer Point
1777 Prizer Point Road
Cadiz, KY
Eddy Creek Marina Resort
7612 State Route 93 South
Eddyville, KY
Holiday Hills Resort
5631 Kentucky 93 South
Eddyville, KY
Indian Point RV Park
1136 Indian Hills Trail
Eddyville, KY
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Cottages and Cabins
Enjoy a getaway to nearby Southern Illinois with Shawnee National Forest Cabins. Rustic log cabin rentals with modern comforts such as hot tubs, Wifi and satellite TV located near Garden of the God in the Shawnee National Forest.
39.8 miles from park*
Timber Ridge Outpost Cabins - Elizabethtown, IL
Cottages 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
34 miles from park*


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