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Kentucky State Parks

USA Parks
Heartland Region
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
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Small Boy Fishing ©
Gone fishin.
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.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
 Electric Sitesyes
AccommodationsGolf Courseyes
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.
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.
LodgeBeautiful lake views enhance the appeal of Rough River Dam Lodge. Each of the 40 rooms features private patios or balconies and overlook the lake.

Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Central time.
Meeting Rooms
For contemporary meeting facilities enjoy the Falls of Rough Room in the lodge. This room can be utilized as a conference or banquet-style facility with seating for 400 guests.

The Grayson and Breckinridge rooms seat 125 guests each.

Complete food service is available.

For information on booking an event, phone Betty at 800-325-1713.
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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.
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.
The avid angler will delight in the abundance of largemouth, white, and Kentucky bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and rough fish.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park is located near Leitchfield

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.

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 !!!!!!!!!
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Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Cottages 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.
74.6 miles from park*

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.


Kentucky State Parks