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    • Sanitary Dump

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    • Pull-Through Sites

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    Location

    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is located in Kentucky

    Directions

    Pennyrile Forest is located in Western Kentucky. From the Western Kentucky Parkway take exit 24 to Hwy 109 south and follow to Pennyrile entrance about 7 miles outside Dawson Springs.

    Address

    20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd
    Dawson Springs, KY 42408

    Coordinates

    37.07233486 N
    87.65614955 W

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    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

    Mon to Sun: 6:00am – 11:00pm
    The only question you’re going to have at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is “When can I move in?” For real though, once you set your eyes on the trails, the lake, and most of all that insanely gorgeous forest, you are not going to want to leave. Travel on foot (or horse if you’ve got it) through the trail. Breathe in the fresh air and witness nature at its most magical. Rent a kayak or pedal boat for a turn on the lake, or jump right in sans boat! For a more “appreciate nature, not roll around in it” tee off at the golf course or play basketball and tennis (or maybe a weird hybrid?) at the courts. Good with a camera? Come for the Photography Weekend and enter the contest for best picture of the park. It’s time to give yourself the vacation you deserve!
    The only question you’re going to have at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is “When can I move in?” For real though, once you set your eyes on the trails, the lake, and most of all that insanely gorgeous forest, you are not going to want to leave. Travel on foot (or horse if you’ve got it) through the trail. Breathe in the fresh air and witness nature at its most magical. Rent a kayak or pedal boat for a turn on the lake, or jump right in sans boat! For a more “appreciate nature, not roll around in it” tee off at the golf course or play basketball and tennis (or maybe a weird hybrid?) at the courts. Good with a camera? Come for the Photography Weekend and enter the contest for best picture of the park. It’s time to give yourself the vacation you deserve!

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    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Is A Beachfront Attraction In Kentucky You’ll Want To Visit Over And Over Again

    Posted in KentuckyAttractions June 07, 2021by Sarah McCosham

    While there are endless opportunities for new adventures and experiences in The Bluegrass State, there are certain places you’ll find yourself returning to again and again. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is one of those kinds of places. This beautiful beachfront attraction in Kentucky is a knockout, boasting pristine, white-sand shores and cerulean blue waters. Not only that, but this Kentucky State Park also offers an abundance of outdoor recreation, including fishing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and hiking. Once you visit, you’ll understand why Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is a perennial Bluegrass favorite.

    During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.

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    Have you spent a day at this beautiful beachfront attraction in Kentucky? Do you have other favorite Kentucky beaches? Let us know in the comments below! Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is located at 20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road, Dawson Springs, KY, 42408. The beach opens for the season on Memorial Day weekend. For more info on the park, visit their website here.

    Looking to explore more of Kentucky’s beautiful beaches? This road trip visits nine of the best hidden beaches in Kentucky — Pennyrile State Resort Park included!

    Address: Pennyrile State Forest, Kentucky 42408, USA

    Sours: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kentucky/pennyrile-forest-state-resort-park-beachfront-ky/

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    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Overview

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    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Campground has 35 campsites for RVs, trailers and tents.  There area also 8 nice pull-through horse campsites. And the Park has a 24-room rustic wood & stone lodge. Each campsite also has electric and water hookups, a table, fire ring and grill. There are some nice large campsites here and all have nice shade from the tall trees throughout the campground.  The campground also has a playground, flush toilets and hot showers.

    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park – Area Recreation

    Outdoor actives at the Park include boating, camping, fishing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, miniature golf, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, swimming, sand volleyball and water sports. Boat rentals are available.

    You may also be interested in John James Audubon State Park.

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    Amenities
    • Amphitheater
    • Bathhouse
    • BBQ Grills
    • Beach Shower House
    • Cafe
    • Camp Store
    • Campfire Center
    • Campground Host
    • Campsite Tables
    • Concessionaire
    • Dock
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Electrical Hookup
    • Equestrian Facilities
    • Equestrian trail
    • Equipment Rentals
    • Fire Pit
    • Fire Rings
    • Firewood Available
    • Grills
    • Group Pavilion
    • Ice
    • Meeting Room
    • Pay Phone
    • Pets OK
    • Picnic Tables
    • Ranger Station
    • Rentals
    • Restaurant
    • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
    • RV Hookups
    • Shade Structure
    • Showers
    • Snack Bar
    • Vending Machines
    • Visitor Center
    Activities
    • Beach
    • Biking
    • Bird Watching
    • Boating
    • Boating (non motorized)
    • Canoeing
    • Fishing
    • Golf
    • Golf Course
    • Hiking
    • Historic Sites
    • Horseback riding
    • Horseshoes
    • Kayaking
    • Lake
    • Mini-Golf
    • Mountain Biking
    • Nature Trails
    • Photography
    • Picnicking
    • Playground
    • Stargazing
    • Swimming
    • Walking Trails
    • Water Sports
    • Wildlife Viewing
    Sours: https://www.campsitephotos.com/campground/ky/pennyrile-forest-state-resort-park/

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    Room (2 Double Beds)

    Bed Count2 Full BedsMaximum Occupancy 6 Max

    $72*Per night/roomNov 1 - Nov 2

    4 out of 5

    The property was beautiful and the grounds were well kept and clean. Dislikes would be the low water pressure in the lodge rooms and the "issuing" of towels/supplies each day. You had to ask for additional towels, toilette paper, etc. each day instead of being sent with linens for room. We were disappointed that there were no community firepits or grills for the lodge areas, only for cottages.

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    5 out of 5

    Enjoyed playing golf. However. Food was very good and reasonably priced.The pool was closed for the season.

    Posted by a verified traveler on Sep 30, 2019

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    Comment from Hotel Management

    Oct 1, 2019 by Donnie

    Thank you for the kind comments

    4 out of 5

    Very nice

    Nice and clean but dated which I liked made me feel like ideas traveling in the 60s/70s nice and quiet aswell

    Posted by a verified traveler on Jun 23, 2017

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    Comment from Hotel Management

    Jun 25, 2017 by Donnie

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and that everything was clean. We are in process of updating some things but keeping the rustic feel to the lodge. So check us out again in the near future.

    4 out of 5

    Scenic and relaxing

    We love this state park. The forest and lake is very beautiful and peaceful. We stayed in a lake-view cottage which was adequately comfortable and very clean. I cannot stress enought just how beautiful this area is. Any discomfort encountered in the lower class accomadations is made up for in the tranquility and beauty of the surroundings. This is not a 5-star hotel, it is a state park. The cottage was clean, bug-free, and most all needs are met. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had a kitchen and brought our own groceries so we didn't eat in the restaurant. The kitchen was adequately stocked with utensils, dishes and pots and pans. I wished I had brought paper towels and the dish soap provided was sub-standard. The bathroom was large with an excellent bath/shower (great water pressure). The bed had an ok mattress, but I missed my own bed. Every thing was clean! Overall, we enjoyed our stay and highly recommend for anyone looking to get back to nature in relaxing get-away.

    Posted by a verified traveler on Aug 20, 2008

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    Comment from Hotel Management

    Nov 1, 2016 by Donnie

    The staff at Pennyrile would like to thank you for visiting us and hope to see you again.

    About the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

    Location20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road,Dawson Springs,KY42408

    Property Features

    There's a restaurant on site. WiFi is free in public spaces. Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park offers its guests a golf course, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. A library, a terrace, and barbecue grills are also featured at the family-friendly Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. The hotel can provide concierge services and wedding services. Free self parking is available.

    • 1 building
    • 1 floor
    • 37 guestrooms or units
    • Built in 1954
    • Dining venue
    • 1 conference room
    • Breakfast available (surcharge)
    • Self-service laundry
    • Front desk (24 hours)
    • Front-desk safe
    • Concierge
    • Wedding services available
    • Game room or arcade
    • Library
    • Terrace
    • Garden
    • BBQ grill(s)
    • Outdoor picnic space
    • Gift shop
    • Fireplace in lobby
    • Television in lobby

    Family Friendly Amenities

    • Family property
    • Outdoor pool
    • Children's pool
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry facilities
    • Arcade/game room
    • Playground on site
    • Miniature golf on site

    Internet

    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

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    Transport

    • Parking: Free self parking

    Room Amenities

    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park offers 37 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations. This Dawson Springs hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

    • Private balcony or patio
    • Flat-screen television
    • Cable channels
    • Coffee maker
    • Shower and tub combination
    • Housekeeping (daily)
    • Safe
    • Iron and ironing board
    • Air conditioning
    • Ensuite bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible

    Food & Drink

    Guests can enjoy full breakfast for a fee.

    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park has a restaurant on site.

    Nearby Activities

    An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a golf course.

    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    • Hiking/biking trails on site
    • Playground on site
    • Fishing on site
    • Miniature golf on site

    Accessibility

    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

    • Braille or raised signage
    • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
    • Accessible bathroom
    • Wheelchair accessible parking
    • In-room accessibility

    Hotel Policies

    Check-in

    • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
    • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
    • Minimum check-in age is: 21

    Special check-in instructions:

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

    Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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    Payment types

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
    • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

    Pet Policy

    Sours: https://www.travelocity.com/Madisonville-Hotels-Pennyrile-Forest-State-Resort-Park.h1109433.Hotel-Information
    Pennyrile State Resort Park Beach

    Since we live near Kentucky Lake, we do not necessarily consider it a vacation destination.  Living in this area is like always being on vacation!  When we do leave town, our two favorite places to visit are the Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Gulf Coast.


    But we recently discovered a place that is a microcosm of both of our favorite vacation spots to relax – Pennyrile Forest State Park near Dawson Springs, Ky.

    This state park, no doubt a hidden gem, features beautiful forests among sandstone cliffs, a small, yet clean sandy beach at Pennyrile Lake, and even a 12-foot waterfall spilling over rock outcroppings.  The small park does remind me of both the beach and the mountains.

    The Trails

    Our visit to Pennyrile Forest State Park featured two short hikes.  The first hike, the Clifty Creek Trail, featured a quarter-mile path across the dam and the creek downstream.  Some of the sandstone rocks stick out over the creek bed here, creating a beautiful landscape along the trail.

    The dam was constructed in 1937 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers as part of the recovery efforts from the Great Depression. The dam, which creates the small Pennyrile Lake, can be walked across and provides some interesting photo opportunities.  Maybe even a selfie or two!

    If you’re planning to visit Pennyrile, you have to check out the short Indian Bluff Trail.  It is a relatively easy, quarter-mile trail that features many sandstone bluffs which early Native Americans used for shelter.  In fact, as many as 8-12 persons as recently as the early 1700s used these natural shelters as their home.

    Also on the trail is the park’s largest natural arch known as “Indian Willow”.  Although not as large as Mantle Rock in nearby Livingston County, it is still impressive – and photos never quite do the natural wonder justice.

    The Waterfall

    The popular Lake Trail features a 10 to 12-foot waterfall right near the trailhead, which is located at the beach. This small waterfall and the sandstone rocks around it really does remind you of something from the Smokies.  The geology might be different, but the result is quite similar.

    The waterfall does not have a name that we are aware of and is not mentioned on the park’s brochure, but it is quite easy to get to and requires little effort to access.  You can even the let the cold water spill over you if you’re brave enough!

    The Beach & Lake

    Based on our visit to Pennyrile, I would say the beach is the most popular attraction at the state park.  It is free and open to the public and features clean sand with a very gentle slope to the water.  Pennyrile Lake’s swimming area is roped off for safety and is perfect for kids to enjoy. The beach is usually open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.  However, effective July 1, 2021, the beach will be closed to non-overnight guests on the weekends.  The beach will remain open to everyone on weekdays.

    Pennyrile Lake also has paddle boat, canoe and kayak rentals.  You can even rent a small fishing boat with a trolling motor.  The boats are quite affordable, so we decided to rent a kayak and a canoe with our boys – the first time we’d ever done something like that.  Needless to say – it was a blast.

    Other Facilities at Pennyrille Forest State Park

    The park has lodge rooms, cabin rentals, a campground and a nice restaurant for guests to enjoy.  We had lunch there, but due to COVID-19, the menu was quite reduced.  Regardless of the limited selections, the food was great.  We had burgers and buffalo chicken fingers that were quite tasty.

    Overnight guests can also enjoy the outdoor swimming pool.  Basketball and tennis courts are also on site as well as a mini-golf course.  Speaking of the links – serious golfers can enjoy the 18-hole golf course, too.

    If you’re looking for a quick day trip like what we did, or even a nice, relaxing overnight stay, Pennyrile Forest State Park can provide a beautiful setting for you and your family to enjoy.



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    DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (KFVS) - Beach access at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park in Dawson Springs, Kentucky will be limited to visitors beginning Thursday, July 1.

    The beach will be limited to registered campground and lodging guests on weekends and holidays.

    Beach access for non-registered park guests will be available on weekdays only.

    According to Kentucky State Parks leaders, the limits have been put into place due to safety concerns in regards to overcrowding.

    Current beach crowds have exceeded the park’s capacity by more than 10 times.

    Officials said this creates a danger for first responders if they are called to an emergency at the beach.

    Overcrowding has also created a parking danger.

    The parking lot can accommodate 109 vehicles, but when the lot fills up, drivers will park outside of the area which can be dangerous.

    A 200 vertical feet elevation change near the beach is one of the areas of concern.

    Golf cart transportation will also no longer be available.

    For more information or to make a reservation, click here.

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