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State Parks

State Parks

Western Kentucky is home to three state parks. Lake Barkley State Park in Cadiz offers a full service marina, championship golf course, and camping. Kentucky Dam Village State Park in Gilbertsville has a full service marina with boat rentals available, golf course, lodge, camping sites and a 4000 ft. paved lighted airstrip. Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora is equipped with a full service marina that includes boat rentals, golf course, lodge, camping sites, and is home to the Hot August Blues Festival each August. All three of the Kentucky State Parks offer full amenities for that home away from home feel that will keep you coming back time and again.


Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus
Historic Mississippi River Civil War battle site

Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site, Fairview
Memorial to the famous Kentuckian born on this site, June 3, 1808.

Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora
Lodge, marina and services on Kentucky Lake

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville
Lodge, marina and services near Kentucky Dam

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz
Lodge, marina and services on Lake Barkley

Metropolis Lake State Nature Preserve, West Paducah
123-acre site. One of few remaining natural lakes in Ohio River floodplain

Mineral Mound State Park, Gilbertsville
Indian mounds historic site

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Lodge, cottages and camping in perhaps the most beautiful woods in Western Kentucky

Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Wickliffe
Archaeological site of prehistoric Native American village of the Mississippian mound builders

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