Department of Parks
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Holding Beach Blast May 23

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, May 19, 2015  
Contact Information:  Becky Clark,

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park invites you to attend the opening of the park’s public beach for the 2015 swim season May 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


The park will offer loads of fun activities during the “Beach Blast” beginning with a sidewalk chalk art competition for children and adults.  There will also be a sand sculptor on hand creating a beautiful works of art out of the white sand. 


Food will be available for purchase from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park’s beach shelter. From noon until 4 p.m. the park will have a disc jockey dance party on the beach including announced games and dances.  tie-dye T-shirts can be made at 2 p.m. at the beach shelter for an $8 fee per shirt. At 4 p.m., recreation staff will host a beach volleyball tournament.


Pennyrile’s beach will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning May 23 through Sept. 7., unless otherwise posted. Guests are expected to follow all the posted rules and regulations.  No pets, fishing or alcohol allowed on the beach. Swimming is only allowed in the designated swim area.





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at