Department of Parks
Rough River Dam Airport Temporary Closing Starts in March

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, February 25, 2015  
Contact Information:  Michael Ricks,


FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – The airport at Rough River Dam State Resort Park near Leitchfield will be closed during parts of March and April during a construction project.


Work begins March 16 to replace the runway lights. The airport is scheduled to be closed to all air traffic starting March 21 and is projected to reopen April 17.


Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and gift shop. For more information about Rough River and other state parks, visit


Rough River is on KY 79 near Leitchfield. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit on KY 79 north from Caneyville or exit on KY 259 North at Leitchfield and travel to the park via KY 54 from Leitchfield. Driving south, take KY 79 south from Hardinsburg and U.S. 60.





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