Department of Parks
Beach Reopens At Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 20, 2014  
Contact Information:  Peter Bowles or Rebecca Clark,

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – The beach at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is now open.


Damage from heavy rains temporarily closed the beach earlier in June. Repairs have been made and the beach is open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the summer.


The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round, the park has 12 cottages in the wooded lodge area and on the lake’s shores. The restaurant seats 200, including a private dining room for up to 80. The park also has an 18-hole golf course with a pro shop, riding carts, pull carts and rental clubs. The course is open year-round, weather permitting. The park also offers hiking trails, fishing, basketball, tennis and horse campsites.


Call 1-800-325-1711 for information and reservations, or visit







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