Department of Parks
Rough River Dam Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Lodge Opening
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Rough River Dam State Resort Park will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its lodge during the weekend of Sept. 21-22.
The park will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday in the Terrace Room inside the lodge, to commemorate the 1962 opening of the lodge. Friday evening, the park will offer its buffet dinner for two for $19.62 plus tax.
The Lady of the Lake will provide twilight cruises Friday and Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children ages 12 and under.
The park will also have a memory board in the lobby so people can post photos and stories about the park in the 1960s. Rough River also has a special lodge room rate of $62 a night (Sunday through Thursday) during September and October.
Call 1-800-325-1713 for reservations and information.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and a gift shop. For more information about Rough River and other state parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov
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 N 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 http://www.parks.ky.gov