Department of Parks
Rough River Dam State Resort Park Hosts Buffalo and Wild Game Buffet Sept. 8, with Kentucky Chautauqua Portrayal of Simon Kenton
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. – Rough River Dam State Resort Park will host its Buffalo and Wild Game Buffet along with a Chautauqua program about frontiersman Simon Kenton on Sept. 8.
Buffet seating times will be 4:30, 6 and 7:30 p.m. CDT, and reservations are recommended. The menu will feature carved steamship rounds of buffalo, buffalo chili, duck and dumplings, southern fried catfish, frog legs, and other regional favorites. The price is $18.95 plus tax for adults, $9.95 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and under eat free (prices include beverage).
The park will also host a free Kentucky Chautauqua performance in which Mel Hankla delivers a compelling living history portrayal of Simon Kenton, one of Kentucky’s greatest frontiersmen.
Thinking he had killed a boy in a fight over a girl, Kenton fled West Virginia at the age of 16. He was wrong – he had only knocked his rival unconscious – but the incident launched him on a life of high adventure during which time he would become a legendary explorer, Indian fighter, and Kentucky’s self-appointed welcome-in-chief of what was considered the Wild West. The performance begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Terrace Room at the lodge.
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