Department of Parks
Travel Advisory For Lake Barkley and Kenlake State Resort Parks
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Guests traveling to Lake Barkley and Kenlake State Resort Parks should be aware that the U.S. 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake is closed to traffic. It was struck Thursday night (Jan. 26) by a cargo ship, destroying a main truss.
Both parks are open. Guests should use alternative routes, such as Interstate 24 on the northern end of the Land Between the Lakes. Also still open is the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. It can still be reached on U.S.68/KY80 from Cadiz over Lake Barkley to the Land Between the Lakes.
For more information, guests can call the parks. The number for Lake Barkley is 1-800-325-1708. The number for Kenlake is 1-800-325-0143.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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