Department of Parks
New Marina Planned For Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
BURKESVILLE, Ky. – Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park near Burkesville will be getting a new $5 million marina featuring 200 boat slips and other improved services for boaters.
The new marina will be built and operated by The Webb Companies of Lexington, which won the bid to build and operate the marina at the state resort park. The state will receive a percentage of the marina revenue in return.
This is the ninth leased marina for the Department of Parks. The new marina replaces a deteriorating 36-slip marina that will continue to operate during construction, which will start later this year.
“This is a great economic development opportunity for this region and will be a great addition to Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park,” Governor Ernie Fletcher said. “This is another example of how public-private partnerships can benefit our guests as well as the local economy.”
Dudley Webb, chairman of The Webb Companies, said the first phase of the marina will open later this year and will include 200 covered slips, concrete walkways, a store and deli, retail shops, fueling facilities, restrooms and other amenities. He said the Webbs hope to also offer rental houseboats subject to approval from the state and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The marina could be expanded based upon demand, Webb said.
Webb said after touring the property “we knew we wanted to be involved and have been pursuing it since.” The Webb Companies developed the Jamestown Resort & Marina on Lake Cumberland.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park has a lodge, pool, restaurant, campground, hiking and horseback-riding trails. Dale Hollow is also home to an award-winning 18-hole golf course that is part of the Kentucky State Park “Signature Series” of courses.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov