Department of Parks
RFP Issued For Lodge, Restaurant, At Kincaid Lake State Park
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Parks has issued a request for proposal to build and operate a lodge and restaurant resort at Kincaid Lake State Park near Falmouth, Ky.
The proposal seeks a private contractor to build a lodge of at least 48 rooms, swimming pool and gift shop. The state would lease the property to the operator and receive a portion of the annual revenue in return.
“Like some of our other proposals, we are seeking a public-private partnership to further develop some of our state parks,” said Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller. “This is a good way to leverage scarce capital dollars.”
Kincaid Lake State Park is located on approximately 900 acres, 4 miles north of Falmouth, in northern Kentucky. The park has an 84-site campground, mini golf course, volleyball and basketball courts, tennis court, playground, two hiking trails, Junior Olympic swimming pool, paddleboats, store, meeting room, picnic shelter, boat dock with motor boat and pontoon rental, a new 9-hole regulation golf course and a 183-acre lake.
More information about the proposal is available at https://eprocurement.ky.gov. The deadline for submitting proposals is July 13, 2007.
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