Department of Parks
Lake Barkley, Cumberland Falls Voted Top Resorts In State
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Two Kentucky State Park resorts are among “Kentucky’s Best” in the October issue of Kentucky Monthly magazine.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park at Cadiz and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin were the top two resorts in the annual balloting of readers. Both resorts were recently renovated and have earned three-diamond ratings from the American Automobile Association.
Two state park restaurants were listed on the magazine’s Great Kentucky Dining Guide – Angler’s Cove Restaurant at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park at Greenup and Two Rivers Restaurant at General Butler State Resort Park at Carrollton.
“We’re very proud of our parks and we appreciate the support of our guests,” said Parks Commissioner J.T. Miller. “We have 17 excellent resorts and restaurants across the state with something for everyone to enjoy.”
A third state park, My Old Kentucky Home State Park in Bardstown, is in the magazine’s Kentucky’s Best Hall of Fame after winning the best historic site for five straight years.
Lake Barkley has a lodge, cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, a trap range, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop and recreational and nature programming.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park has a lodge, Riverview Restaurant, cottages, campground, hiking trails, fishing, horseback riding, rafting, other recreational activities and a great view of Cumberland Falls.
For more information about these and other parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Editors: Photos of these state parks are available upon request. Contact Gil Lawson.
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