Department of Parks
Lady of the Lake II Provides Tours of Rough River Lake
FALLS OF ROUGH, Ky. -- The Lady of the Lake II is just waiting to take visitors of Rough River Dam State Resort Park on a tour of Rough River Lake.
She is a 40-foot pontoon boat powered by dual 90 horsepower Johnson outboard engines and can hold up to approximately 30 passengers.
The Recreation Department at Rough River provides daily tours running Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and then Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The tours last between 90 minutes and 2 hours and depart from Rough River Dam State Park Marina. (A minimum of 8 people needed to run the tour or 4 people for a smaller boat, if available.)
The main route of the tour makes a trip to the dam then up the lake towards Cave Creek, which is a beautiful scenic area of Rough River with towering high walls of rock and large boulders. The tour then returns to the Marina via a different route. Views of Rough River State Park, the Dam, Cave Creek, Laurel Branch Campground and some of the beautiful homes on Rough River highlight the tour. Participants may see wildlife and are given information about the history of Rough River Lake and Rough River Dam, along with the prominent geographic features of the area.
The Lady of the Lake II provides an affordable way for guests to enjoy the lake. The boat is available not only for vacationing park guests, but private tours are also available for church groups, youth groups, school groups, etc. Daily tours are $7 for adults and $3 for children (5-12yrs) and 4 and under are free.
For more information on tours or to make reservations, contact Sheila Jones with the Rough River Dam State Resort Park Recreation Department at 270-257-2311.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, fishing, boating, mini-golf and gift shop.
Rough River is on KY 79. 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.