Lake Barkley State Resort Park

The impressive lodge at Lake Barkley is the largest wood and glass structure east of the Mississippi River. Designed by Edward Durrell Stone, this world-class lodge is beautifully wed to the water and to the wooded shoreline that surrounds it. Don't forget to look up and marvel at the post-and-beam wood construction of Western Cedar, Douglas fir, along with three-and one-half acres of glass. Finally, don't miss the commanding views of the lake from the private balconies. Cottages and suites also are available.

 

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Latitude: 36.829833 Longitude: -87.923191 Elevation: 394 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

Lake Barley Marina rents jet skies, paddle boats, fishing boats and pontoon boats. Visitors can launch at one of two boat docks or rent a slip and stay a while. Fishing off the docks is welcome. Fishing licenses are available at the marina.

Golfing is a always a treat at the Par 72, Boots Randolf Golf Course

Hiking and Biking are available on more than nine miles of trails. Enjoy winding through the woodlands and by scenic Lake Barkley.

Horseback Riding is available at the stables from Memorial Day - Labor Day. Horse are available to rent and ride on with a guide on the equine trail.

Camp sites are nestled in heart of the Kentucky woods with the lake only yards away.  Most of the 78 sites have electricity, water, and grills, while some are primitive. Some sites have a lake view. The campground features 2 bath houses with showers and laundry facilities. Closed at November 1-March 31

Birding is a popular activity at the resort. Over 200 species of birds live at or visit Lake Barkley. January and February are prime eagle watching months.

Fitness Center equipment is available year-round. Nautilus machines, fitness cycles, olympic free-weight room, leverage equipment, glass racquet ball court, sauna, wet-steam room, whirlpool, heated indoor wellness pool and locker rooms are found here. Yoga and other classes are also enjoyed.

Tennis, basketball and shuffleboard - Outdoor

Swimming - Outdoor at pool or lake, indoor wellness pool

Volleyball - Outdoor on the beach by the lake, Memorial Day - Labor Day

Trapshooting - Outdoor on premises. This is the only trapshooting area available at a Kentucky Park

 

 

Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

Season Open

Open 363 days a year. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Additional Services and Amentities Available

High speed wireless internet service available at the lodge.

 

Rate Range

$64.95 - 269.95 (rooms, cottages and suites) plus applicable tax and resort fees.

Driving Directions

From Nashville, Tennessee - about 2.5 hours

Take I-24 W toward Clarksville for approximately 45 miles and
continue on I-24 for 27.7 miles.
Take exit 65 toward US-68/KY-80/Hopkinsville/Cadiz/MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY/Hospital for a third of a mile then turn left onto Hopkinsville Rd (US-68)  Travel a little over 9 miles and turn right onto Blue Spring Rd (KY-1489) Go about 3  miles and turn right. Turn right in a little over 100 yards.Arrive at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 3500 State Park Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211

From Louisville, Kentucky - about 3 hours

Get on I-65 S from W Liberty Street. travel
Follow I-65 S, Western Kentucky Pkwy and I-169 to KY-1682 W/Dr Martin Luther King Jr Way in Hopkinsville. Take exit 11 from I-169,
Continue on KY-1682 W. Take US-68 W to Ic-8036N/State Park Road.
Arrive at Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 3500 State Park Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211

From St. Louis, Missouri - about 3 .5 hours

Get on I-64 E from S Tucker Blvd and Chouteau Ave
5 min (1.3 mi)
Follow I-64 E, I-57 S and I-24 E to US-68 in Marshall County. Take exit 47 from Purchase Pkwy S
2 h 46 min (193 mi)
Continue on US-68. Drive to Ic-8036N in Trigg County
43 min (33.9 mi)
Arrive Lake Barkley State Resort Park
3500 State Park Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211

From Memphis, Tennessee

Get on I-40
1 min (0.4 mi)
Continue on I-40. Take US-70 E, US-79 N, US-641 N and KY-80 E to KY-1489 in Trigg County
3 h 22 min (195 mi)
Follow KY-1489 and State Park Rd to Ic-8036N
7 min (3.7 mi)
Arrive Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 3500 State Park Rd, Cadiz, KY 42211

Pet Friendly Notes

Kentucky State Parks are pet friendly! We do charge an additional fee of $30 plus applicable tax per stay in our lodges and $50 plus applicable tax per stay in cottages.

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