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