Lake Barkley lodge, designed by Edward Durell Stone, seems to have just emerged naturally from the wooded shoreline, that surrounds it. Named for United States, congressman, senator and vice president, Alben Barkley (1877 – 1956), using a post-and-beam wood construction of Western Cedar, Douglas fir, and three-and one-half acres of glass, the lodge complex provides a lake view from the private balconies of most of the 120 rooms and four two bedroom suites. Lake Barkley also has 13 two bedrooms cottages/cabins and a campground with hookups consisting of 78 sites.
We attract groups of 15 to 900 in our Convention Center, which is adjacent to the lodge, offering pre-function space and 6,336 square feet of meeting space that can subdivide into 3 areas. We also have the beautiful Sunrise and Elizabeth Hooks Rooms, steps away from the main lodge, both of which can seat up to 114 guests. All of these areas take in the views of the park and can be catered to by our full service staff. Dine in your meeting area or walk over to the Windows on the Waters restaurant with mouthwatering dishes and breathtaking landscape.
Lake Barkley SRP offers many amenities including hiking, biking, Fitness Center, 18 hole Boots Randolph Golf Course, boating, fishing, swimming with an indoor and outdoor pool and beach, horseback riding and a trap shooting range. The Lodge is minutes away from Land Between The Lakes, which features a planetarium, Elk and Bison range, Nature Center and a working 1850’s Homeplace.
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and special days of your life and Lake Barkley offers breathtaking views, unbridled hospitality and a great destination for your rehearsal dinner, wedding ceremony or reception. Whether it is a woodland nature scene or a spectacular lake view Lake Barkley offers many different options.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park is considered by many to be the "Crown Jewel" of the Kentucky State Parks system, the lodge was
designed by using a post-and-beam wood construction of Western Cedar, Douglas Fir and three
and one-half acres of glass.
The park’s outstanding fitness center, with an indoor pool and
glassed-in racquetball court, along with the 18-hole Boots Randolph Golf Course, offers your
guests plenty of recreation after the meeting ends for the day.
The convention center, adjacent
to the lodge, offers beautiful pre-function space for registration and a large meeting room with
windows to capture the great outdoors.
For smaller meetings or special events, two smaller
meeting rooms with balconies are located in the main lodge building.
Lake Barkley State Resort Park rests on the shores of one of the world’s largest man-made lakes and provides for an array of outdoor activity, and the perfect location for your next event.
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World-class Lake Barkley lodge, designed by Edward Durrell Stone, seems to have just emerged naturally from the wooded shoreline that surrounds it.
Using a post-and-beam wood construction of Western Cedar, Douglas fir, and three-and one-half acres of glass, the recently renovated Barkley Lodge complex provides a lake view from the private balconies of most of the 120 rooms and four suites.
The Little River Lodge offers 10 rooms and one suite and may be rented as a whole unit. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Central Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs). Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.
For private accommodations enjoy one of the nine two-bedroom, two-bath cottages with lake or wooded views. For rustic charm Lake Barkley offers 4 two-bedroom log cabins.
Each has unique appeal, and offer screened-in porches or decks. Tableware, cooking utensils and linens are provided. Open year-round. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.
Find delight in the outdoors in the campground.
The campground has 78 sites with utility hookups, a dump station, and two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms.
Things To Do
- 18-Hole Boots Randolph Golf Course
- Fitness Center & Racquetball
- Indoor Glass-Enclosed Pool
- Fishing Boat, Pontoon Boat, and Ski Boat Rentals
- Beach (Seasonal)
- Hiking Trails (9 miles)
- Horseback Riding (Seasonal)
- Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
- Planned Recreation/Naturalist Activities
- Picnic Tables
- Trap Range
- Game Room