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Pennyrile Forest

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Pennyrile Forest
State Resort Park
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Road
Dawson Springs, KY 42408-9212
Telephone: 270-797-3421
Toll Free: 800-325-1711

Sales Contact
Donnie Jones

Regional Sales Contact
Paige Thompson

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This secluded, peaceful hideaway overlooks Pennyrile Lake and is perfect for a corporate retreat or a department meeting.

Located near Paducah and Henderson, the rustic stone and wood lodge houses guest rooms, meeting space and a restaurant under one roof.

A sitting area with a large stone fireplace invites you to enjoy the peace and quiet, or host an event on the stone patio to enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and vast forest.

Site Features

Named for the tiny Pennyroyal plant found in the woodlands surrounding this resort, Pennyrile Forest is the perfect back-to-nature hideaway, and the perfect location for your next event.

Click here to download Pennyrile Forest's Event Planner (Adobe PDF)


The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake.

Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Central Time.

A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.


The park has 13 cottages located in the wooded lodge area and on the shores of Pennyrile Lake. The one and two-bedroom cottages have unique features, offering wooded or lake views, and such amenities as private boat and fishing docks, fireplaces, or screened-in porches.

Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily.Open year-round. Cottages available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Central Time. Pets are not allowed in state park cottages. Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.


Enjoy the beauty of the Pennyrile Forest in the 36-site campground. The campground features utility hook ups, a dump station, and one central service building with showers, rest rooms, and a laundry. Pets are allowed if restrained.

18-Hole Golf Course
Miniature Golf
Pedal Boats, Rowboats, Canoe and Trolling Motors Rentals (Seasonal)
Hiking Trails (23 miles)
Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
Beach (Seasonal)
Planned Recreation/Naturalist Activities
Picnic Tables

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