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Kenlake Things To Do


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Birding
We have excellent birding throughout the park. Take a look out the dining room windows for a variety of backyard bird species at our feeders. At the cottage area the red-headed woodpeckers and all their relatives like to hangout. We also have two Blue Bird trails, and several hiking trails. The lakeshore is always good for Herons, Egrets, waterfowl and gulls. Over 150 species of birds make the Kenlake area home. Be sure to check the event calender for our Winter eagle tours, where you can take guided tours either aboard the CQ Princess excursion yacht or by passenger van.

Boating
Nothing can compare to a day on beautiful Kentucky Lake. The marina is equipped with 16 open slips, 169 covered slips and 890 feet of new transient dockage to accommodate boats up to 100 feet. A launching ramp is available as well as a Marina store with gas and diesel and a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.

Camping
Are you roughing it? It won’t be too difficult in the 90-site campground. Utility hookups, a dump station, and a central service building with showers and rest rooms make your camping trip hassle-free. Closed for season from November 1 to March 31.

Eagle Watching
Check the event schedule to find out dates & information about the Winter Eagle Tours!

Fishing
Cast away your cares at Kentucky Lake! The fishing opportunities are endless with scores of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, channel and blue catfish, crappie, and sauger.

A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Don't have a fishing pole? No problem! Ask at the park about their fishing loaner program where you can check out FREE equipment.

Gift Shop
The gift shop features a large selection of Kentucky handcrafts and souvenirs. Open year-round.

Hiking
Kenlake has two nature trails through wooded terrain, which may be hiked singularly or combined for longer distance. - The Cherokee Trail is .7-mile. - The Chickasaw Trail is 1-mile.

Outdoor Theater
The lakeside amphitheatre hosts concerts to benefit boaters and land lovers alike. Don't miss the Hot Augsut Blues Festival in August!

Picnicking
Picnic and playground facilities are available in the camping and cottage areas and throughout the park. One shelter, near the tennis courts, is available for rental.

Playgrounds
Playground facilities are available in the camping and cottage areas.

Swimming
Refresh yourself on a hot day with an exhilarating swim. A swimming pool behind the lodge is available for lodge and cottage guests seasonally. There is no swimming area in the lake waters or beach on the lake.

Tennis
Tennis is a year-round sport at Kenlake! The indoor tennis center features four indoor courts, locker room facilities, and lounge/viewing area. Four lighted outdoor courts are adjacent to the tennis center.

Indoor tennis center is open November 1 - March 15..

Lodge guests receive member rates for indoor court use of $16.00/hour, per court. Hourly indoor rate for general public is $25/hour, per court. Call 270-474-2211 for court times. Reservations recommended.

Wildflower Viewing
Enjoy Kenlake's scenic gardens. Kenlake is a member of the American Association of Botanical Gardens and Arborea.

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