Kentucky Tourism

Pennyrile Forest Dawson Springs, KY


Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd.
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Park Manager: Peter Bowles
BoatingCampingFishingGolfHikingHorseback RidingMini GolfPaddlingPlaygroundsSportsSwimming
The golf course is closed for renovations from Sept 25 through Spring of 2016. Pass holders may play at any other state park course.

Lodging & Camping

CALL: 270-797-3421 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. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets.

Click here for photos and reservation information.


Locate trails and more at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. You can also try their interactive adventure map.


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, meeting, reunion, or wedding celebration.

Click here to visit Pennyrile Forest's Meetings site.

Clifty Creek Restaurant

Sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings while checking the new menu, which features traditional Kentucky cuisine, such as, country fried chicken, farm raised catfish and the famous hot brown.

The restaurant seats 200, including a private dining room for up to 80. As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available.

Restaurant Hours

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Restaurant Menus

Lunch and Dinner Menu Adobe PDF Document
Kid's Menu Adobe PDF Document


Through the dedicated work of our state park naturalists, Kentucky State Parks protect and preserve the natural beauty of Kentucky.

Check out Pennyrile Forest's Facebook page for more information.