Kentucky Tourism

Rough River Falls Of Rough, KY


Rough River Dam State Resort Park
450 Lodge Rd.
Falls Of Rough, KY 40119
Park Manager: Michael Ricks
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Beautiful lake views enhance the appeal of Rough River Dam Lodge. Each of the 40 rooms features private patios or balconies and overlook the lake. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. Closed for seven days during Christmas holiday. A limited number of lodge rooms and cottages will be available for pets. No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage.

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Rough River Dam State Resort Park is surrounded by rolling countryside overlooking a 5,000 acre lake, creating a scenic location for your next event.


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Grayson's Landing Restaurant

Enjoy the panoramic views from our dining room and satisfy your dining pleasure with a variety of daily specials. Chef Calvin Bishop offers diversified menus from KY country ham to our scrumptious catfish. Throughout the year, we offer special themed dining. As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available. The only thing we overlook is the lake!

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Fishing & Boating


Plan your fishing trip and improve your success with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fishing forecast.
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Rough River Lake is the perfect location for the water sports enthusiast. The marina offers 121 open slips, 29 open houseboat slips, 48 covered slips, and rental pontoon boats.

Airport / Aircamp

The airport is scheduled to be closed to all air traffic during a construction project starting March 21, 2015 and is projected to reopen April 17, 2015.

AirportComing to Rough River Dam in Falls of Rough? Aviators can pitch a tent and camp near their aircraft at the airport air camp. The air camp has a central service building with showers and rest rooms. Open year-round. Rate $10.00 per night. No advance reservations. The park has a 3,200 foot paved and lit airstrip with tie downs. Aviation fuel not available.

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Through the dedicated work of our state park naturalists, Kentucky State Parks protect and preserve the natural beauty of Kentucky. Click here to visit Rough River Dam's Facebook page for more information.

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