TImber archetecture of lodge overlooking the pool and lake

Lake Barkley

Lake Barkley State Resort Park

Park Activities

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Water Aerobics
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course
  • Hiking
  • Playgrounds
  • Volleyball
  • Wildlife Viewing
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
3500 State Park Rd.
Cadiz, KY 42211
Cadiz, KY
Western Waterlands


Top Five Things to Do
  1. Swim year round in the indoor pool.
  2. Play 18 holes of championship golf.
  3. Explore 6 miles of hiking trails.
  4. Fish or boat from the marina.
  5. Dine or enjoy a cocktail from Windows on the Water Restaurant.

Lodging & Camping

Located near Land Between the Lakes, the Lake Barkley lodge provides lake views from the private balconies of most of the 120 rooms and four suites. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11 a.m. local time. The park also has 13 cottages and is open year-round. There are 79 sites at the campground, which is open seasonally.

Windows on the Water Restaurant
Enjoy gorgeous lakeside scenery while dining in the restaurant. As a supporter of the Kentucky Proud program, we use local meats and produce when available and now serve Kentucky wine and spirits in the restaurant .
Restaurant Hours:
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday - 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday -7 a.m. - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday - 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., & 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday - 7 a.m. - 10 a.m., 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sunday - 7 a.m. - 10 a.m. & 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park in Cadiz, Kentucky provides for an array of outdoor activity, and the perfect location for your next event. Questions? For more information about hosting a group or wedding CLICK HERE.


A 4,600 ft. paved, lighted (pilot controlled lighting on 123.0 MHz.) airstrip is located three miles from the lodge. Aviation fuel is not available. Visit airnav.com for FAA information on Lake Barkley State Resort Park Airport.

Things to Do
Seven miles of trails are open for mountain biking, with many more trails available at nearby Land Between the Lakes.


More than 200 avian species can be observed or heard in the park. For a list of bird sightings view the eBird species information HERE

Lake Barkley marina is one-half mile from the lodge and offers 150 covered slips, 54 open slips, daily slips, a launching ramp and fishing licenses. Rental information can be found at lakebarkleymarina.com or by calling 270-924-6081. Captain Jim's is adjacent to the marina for a quick bite to eat. Open seasonally.


Enjoy hours of fishing for largemouth, white, and Kentucky bass, bluegill, channel catfish and crappie at Lake Barkley. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Check with the front desk at the park about the fishing loaner program where you can checkout free fishing equipment.


The Lake Barkley Fitness Center is an indoor facility equipped with machines, free-weight room, glass racquet ball court, sauna, wet-steam room, heated indoor wellness pool and locker rooms. Monthly and annual memberships are available for purchase. Free for lodge and cottage/cabin guests. Open year-round. Age restrictions apply. Call 270-924-1131 for more information.

Game Room

Video games, pool and ping pong tables, checker tables, and a room full of smiles await you in the lodge’s lower lobby. 

Gift Shop

Our gift shop is lavishly decorated with something for everyone. Many souvenirs depicting the local wildlife, such as deer, horses, raccoons, frogs and hummingbirds are available. Choose from a wide variety of t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, magnets, and postcards.


Test your golfing skills on the 18-hole Boots Randolph Course. A pro shop, rental riding carts, pull carts, and golf clubs are available. Course open year-round, weather permitting. For golf packages and online tee times CLICK HERE or call 1-800-295-1878.


Enjoy the beauty surrounding Lake Barkley on a hiking trail, providing 9 miles of nature study. Seven miles are open for mountain biking.


Located at the Fitness Center for lodge & cottage guests.

Closed for season.


The public beach, open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend, offers a volleyball court, bathhouse, and hours of swimming. The swimming pool is for the exclusive seasonal use of lodge and cottage guests.


Enjoy a tennis match on one of two lighted courts near the lodge.

Trap Shooting - Temporarily CLOSED

Test your marksmanship at Lake Barkley’s trap range. Cost is $20.00 per person*, per round of 25 shots. 12-gauge shotguns and clays are included. The charge for clays only is $10.00* per round of 25, but participants must provide own shotgun and stainless steel ammunition. *Price per person for private groups of less than 8 people is $25.00; $15.00 per person for clays only. Supervised trapshooting is seasonal and weather permitting. 

Trap Shooting Hours - Temporarily CLOSED
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - 9:30 a.m. (times subject to change without notice) Memorial Day - Labor Day.
Private shoot can be arranged for other days and times by contacting Lake Barkley Recreation at 270-924-1429. Reservations recommended at least two weeks in advance with deposit to secure reservation. Cancellation charge may apply.

Water Aerobics

Classes offered at the Fitness Center. Call for times.