Kentucky Tourism

Barren River Lake State Resort Park


1149 State Park Road
Lucas, KY 42156
Toll Free: (800) 325-0057

Sales Contacts

Tammy London, ext. 2404
Email: [email protected]

Beth Whelan, ext. 2427
Email: [email protected]

Regional Sales Contact

Paige Thompson
Email: [email protected]

Located just south east of Bowling Green, this beautiful property overlooks a 10,000-acre manmade lake and rolling hills.

The Highland Room features rich wood paneling, exposed wood tresses, skylights and abundant natural light through two walls of windows. The two lower level meeting rooms open to the patio of the park’s swimming pool.

Stonehaven Gallery partners with the local Art Guild to display local artists’ paintings, and features windows that offer views of the lake and pool. This unique space is a natural setting for meetings and events.

Site Features


Barren River Lake State Resort Park is located near Kentucky’s famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world!

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Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake.

The lodge has 51 rooms and offers full amenities. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.


Enjoy the contemporary styling of the park's 22 cottages.

Each cottage has two bedrooms and two baths. Several of our cottages provide charming lake views while other cottages are nestled in the woods providing a cozy getaway. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided, with fresh linen available daily. Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.


Looking to sleep closer to nature? Let the sounds of the outdoors lull you to sleep in the 99-site campground. Utility hookups are available. For your convenience, a dump station and two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms are offered. Open April thru October. Pets are allowed if restrained. Electric service at all sites 100V/30A. Laundry facilities available.


Welcome to Barren River Lake State Resort Park - home to lush green rolling hills, a boastful 10,000 acre lake and some of the most spectacular wildlife in southern Kentucky. Whether you are out for a short day trip, quick overnight stay, or a weeklong family vacation, Barren River Lake State Resort Park has something for everyone.

The nostalgic Louie B. Nunn Lodge features many different amenities for our park guests, including five spacious indoor meeting rooms. You’ll enjoy wonderful southern cooking in our Driftwood Restaurant, or interact with other guests through our summer recreation programs. We also offer pavilion and shelter areas for picnics or cookouts.

Embrace nature with the plentiful activities the park offers. Guests can golf at our pristine 18 hole course, enjoy an invigorating horseback ride through the woods and down by the lake, or find peace and quiet on a relaxing canoe or pontoon ride. We also offer a series of short trails including a two and a half mile paved walking and bicycle trail.

You’ll want to rest along with these many activities by staying in our 51 room lodge overlooking the majestic lake. All of our rooms have lake facing balconies with chairs and a small table. Enjoy wi-fi access in the comfort of your lodge room, or access the list of HD channels. If you’re interested in more peace and tranquility, take advantage of the 22, two bedroom, two bath cabins offered at Barren River Lake SRP. Each cabin has 4 beds, full kitchen, dining room, living room, picnic table and grill. Ask to upgrade and experience the luxury of our Villas which add more space, screened in back porch and a gas fireplace. We also have 99 camping sites available, including various modern hook ups, and primitive sites. The campground has two bath houses with laundry areas. Feel free to access the boat ramp at the campground or the marina.

Come down and see us! We are located in Lucas Kentucky, just off highway 31-E between Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. Make plans now!

Things To Do

  • Barren River State Resort Park Golf Course
  • Fitness Facility
  • Fishing Boat & Pontoon Boat Rentals (Seasonal)
  • Team-Building
  • Nature Trails (5 miles)
  • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
  • Birding
  • Planned Recreation/Naturalist Activities
  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables
  • Basketball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Horseback Riding (Seasonal)


Every Day is Wedding Day at Barren River Lake State Resort Park! Joy and love are in the air as people prepare for this special time. There is no better place to celebrate a union of love, than in the soothing comfort of mother nature. Our Park offers various locations to host a wedding ceremony and/or reception. Allow your guests to be enthralled by a breathtaking sunset on a hillside overlooking the lake, or you can be surrounded by the fall foliage in a more secluded area at the park. We also offer a small ceremony location inside our Stonehaven Gallery.

Though your ceremony may be an important aspect of your big day, everyone enjoys the celebration after. Our reception spaces can host groups as small as 25, or as large as 225. Allow us to remove the stress involved with the planning and care of your needs. We offer an exquisite catering menu for receptions of all sizes. Feel free to dance the night away as our professional staff tends to your every need.

Barren River Lake SR and weddings go “hand in hand”, just like every successful marriage should. Ask to speak with group sales so we can make your wedding dreams come true!