Kentucky Tourism

Rough River Dam State Resort Park


Rough River Dam State Resort Park
450 Lodge Rd.
Falls Of Rough, KY 40119
Toll Free: (800) 325-1713

Sales Contact

Mary Salmon
Email: [email protected]


Rough River Dam State Resort Park is one of the highlights of the Rough River Lake area, and is convenient to Louisville, Elizabethtown and Evansville. The park opened in 1962 and has undergone many changes and additions through the years. The park’s wonderful accommodations feature 40 lodge rooms and 17, 2-bedroom cottages. All of these sit conveniently around the great park activities. The lodge rooms all overlook the lake and have private balconies or patios. Our cottages come fully stocked, and provide perfect group accommodations for almost every type event.

If you are looking for delicious food and a great atmosphere, look no further than our Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner during peak season months. The restaurant also overlooks the beautiful rippling water of Rough River Lake. Enjoy your favorite glass of wine, beer, or cocktail with your meal, easily acquired by our helpful servers. During the height of the season, buffets are available. Please call ahead to check for availability and menu options. On most Friday nights thru the summer, music floats through the air, and patio dining is available for our Concert in the Park Series. These free concerts are open to the public, and lawn seating is optional. There are courtesy docks for boaters interested in dining with us.

Groups of all sizes have a home here at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. The park comfortably accommodates business meetings, company retreats, holiday banquets, reunions, weddings, and many other special events. The park has multiple outdoor rental spaces including a pavilion, gazebo, and tent. Our Falls of Rough Convention Center can accommodate up to 300 guests banquet style, and the room can be divided into two separate rooms to accommodate different event needs. The Terrace Room meeting space can also accommodate 75 people (depending on set up), and we can extend seating to the adjoining balcony. For groups up to 40, our private dining room is perfect for groups needing a little privacy for meals. The Private dining room is also great for small meetings.

Rough River Dam State Resort Park has many recreational opportunities including tennis, volleyball, walking areas, nature trails, mini-golf, picnic areas, fishing, , basketball, a public beach and pool for swimming, disc-golf, and much more. Our recreation department holds weekend hourly summer activities for lodging guests. The park’s marina has pontoon rentals available, and 199 slips to accommodate boater’s needs. Our park airport sits conveniently close. Fly-in groups are common to our park. Shuttle service from the airport can be requested, but walking from the airport is just a “hop and a skip” away. Our frequent pilots often fly in for a meal, or stay the night at the lodge.

As with all Kentucky’s Resort Parks, there is always something to do and enjoy. Come by plane, boat, bike, or car.



WeddingWire Editors’ Picks 2016 Congratulations on behalf of Rough River Dam State Resort Park! As you embark on the journey of planning your wedding day, please keep this beautiful state park in mind. It is truly hard to beat the all- inclusive price and convenience of what Rough River offers our bridal groups.

For most couples, the planning starts almost immediately after engagement. Choosing your rehearsal dinner, ceremony, guest lodging, and reception locations can be some of the most difficult choices you will face. Many times finding caterers and adult beverage services is also a task. Let us assist you and become your “one stop wedding shop”. We offer all of that right here in one convenient location.

As your wedding date approaches you will feel comfortable knowing that your ceremony, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner will be within steps of each other. Dine with us as you visit with your guests after details are set. Your guests will be thrilled that they are only a short walk from their accommodations to activities! They will also love their “mini-vacation” at one of Kentucky’s favorite State Parks.

After dinner, you can walk back over to put your touch up decorations (if you have reserved the room for the night before), or you can stroll to your lodge room for a good night’s rest.  (Cottages are also available) Open your curtains in your lodge room, early the next morning, and take in the breathtaking views, scents and sounds. Join us for breakfast at our Grayson’s Landing Restaurant, or we’re happy to deliver to your room. As your group prepares for the ceremony, we are happy to deliver a snack or lunch until your catered wedding reception that night!

Rough River Dam State Resort Park provides multiple picturesque lakeside or hillside wedding ceremony locations. When it is time to say your forever vows, you’ll know that you’ve picked the right spot for this unforgettable day! As the lake ripples, a slight breeze hits your face, and the view lifts your spirits even higher… you and your guests will get swept up in your moment.

When it’s official, take a short scenic stroll to your reception location in the Falls of Rough Convention Center or Terrace Room. There, your guests will be welcomed in your beautifully decorated reception room as our professional staff caters to their needs. Our chef and servers will assure that your guests are satisfied and comfortable.

The only thing left to do is enjoy your “once in a lifetime night” as the new MR. & MRS!

This Grayson County state park is convenient to Louisville, Evansville, Elizabethtown and cities in between.

While driving is the common means of getting to the park, pilots appreciate the airstrip located within sight of the lodge. The spacious Falls of Rough Room can be utilized as a conference or banquet-style facility with seating for 400 guests. The room can also be divided for multiple meeting sessions.

The Terrace Room, adjacent to the lodge lobby, can accommodate groups of 75. Both meeting areas overlook Rough River Lake.

Site Features


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.

Click here to download Rough River Dam's Event Planner (Adobe PDF)



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. Check-out by noon, central time. Closed for seven days during Christmas holiday. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.


For secluded comfort, relax in a cozy cottage. Seventeen two-bedroom cottages are located in wooded areas near the lake. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided.

Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Central Time. Closed for seven days during Christmas holiday. Pets are not allowed in state park cottages. Accommodation rates for groups of ten or more are available by contacting the park's sales representative.

Things To Do

  • Miniature Golf
  • Team-Building
  • Nature Trails (2 miles)
  • Outdoor Pool (Seasonal)
  • Beach (Seasonal)
  • Pontoon Rentals (Seasonal)
  • Fishing
  • Game Room
  • Planned Recreation/Naturalist Activities
  • Picnic Tables & Playground
  • Tennis, Shuffleboard & Volleyball
  • Lady of the Lake Boat Tours (Seasonal)