Kenlake State Resort Park

Park Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis
  • Wildlife Viewing
Kenlake State Resort Park
542 Kenlake Rd.
Hardin, KY 42048
Hardin, KY
Western Waterlands


Top Five Things to Do
  1. Rent a pontoon or jet ski on Kentucky Lake.
  2. Walk or bike the Eggners’ Ferry Bridge.
  3. Play indoor tennis.
  4. View a sunrise or fall foliage from the amphitheater.
  5. Overnight in the lodge, cottage or campground.
Kentucky State Parks are currently providing housing and food services for displaced Kentuckians. Due to our active role in the state’s emergency responses efforts, Kentucky State Parks will not host Eagle Weekend Events this year.
Rooms available Thursday - Saturday. Cottages open seven days a week with two night minimum length of stay.
Monday: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!
Tuesday: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!
Wednesday: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!
Thursday: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!
Sunday: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!!

Kenlake State Resort Park is a beautiful lakefront resort located on Kentucky Lake. Nature abounds in our park. Visitors may see deer, turkey and many small game animals as you enjoy a stroll in the woods or along the shoreline of Kentucky Lake. You may also catch a glimpse of a Bald Eagle or hear the glory of the many song birds. Breathe in the refreshing smell of fresh water and enjoy the cool breeze from the lake. Relaxation is nestled in nature!

Kenlake Accommodations
Gracious hospitality is the tradition at the Kenlake Lodge. With views of Kentucky Lake, this 48-room hotel is a destination for the entire family. Experience the manicured flower gardens surrounding the lodge to enjoy nature’s finest palette of seasonal colors. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11 a.m., local time. We are now pet friendly! The park also has 34 cottages. No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage. Each cottage has a fully furnished kitchen.

The 90-site campground offers standard utility hook-ups and a service service building with showers and restrooms, or opt for one of two primitive tent locations.

Located on the mid-west shore of Kentucky Lake, with the longest shoreline of any man-made lake in the eastern United States, Kenlake State Resort Park is the perfect spot to hold your event and enjoy the great outdoors. For more information about hosting a group or wedding CLICK HERE.

Things to Do

We have excellent birding throughout the park. Take a look out the dining room windows for a variety of backyard bird species at our feeders. At the cottage area the red-headed woodpeckers and all their relatives like to hangout. We also have two Blue Bird trails, and several hiking trails. The lakeshore is always good for Herons, Egrets, waterfowl and gulls. Over 150 species of birds make the Kenlake area home. 


Nothing can compare to a day on beautiful Kentucky Lake. Kenlake Marina offers boat rentals, covered slips, transient slips, and the best breakfast around! Click here to visit their web site. The marina is equipped with 16 open slips, 169 covered slips and 890 feet of new transient dockage to accommodate boats up to 100 feet. A launching ramp is available as well as a Marina store with gas and diesel and a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.

Eagle Watching

Check the event schedule to find out dates & information about the Winter Eagle Tours!


Cast away your cares at Kentucky Lake! The fishing opportunities are endless with scores of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, channel and blue catfish, crappie, and sauger. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Don't have a fishing pole? No problem! Ask at the park about their fishing loaner program where you can check out FREE equipment.

Gift Shop

The gift shop features a large selection of Kentucky handcrafts and souvenirs. Open year-round.


Kenlake has two nature trails through wooded terrain, which may be hiked singularly or combined for longer distance. The Cherokee Trail is .7-mile, while the Chickasaw Trail is 1-mile.

Outdoor Theater

The lakeside amphitheatre hosts concerts to benefit boaters and land lovers alike. Don't miss the Hot August Blues Festival!


Picnic and playground facilities are available in the camping and cottage areas and throughout the park. Two shelters, near the tennis courts, is available for rental.


Playground facilities are available in the camping and cottage areas.


Refresh yourself on a hot day with an exhilarating swim. A swimming pool behind the lodge is available for lodge and cottage guests seasonally. There is no swimming area in the lake waters or beach on the lake.


Tennis is a year-round sport at Kenlake! The indoor tennis center features four indoor courts, locker room facilities, and lounge/viewing area. Four lighted outdoor courts are adjacent to the tennis center. Indoor tennis center is open November 1 - April 1. Two indoor courts are available by appointment only, outside of these dates, by emailing [email protected].

Lodge guests receive member rates for indoor court use of $16.00/hour, per court. Hourly indoor rate for general public is $25/hour, per court. Call 270-474-2211 for court times. Reservations recommended.