Kentucky State Parks are a great destination for swimming! Many parks have swimming pools or sandy beaches waiting for your arrival.
Memorial Day weekend is the official start for swimming season and the opening day for most pools and beaches. Swimming areas are marked and guests are asked to read and follow the safety rules that are posted. These swimming areas are most refreshing after a hike, so save some time for a dip at the beach after you hit the trail. Please note that pets are not permitted in beach or pool areas. For more information on our pet policy CLICK HERE.
Browse the list of state parks with swimming spots and find the one that’s closest (or the most interesting) and bring your family or group of friends out for a swim — the water is fine!
***Severe weather and flooding can effect access to beaches-- please call the park for conditions.***
Parks with Beaches
Pennyrile State Resort Park
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Barren River State Resort Park
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Lake Malone State Park
Nolin State Park
Carr Creek State Park
Green River Lake State Park
The following parks listed below have swimming pools. Community pools that are not associated with a lodge charge admission fees. Lake Cumberland and Lake Barkley state resort parks have indoor pools for park guests.