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Address: Lake Barkley State Resort Park, KY
Phone Number: +1 270-924-1131
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My mother and I hung out here for a few hours while her boyfriend was golfing. He definitely recommends their course. We intended to do their outdoor pool but you unfortunately... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016
DanielaL89
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

My mother and I hung out here for a few hours while her boyfriend was golfing. He definitely recommends their course. We intended to do their outdoor pool but you unfortunately have to be staying with their lodge to use that but they will allow you to pay $5 to use the indoor pool. The indoor pool is nice. Usually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great rec spot. Part of a greater chunk of land that encompasses land between the lakes. The whole area is a huge nature preserve with a bunch of rednecks thrown in just to make sure the wildlife doesn't get too used to a peaceful setting. There's a bunch of camping spots where people rough it by having... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Great hidden gem in the middle of KY, near the Tennessee border. So many things to do, huge boating paradise, fishing, hunting, vacation spot. Amazing bird watching including lots of bald eagles. Great hiking trails, hidden restaurant gems. Great family trip!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

We were just passing through here on our way to our honeymoon cabin in Hot Springs, NC. We stopped here for a geocache. It was so beautiful we did a little more research and really hope we can come back to take it all in someday.

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Sullivan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Found a great place to eat and relax. Buzzards Rock. Super place. Good food. Summer time has bands playing on weekends.

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Spring Lake
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This place was a beautiful, hidden oasis in Cadiz, KY. We came here for our Family Reunion. The lodge we stayed in could use some updates. The price for food at the lodge restaurant was a little overrated. If you decide to travel away from here to get food, you are looking at about a 20 – 30 minute drive.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

We rented a pontoon boat and spent the day on lake Barkley. The coves are clean and the shores of the land between the lakes are undeveloped and pristine. Several deer watched us from the the sandy shores as we anchored in the coves and went swimming. We are used to smaller lakes in Michigan where lake shores are completely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

Lake barkley was great. Rented a boat from prizer pointe out of lake barkley marina. Be careful on lake because in many places the depth is shallow even out in center.

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Xenia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Lake Barkley is a large lake and through the week we paractically had it to our self. Water was very clean and wonderful temp for July. We rented a boat for two days and took grandkids tubing We had our own tubes and tow rope. It was plantoon boat and it went fast. We swam and fished. Kids all caught... More 

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2013

Lake Barkley Lodge (Kentucky State Park) has a very good fireworks display every Fourth. The Lodge serves a buffet dinner. The park itself is beautiful with good boating, fishing, hiking, etc. Many activities for all ages. Also sleeping accommodations. It is a nice vacation place, especially in spring, summer, and fall.

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