Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Kentucky

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About Rough River Dam State Resort Park:

Rough River Dam State Resort Park is surrounded by rolling countryside overlooking a 5,000 acre lake.

History of Rough River Dam State Resort Park

Established on August 18, 1961
In 1938 Congress approved an act that authorized the building of a dam on Rough River to help control flooding in the Ohio River Valley. Construction of the dam did not begin until November 1955. The reservoir formed by Rough River Dam is located in Breckinridge, Grayson, and Hardin Counties. The dam is 130 feet high, 1,500 feet long, and 819 feet wide at the base. Rough River Lake covers 5,000 acres, with a shoreline of 67 miles. The park has 637 acres of beautiful Kentucky scenery.

The Kentucky Department of Parks approved the acceptance of the Rough River property on January 18, 1961. However, the state did not officially make Rough River a part of the parks system until August 18, 1961. In 1962 the Kentucky Department of Parks leased 637 acres and built the Rough River Dam state Resort Park.
After the state accepted the Rough River site as a state park, the architectural firm of Sweet and Judd of Louisville drew plans for the facility. A lodge and fifteen two-room cottages gave guests ample

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About Rough River Dam State Resort Park:
Rough River Dam State Resort Park is a park located in parts of Breckinridge, Hardin, and Grayson counties in Kentucky. The park encompasses 637 acres. Rough River Dam, stretching 1,590 feet (480 m) across and 310 feet (94 m) high, creates Rough River Lake, a recreational lake of approximately 5,100 acres.
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Lodge

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N 37°36.62052'

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Beautiful lake views enhance the appeal of Rough River Dam Lodge. Each of the 40 rooms features private patios or balconies and overlook the...

Cottages

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W 86°30.18654'

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

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