Kenlake State Resort Park, Kentucky

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About Kenlake State Resort Park:

Located on the mid-west shore of Kentucky Lake, with the longest shoreline of any man-made lake in the eastern United States, Kenlake is the perfect spot to enjoy the great outdoors.

History of Kenlake State Resort Park

Established March 13, 1948

Located on the western shore of Kentucky Lake, Kenlake State Park became part of the commonwealth’s state parks system on March 13, 1948, when the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) leased 1,795 acres to Kentucky. President Harry S. Truman signed the transfer papers. As early as 1944, Gordon R. Clapp, general manager of the TVA, wrote, “Although exact predictions can not be made as to future demands for public use of the recreational resources to be provided on Kentucky Lake, the opportunities for post-war recreational development and use would seem to be unparalleled in the general region.”

Clapp realized the potential of Kentucky Lake as a future recreational resource. The Kentucky dam impounded the waters of the Tennessee River covering a huge area. Kentucky Lake covers 160,000 acres of which 48,000 are in Kentucky. It is the largest of the Tennessee Valley chain of lakes. K

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About Kenlake State Resort Park:
Kenlake State Resort Park is a park located on the western shore of Kentucky Lake. The park's main entrance and most of its facilities are located in Marshall County; the park also extends into Calloway County. The nearest town of substantial size is Murray. The park encompasses 1,795 acresof land, 160,300 acres of water, and features climate-controlled indoor tennis courts.It was Kentucky's first state resort park. Along with Lake Barkley State Resort Park and Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Kenlake State Resort Park is part of the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, originally organized by the Great Depression-era Tennessee Valley Authority. The area that became Kenlake State Resort Park was purchased by the Tennessee Valley Authority while building the Kentucky Dam, the building of which created the man-made lake with the most beach area in the world: Kentucky Lake. Originally called Aurora Landing, when the Tennessee Valley Authority transferred control to the
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Gracious hospitality is the tradition at the Kenlake lodge. From the radiant gardens to the lake views, this 48-room hotel is a destination ...

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For more private accommodations you may choose a one, two, or three-bedroom cottage with one or two baths. These cottages offer beautiful la...

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