Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Kentucky

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About Barren River Lake State Resort Park:

This resort park is located near Kentucky’s famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world!

History of Barren River Lake State Resort Park

Established January 1, 1965

Vast forests did not cover all of Kentucky. In the south-central portion of the state an area of open grasslands known as the “Barrens” made a stark contrast to the heavily forested terrain surrounding it. The Indians had repeatedly burned the forests that once covered the region as a means to stampede and kill big game. These fires created an open savannah that in turn drew all types of wild game to feed off its lush grasses. Buffalo herds migrated eastward across the Mississippi to Illinois, and then to Kentucky. These herds came to the Barrens and multiplied, providing food and clothing for the Indians.

The open lands of the Barrens also drew settlers who found the treeless areas easy to cultivate. Originally the pioneers thought the treeless grasslands infertile because of the lack of forestation. They soon found the soil to be some of the best that they had encountered. Farms and communities soon be

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About Barren River Lake State Resort Park:
Barren River Lake State Resort Park is a 2,187 acrepark located in Barren County, Kentucky and extending into parts of Allen County and Monroe County.Barren River Lake, its major feature, is an artificial lake created in 1964. It covers approximately 10,000 acres and has 140 miles (230 km) of shoreline. The park was dedicated in 1965. Attractions Fishing is a major attraction at this park. The largest hybrid striped bass ever taken in Kentucky (20 lb., 8 oz.) was caught in Barren River Lake.The lake contains several other species of fish, including crappie, smallmouth bass, white bass, and big channel catfish. The lake also includes a marina to support boating and water skiing. Numerous trails provide hiking and biking opportunities. The most popular hiking trail is the one-mile (1.6 km) Lewis Hill Trail. Guided horseback rides are available seasonally. The park also features an eighteen-hole golf course. Events The Trashmasters cleanup day is a popular volunteer event tha
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Louie B. Nunn Lodge

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Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake. The lodge has 51 rooms and offers full amenit...

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Enjoy the contemporary styling of the park's 22 cottages. Each cottage has two bedrooms and two baths. Several of our cottages provide charm...

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