You Won't Find a More Beautiful Setting for Hiking in Kentucky
View of Lake Barkley from the Lodge
I’d be hard-pressed to say which Kentucky State Resort Park lodge is my absolute favorite, but I will say this – none are any more spectacular than the one at Lake Barkley. It’s honestly as beautiful as Lake Barkley, itself, and that’s saying something.
Unfortunately, since I had to start eating gluten free (health reasons), I can’t eat at the state resort parks like I used to, but I recall Lake Barkley’s restaurant always being one of the best in the entire park system.
Any reason to visit this state resort park is a great one, so be sure to check out Lake Barkley State Resort Park’s Second Saturday Hikes that begin April 9.
From the Kentucky State Parks:
Spring wildflowers will be the focus of this naturalist-led hike that begins at 10 a.m. from the lobby of the park lodge. The hike is free and reservations are not required. Sturdy, comfortable footwear is strongly suggested.
“The health benefits of hiking are numerous, from reducing the likelihood of heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes to reversing the negative consequences of osteoporosis and arthritis,” said David Kem, the park’s interpreter. “By participating in guided hikes visitors will not only be taking steps towards a healthier lifestyle, but will also be learning about the park’s abundant natural resources.”
Families and individuals can enjoy other entertainment and lodging opportunities at the park. Lake Barkley State Resort Park is the largest state resort park in Kentucky and features a lodge, cottages, the Windows on the Water Restaurant, a seasonal campground, 18-hole golf course, fitness center with indoor pool, marina, fishing, tennis courts, hiking trails, gift shop, and recreational and nature programming. The park is located at 3500 State Park Road in Cadiz. From I-24, take the Highway 68 exit west toward Cadiz.
For more information contact David Kem, firstname.lastname@example.org or call the lodge at 1-800-325-1708.
More Lake Barkley on Genuine Kentucky:
Owl Weekend at Lake Barkley State Resort Park (April 22-23, 2016)