Kenlake State Resort Park

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Kenlake State Resort Park


(270) 474-2211

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Located on the western shore of Kentucky Lake, Kenlake offers a choice of quiet relaxation or active recreation. Take to the net at the tennis center, a seasonal facility with temperature-controlled courts, racquet rentals and a pro shop as you play a relaxing game of golf on the 9-hole golf course. The park is also home to an outdoor theater. The lakeside amphitheatre hosts concerts to benefit boaters and land lovers alike. Don't miss the Hot Augsut Blues Festival in August!

Kenlake State Resort Park is a polished vacation and business retreat in the heart of one of the nation's finest outdoor recreation areas. The resort is only minutes away from Land Between the Lakes, a 170,000-acre nature lover's paradise and environmental education area. 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!

Map of Kenlake State Resort Park (KY)

Latitude, Longitude: 36.763618, -88.141737



  • Boating

    Nothing can compare to a day on beautiful Kentucky Lake. The marina is equipped with 16 open slips, 169 covered slips and 890 feet of new transient dockage to accommodate boats up to 100 feet. A launching ramp is available as well as a Marina store with gas and diesel and a restaurant serving breakfast and lunch.

  • Bird Watching

    We have excellent birding throughout the park. Take a look out the dining room windows for a variety of backyard bird species at our feeders. At the cottage area the red-headed woodpeckers and all their relatives like to hangout. We also have two Blue Bird trails, and several hiking trails. The lakeshore is always good for Herons, Egrets, waterfowl and gulls. Over 150 species of birds make the Kenlake area home. Be sure to check the event calender for our Winter eagle tours, where you can take guided tours either aboard the CQ Princess excursion yacht or by passenger van. Check the event schedule to find out dates & information about the Winter Eagle Tours!

  • Camping

    Are you roughing it? It won't be too difficult in the 90-site campground. Utility hookups, a dump station, and a central service building with showers and rest rooms make your camping trip hassle-free. Closed for season from November 1 to March 31.

  • Fishing

    Cast away your cares at Kentucky Lake! The fishing opportunities are endless with scores of largemouth, smallmouth, white and Kentucky bass, bluegill, channel and blue catfish, crappie, and sauger. Don't have a fishing pole? No problem! Ask at the park about their fishing loaner program where you can check out FREE equipment.

  • Golfing

    Swing the day away on the nine-hole golf course! A full-service pro shop, rental motor carts, pull carts, and clubs are available. Golf packages are offered. Pro Shop open March-November. Course open year-round, weather permitting.

  • Hiking

    Kenlake has two nature trails through wooded terrain, which may be hiked singularly or combined for longer distance. - The Cherokee Trail is .7-mile. - The Chickasaw Trail is 1-mile.

  • Picnicking

    Picnic and playground facilities are available in the camping and cottage areas and throughout the park. One shelter, near the tennis courts, is available for rental.

  • RVing

    Please contact the main number for more information.

  • Tennis

    Tennis is a year-round sport at Kenlake! The indoor tennis center features four indoor courts, locker room facilities, and pro shop. Four lighted outdoor courts are adjacent to the tennis center, and one court is available near the lodge. Indoor tennis center is open November 1-April 1. Lodge guests receive member rates for indoor court use of $14.00/hour, per court. Hourly indoor rate for general public is $25/hour, per court. Call 270-474-2211 for court times. Reservations recommended.

  • Water Sports

    Refresh yourself on a hot day with an exhilarating swim. A swimming pool behind the lodge is available for lodge and cottage guests seasonally. There is no swimming area in the lake waters or beach on the lake.



The resort is 40 miles southeast of Paducah. East on I-24, exit to the Purchase Parkway, then exit on US 68 east. West on I-24, take the Cadiz exit to US 68/KY 80 west.

Phone Numbers


(270) 474-2211