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Kentucky Dam Village State Park
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113 Administration Drive
Gilbertsville, Kentucky   42044-0069

Phone: 270-362-4271
Toll Free: 800-325-0146
Reservations: 270-362-4271
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Kentucky Dam Village is one of three state resort parks near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, a 170,000-acre wooded peninsula bound by Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley.

The abundance of water offers uncrowded cruising, water-skiing and fishing. With its wide choice of accommodations, excellent marina and fine dining, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is one of Kentucky?s most popular resorts. Relax in one of the cottages or in the main lodge with private balconies or patios overlooking Kentucky Lake. If golf is your game, stay at the Village Green Inn, next to the 18-hole golf course.
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With 68 cottages, Kentucky Dam Village has more choices for overnight accommodations than any other state park. You can choose a one, two, or three-bedroom cottage with one or two baths. Tableware, cooking utensils, and linens are provided with fresh linens available daily.

Open year-round. Cottages available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM, Central time.
The park?s campground offers 221 paved campsites with water and electricity hookups, a grocery store, two dump stations, and four central service buildings with showers and rest rooms. For location of the campground, check our site map.

Open year-round. No advance reservations, check-out by 2:00 PM, Central time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
The nautical theme of the Village Inn Lodge lobby is reflected in a spacious, bow shaped design, polished metalwork and rich aquatic tones. Each of the 72 rooms at the Village Inn Lodge offer a private patio or balcony. The Village Green Inn, located by the 18 hole golf course, offers 14 rooms and may be rented as an entire unit for a group. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 1100am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets.
1. Kentucky Dam Village State Park offers a public swimming beach for visitors to enjoy.
2. The park's large outdoor pool is open seasonally, typically from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
3. Swimming in the vast Kentucky Lake is another popular option within the state park boundaries.
4. Lifeguards are not always on duty at both locations so swimmers should exercise caution and swim responsibly.
5. Poolside amenities include lounge chairs, restrooms, showers and concessions stand with snacks and drinks available for purchase.

The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is a large marina with over 200 slips, providing ample space for personal boats. Rental services are also available offering pontoon and fishing boats to guests who do not have their own vessels but wish to explore the waters. The marina has both open and covered slip rentals ranging from 30 feet up to 100 feet in length along with boat launching ramps making it convenient for all types of watercrafts.
Fishing enjoyment never ceases at Kentucky Dam Village! With an abundance of largemouth, smallmouth, Kentucky and white bass, bluegill, channel and blue catfish, crappie, and sauger, Kentucky Lake is the perfect year-round vacation spot for the avid angler!

Kentucky Dam Village State Park is located near Benton, Paducah

Kentucky Dam Village State Park offers picnic tables, grills and shelters. It also has a playground for children nearby.
The park offers numerous biking trails, suitable for both beginners and experienced cyclists. Be sure to wear a helmet.

One can explore the paved roads within the area on two wheels but be aware of vehicular traffic.

Mountain bikers will find challenging terrains in designated areas; always stay alert for sudden changes or obstacles.

Bike rentals are available if you don't have your own equipment, though availability may vary seasonally so plan accordingly.

Night cycling is not recommended due to limited visibility and potential wildlife encounters - safety first!

Remember that all riders under 16 must follow state law by wearing helmets at all times while riding bikes here.

Always respect other trail users including hikers and horseback riders when sharing paths with them during your ride.
The park offers a variety of birding opportunities with over 200 species spotted. It's part of the Great Backyard Bird Count, an annual four-day event that encourages bird watching and data collection. The area is home to bald eagles during winter months, offering guided tours for viewing these majestic birds in their natural habitat. Other common sightings include warblers, sparrows and waterfowl.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
August 11 all grown up lost kidds in weeds
park review stars; one to five
May 26 by Candis Long
park review stars; one to five Had a great time. Very clean and the ranger was very gracious. I would like to see some more security to keep non campers out of the park. People from Gilvertsville came in and stole our laundry as it was drying. Total loss as we were not able to get the people to give the items back. We do plan on visiting again.
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