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Pennyrile Forest


Derby Weekend Package
May 2-3, 2015

Only $150.00 - Includes one night's lodging, dinner buffet Saturday night, watch the big race on television, a Derby hat contest, music from DJ Brandon Burke and a dance Saturday evening. A Sunday morning country ham buffet is also included. Golf discounts are also available during the weekend. For information and reservations, call Donnie Jones at 800-325-1711.

Lodging & Camping

The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. Click here to review our lodging guidelines.

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Locate trails and more at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. You can also try their interactive adventure map.


Named for the tiny Pennyroyal plant found in the woodlands surrounding this resort, Pennyrile Forest is the perfect back-to-nature hideaway, and the perfect location for your next event.

Click here to visit Pennyrile Forest's Meetings site.

Clifty Creek Restaurant

Sit back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings while checking the new menu, which features traditional Kentucky cuisine, such as, country fried chicken, farm raised catfish and the famous hot brown.

The restaurant seats 200, including a private dining room for up to 80. As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available.

Restaurant Hours

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Restaurant Menus

Lunch and Dinner Menu Adobe PDF Document
Kid's Menu Adobe PDF Document


Through the dedicated work of our state park naturalists, Kentucky State Parks protect and preserve the natural beauty of Kentucky.

Check out Pennyrile Forest's Facebook page for more information.

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd.
Dawson Springs, KY 42408
Phone: (270) 797-3421
Park Manager: Peter Bowles

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Upcoming Events
Photography Weekend
Apr 17 - Apr 19, 2015
Senior Bingo
Apr 22, 2015

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