Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Kentucky State Park

1 Review
20781 Pennyrile Lodge Rd. Dawson Springs, KY 42408 270-797-3421 Official Website

GPS: 37.0723, -87.6561

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Overview of Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Number of Sites 42

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally April - Nov.

Elevation 623 ft / 189 m

Tent Camping Yes

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ON, Canada 30' Cedar Creek Silverback, 5th wheel 1998 Dodge Ram 2500
9 reviews
“Beautiful surroundings”

Reviewed 5/3/2018

Nightly rate: $35
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: H2
Overall Rating

NOTE: This review is for the EQUESTRIAN AREA campsites. If you have an RV, this is the only area you will want to stay.

We were here in the off-season when the campground "office" (shack/hut) is open only Fri night thru Sun. We arrived on a Wed. We did not have a reservation. There were no maps of the campground, no instructions about how to register, no list of available sites. Thankfully a maintenance worker advised that we needed to go to the main lodge to book/pay. So, back we went. Not an easy place to park with a truck and trailer.

There are 2 sections to the campground. The main area and the equestrian area. The sites in the main campground are electric only, less expensive. The sites in the equestrian area are full hook-ups. There are only 8 sites in the equestrian area, all are pull-thru. We didn't need full hook-ups, but honestly, there wasn't a site in the main campground that wasn't ridiculously sloped. And narrow. There is no hope that we would have been able to get the trailer level. Seriously. No hope. I'd say the main campground is likely more for tenters though we did see a small class C in there.

The sites in the equestrian area are lovely. Fairly level, spacious, close to a shower/restroom building which appears to be quite new, or at least newly renovated. We didn't use the showers so can't comment on the showerheads, water pressure, etc.

I thought the price was a bit high for a State Park, but we don't usually splurge for full hook-ups so others might disagree on value for the money. That said, the park is beautiful. It was a gorgeous time of year to be there and it was virtually empty, so that made our stay even more enjoyable. So quiet. There are lots of fantastic trails, a small beach area, pedal boat and row boat rentals, golfing, mini-putt, restaurant, lodge and cabins if you feel like ditching your RV for awhile :)

T-Mobile was hit and miss throughout the park. I walked around with my hotspot to check it out. The sites in the equestrian area had good signal. Elsewhere, lots of dead spots. So, don't count on great signal while you're here. We only care because my hubby needs it for work. I would have been delighted to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings without having to worry about internet coverage.

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T-Mobile 4G/LTE

Renegades would stay here again

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • horseshoes
  • mini golf
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • recreation trail
  • swimming beach
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • tennis court
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • laundry
  • restaurant
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • swimming pool: outdoor
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets
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