Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is a state park in Kentucky's Purchase area, part of the state's Western Waterlands tourism region.

Understand

A state resort park located on the shore of Kentucky Lake and overlooking Kentucky Dam.

History

After the Great Flood of 1937, congress authorized the Tennessee Valley Authority to purchase land in order to provide flood control and power generation in the Tennessee and Cumberland River valleys of Kentucky. This project would eventually result in Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. The land now occupied by the park was part of this land purchase. Kentucky Dam was completed in 1945 and in 1949, TVA sold 1119 acres to the state at a discounted price. Between 1949 and 1955, the state spent 1.5 million dollars constructing the park.

Get in

Most travelers will access the park by taking exit 27 off of I-24.

Do

Eat

Sleep

Lodging

Camping

Go next

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