Whether you're taking a trip to the Bluegrass State or just passing through, one destination you'd be barking mad to miss is the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Lucas, Kentucky is where you will find this pawesome place, which is a mashup of a luxury camping retreat, 5-star hotel, and a wildlife sanctuary -- though it is technically considered a state park.
Your pack will feel right at home here since the entire park is dog-friendly -- even the lodge and cottages! Tent and RV camping are both accommodated here with plenty of paved, full-hookup sites to choose from, starting at $20 per night. Guests who prefer a furnished setting can rent one of the park cottages or reserve one of the 51 rooms at the lodge. There is a two-pet limit for cottages and rooms -- as well as an additional pet fee of $30 for rooms and $50 for cottages -- so please keep this in mind when making reservations. As with any park, keep your pup leashed while exploring, and pack some plastic bags to pick up anything they leave behind.
There is no shortage of family fur-iendly adventures to be had here. Packs can cool off with a swim or catch some rays on the shore of the 10,000-acre manmade lake. Not up for swimming? Hit the water by boat for some grade-A fishing! According to park's most recent fishing forecast, chances of reeling in a yellow bass or catfish couldn't be better! The park has plenty of modern entertainment for its guests as well, with an in-ground swimming pool, game room, golf course, and a playground for the pint-sized patrons.
When you hear that imminent roar of hunger, head over to the Driftwood, the park's very own up-scale restaurant. Here, your pack can feast upon mouthwatering Southern delicacies such as buttermilk-fried chicken, bourbon-glazed salmon, and country ham with red-eyed gravy -- if you leave here hungry, it's your own fault!
Spots here fill up fast, so reserve your spring getaway today! You may just find the vacation of your dreams tucked away in the forests of Barren River Lake State Resort Park!