When you think of state park campgrounds, you probably don't picture luxury lodging, golf courses or sit-down restaurants -- but that's because you've never paid a visit to Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park in Burkesville, Kentucky!
There are plenty of ways to stay at Dale Hollow Lake, with tent camping and RV sites being the most affordable option for small packs, since sites start at just $25 and feature electric, water, and sewage hookups! Single-room cabins are another furrific option for small parties since they feature a set of bunk beds and air conditioning to keep guests comfortable in the humid southern summers. Prices start at just $50 per night for cabin rentals, but there is a $50 pet fee for cottages.
Those who are looking to lodge in style will love the rooms at Mary Ray Oaken Lodge. Each of the 60 rooms come with plush beds, air conditioning, and a balcony to enjoy the postcard lakeside views. This is the most expensive lodging option at $90 per night, plus a $30 pet fee for those who are keen on Fido tagging along.
Just a short walk from the primitive camping area is the park's pay-to-play 18-hole golf course. This beautifully landscaped green is so gorgeous that it looks like a page from a Golf Digest magazine rather than a state-run park! There are two in-ground pools for packs to enjoy for no additional charge: one is by the tent camping and cabin area, and the other is right outside the lodge.
Our favorite thing about Kentucky's state parks is that they recently voted to allow pups in virtually all areas of the parks, with the only exceptions being protected wildlife areas and archeological sites. That's right, Fido; you're welcome to roam the trails and explore the lake just so long as you stay leashed and on your best behavior!
If you want all the natural beauty and wonder of the wilderness but still like your creature comforts, then Dale Hollow State Resort Park is the pawfect place for you!