Rough River

Bring your fishing pole…and your headlamp!

 

Nestled on the western edge of Kentucky’s Pennyroyal Region, Rough River Lake is home to an abundance of natural beauty and outdoor recreational activities.  Located about 95 miles southwest of Louisville, this 5,100 acre lake was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as part of a regional system of water flow regulation.  The lake area offers seasonal hunting, camping, and boating against a breathtaking backdrop of tree-covered hills and rocky outcroppings.  A variety of bass, catfish, crappie, and other game fish await anglers nearly year-round.  Rough River Lake is set apart by the unique and stunning geological formations of the region.  Visitors cannot pass up the opportunity to don their headlamps while exploring the vast array of sinkholes and caverns, including majestic Mammoth Cave, the longest known cave system in the world.  Whether relaxation may come on tranquil waters or in the cool air of a cavern, you will find it at Rough River Lake!

Area Business Listings / Links

Boating

Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls Of Rough, KY 40119 (270) 257-2311
Fentress Marine Highway 259 & 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2121
Clements Marine 14059 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2073
Nick's Boat Dock 722 S Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-8955
Sherwood's Marine 1527 South Highway 79, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 270-257-8849
Pro-Tech Auto & Marine 425 Kentucky 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2726
Susan's Sales & Rental 3255 State Highway 737, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-257-0080
Pro-Tech Marine 425 Highway 79 South, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2726
Renegade Marine & Outdoor Center 415 Commerce Drive, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-0001
M&D Marina 346 Peter Cave Ramp Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-4859
Paulie's Marine Sales & Service 342 South Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2333
The Resort Motel 13689 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2771
Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Rd., Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2311

Dining

Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls Of Rough, KY 40119 (270) 257-2311
Big Kahuna Bar-B-Q 338 South Main Street, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-287-7649
Pizza Tonight 72 Lucas Ln, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 270-756-6444
Little Dave's Restaurant & Pizza 9536 Kentucky 259, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-902-4400
Back Home Restaurant 251 West Dixie Avenue, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 270-769-2800
Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Rd., Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2311
Morning Glory Café 230 South Main Street, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 270-756-1590
Golden Corral 624 South Main Street, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-0373
River Shack Restaurant 8659 S Hwy 259, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-8881
Sandy's Restaurant 509 Mill Street, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-3253
Mi Camino Real 208 West White Oak Street, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-230-1067

Fishing & Hunting

Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls Of Rough, KY 40119 (270) 257-2311
The Resort Motel 13689 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2771
Clements Marine 14059 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2073
Fentress Marine Highway 259 & 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2121
Sherwood's Marine 1527 South Highway 79, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 270-257-8849
Paulie's Marine Sales & Service 342 South Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2333
Pro-Tech Marine 425 Highway 79 South, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2726
Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Rd., Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2311
Nick's Boat Dock 722 S Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-8955

Lodging

Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls Of Rough, KY 40119 (270) 257-2311
Colonel's Inn 258 Armynavy Ln, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-0580
Hatfield Inn 769 White Street, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-0464
Green Farm Resort 57 Jenny Green Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-879-3462
The Resort Motel 13689 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2771
Green Mansion Bed & Breakfast 57 Jenny Green Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-879-3486
M&D Marina 346 Peter Cave Ramp Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-4859
Laurel Branch Campground 435 Laurel Branch Road, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-8839
St. Clair Suites 13857 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2561
Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Rd., Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2311

Recreation

Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls Of Rough, KY 40119 (270) 257-2311
Nick's Boat Dock 722 S Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-8955
Clements Marine 14059 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2073
Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Rd., Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2311
Fentress Marine Highway 259 & 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2121
Pro-Tech Marine 425 Highway 79 South, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2726
Paulie's Marine Sales & Service 342 South Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2333
Pine Valley Golf Course 850 Pine Valley Dr, Elizabethtown, KY 42701 800-844-1904
The Resort Motel 13689 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2771
Mammoth Cave National Park 1 Mammoth Cave Parkway, Mammoth Cave, KY 42259 270-758-2180
Sherwood's Marine 1527 South Highway 79, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 270-257-8849
Legacy Golf Course 397 Golfcourse Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-242-3348

Shopping

Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Road, Falls Of Rough, KY 40119 (270) 257-2311
Nick's Boat Dock 722 S Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-8955
Green Top Antique & Collectibles 433 East Main Street, Glendale, KY 42740 270-369-7943
Fentress Marine Highway 259 & 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2121
Clements Marine 14059 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2073
D & J Antiques 604 Clarkson-Thomas School Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-242-6446
Sherwood's Marine 1527 South Highway 79, Hardinsburg, KY 40143 270-257-8849
Pro-Tech Marine 425 Highway 79 South, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2726
Pro-Tech Auto & Marine 425 Kentucky 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2726
Glendale Antique Mall 103 East Railroad Avenue, Glendale, KY 42740 270-369-7279
Rough River General Store 14005 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2245
Bennie's Barn Antique Mall 122 East Railroad Avenue, Glendale, KY 42740 270-369-9677
Rough River Dam State Resort Park 450 Lodge Rd., Falls of Rough, KY 40119 270-257-2311
Paulie's Marine Sales & Service 342 South Highway 79, McDaniels, KY 40152 270-257-2333
Vendor's Village Flea Market 1325 West Elizabethtown Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-287-0177
Renegade Marine & Outdoor Center 415 Commerce Drive, Leitchfield, KY 42754 270-259-0001

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