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Heavy Rains Cause Temporary Beach Closure at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Friday, 06 06, 2014

Gil Lawson, 502-564-4270, ext 168
or Becky Clark, 1-800-325-1711


DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. – Heavy rains have forced Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park to temporarily close the beach on Pennyrile Lake for safety reasons until repairs can be made.


The rains Wednesday night caused erosion that washed out gullies on the beach. It’s not known how long the beach will be closed.


The beach is closed, but the area will remain open for boat rentals, fishing, shelter use, and hiking the lake trail.






The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at