Valentine’s Day events planned at local state parks
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and several Kentucky State Parks are offering special packages during February.

State parks offer a great chance for a getaway weekend, along with excellent food, entertainment and natural beauty and scenery. Listed below are the resort parks with a description of the Valentine’s packages and the park toll-free phone number. For more information about each park and online reservations, visit

Sweetheart Weekend: Friday – Saturday, Feb. 11–12

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, 800-325-1708

Lake Barkley State Resort Park celebrates Valentine’s Day with a Sweetheart getaway. On Friday night and Saturday afternoon enjoy planned recreation activities, and then on Saturday night enjoy our annual dance and dinner with live music from Syndicate of Soul.

One and two night packages available that include lodging, activities, dance and dinner.  One-night package with lodge room, dinner buffet, Sweetheart Dance Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast for $189 plus tax per couple. Call for more information on two-night packages and dinner and dance only options. 

Heartthrob Hotel: Saturday, Feb. 12

Kenlake State Resort Park, 800-325-0143

Situated high above Kentucky Lake, Kenlake Lodge is offering a romantic candlelight dinner in Aurora Landing Restaurant, an overnight stay in the lodge and deluxe continental breakfast. Package is $89.95 plus tax per couple or upgrade to a one-bedroom cottage for $119.95 per couple.


Sweetheart’s Buffet: Saturday, Feb. 12

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, 800-325-0146

The park will be serving a special Sweetheart’s Buffet on Feb. 12 that will feature carved roast beef, chicken cordon bleu, fried shrimp, roasted rosemary pork loin, peel and eat shrimp and assorted vegetables and desserts. The cost is $12.99 plus tax.

Lake Barkley State Resort Park is a park located on the eastern shore of Lake Barkley just west of Cadiz in Trigg County.

Kenlake State Resort Park is a park located on the western shore of Kentucky Lake. The park’s main entrance and most of its facilities are located in Marshall County; the park also extends into Calloway County.

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park is a park located on the northern shore of Kentucky Lake in Marshall County.

The Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area was designated a national recreation area by President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The recreation area was originally managed by the Tennessee Valley Authority but jurisdiction has since been transferred to the United States Forest Service.

Land Between The Lakes is the largest inland peninsula in the U.S.

This press release was submitted by Gil Lawson, media contact for the Kentucky Department of Parks.
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