Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Kentucky State Park
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Hopkins
Coordinates 37°04′23″N 87°39′48″W / 37.07306°N 87.66333°W / 37.07306; -87.66333Coordinates: 37°04′23″N 87°39′48″W / 37.07306°N 87.66333°W / 37.07306; -87.66333
Area 863 acres (349 ha)
Established 1954 [1]
Management Kentucky Department of Parks
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is located in Kentucky
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Location in Kentucky
Website: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is a park located near Dawson Springs, Kentucky in Hopkins County. The park encompasses 863 acres (349 ha) and takes its name from a colloquial form of the word pennyroyal, a small flowering plant native to the area.[2] Park features include a 24-room lodge with restaurant, 12 cottages, campground, multi-purpose trails, 18-hole golf course, and 56-acre (23 ha) lake with non-motorized boat rentals.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "History". Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Parks, State". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 

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