Rough River Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

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Directions

From Louisville, KY:
Option 1: Begin at ramp onto I-64 West toward New Albany/St. Louis, traveling 22.3 miles. Take the IN-135 exit- Exit Number 105- toward Palmyra/Corydon, onto IN-135 South toward Corydon, traveling 16.7 miles. Continue on Bypass Road KY-79 for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto KY-79, traveling 10.1 miles. Continue on 1st Avenue, KY-79S for 495 feet. Turn a slight right onto US-60, traveling 11.8 miles. Turn left onto KY-259/KY-79, traveling 9.7 miles. Turn right to stay on KY-79, traveling 3.4 miles. Turn left to continue on KY-79, traveling 1.9 miles. End at 14957 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY. Distance is approximately 78 miles with an approximate travel time of 1.5 hours.
Option 2: Begin at ramp onto Gene Snyder Freeway KY-841W toward US-31W/US-60, traveling 5.8 miles. Take the US-31W/US-60/Fort Knox/Louisville exit-Exit Number 1-traveling .3 miles. Turn left on Dixie Highway US-31W S/ US-60W, traveling 14.8 miles. Turn right onto US-60, traveling 29.4 miles. Turn left onto KY-259/KY-79, traveling 9.7 miles. Turn right to stay on KY-79, traveling 3.4 miles. Turn left to continue on KY-79, traveling 1.9 miles. End at 14957 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY. Distance is approximately 65 miles with an approximate travel time of 1 hour, 20 minutes.
Option 3: Begin at ramp onto Gene Snyder Freeway KY-841W toward I-65, traveling 6.5 miles. Take I-65/Louisville/Nashville exit-Exit Number 10- onto I-65 S toward Nashville/Elizabethtown, traveling 34 miles. Take US-31W/KY-62/Wendell H Ford Western Kentucky Parkway/Hodgenville/Paducah exit – Exit Number 91- toward Paducah/Elizabethtown/Owensboro/Western Kentucky Parkway W, traveling 29.6 miles. Take KY-259/Leitchfield/Brownsville exit – Exit Number 107 – traveling .3 miles. Turn right onto S Main Street/KY-259, traveling .9 miles. Take 3rd exit from roundabout Courthouse Square onto W Main Street/KY-54, traveling 10.9 miles. Turn right onto Falls of Rough Road/KY-79, traveling 7.6 miles. End at 14957 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY. Distance is approximately 90 miles with an approximate travel time of 1.5 hours.
From Owensboro, KY: Begin at ramp onto Wendell H Ford Expressway/US-60 E, traveling 6.8 miles. Take KY-54/East Parrish Avenue/Owensboro/Leitchfield exit- Exit Number 18 – traveling .2 miles. Turn right onto Leitchfield Road/KY-54, traveling 29.8 miles. Turn left onto KY-110, traveling 8.2 miles. Turn left onto Falls of Rough Road/KY-79, traveling 1.8 miles. End at 14957 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY. Distance is approximately 46 miles with an approximate travel time of 1 hour.
From Bowling Green, KY: Begin at intersection of Scottsville Road/US-231 and US 31W, continue on US-31W-Bypass, traveling .6 miles. Bear left onto Lehman Avenue, traveling .3 miles. Turn left onto Fairview Avenue/KY-234, traveling .7 miles. Continue on Veterans Memorial Lane/US-68 W, traveling .3 miles. Bear right onto Gordon Avenue/KY-185, traveling 33 miles. Continue on South Main Street/KY-79, traveling 15.2 miles. End at 14957 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY. Distance is approximately 50 miles with an approximate travel time of 1 hour.
From Elizabethtown, KY: Begin at ramp onto Wendell H Ford Western Kentucky Parkway West, traveling 28.8 miles. Take KY-259/Leitchfield/Brownsville exit – Exit Number 107 – traveling .3 miles. Turn right onto S Main Street/KY-259, traveling .9 miles. Take 3rd exit from roundabout Courthouse Square onto W Main Street/KY-54, traveling 10.9 miles. Turn right onto Falls of Rough Road/KY-79, traveling 7.6 miles. End at 14957 Falls of Rough Road, Falls of Rough, KY. Distance is approximately 48 miles with an approximate travel time of 50 minutes.

Phone

(270) 257-2061

Activities

BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Campground Reservations

Kentucky Campgrounds | AXTEL | NORTH FORK (KY) | LAUREL BRANCH | CAVE CREEK

Hiking Trails

Kentucky Hiking Trails

Related Link(s)

More Kentucky Recreation Areas | Rough River Lake Photo Album | Virtual Tour | Axtel Marina | Friends of Rough River Lake, Inc | Rough River Lake Website | Facebook

The 5,100 acre Rough River Lake provides a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky, manages Rough River Lake’s land and water for wildlife, fisheries, and recreation. The lake is situated in Breckinridge, Hardin, and Grayson counties in south central Kentucky. The dam is located on the Rough River near the community of Falls of Rough, about 20 miles from Leitchfield and 95 miles southwest of Louisville. Many visitors enjoy seeing the historic Green Farm nearby, consisting of about 3,000 acres, a large ancestral home, an old water-powered mill and store, and a new 18-hole golf course, Lafayette Green. The original land grant was to former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Sebastian, who was a co-conspirator with Aaron Burr. George Washington, who traded it for a horse, once owned part of the land.