1 . Prizer Point Marina and Resort

Cadiz, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (855) 782 - 6504

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All we can say about Prizer Point Marina and Resort is WOW. It seems like the only thing in mind while constructing this Kentucky resort on Lake Barkley was family. And it shows from theme weekends to activities to lodging – this is the ultimate fun-filled family vacation for all ages.

We never thought we’d find an iceberg in the middle of Kentucky’s Lake Barkley. OK – it’s not a real iceberg. This inflatable floating climbing vessel is Prizer Point Marina and Resort’s most popular activity. And that’s a pretty lofty complement, considering all the other fantastic family activities! We mean a mini golf course, swimming and splash pools, playgrounds, a magnetic wall and hiking and biking trails, just to name a few. Watch a movie at the outdoor theater, or participate in the luau or pirate theme weekends! Thankfully, Prizer Point Marina and Resort knows that you’ll need somewhere to rest after all this family fun. Cabins, cottages, forts, bungalows and more provide full kitchens, linens and the amenities of home. If you like to rough it, stay at the Kentucky Lakes KOA campground! This Kentucky family resort was designed with your family in mind.

Highlights

Ever Saturday night throughout the summer is Family Movie night! A G-rated family movie is shown at the outdoor screening area, old fashioned drive-in style. Gather around with your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a popular family movie together!

Getting there

From Louisville, take I-65 south to Elizabethtown, KY. Take the Western Kentucky Pkwy west towards Paducah, KY. At I-24, go east towards Nashville, TN. Take Exit 56. Turn right at St. Rt. 139 South. Go two miles. Turn right on 276 West. Follow eight miles to St. Rt. 274. Turn left. Turn right on Prizer Point Road. Follow one mile.

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Prizer Point Marina & Resort offers just what you need to have a worry free stay. Hi speed Internet, a laundromat, full service marine shop, golf cart and bike rentals and more are available right on site. The Landing serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, right on the water in a relaxing environment. And the full-service marina has all your camping necessities, bait and tackle and plenty of souvenirs to make your trip truly memorable.

2 . Eddy Creek Marina Resort

Eddyville, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 944 - 9054

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Head to the shore of Lake Barkley for old-fashioned family fun at Eddy Creek Marina Resort!

No matter what kind of fun you're looking for, Eddy Creek Marina Resort puts you at an ideal location to spend time together. Located on the northern end of Lake Barkley, you'll be just minutes from a wide variety of outdoor activities: boating, fishing, hunting, golfing, hiking, shopping, wildlife viewing, or just relaxing on the shore. More than just fun activities, Eddy Creek Marina Resort offers you comfortable accommodations. Whether you want a motel room or private cabin, you'll find it at Eddy Creek. And, if you'd prefer to bring your own home away from home, just pack up your RV and drive it to the shore of Lake Barkley.

Address

7612 State Route 93 South Eddyville, Kentucky 42038

Related activities

Only 20 minutes from Eddy Creek, you can spend the day touring Kentucky's largest Amish community in Marion!

Related Onsite Offerings

Echo Charlie's Bayside Restaurant, on site at Eddy Creek,is a perfect place for family dinner whether you would rather sample southern fried catfish or a thick juicy steak.

3 . Big Bear Resort

Benton, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (866) 967 - 3714

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For over 65 years, Big Bear Resort in Benton, Kentucky, has been the place for family fun!

Big Bear Resort offers a wide range of accommodations that cater to almost every need. From rental cottages, chalets, and villas to their charming campground, you're sure to find the perfect place for your family on their fifty-five wooded acres. Whether you want to explore the natural beauty of the area, go shopping, or splash down on a water slide, there's family fun all around at Big Bear Resort! With amusement parks, golf courses, horseback riding, stage shows, nature trails, and much more, there's something for almost anyone.

Address

30 Big Bear Resort Rd. Benton, KY 42025

Related activities

Close to Big Bear Resort, you will find the fun of Forgotten Past amusement park! Go-carts, 18 hole miniature golf, bumper cars, a museum, and much more await you!

Fun facts

Big Bear Resort was founded in 1948 by a school teacher from Louisville , KY.

4 . Malcolm Creek Resort

Benton, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 733 - 6713

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Find a wealth of family fun in Benton, Kentucky with Malcolm Creek Resort & Marina!

Malcolm Creek Resort is located just off the main waters of Kentucky Lake. Whether your family is looking forward to a day of fishing, waterskiing, or relaxing on a pontoon boat, you're sure to find it on Kentucky Lake. And they're just a short drive to Land Between Lakes, offering you the opportunity to experience 170,000 acres of wildlife, history and abundant outdoor recreation activities. And, of course, you'll find cottages ready to be your family's home away from home! These spacious rental homes offer everything you need for groups of one to four.

Address

325 Guthrie Dr. Benton, KY 42025

Fun facts

Want to take a trip in winter? No problem! Lodging is available year round at Malcolm Creek Resort.

Related Onsite Offerings

Spend a day on the lake! Malcolm Creek Resort offers paddle boats for family fun on the lake.

5 . Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina

Grand Rivers, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 498 - 0428

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Our idea of a perfect family vacation involves a boat, lots of sunshine and an ice-cold beverage. Oh yeah. We also need some water. Luckily, Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina provided us with all these things – and so much more. This Kentucky family resort is the lake vacation you’ve been craving.

They describe the resort as the “water-way-of-life.” We simply see it as a fantastic place for Kentucky family lodging and activities on sparkling Lake Barkley. But water really is a huge part of the lifestyle at Green Turtle Bay Resort and Marina. So bring your boat or rent one onsite to experience the area’s best waterskiing, wakeboarding and more. If you’d like a calmer day on the water, rent a pontoon – the whole family will love a relaxing, sun-drenched lake cruise. You’ll hear the spacious comfort of your luxurious condo calling your name when you dock for the night. Seventy condos ranging from one to four bedrooms line the shores of Green Turtle Bay and Lake Barkley, boasting full kitchens, fireplaces and incredible lake views – and that’s just the start! Lakeside dining, pools, a beach, playground, tennis courts – it’s all here on your Kentucky family vacation!

Highlights

Your one- , two- , three – or four-bedroom condo is more like a home away from home with luxurious amenities like a washer/dryer, fireplace, gas grill, pull out sofa and more!

Fun facts

The Conference Center at Green Turtle Bay Resort is the perfect picturesque setting for a variety of events. Situated on a wooded knoll overlook, it provides three meeting rooms which can be opened up in to a single spacious room for larger groups as well as a separate Executive Board Room. All of the meeting rooms provide a spectacular view of Barkley Dam and the lake.

Related Onsite Offerings

You can rent wave runners, fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons and houseboats at the adjacent Waterway Adventures rental company!

6 . Dryden Bay Campground & Cabin Rental

Eddyville, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (270) 388 - 0289

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The rustic cabins at Dryden Bay are perfect for families of all sizes.

If you're looking for a family vacation away from the hustle and bustle of town, look no further than Dryden Bay. Their cabins each offer a wrap around deck, satellite television, kitchens and an outside gas grill perfect for family cookouts. Whether you are looking for a fishing adventure or just a little peace and quiet, you'll find it! Take a swim in the pool, cast your line for a day of fishing, and much more!

Address

Hwy 274 - 30 Dryden Creek Eddyville, KY 42038

Population

2,553

Related activities

If you're looking for an excellent day of fishing for bass and more, visit Kentucky Lake or Barkley Lake.

7 . Cliffview Resort

Campton, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 596 - 0525

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Groups from 2 to 200 will find an ideal space at Cliffview Resort. Whether you're looking for a quiet family vacation or a fun reunion, it's the place to be!

No matter what season or the size of your group, there is a lodging option for everyone at Cliffview Resort. The main Lodge offers sixteen comfortable rooms, the resort's cabins provide a comfortable and quiet setting, and Cliffview Manor offers a private vacation home with stunning views for up to 15 people. More than just a wide variety of lodging options, Cliffview offers plenty of fun for the whole family. Zip lines, canoeing, rock climbing, and much more await you nearby!

Address

900 Cliffview Road Campton, KY 41301

Highlights

If you are looking for a great place to eat and dine in the Red River Gorge area, look no further than Mark’s Mountain BBQ, located on site at Cliffview Resort. Their menu includes BBQ as well as hot and cold sandwiches perfect for your family dinner.

Fun facts

There is a helicopter pad on site!

8 . Scenic Cabin Rentals

Rogers, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (606) 668 - 6487

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Enjoy a rustic getaway with Scenic Cabin Rentals in Rogers, Kentucky.

Get away from it all with Scenic Cabin Rentals. Your beautiful log cabin is located near Red River Gorge, Kentucky and Natural Bridge State Park, Kentucky. You will be surrounded by a beautiful forested area that is the ideal place for hiking, off-road ATVing, and even horseback riding. Their cabins - each one with city water, satellite tv, paved roads, full service kitchen, modern bathrooms with showers, decks, grills, outdoor firepits & many with hot tubs, pool tables, and more - are ready and waiting to be your home away from home.

Address

900 Cliffview Road Rogers, Kentucky 41365

Related activities

Want to go fishing? Stop by Deer Water Lake for a day of casting your line!

Related Onsite Offerings

Want to relax after a day of fun? Some cabins offer hot tubs perfect for a long, relaxing soak.

9 . Pinecrest Camp Lodge

Beattyville, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 494 - 1187

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Get back to basics on your family vacation at Pinecrest Camp Lodge.

Located six miles west of Beattyville, the campsites, hostel, and ten-bedroom lodge from Pinecrest Camp Lodge offer you the ideal home away from home on your Kentucky vacation. These clean, comfortable and affordable rooms offer space for the whole family! Better than that, Pinecrest is ideally located near a wide variety of outdoor activities. Whether hiking, splashing down at Happy Top Free Waterpark, or just relaxing, you're sure to find family fun.

Address

203 Pine Crest Camp Rd Beattyville, KY 41311

Related activities

Pine Crest Lodge’s secluded setting near the Daniel Boone National Forest makes it an ideal place for a family hike!

Related Onsite Offerings

Looking for a break? Hillbilly Hobbies Candle and Gift Shop is open at Pine Crest Lodge!

10 . The Moors Resort and Marina

Gilbertsville, Kentucky

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 626 - 5472

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What’s your favorite thing to do on your family vacation? Wakeboard? Jet ski? Sunbathe? Ours is pontooning on a calm lake with a cool libation, good weather and great company. The Moors Resort and Marina on Kentucky Lake provides any activity you can imagine, so your vacation will be filled with fun!

We haven’t even skimmed the surface of things to do at this fantastic Kentucky family resort. You can swim in the lake, in the sparkling pool or in the hot tub. You can play a game of mini golf on site, or head to one of the nearby golf courses for a day on the links. Lie on a raft right off the shores of the private beach, or go tubing for a thrilling day on the lake! The marina provides everything you need for a day on the water – from sunscreen and snacks to rentals and bait. Cottages and duplexes feature up to four bedrooms, so families of any size are catered to flawlessly. And TVs, DVD players, full kitchens, whirlpool tubs, private decks and more bring the comforts of home to this Kentucky family resort. Prepare a family meal, enjoy it lakeside and have fun bonding!

Getting there

From Interstate 24, take Exit 25-A onto Purchase Parkway. Take the first exit (#47) and turn left onto US Hwy 68. Go approximately five miles and turn left onto Moors Camp Hwy (formerly Hwy 963). Follow the signs to Moors Resort, about five miles.

Related Onsite Offerings

Ralph’s Harborview Grill features old fashioned Southern cooking, from a rich Kentucky hot brown, pairs of kickin' frog legs and some unbelievable Southern fried chicken, to tasty handbreaded catfish and mouth-watering grilled steaks.... and of course, everything in between.

Fun facts

Kentucky Lake is one of the largest man-made lakes in the U.S. with over 2,300 miles of shoreline and 160,000 acres of water. Known as "Hawg Heaven" to the sport fisherman, Kentucky Lake has the resources to keep your lines tight. For the variety of species that offer fast fishing and hefty catches, these waters are as good as they are big. If it’s your first time to Kentucky Lake, you may want to book a fishing guide for a half or full day. They can give you great tips on fishing this expansive body of water along with showing you a great time on the lake.

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