Outdoor Activities


Rough River Lake
Manager: Chuck Tempfer

Learn more about the Rough River Resort and Park on the Kentucky State Parks Website

Rough River Lake is the perfect location for the water sports enthusiast. The marina offers 121 open slips, 29 open houseboat slips, 48 covered slips, a launching ramp, and rental fishing boats and pontoon boats. Open May to October. Call for fees (270-257-2311).

Lady Of the Lake Boat Tours: Up to 40 people capacity. Price on daily tours is $7.00 for adults and $3.00 for kids. Available to rent by the hour for private business groups or families.

The avid angler will delight in the abundance of largemouth, white, and Kentucky bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie, and rough fish.

Click here to go to the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources page for guide and license information: (www.fw.ky.gov)

A pool is available for lodge and cottage guests at Rough River Dam Lodge. Or enjoy the gentle waves of Rough River Lake on the public beach, serviced with a bathhouse. Open seasonally.

Nick’s Boat Dock

Nick’s Boat Dock is a family owned & operated full service marina on Rough River Lake.

Services and fun available:

  • Boat Slips
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Dockside Marathon Gas
  • Beer, Ice, Food, Snacks, Soft Serve Ice Cream, Jumbo Hot Dogs
  • Wakeboards, Ski Supplies, Tubes,
  • ParadisePads, Sandles & Flips
  • Oakley & Hoven Sunglasses
  • Swimwear, Clothing, & Souvenirs

Visit Nick’s Boat Dock

Hunting and Fishing

Yellowbanks Wildlife Management Area

Roughly 6,775 acres near the Ohio River and Meade County line. Access to the Ohio River is available for hunters and anglers, and there is a good amount of trail mileage for both equestrians and hikers. Two hiking trails totaling 4.8 miles; 25 mile horseback trail; and a 20-stop archery trail. A wide diversity of wildlife, wild flowers and habitat make it top destination for nature enthusiasts.

Bluegrass Whitetail Outfitters ▶

Bluegrass Whitetail Outfitter is a small local outfitter with rural experience. We have nice lake lodging and amenities. Our true goal is for you to come for the hunt and leave with the experience.

Deep in the heart of Kentucky lies some of the best whitetail deer hunting in the world. Come explore western Kentucky and let us help you hunt the deer of a lifetime!

Breckinridge County Community Center

Visit to enjoy a round of golf, and cool off in our pool afterwards at the Breckinridge County Community Center. Visit online.

Community Pool Website


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