Rough River Lake


3.50 out of 5
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Campground Description

Situated within the ""cliffy"" area of western Kentuckys Pennyroyal (or Pennyrile) region, rocky cliffs add to the beauty of the shoreline. Within 50 miles of Mammoth Cave National Park, the largest cave system in the world. The lake was completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1961.For camping reservations at this and other Corps campgrounds, please call toll-free 1-877-444-6777 (TDD: 877833-6777; INTL: 518-885-3639) or visit the website
Contact: US Army Corps of Engineer (
Posted by: TrailAPI on May 14, 2013
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    Campground Activities

    A wide variety of recreational activities and facilities are provided at the lake, including ample opportunities for boating and fishing. The most sought after fish are bass, crappie and catfish, and bass tournaments occur at the lake throughout the year. Additionally, pontoon, johnboat and jet ski rentals are available at the nearby marinas.

    Campground Amenities

    Boat Launch, Drinking Water, Dump Station, Flush Toilet, Hookup - Electric, Pets OK, Playground, Showers

    Reservation info

    Camping Fees

    $14-$34 per night

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    Reviews of Rough River Lake

    Reviewed by SULLIVAN2049 on February 21, 2016

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    Very quiet campground with very little "outside drive thru traffic." We stayed 2 nights, were close to the water and had a very level site for our tents.
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    Reviewed by rtate on April 17, 2006

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    Nice campground. Not very rugged country, but many nice sites close to Rough River. I did some hiking out in the woods along the far side of the river and enjoyed the solitude and scenery.
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