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Rough River Dam State Resort Park

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450 Lodge Road, Falls of Rough, KY 40119-6011
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hawesville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our second time staying here in the cottages (1st visit 07/2014). We stayed in a deluxe cottage rather than the standard from last visit. This one was much more updated. Our family had such a great time. The interior is spacious and decorated appropriately, in my opinion. With 7 of us, that 2nd bath was priceless. I have... More 

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louisville
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the second time to visit Rough River 1st time in a cabin and during winter. This time in lodge in the summer. Visit was in the middle of the week and not on weekend. I was surprised that there were not more people there. Nice pool area and grounds seem to be well maintained. I agree with earlier... More 

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Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bad : Room hadn't been vacuumed - Food crumbs on floor. Upholstery ripped in lodge chairs.Checkers broken in game room. Room AC very loud. Miniature golf course a wreck. Badly worn greens with multiple divots. Some of the hole signs actually rotted away and laying on ground. Trail could use some maintenance. Some cement walkways in bad shape. Some of... More 

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Lodge and Park. I deeply regret that your stay was not more pleasant. A guest should always expect a clean room and obviously we did not live up to our set standards. You also pointed out a number of deficiencies that we are in the process of correcting, such as sidewalks... More 

Tennessee, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We looked at cabin #204. My first impression was pieces of trash around the front door. It was like a garbage bag had broken and no one took the time to clean up the small pieces. We decided to stay in the lodge in room 245. It had a small balcony and a view of the lake. The room was... More 

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

To Rob from Tennessee: I have used your observations about the cleanliness around your cottage to help our staff realize that it is not only the inside, but the outside of our accommodations that contribute to the guest experience. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and I hope... More 

Ocala, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We went to Rough River Dam State Resort Park for a RC Fly In. The park is beautiful and the lake and surrounding area is spectacular. It is in a very rural area of Kentuky so it is isolated. This is both good and bad... The cottages are nice, and they are clean. They are a bit dated and need... More 

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Michael R, Manager at Rough River Dam State Resort Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Lodge and Park. We are always working to improve and your comments will help us do so. I do regret your experience in our restaurant. Normally, the food is very good and we strive for top notch service. Hopefully you will return for the R/C meet next May and give us another shot.... More 

Charleston, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The lodge rooms at Rough River Dam State Park are modest and need some updating but we had a great time. The beds are comfy and the rooms are clean and the bathrooms are quite small but the best thing is the private balconies and patios overlooking the lake. We arrived very late on a Wednesday and did not get... More 

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Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Worth staying. Rooms overlook the lake are are basic, but reasonably well appointed. Beads are comfortable. Bathrooms are terribly small, with the sink outside, but then it is a state park, not a luxury resort. The setting is fabulous. Friendly staff, passable food in dining room.

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louisville,ky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stayed at a nearby log cabin for a girls weekend trip. Because we didn't have a lake view but close to Falls of the Rough Dam State Park, we discovered their Marina offered $8 boat tour lasting about 1 1/2 hours. We had a beautiful day and our tour guide was delightful. He's been living on the river for years... More 

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Phoenix
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice and wide RV spaces, but most are lower in the back (for drainage) than we prefer. We couldn't adjust the 4" drop from front to back. EZ pull-thru spaces off paved roads. The dump is also off-level in the wrong direction, so we couldn't get a complete empty of our tanks. Laundry and shower house are up the hill.... More 

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KY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Had a nice stay in one of the executive cottages with another couple for a fishing tournament. The boat parking was a slight issue, but we made do (had to park in the grass). The cottage was older but had been updated and was spaced nicely from the other cottages. We had a slight problem at check-in but it was... More 

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