BURKESVILLE, Ky. — Approximately $2.5 million in improvements are coming to Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park as part of the state’s “Restoring the Finest” initiative, tourism officials announced today.
The initiative is an effort to make repairs and safety improvements to the Kentucky State Park system.
The funding for Dale Hollow will include water and sewer upgrades, new campground waterlines and a new roof for the lodge.
With today’s announcement, Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park will have received approximately $3.8 million in improvements since 2016 under the Bevin administration.
“Dale Hollow Lake is a great asset to our parks system,” said Tourism, Arts and Heritage Secretary Don Parkinson. “Improvements like these are vital to help keeping our parks safe and attractive to guests. We appreciate the continued support for Kentucky State Parks from Gov. Bevin and the General Assembly.”
Kentucky State Parks received $18 million and $20 million in added funding as part of the “Refreshing the Finest” program in 2016-2018. Gov. Bevin and lawmakers approved a $50 million bond issue for the “Restoring the Finest” campaign in state parks during the 2019 General Assembly.
“Our state parks were facing $240 million in deferred maintenance at the beginning of this administration,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said.
“This funding allows us to make much-needed repairs and improvements for the parks and continue contributing to the tourism economy across Kentucky.”
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages, campground, restaurant, hiking trails, golf course, marina and offers recreational activities throughout the year.