What to do in Mineral Mound State Park

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

This peaceful setting on the shores of Lake Barkley is historically linked to the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The property was once the farm of Willis B. Machen, grandfather of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. It's not hard to imagine the serene, Gatsby-style era from this park, with idyllic days of playing golf and cruising the lake.

The front 9 holes are situated in a wooded area and many of the back 9 holes are flanked by lake views. A pro shop offers rental carts, clubs and golf merchandise. The park also has a picnic area, a fishing pier and a boat ramp.

Enjoy a picnic in pleasant surroundings in the Mineral Mound picnic area. Open year-round.

Recreation
The park now has a challenging 18-hole golf course. The front 9 holes are situated in a wooded area and many of the back 9 holes are flanked by lake views. A pro shop offers rental carts, clubs and golf merchandise.

Launch your pleasure or fishing boat onto Lake Barkley from Mineral Mound Launching Ramp. Open year-round.

Hiking trails through the 541 acres of Mineral Mound are being developed. Look for signage on the park.

Location
The easiest route to Mineral Mound from any direction is taking KY Exit 40 on I-24. This exit is west of the Western Kentucky Parkway at its end on I-24. At KY Exit #40 on I-24, turn onto US 62/641 East. Stay on US 62 until you reach the traffic light at the intersection with KY 93. Go south on KY 93. The first park sign appears one mile from traffic light. Turn right onto Gregory Road, then look for park sign on right, approximately one mile after turn.

Climate
This state experiences a temperate climate with nearly 50 inches of rainfall annually. Thirteen inches of snow is an annual average in Kentucky. There are four distinct seasons here with summer temperatures reaching 90 degrees F frequently in July and August. Low summer temperatures dip near 70 degrees F at night. Winter high temperatures often reach 45 degrees with lows dipping below freezing. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant seasons in which to visit Kentucky. Fall months are the driest. The humidity levels in the state average near 54 degrees throughout the year. The humidity during the winter months averages somewhat higher.

Address
48 Finch Lane
Eddyville, KY 42038

Phone: 270-388-3673

Email: MineralMound@ky.gov
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