Barren River Lake State Resort Park is located near Kentucky’s famous cave area, which includes Mammoth Cave National Park, the longest cave system in the world. With a nearby attraction like that, who could ask for more? Amazingly enough, though, Barren River Lake State Resort Park could stand entirely on its own – even without this world-famous nearby attraction. The scenic setting for Barren River Lake State Resort Park is breathtaking – a photographer’s delight, to be certain. The lodge is surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills and overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake. The lodge, which is open year-round, has 51 rooms and offers full amenities.