Karen Roberts Prater

7 months ago



Top Five Things to Do

1. Visit this historical "First" Kentucky State Park

2. Hike the Chained Rock Trail

3. Visit the Laurel Cove Amphitheater

4. Enjoy the fresh catfish or a hot brown at the lodge dining room

5. Play 18 holes of golf and then enjoy a cocktail in the lobby bar


You will be charmed by the skilled craftsmanship of stone and wood throughout Herndon J. Evans Lodge at Pine Mountain Resort, Kentucky's first state park. Each of the 30 rooms has a private patio or balcony to enjoy mountain views. Open year-round. AAA 3 - Diamond rating. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11 a.m., local time. We are now pet friendly! The park also has 21 cottages available.

Mountain View Restaurant

Enjoy gorgeous mountain scenery while dining in the restaurant. As a supporter of the Kentucky Proud program, we use local meats and produce when available and now serve Kentucky wine and spirits in the restaurant and Mountain Top Tavern.

Restaurant Hours

Monday – Closed

Tuesday - Closed

Wednesday - 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Saturday - 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sunday - 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Things to Do


The Cumberland Plateau hosts species found nowhere else in the state. The elevation makes it suitable for many breeding passerines typically found in northerly locations. Specialties of the region include breeding warblers, ruffed grouse, and ravens, among others. In spring, the park witnesses the peak migration of warblers through the mountains near the end of April. A good variety of less commonly observed Neotropical migrant birds are observed nesting in summer.

Gift Shop

Small selection of Kentucky-made candies, jellies, and souvenirs are available for purchase in the lobby.


The resort is home of the championship Wasioto Winds 18-hole golf course. The course, nationally ranked by Golf Digest in 2004, is a links-style course in the mountains. The course features spectacular scenery, wide cart paths, practice range, practice putting greens, and an indoor training center. Golf packages are offered year-round. For more information, call the course Pro Shop at 606-337-1066 or 1-800-814-8002. For more info about this course CLICK HERE.


Pine Mountain is a hiker’s paradise with 12 miles of self-guided trails. Hike to Chained Rock, the Hemlock Garden or various other trails with names like Honeymoon Falls, Rock Hotel, and Timber Ridge.

Miniature Golf

The challenging 9-hole miniature golf course provides a great opportunity for whole-family fun! Open April 1 - October 31. ($)

Outdoor Theater

The Laurel Cove Amphitheater, featuring bathrooms and a dressing room, is available for rental. Its lush, peaceful setting is ideal for warm-season weddings, large gatherings, and public performances.


Picnic areas can be found at various scenic locations across the park. Tables, grills, rest rooms, and a covered shelter are located near Laurel Cove and the similarly outfitted Dogwood Shelter, on the park’s east end. Shelters are available for rental up to three years in advance.


Cool off with a refreshing dip in our pool (meets ADA standards). The lodge pool is for the exclusive use of overnight park guests. Hours: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm daily, Memorial Day to Labor Day. No lifeguards on duty.