Welcome to Big Bear Resort - Kentucky Lake!    The most beautiful resort on Kentucky Lake. Full Accommodations, fishing, full marina, camping, beach, hunting, and much more!
Big Bear Resort - Kentucky Lake
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Welcome to Big Bear Resort!  Previous Page


Check out the map ! 

We've been looking at this aerial for over 30 years and never saw the BEAR.

For those visually challenged...he's semi-reclining on his back.



Established in 1948

65 years of doing it right!
Kentucky Lake's first resort, Big Bear Resort...
The Memories, Majesty & Magic of Kentucky Lake. Big Bear Resort on Kentucky Lake for fishing, boating and family vacation fun. Condos, townhouses, cottages or campground. Private beach and pool. Marina, bait and tackle, bass and crappie guide service. Kentucky Lake's Big Bear Resort is a beautiful lake resort area with:

  • Full Accommodations
  • Great Fishing
  • Full "CLEAN MARINA", Bait, & Tackle
  • Boat Rentals
  • Campground
  • Private Beach
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guide Service
  • Golf Cart Rental                       CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE FISHING LICENSE ONLINE 
  • and more!                                    CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESORT RULES  

    Pets with vet documents will be allowed in the Campground and select cottages. 

    Please refer to pet rules on the campground page.


Happy 2014!!!

Holy Cow another year under our belts and we are so excited to start up this season. The Meier's have now been hosting guests for over 43 years at Big Bear Resort! To be graced with the ability to bring families together, to share in their reunions, to meet new people and welcome repeat guests...WOW what a life we have!

We hope you can take some time out of your busy schedules to come visit.  One thing that we learn as we age is that time stops for no one and before you know it you have a list of "I wish I had taken time to stop and smell the roses". 



Here's a deal! Spread the word.

Bear Creek Village is for sale.

This piece of property is located about 1 mile off the lake and from Big Bear Resort. Public access boat ramp or slips available for rent at Big Bear Marina.

Great turkey and deer hunting on this tract!

There is a 30+/- acre tract for $200,000.
Lot 3 is approximately 1.06 acres and is $15,000.
Lot 4 is approximately .63 acres and is $8000.
Lot 5 is approximately .70 acres and is $8000.
All 3 lots have underground electric and water already run.

Buy directly from the owner and save realtor's fee!

Call Rick @ 270-354-6414.

Spread the word!

A credit card surcharge will be added to all credit card charges in 2014.



Sunday night through Wednesday night rates!!!

YOU decided you like weekends best, 

WE decided you needed to be here Sunday through Wednesday. 

THE SOLUTION:  We have added special rates for Sunday through Wednesday nights. 

These rates are effective immediately throughout the summer. 

All you have to do is call or check them out in our online reservations.

YOU also expressed an interest in one night stays so we have created a one night rate.  Call for more info.

These rates are applicable to all NEW reservations effective 6/9/2013.  No other discounts apply.




for Seasonal Rental

New assigned Campsites for seasonal rental:

FH 66 all 50 amp

EW 47,48, 57, 58, 67, 71 all 50 amp


There will be No Smoking implemented in all the lodging units.

Sectional units are being installed in the Townhouses

Flat screen TV's are now in all units.

The duplex units will no longer be available for rental.




This is Big Bear's 66th year!

 As the FIRST tourism business on Kentucky Lake.

It also marks the beginning of tourism on the Lakes.


Resort Hours


8am - 5pm daily




8am - 5pm


7am - 7pm

on Friday, Saturday and Sunday


May 15 - September 15



April 1 - October 31, 2013


Free WiFi for resort cottage and campground guests.

click here for



For reservations call 1-800-922-BEAR (2327)*.

*Telephone callers from CA and 270 area code, please call 1-270-354-6414.

Rates are subject to change.  Only current year rates are available online.

Click here for 2013 Online Brochure

Click here for Big Bear video

Click here for Resorts and Lodges Big Bear Video

Click here for youtube video compliments of www.artdesigndrive.com/blog

Explore Kentucky Lake webpage

Click here for Kentucky Lake iPhone App

Harold Luther from Greenwood, IN caught this slab crappie at Big Bear Resort



Ed is back! You know what that means...the crappie are biting. Where are you?




We now have diesel fuel at the marina. 

Remember we have ValvTect marine additive in all of our fuels to preserve the life of your engines!


We had a fabulous get-together with the Crappie.com group and hope to have more in 2014.  Check out this link for more info Big Bear Crappie.com article



Big Bear added pets to the campground in 2010 and has been so impressed with pet owners that we have decided to add this to some of our cottages.  There will be a $5.00 per day pet fee and a refundable $150.00 pet deposit for cottage pets.

Cottages 15, 16, 21,22,23,26,27,28,29 will all be pet friendly as well as the Chalets.

So come on down and bring the WHOLE family this time!


Trailer Parking, D dock and E dock all have new lower introductory yearly rates.  See the marina page for more info.



Welcome back Val and Arlene Warner.

I have to tell you that this is one of the best ways to find employees and  to have adventures.  If you do not know about this program, you need to check it out at www.workamper.com


Kentucky Shores zipline is OPEN.



It's official... our website is in the TOP 3 most downloaded sites in the State of Kentucky per our tourism director.  That's no brag, just fact!  Oh well, maybe a little bit of brag.


We have been fortunate enough to find old brochures and postcards from the 1950's. Have a look at $2.00 a night lodging and boats and cars from the past.  The old timers say that fish jumped in your boat! 

1950's Brochure page 1

1950's Brochure page 2

BW marina postcard 1950's

Marina postcard 1960's

1940's Postcard looking up hill from Marina


Hot Coffee and warm gear = Spring Fishing!


Oh yeah...how cute is this guy?  A heart stealer in the making!

       Landre Smiles


Evelyn and her pup, NIko.  Heart stealers at Big Bear!




Do you REALLY need a fishing report?  Ed's back. 'Nuf said.

Steve Yates and family


Howard Morgan's Cash Crop               John & Howard Morgan








Rodney's Fishing Report 

Click here for Rodney's fishing report 


"CLICK here for pictures.



"Just a short note to thank you for your hospitality last week.  We had a great time, best cabin we have stayed in, best lake and docks!  What else can I say."

Jess & David Dickson

Crappie King Ed Hawkins

Lenny Elmore

Daddy's girl! Rodney Hairgrove, Big Bear Resort Guide



Online Postcards

     Click here to send an aerial postcard to your friends!



Big Bear Resorts, Inc. has been awarded the Clean Marina designation from TVA

Big Bear Resorts, Inc. was also awarded the "energy right" Award for Highest Volume Builder of Single Family New Homes.




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Street Address:
Big Bear Resort's, Inc.
30 Big Bear Resort Rd.
Benton, KY 42025

Global Position Coordinates:
88° 11.464 longitude and
36° 54.748 latitude

Mile Marker: 31

EMAIL: stay@bigbearkentuckylake.com


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