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Green River Lake State Park Campbellsville

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Green River Lake State Park
179 Park Office Road
Campbellsville
KY
42718
Tel: 270-465-8255

Where are we going today?

With 1,331 acres of nature to play in, and a whopping 8,200 acres of lake to play ON, what better way to experience the beauty of Kentucky than at Green River Lake State Park

Feeling active? Just as well because there are 28 miles of trails for you to explore! They are great for mountain biking, horseback riding, and hiking. You'll be wrapped up in the beauty of Green River Lake, and kids will have a great time getting into nature - playing and exploring. They might even be able to spot some wildlife! 

Want to enjoy some of that 8,200 acres of lake? There is a huge variety of fish waiting for you! From white, smallmouth, largemouth, and Kentucky bass - maybe you'll be lucky and catch a bluegrill crappie!

There are also 200 covered slips available for boats, including rental houseboats, jet skis and pontoon boats!

If that's not enough, there is an 18-hole mini golf course that you and the family can challenge each other over, as well as a fun playground where kids can get out all of that energy we know they have stored up! 

Spend the day enjoying a lovely picnic, and there's the marina with a restaurant, with all the boat facilities.  A beach in a State Park? There is here! Bask on the sand as a break from all that hiking! 

If you fancy spending the weekend because you're having so much fun, they even have an RV campground! It seems Green River Lake has enough nature fun to fill your family day out!

Say hi to the wildlife for us! You might just see a deer peeking his head around the trees as you take your walk. Don’t forget your camera! 

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How much does it cost?

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When can we go?

Always open!

Open all year round.

I'm Hungry!

There are picnic areas so make sure you pack a lunch and really make a day of it! .

Healthy Eating!

It's always a great idea when hiking to take water and healthy snacks to keep that energy up! .

Any Top Tips?

If you fancy some ports, there are basketball and volleyball courts in the park too! Of course there are!.

Doing our bit

The park do their best to look after the amazing nature that's in it, so help them out and take all of your trash back with you to keep it nice and clean! .

Need a little extra help?

The park is accessible but if you want to take to the trails, it might be best to call before hand to see what trails are best for you. .

Can I get one of those?

There is indeed a gift shop! Its adjacent to the camping area and there you can buy some fun handicrafts and souvenirs! .

More information

The campgrounds are open all year, and reservations can be made. In Nov, Dec and March it's walk in only on a first come basis. .

What people are saying?

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    This was an amazing campground, but not anymore. Sharon and her friends use this place as their personal playground. The rules state 14 day stay and then you must move. They also state no tent, or camper left unattended for over 24 hours. Sharon rents spots for the whole summer to anyone willing to pay. Uncle buck snags up a water front spot for the entire summer and parks his bus sideways to block everybody else's view of the lake. Sharon will also let her friends right in even on full holiday weekends. I know one of these people. Granted it wasn't...Read More

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    The good
    Friendly rangers, friendly family-campers, scenic water view, inexpensive, great Internet (though not free).

    The bad
    Watch out for your dogs; skunks prowling at night. No 50 amp electric. Cigarettes a profit center at the registration counter. Tight turns prohibit 45' motorhomes.

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    We camped here over Memorial Day weekend 2012. 6 adults, 1 baby. We are seasoned, regular tent campers. We reserved 3 sites on the water, thinking that would be a nice change of scenery from sitting in the woods amongst trees. Turns out there were no trees at all. Very few anywhere in the campground except for a few sites. Makes for a lack of privacy and certainly no feeling like you are in nature at all.

    I think this campground is designed more for people who have boats and want a cheap place to be close to the water. Not for campers who don't...Read More

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This was an amazing campground, but not anymore. Sharon and her friends use this place as their personal playground. The rules state 14 day stay and then you must move. They also state no tent, or camper left unattended for over 24 hours. Sharon rents spots for the whole summer to anyone willing to pay. Uncle buck snags up a water front spot for the entire summer and parks his bus sideways to block everybody else's view of the lake. Sharon will also let her friends right in even on full holiday weekends. I know one of these people. Granted it wasn't a good spot but they called her 4th of July weekend and she got them right in. The campground has became a day care for parents who just wanna party! There are kids wandering around everywhere. We've seen kids wearing nothing but a diaper just walking around with no adult in sight. Riding their bikes up and down the hills paying no attention to anything around them. I have camped here for 10 years and watched as it went downhill!

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We camped here over Memorial Day weekend 2012. 6 adults, 1 baby. We are seasoned, regular tent campers. We reserved 3 sites on the water, thinking that would be a nice change of scenery from sitting in the woods amongst trees. Turns out there were no trees at all. Very few anywhere in the campground except for a few sites. Makes for a lack of privacy and certainly no feeling like you are in nature at all.

I think this campground is designed more for people who have boats and want a cheap place to be close to the water. Not for campers who don't have boats and are used to being in the woods.

Being on the water was ok, but other campers seemed to think it was a public beach area and just walked through our campsite to get to the water. Not a lot of seasoned "camper etiquette" types here.

There was no option for doing dishes. We know not to use lake water or bathrooms and most campgrounds have a designated washing station. The staff told us we were the first people who have ever asked about what the rules and procedure are for doing dishes. I still am baffled at what the other 50,000 campers were doing.

Even though our sites were at the end of the row, which we picked intentionally to cut down on traffic, it turns out the boat ramp was beyond our sites, meaning that all day there were large trucks and SUVs pulling boats and trailers around, staring at us out the truck windows, since we had no privacy.

All in all, we made the best of it. We went and bought some inflatables to sit in the lake, we parked our cars in a way that shielded us as best we could from the noise, and we still had a great time with each other, despite the less than ideal campground for campers.

Oh, one more minor point.....the bathhouse was set up in a way where the men's room was right up front within view of the road and campsites. The women's room was around the backside of the building. I'm no wimp, and I did feel safe the whole time, but I have never seen a bathhouse that placed the women's bathroom entrance in such a way where, whether dark or not, no one would be able to see if someone were being placed in an unsafe situation.

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