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Status: Open through Sun Nov 01 2015
Max reservation window: Wed Jul 27 2016


Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is named for its central feature, placid Greenbo Lake, in which visitors love to fish. Spending the afternoon on a boat on this peaceful lake is a great way to relax. A lakeside swimming pool with a spiraling waterslide, hiking and horseback riding trails in the forest around the lake, and relaxing at the beautiful fieldstone lodge at this resort are all favorite activities. The resort's lodge is named for Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984) author, educator, Poet Laureate of Kentucky, and native son of Greenup County. Stuart was continually inspired by the beauty to be found in Kentucky's hills, and many visitors to this park are similarly impressed by its natural beauty.


Greenbo Lake State Park is located in Greenup County.


Perfect your putting on the 18-hole miniature golf course in the camping area, open April-October. The hiking trails provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Greenbo forest. Self-guided trails provide 25 miles of easy to difficult hiking. Tennis and basketball courts are located in the park, as are horseshoe pits, and sports equipment may be checked out by overnight guests. Daily summer activities and year-round special events for children and adults are planned under the guidance of a trained recreation director. Greenbo Lake's 225 acres are home to two state largemouth bass records! The lake also holds large bluegill, crappie, catfish, and trout. The marina, open April-October, offers 65 open slips and rental pontoon boats, row boats, canoes, and motor boats. A fishing pier and boat ramp for launching boats are open. A swimming pool adjacent to the lodge is for the exclusive use of lodge guests, and a community pool next to the sunning beach features a water slide and a children's area with a rain tree (open during the summer).


Greenbo Lake has a total of 103 sites:
7 Full Service, Pull Thru Sites (35,36,39,40,43,44,50)
15 Full Service Sites (19,28,27,26,25,24,37,38,41,42,45-49)
36 Standard Electric Sites (1-18,20-23,29-34,51-58)
36 Primitive Sites (1-36)
8 Horse Camping Sites (HC1-HC9)
Three dumping stations, two central service buildings with showers and restrooms, and a grocery store guarantee camping convenience. The park has two picnic shelters in the beach area (with restrooms), and in the campground (without restrooms). The shelters, available for advance rental, have picnic tables, grills, and playgrounds. The Jesse Stuart Lodge has a 232-seat dining room serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a gift shop. Most of the 36 rooms feature private patios and balconies overlooking Greenbo Lake. In the Jesse Stuart Library and Reading Room, located in the lodge, guests may examine the works and mementos of this famous Kentucky author and poet. Also in the lodge, the Greenup, Carter, and Boyd Rooms each seat 100 for meetings or events, and the main meeting room can accommodate 300.

Nearby Attractions:

The Jesse Stuart State Nature Preserve is also located in Greenup County.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • 18 Hole Miniature Golf
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Bathhouse
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Boating, Power
  • Campground Host
  • Campground Registration
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Camping,improved site
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Catering
  • Cultural Activities
  • Cultural Sites/ Exhibits
  • Dining
  • Dock, Boat
  • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing park lake
  • Fishing, Pier
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Grills
  • Group/Community facility
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historic Structure/Feature
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Laundry
  • Lifeguarda(Seasonal)
  • Lodging group facilities
  • Maintenance Housekeeping
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Marina
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Nature Study
  • Newspapers
  • Officer/Ranger Station
  • Paddle Boat Rentals
  • Park Lake
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Picnicking
  • Pier fishing
  • Playground
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Instructional
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Propane
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt course
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Bicycles
  • Rentals, Boat Pedal
  • Rentals, Boat, Jon (paddle)
  • Rentals, Boat, Motorized
  • Rentals,Boat,Canoe
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Trails Bicycle
  • Trails Hiking Moderate
  • Trails Hiking/Walking easy
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Trails,Equestrain
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Water Access, Park Lane
  • Water Slides
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • horseshoe pit
  • interpretive trail
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Retail, Bait &Tackle
  • Scenic driving routes
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM (available in Lodge Lobby)
  • Churches
  • Grocery store
  • Kennel
  • Maintenance, vehicle
  • Retail, Supplies
  • ball field
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Airport.
  • Antiquing
  • Artifact/Petroglyph View
  • Cabins
  • Camping equestrain
  • Car rentals
  • Cave Exploring/Spelunking
  • Emergency Services
  • Gardens, Botanical Displ
  • Geological Formations
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horse Stalls
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Maintenance, Rv/Camper
  • Mall
  • Medical Clinic
  • Musical Performances
  • Orchard/Produce Farm
  • Retail, Drinks
  • River/Stream
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Town
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • area attraction
Alerts and Important Information
The park now has WIFI connection capability. The access code can be purchased at the Campground Booth. Variable rates apply:
  • 1 Day - $3.99
  • 3 Day - $9.99
  • 7 Day - $19.99
  • 14 Day - $29.99
  • 30 Day passes are no longer available.

  • Please note:

    Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. 4 adults, 17 years old and above and minor children are included in the base price. If more than 4 adults are going to be on the site, an additional $5.00 per night per adult will be collected upon arrival at the park.

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note: There is a fee charged for the use of the community pool at Greenbo for campers

    Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds.http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
  • There will be no parking on the grass at all at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park's campground facilities
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    38.48389, -82.88972
    38°29'2"N, 82°53'23"W

    Greenbo Lake is on KY 1711, four miles west of KY 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from the Grayson exit. Coming from the Huntington area, traveling west on I-64, take the Industrial Park exit (RT 67) and drive approximately 8 miles to the RT 207 exit. Take a left onto 207 and drive 3 miles to RT 1. Take a left and travel approximately 5 miles to the park entrance, which is 1711.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    965 Lodge Road
    Greenup   KY  41144

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (606)473-7324