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Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Thu Jul 07 2016
42 site(s) found


Paintsville Lake State Park is near the Country Music Highway Museum and the Mountain Homeplace. The Loretta Lynn Homeplace is located 30 minutes from the Park.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Canoeing
  • Comfort Station
  • Dock, Boat
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood (available at Camp Gate)
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Lake
  • Handicap Access
  • Horseshoes
  • Hot Showers
  • Ice
  • Jet Skiing
  • Jogging/Running
  • Laundry
  • Marina
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Recreation Programs
  • Rent Boats
  • Restroom
  • Sail Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Meeting Hall
  • Musical Performances
  • Newspapers
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
Within 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Car rentals
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Churches
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery store
  • Hospital
  • Information Center
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Museum
  • Pay Telephone
  • Propane
  • Recycling Station
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Town
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Amphitheater
  • Cottages
  • Nature Center
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:

  • 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 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.
  • 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):
    37.84222, -37.84222
    37°50'32"N, 37°50'32"W

    Paintsville Lake is on US 23 at the Staffordsville/Paintsville exit in Johnson County,KY. on Rt.40 West. From the Mountain Parkway, take the 460 exit out of Salyersville into Paintsville and turn on Rt.40 West at the intersection and follow the brown signs and turn right on KY.RT. 2275, continue down the hill until you see the sign, "Road Ends in Water" and you are here, enjoy.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    P O BOX 920, 1551 KY RT 2275

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (606)297-8486