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Status: Open through Sun Nov 01 2015
Max reservation window: Mon Jul 04 2016
47 site(s) found


Yatesville Lake provides plenty of room to skim the waves or catch some rays in your favorite cruisecraft--be it a houseboat, pontoon, speed boat or jet ski. The Yatesville Marina, named the nation's "Most Outstanding Project" in 1999 by the States Outdoor Boating Association, offers everything boaters and fishers need for lake fun. Back on shore, enjoy challenging play on the parkÂÂÂÂs new 18-hole par-71 Eagle Ridge golf course. The course, built on mountainous terrain, features dramatic views and is part of the Kentucky State Park System's "Signature Series" of golf courses. Yatesville Lake State Park has a variety of campsites to suit anyoneÂÂÂÂs idea of "roughing it," including double-wide sites for two RVs and boat-in, primitive sites. The 2,300-acre lake offers good bluegill, bass and crappie fishing.


Yatesville Lake State Park is located near the town of Louisa, in Lawrence County, and opened in 1999.


Yatesville Lake State Park is home to several challenging and varied trail systems. The Mary Ingles Trail System, both a Community Millennium Trail and a National Recreation Trail, is located at the marina area and is made up of six separate trail loops: three rugged, wooded hiking trails, two exercise paths, and one ADA nature trail. The Pleasant Ridge Trail System is made up of five separate wooded nature trails. The Yatesville Lake Multi-Use Trail is a large, 20+ mile trail, open to hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Other activities at the park include fishing in the lake for bluegill, crappie, and bass, miniature golfing, and regular golf.


Pleasant Ridge Campground has both full hookup campsites and primitive campsites--both "boat in" and "hike in" sites. The campground also has a playground facility, nature trails, laundry room, restrooms & showers, and a dump station. The "boat in" sites are accessible only by boat, for secluded lakeside camping. The campgrounds was named among the best campgrounds in Kentucky and Tennessee by the Menasha Ridge Press. Other facilities at the park include the Eagle Ridge Golf Course and pro shop and a picnic pavilion with two picnic shelters, a playground, a volleyball court, and a grill. An ADA-compliant fishing jetty and lagoon may be found at the marina, which has a terrific boat dock and a store that sells gas, groceries, bait, fishing equipment, and souvenirs. A public beach area, equipped with playgrounds, restrooms, showers, and a snack bar is located near the marina.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Bathhouse
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Launch Ramp
  • Boating
  • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Power
  • Camper's Appreciation Weekend
  • Campground Host
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Camping,improved site
  • Canoeing
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood (available at Camp Gate)
  • First Aid Station
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fuel, Boats
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grills
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Hiking Trails Twilight Walk
  • Horseshoes
  • Hospital
  • Hot Showers
  • Information/Contact Station
  • Jet Skiing
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance Facility
  • Marina
  • Moorage
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Playground
  • Powerboating
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt course
  • Ranger Station
  • Rent Boats
  • Rental, Boat, Motorized
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Showers
  • Sightseeing
  • Skiing - Water
  • Stargazing
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Telephone
  • Trail, Hiking/Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Twilight Hiking Trail Walks
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Water, Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Horseback Riding
  • Kayaking
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Horse Rentals
Within 10 Miles
  • Churches
  • Dock, Boat
  • Motel
  • Seasonal Festivals
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • ATM/ Cash Machine
  • Art & Museum
  • Culture
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Historic Sites
  • Maintenance, Boat
  • Propane
  • Scenic driving routes
  • Town
Alerts and Important Information

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):
    38.07917, -82.66778
    38°4'45"N, 82°40'4"W

    The park's marina area and campgrounds/golf course are about 15 miles apart. To get to the marina, take US 23 toward Louisa, then drive 3 miles west on KY 3 to KY 1185. KY 1185 ends at the park's marina. To get to the campgrounds or the Eagle Ridge Golf Course, take US 23 toward Louisa, then drive 5 miles west on KY 32. Take KY 32 West to KY 3215, which will lead directly to the campgrounds and the golf course.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. Box 767
    Louisa  KY  41230

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (606)673-1492