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Holmes Bend Campground is located within Green River Lake State Park in Kentucky, which offers a wide array of recreational activities. The park itself is in central Kentucky, approximately 85 miles southeast of Louisville.

Campground Amenities

Camping Facilities: Holmes Bend Campground provides various camping options including RV sites, tent sites, and some may have cabins for rent. The exact amenities can vary, but typically you can expect:

  • Electric hook-ups
  • Water access
  • Picnic tables
  • Fire rings

Restrooms: The campground typically offers restrooms with showers and toilets for guest use.

Dump Stations: For RV campers, there are usually dump stations available for waste disposal.


Boating: Green River Lake is a major draw for boaters. Holmes Bend has a marina where you can rent boats or dock your own.

Fishing: The lake is known for fishing with common catches including bass, crappie, and catfish. A valid Kentucky fishing license is required.

Hiking: There are several trails in the park for hiking enthusiasts of all levels, offering excellent views and wildlife watching opportunities.

Swimming: The park has a beach area for swimming during the warmer months.

Booking and Reservations

Advance Reservations: It's strongly recommended to book your camping spot in advance, especially during peak season, as the campground can fill up quickly.

Check-in and Check-out Times: Be sure to check the specific check-in and check-out times when you make your reservation.

Important Rules and Regulations

Pets: Pets are typically allowed but must be kept on a leash and under control at all times.

Quiet Hours: Most campgrounds enforce quiet hours during the night (for example, 10:00 PM to 7:00 AM), during which campers are expected to keep noise to a minimum.

Alcohol Policy: Some state parks have specific regulations regarding alcohol consumption. Be sure to check the rules for Green River Lake State Park.

Firewood: To prevent the spread of invasive insects, campgrounds often encourage buying firewood locally rather than bringing it from home.

Safety Considerations

Wildlife: Store food properly and be aware of local wildlife. Follow any posted guidelines to avoid encounters with bears or other animals.

Water Safety: When boating or swimming, always wear a lifejacket and follow posted safety rules.

Emergencies: Familiarize yourself with the location of the nearest hospital or emergency medical facility, and have a first aid kit on hand.

For the most current and detailed information regarding Holmes Bend Campground and Green River Lake State Park, be sure to check the Kentucky State Parks website or contact the park directly before planning your trip. Policies and available amenities can change, so it's important to verify information before you go.

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