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Green River Lake State Park is a recreational paradise in south-central Kentucky, near the city of Campbellsville. This park offers a variety of outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts and families. Aside from the scenic vistas and lush landscapes, the park is especially known for its 8,200-acre lake, which provides ample opportunities for fishing, boating, and water sports.

Camping Information

Campground Features: The park has a well-equipped campground suitable for tents and RVs, with amenities such as electric and water hookups, a grocery, a dump station, and restrooms with showers.

Camping Options:

  • Standard Electric - Sites with electric hookups for RVs or tents.
  • Tent-Only - Designated areas for tent camping without electric.
  • RV camping - Sites that can accommodate various RV sizes.

Reservations: Reservations can be made through the Kentucky State Parks Reservation System, and it's generally advisable to book in advance, especially during peak seasons.

Camp Times: Check-in and check-out times should be confirmed when you make a reservation, as times can vary seasonally.

Recreational Activities

  • Fishing: Known for excellent fishing, anglers can expect to catch species like bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie. A valid Kentucky fishing license is required for anglers aged 16 and over.
  • Boating: The park's marina offers a boat ramp, and guests may rent pontoon boats, fishing boats, and pedal boats.
  • Hiking: Explore over 28 miles of trails that wind through the park and along the lake.
  • Swimming: There is a beach area within the park, but be sure to check seasonal availability.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The area surrounding the lake is a great spot for bird watching and encountering local wildlife.

Facilities and Services

  • Marina Services: Supplies, fuel, and boat rentals are available at the marina during the boating season.
  • Picnic Areas: Several picnic areas are available throughout the park, with some providing grills and shelters.
  • Playground: Children can enjoy playground facilities within the park.

Park Regulations

  • Alcohol: Possession or consumption of alcohol may be restricted or prohibited in certain areas.
  • Fires: Fires are permitted only in designated fire rings or grills.
  • Pets: Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and should not be left unattended.
  • Quiet Hours: Adhere to designated quiet hours to ensure a peaceful experience for all guests.
  • Litter: All trash should be disposed of properly in trash receptacles, and the leave-no-trace principle should be followed.

Visitor Tips

  • Check Weather: Before you go, check the local weather forecast and prepare accordingly.
  • Park Map: Obtain a park map to familiarize yourself with the layout and facilities.
  • Emergency Preparedness: Have a first-aid kit handy, and be aware of the nearest medical facilities.
  • Insects and Wildlife: Use insect repellent and be aware that you are sharing the park with wildlife. Store food safely.
  • Local Attractions: Consider visiting nearby attractions, such as the Tebbs Bend Battlefield, the Homeplace on Green River, or the Green River Paddle Trail.

For the most current information and to make reservations, it is recommended to contact the park directly or visit the official Kentucky State Parks website.

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