Kentucky Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Kentucky? View Kentucky parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Barkley Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Louisville, south on I-65 to Western Kentucky Parkway, 13 miles west on US 62 through Eddyville. Phone (270) 362-4236 Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION

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Barren River Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Louisville, 95 miles south on I-65 to Cave City, 10 miles south on KY 90 to Glasgow, 5 miles south on US 31 to KY 252, 9 miles south to dam. Phone (270) 646-2055 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT

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Buckhorn Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Hazard, 9 miles north on KY 15, 20 miles east on KY 28. Phone (606) 398-7251 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING SITE, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

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Carr Creek Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Hazard, 16 miles south on KY 15, 1 miles northward on KY 1089. Phone (606) 642-3308 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds | LITTCARR CAMPGROUND Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More

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Cave Run Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Lexington, 60 miles east with primary access off I-64 exits 123, 133 and 137. Located on KY 826 via US 60 and KY 801. Phone (606) 784-9709 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

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Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, DIVING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds | CRAIGS CREEK GROUP AREA | GROVE | HOLLY BAY | ZILPO – DANIEL BOONE NAT. FOR.

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Dewey Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From U.S. 23 turn East onto Route 3. After approximately 3 miles turn onto Route 3051, which merges into Route 302. Route 302 travels along the lake shore. Phone (606) 789-4521 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE,

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Fishtrap Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Pikeville – 12 miles East on U.S. 460 then 2 miles East on State Route 1789. Phone (606) 437-7496 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds | FISHTRAP

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Fenwick Mines Day Use Area

George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CLIMBING, CAMPING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, HUNTING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING, HORSE CAMPING Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds | CALDWELL FIELDS GROUP CAMPGROUND | MORRIS HILL CAMPGROUND | Trout Pond Recreation Area | SHERANDO

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Grayson Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Take Exit 172(Grayson Route 7) off of I-64. Travel Route 7 South 8 miles to Grayson Dam. Phone (606) 474-5815 Activities BOATING, CLIMBING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Campground Reservations Kentucky

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Green River Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located 90 miles southeast of Louisville via I-65 and KY 61, 210, and 55 south. Phone (270) 465-4463 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground

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Greenriver +2 Locks, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (270) 826-7360 Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Kentucky Recreation Areas | Greenriver +2 Locks Photo Album | Greenriver +2 Locks Website These locks and dams provide a usable channel for recreational and commercial traffic on the Green River. Public facilities are not

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Kentucky River, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (502) 223-8338 Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Kentucky Recreation Areas | Kentucky River Website Provides a navigational channel for commercial and recreational traffic. The river meanders through the Kentucky bluegrass area and is a favorite boating stream during the summer and fall.

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Lake Cumberland, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions The Lake Cumberland Visitor Center is located at the Resource Manager’s Office on Boat Dock Road approximately four miles south of Somerset on U.S. Highway 27 at red light 29. Phone (606) 679-6337 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS,

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Laurel River Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From London, KY, 20 mi E on KY 192 to KY 1193. Phone (606) 864-6412 Activities FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds | Laurel River Lake Picnic Area Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Kentucky Recreation Areas

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Martins Fork Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions 16 miles southeast of Harlan on KY 987. Phone (606) 573-7655 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Kentucky Recreation Areas | Martins Fork Lake Photo Album | Facebook

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Nolin River Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Several exits from I-65 south offer access. From Brownsville, north 5 miles on KY 259, right on KY 728, follow signs. Phone (270) 286-4511 Activities BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

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Ohio River – Greenup Pool, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions Located off US 23 at Greenup, KY. Phone (606) 473-7441 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Kentucky Recreation Areas | Ohio River – Greenup Pool Website

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Ohio River – Markland Pool, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Louisville, 50 miles east on I-71, 5 miles north on KY 227, 14 miles east on KY 42 to Markland. Phone (859) 567-7661 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking

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Ohio River – McAlpine Pool, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Phone (502) 774-3514 Activities HIKING, PICNICKING Campground Reservations Kentucky Campgrounds Hiking Trails Kentucky Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Kentucky Recreation Areas | Ohio River – McAlpine Pool Website | Ohio River – McAlpine Pool Photo Album Provides a navigational channel between Louisville and Cincinnati that is an integral part of

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Paintsville Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Paintsville – West on U.S. 460 then take State Route 40 West. Take State Route 2275 to the dam. This is a total of 4 miles. Phone (606) 297-6312 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL

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Rough River Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Louisville, KY: Option 1: Begin at ramp onto I-64 West toward New Albany/St. Louis, traveling 22.3 miles. Take the IN-135 exit- Exit Number 105- toward Palmyra/Corydon, onto IN-135 South toward Corydon, traveling 16.7 miles. Continue on Bypass Road KY-79 for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto KY-79, traveling 10.1

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Taylorsville Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From Taylorsville, 3 miles east on KY 44, then 2 miles west on KY 2239 to dam. Phone (502) 477-8882 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL

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Yatesville Lake, Kentucky Recreation Area Info & Images

Directions From U.S. 23 take Route 3 approximately 3 miles to Route 1185. Route 1185 ends at the Yatesville Lake Marina (approximately 3 miles). Phone (606) 686-2412 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, HORSEBACK RIDING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Campground

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