Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

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Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

Kentucky

(606) 473-7324

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Overview

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Kentucky is a resort park in the northeastern part of the commonwealth, close to the town of Greenup, Kentucky in Greenup County on Kentucky State Route 1. It features a 36 room lodge named for Greenup County resident and writer Jesse Hilton Stuart, a 63-site campground with 35 primitive sites, a swimming pool with slides, two tennis courts, an 18-hole miniature golf course and a new amphitheater. The lodge contains a 232-seat dining room. It is centered around the 300-acre Greenbo Lake that features a boat dock and marina. There are over 25 miles of hiking, biking and horseback trails.

Map of Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (KY)

Latitude, Longitude: 38.486841, -82.892245

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Activities

  • Boating

    The marina, open April 1 - October 31, offers 65 open slips, rental pontoon boats, row boats, canoes, and motor boats. No jet skis are allowed on lake. The whole of the lake is idle only, and all boaters must observe no wake speeds. Fishing pier and boat ramp for launching boats are open. Canoes can be rented at the park marina open April 1 - October 31.

  • Bird Watching

    Spring brings about warbler populations, thrushes, woodpeckers, and waterfowl. In summer you can see a variety of colorful song birds. During the fall season a variety of migrating birds and waterfowl are passing through the park. Winter is a time when sparrows, finches, and hawks can be seen. Sighting opportunities are throughout the entire park, especially the Fern Valley Trail were song birds and woodpeckers can be seen. Taking a pontoon boat ride or canoe trip on beautiful Greenbo Lake can provide for great birding along the lake's shoreline looking for belted kingfishers, swifts, and waterfowl. For an enjoyable morning or evening bird watch you can sit in a rocking chair on the lodge front porch during the spring, summer, and early fall to view, ruby throated hummingbirds, chickadees, robins, and listen to catbirds and mockingbirds chatter.

  • Bicycling

    Trails provide the perfect opportunity for hikers, mountain bikers and horsemen to enjoy the scenery of beautiful Greenbo Forest. Self-guided trails provide 25 miles of easy-to-difficult hiking, or marked for multi-use.

  • Camping

    Camping: The campground features 58 sites with utility hook ups and 35 primitive sites. Three dumping stations, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, and a grocery store guarantee camping convenience. WiFi available. Closed Nov 1 - Mar 31.

    Equine Camping: 9 primitive sites are available on a first come first served basis for equestrian campers only. Each site has hitching posts, fire rings, picnic table and a general watering area with easy access to the trail system.

    Rates: $18 per night, Sunday through Thursday. $20 per night, Friday and Saturday

  • Fishing

    Cast away your cares at Greenbo Lake! This 225-acre lake is home of two state largemouth bass records! The lake also holds large bluegill, crappie, catfish, and trout. Don't have a fishing pole? No problem! Stop by the marina and ask about the fishing loaner program where overnight guests can check out FREE equipment.

  • Golfing

    Perfect your putting on the 18-hole miniature golf course in the camping area. Open April through October.

  • Hiking

    The trails provide the perfect opportunity for hikers, mountain bikers and horsemen to enjoy the scenery of beautiful Greenbo Forest. Self-guided trails provide 25 miles of easy-to-difficult hiking, or marked for multi-use.

  • Horseback Riding

    Two multi-use trails trails provide miles of opportunities for the equestrian. Additionally, 9 primitive sites are available on a first come first served basis for equestrian campers only.

    Each site has hitching posts, fire rings, picnic table and a general watering area with easy access to the trail system.

    Rates: $18 per night, Sunday through Thursday. $20 per night, Friday and Saturday

  • Picnicking

    The park has a picnic shelter along the pool road with rest rooms, plus two more picnic areas in the campground.

  • RVing

    Enjoy the great outdoors at the Greenbo Lake campground. The campground features 58 sites with utility hook ups and 35 primitive sites. Three dumping stations, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, and a grocery store guarantee camping convenience. Closed Nov 1 - Mar 1.

  • Tennis

    Tennis courts are located in the park for guests' enjoyment. Racquets may be checked out at the lodge desk by overnight guests.

  • Water Sports

    A swimming pool adjacent to the lodge is for the exclusive use of lodge guests. A community pool features a water slide and a children's area with a rain tree is located next to the lake (swimming is not allowed in the lake). Open Memorial Day weekend through mid-August.

Directions

Driving

Greenbo Lake is on KY 1711, four miles west of KY 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from the Grayson exit. Directions from I-64 west bound. Take the Industrial park exit (RT 67), drive approximately 8 miles to the RT 207 exit, take a left onto 207, drive 3 miles to RT. 1 take a left and travel approximately 5 miles to the park entrance which is 1711. Directions from I-64 east bound. Take exit 172 (KY-1/KY-7) towards Grayson/Maysville. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for CR-AA/KY-9/Maysville. Turn left at KY-1/KY-7. Continue to follow KY-1 for approximately 14.6 miles. Turn left at KY-1711 and follow KY-1711 to the park entrance. Directions from southeastern Ohio: take Hwy 23 (known as The Country Music Highway). Turn right at RT 1 in Greenup, Ky and travel approximately 7 miles to 1711 which is the entrance to Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

Phone Numbers

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(606) 473-7324

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