Lake Malone State Park

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Lake Malone State Park

Kentucky

(270) 657-2111

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Things To Do

Overview

The lake is enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs rising above the water's edge and surrounded by hardwood forests. Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the 1.5-mile Laurel Trail or the .25-mile Wildflower Trail. These easy-rated hiking trails provide picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by Native Americans. Mountain laurel, holly, dogwood and wildflowers provide a rich tapestry of native flora. Natural wonders abound in this secluded wilderness!

Map of Lake Malone (KY)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.075415, -87.047394

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Activities

  • Boating

    A boat ramp is available at Lake Malone.

  • Camping

    Enjoy a symphony of starlight and a chorus of nature camping amid the great outdoors! Some 30 primitive sites are available for tent camping. Twenty-five campsites are equipped with electric and water hookups to accommodate recreational vehicles. A central service building in the campground offers showers, rest rooms, and a laundry; and for completed camping convenience, campsites have grills and picnic tables. Pets are allowed if restrained.

    The campground is closed from November 1 to March 31. Call the park for more information 270-657-2111.

  • Fishing

    "An angler's delight" describes 788-acre Lake Malone. The fishermen in your family can try their skill at catching channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish. Equipment is available for free rental.

  • Hiking

    Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the mile and one-half Laurel Trail or the quarter mile Wildflower Trail. These easy-rated hiking trails provide picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by prehistoric Native Americans. Mountain laurel, holly, dogwood, and wildflowers provide a rich tapestry of native flora.

  • Picnicking

    Your family outing will be even more memorable with the beautiful lake views from the park's two picnic shelters. Both shelters are equipped with rest rooms. The picnic area is in the campground and has picnic tables, grills, rest rooms, and an adjacent playground. Shelters available for rental up to one year in advance. Note: The Lower Shelter is temporarily closed due to maintenance. Please check with the park about reopening.

  • RVing

    Twenty-five campsites are equipped with electric and water hookups to accommodate recreational vehicles.

  • Water Sports

    For your convenience, a bathhouse with showers, rest rooms, and a vending area is available. Open Memorial Day-Labor Day.

Directions

Driving

Lake Malone is 22 miles south of Central City. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Central City, and take US 431 to KY 973 to the park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(270) 657-2111

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