Paintsville Lake State Park

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Paintsville Lake State Park

Kentucky

(606) 297-8486

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Overview

The 242-acre Paintsville Lake State Park is located in portions of Johnson and Morgan Counties in eastern Kentucky. The park borders over 13,000 acres leased by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Created by the Corps of Engineers and opened to the public in May 1984, Paintsville Lake covers more than 1,100 acres, is 26 miles long, and in places is more than 100 feet deep. Fishing is an important sport at the park. Largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass are some of the favorite catches in this mountain lake. Also to be found in the lake's waters are catfish, rainbow trout, sunfish, and walleye. Paintsville Lake has a full service marina with over 160 boat slips. Boat rentals are available for those who wish to enjoy fishing or just taking a leisurely boat ride. There is also a four-lane launching ramp to the lake. With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the shoreline, this lake provides 1,140 acres of boating, skiing and fishing pleasure. After a day on the lake, relax in the campground, featuring 32 developed sites with restrooms, showers, laundry and sewer hookups. A full-service marina is located near the campground, offering rental houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats.

Map of Paintsville Lake (KY)

Latitude, Longitude: 37.840021, -82.868156

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Activities

  • Boating

    A full-service marina offers 84 open slips, 80 covered slips, a launching ramp and rental of fishing boats, houseboats, pontoons and pedal boats

  • Camping

    The 32-site campground has electricity, water, and sewer hookups at each site. In addition, there are 10 primitive sites. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are provided. Two of the RV Sites are adapted for the disabled. Pets are allowed if restrained. Open year-round. Horseshoe pits are located lakeside at entrance to the campground.

  • Fishing

    Anglers will find excellent opportunities to catch a variety of species, from walleye to redbreast sunfish.

  • Historic Sites

    Please contact the park for information about historical/cultural tours.

  • Picnicking

    Two sheltered pavilions and two shelters are located in the campground area. Each can be reserved in advance by calling the campground number. Reservation fee.

  • RVing

    The 32-site campground has electricity, water, and sewer hookups at each site. In addition, there are 10 primitive sites. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are provided. Two of the RV Sites are adapted for the disabled. Pets are allowed if restrained. Open year-round.

  • Water Sports

    A full-service marina offers 84 open slips, 80 covered slips, a launching ramp and rental of fishing boats, houseboats, pontoons and pedal boats.

Seasonality/Weather

Summers are hot and humid with temperatures ranging from night time lows 60's to mid 70's; day time highs from upper 80's to mid 90's. Winters are cold with night time lows ranging from low 20's to low 30's; day time highs from mid 20's to upper 30's. Extreme highs can reach 100 degree Fahrenheit; extreme lows can drop to zero degree F., these temperatures are rare. Spring and fall seasons are beautiful in Kentucky with mild temperatures.

Directions

Driving

Take US 23 to US 460 to KY 40 to KY 2275.

Flying

Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and Big Sandy Regional airports are the closest airports to Paintsville Lake State Park.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(606) 297-8486

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