Kentucky Tourism

Paintsville Lake Staffordsville, KY


Paintsville Lake State Park
1551 KY 2275
Staffordsville, KY 41256
Park Manager: David Riley

CALL: 606-297-8486 With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the shoreline, this state park lake in eastern Kentucky provides 1,140 acres for your boating, skiing and fishing pleasure. The park offers three great trail options. Hikers will love the 1.6-mile Kiwanis Trail and the 7-mile Adena Trail. The Dawkins Line Rail Trail is open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders and stretches 18 miles from Johnson County to Magoffin County.

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After a day on the lake, relax in the campground, featuring 32 developed sites with restrooms, showers, laundry and sewer hookups waterfront picnic tables, two playgrounds and other recreation. If you prefer a primitive walk-in campsite, there are 10 available. A full-service marina is located near the campground, offering rental houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats.

Fishing & Boating


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Paintsville Lake's full service marina offers docking and launching facilities, a fishing pier, rental houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats, marine and fishing supplies, a restaurant and catering service. Open year round. Call 606-297-5253.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Open year-round.