Greenbo Lake

Greenbo Lake

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

Park Activities

  • Biking
  • Pedal Boating
  • Camping
  • Paddling
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Playgrounds
  • Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
965 Lodge Rd.
Greenup, KY 41144


Greenup, KY
Kentucky Appalachians


Lodging & Camping

The fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s works and personal mementos in the lodge reading room. Most of the rooms feature private patios and balconies overlooking beautiful Greenbo Lake. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. Rooms are available for pets. No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage.

The campground features 79 sites with utility hook ups and 24 primitive sites. Three dumping stations, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, and a grocery store guarantee camping convenience. WiFi available. Open year round.

For Winter schedule for 2019-2020, visit


Greenbo is the perfect place for your next meeting. The Jesse Stuart Lodge has three meeting rooms that can be combined to accommodate large groups for general session meetings or separated for smaller meetings for 10-225 people. For more information about hosting a group or wedding CLICK HERE.

Anglers Cove Restaurant

The relaxing atmosphere provides a special place to bring your guests and a wonderful place for the entire family to gather for delicious dining. As a supporter of Kentucky Proud program we utilize locally grown meats and produce when available.

Restaurant Hours

Winter Hours Nov. 1-May 23, 2020
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast: 7-10:30 a.m.
Friday & Saturday lunch and dinner: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday lunch 11a.m.-3 p.m.
Closed Monday-Thursday

Things to Do


One court near camping both area; campers can check out balls at booth. Two basketball goals also located at the Community Pool parking lot.

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.

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.

The marina is open daily 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. during summer months and offers 25 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.

Large Pontoons Pricing: $44.50 / hour $109.50 / 4 hours $169.50 / 8 hours
Regular Pontoons: $39.50 / hour $99.50 / 4 hours $159.50 / 8 hours
John Boats: $19.50 / hour $49.50 / 4 hours $79.50 / 8 hours
Canoes & Pedal Boats: $9.50 / hour $24.50 / 4 hours $49.50 / 8 hours
Kayaks: $14.50 / hour $34.50 / 4 hours $59.50 / 8 hours

Canoes can be rented at the park marina open April 1 - October 31.

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. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources. 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.

Gift Shop
Small selection of Kentucky gifts, handcrafts, and books, including those by featured author, Jesse Stuart, are available in the lodge lobby.

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 provide miles of opportunities for the equestrian.

Two-seat kayaks available for rental at the marina April through October.

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

Outdoor Theater
Enjoy a variety of entertainment this summer, including high school drama productions, concerts, music festivals, arts and more. Pets are allowed if restrained.

Pedal Boating
This family favorite is available for rental at the park marina.

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

Playgrounds can be enjoyed behind the lodge and in the campground.


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).

Pool Operating Hours
Open Memorial Day weekend through August 11.
Open August 11 through September 1, Saturday and Sunday only.
Pool hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
  • Adults $7 per person
  • Children $5 per person
  • Campers with parking pass: half price
  • Lodge guests with room key: half price

Scuba Refuge

The 10-acre scuba refuge will allow divers to use the lake April through October and other designated times from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Divers are required to present their open water certification or have an instructor with them that has an approved certification. Other types of accepted certifications would include Advanced and Rescue Diver. Divers are also required to have a dive buddy and display his or her own diver-down flags. Water depth averages 25 feet. Daily fee of $12.

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