three adults horsebackriding along wooded path

Green River Lake

Green River Lake State Park

Park Activities

  • Biking
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Swimming
  • Miniature Golf
  • Playgrounds
  • Volleyball
  • Wildlife Viewing
Green River Lake State Park
179 Park Office Rd.
Campbellsville, KY 42718
Campbellsville, KY
Southern Kentucky Vacations


Top Five Things To Do
1. Hike, bike or horseback 28 miles of all-purpose trails.
2. Enjoy fishing on beautiful Green River Lake.
3. Overnight in 167 RV or 60 primitive sites. (Campground Closes: December 31, 2021).
4. Picnic throughout the Park and enjoy the scenery of the lake and the fall colors of the leaves.
5. Take a drive through the Park to look at the wildlife. (Deer, Turkey, Eagle, Hawk, Squirrel, Skunk, etc ... )

The Army Corps of Engineers started construction of a dam in 1964 and Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969. With 1,331 acres of land along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park has many attractions for those who love nature and wish to experience the beauty that is found in the Campbellsville, Kentucky area.

Park options include an 18-hole miniature golf course, hiking trails, a beach, picnic area, and a playground. The lake's marina has a restaurant, boat slips, and rentals for different types of boats. The lake abounds in bass, bluegill, catfish, and crappie.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Campground: Closed

Things to Do

Pick a captain and choose your teams! There is always fun on the basketball and volleyball courts at Green River Lake. Overnight guests may check out sports equipment.


The parks offers 28-miles of multi-use trails for hiking and mountain biking. These trails offer great outdoor fun, exercise, and an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Green River Lake.


Resident and Migratory Breeding songbirds are abundant at the state park beginning in April and remain through the middle of the summer. During winter, from the shoreline of the state park, waterfowl are abundant on the lake. Henslow’s sparrows nest on the park most years. Eagles are readily viewable during the winter months with peaks in January and February, but have been seen during all months of the year. Osprey may be seen during almost any month, but are more common during the fall migration.


Boating and water sports enthusiasts will love Green River Lake. The marina offers everything you will need to enjoy the day: 200 covered slips, rental houseboats, fishing boats, ski boats, jet skis, and pontoon boats. Open March-November. Fee charged for boat rental, slips and gas. Marina telephone: 270-465-2512.


Fresh air and good times couldn’t be better than in this campground with 167 water and electric RV sites and 60 primitive tent sites. WiFi available. A grocery, a dump station, and three central service buildings with showers, rest rooms, and a laundry facility are available.


For "reel" excitement enjoy a day of fishing at Green River Lake. Both the avid angler and the beginning fisherman will enjoy the challenge of fishing for white, largemouth, smallmouth, and Kentucky bass, bluegill, crappie, and muskie. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Gift Shop

For your shopping pleasure visit the Green River Gift Shop adjacent to the camping area. You can choose from a large selection of Kentucky handcrafts and souvenirs and find the perfect memento of your vacation.


The parks offers 28-miles of multi-use trails for hiking and mountain biking. These trails offer great outdoor fun, exercise, and an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Green River Lake.

Horseback Riding

The trails at Green River Lake State Park have multiple uses; for hiking, running, mountain biking and horseback riding. Foot-travel is allowed on all trails, but bikes and horses are restricted from some trails.

Miniature Golf

A great way for the entire family to play together is on the 18-hole, miniature golf course. So grab your favorite putter and head to the campground to test your putting skills. Open April 1st to October 31st. $5.00 charged per game.


Beautiful lake views and the great outdoors always enhance a family picnic. A picnic shelter is available for rental up to one year in advance. Two playgrounds, picnic tables, and grills provide for hours of entertainment. Open March - November.


Enjoy sand between your toes and the gentle waves of Green River Lake at the campground beach. Volleyball lovers can almost always find a pick-up game on the sand court or take an exhilarating swim. Seasonal.


Overnight guests may check out sports equipment.