Lake Malone State Park
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For a great Kentucky state parks vacation, take some time to discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park while hiking the 2-mile Laurel Trail, the .25-mile Wildflower Trail or the 2-mile Twisted Tree Trail. These easy-rated hiking trails near the lake provide picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by Native Americans.
Lake Malone in Dunmor is enclosed by dramatic 50-foot sandstone bluffs rising above the water's edge and surrounded by hardwood forests. Mountain laurel, holly, dogwood and wildflowers provide a rich tapestry of native flora. Natural wonders abound in this secluded wilderness! Limited accommodations are available. Options include 25 standard electric sites and 34 primitive camping sites.
Hours of Operation
Open March 15 - November 12.
Open mid-March through mid November.
Open year round
A boat ramp is available along with a gasoline pump at the boat dock.
Enjoy a symphony of starlight and a chorus of nature camping amid the great outdoors! Some 34 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. Call the park for more information 270-657-2111. Open mid-March through mid-November.
"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. A Kentucky fishing license is required. Click here to purchase a license online at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Don't have a fishing pole? No problem! Ask at the park about their fishing loaner program where you can check out FREE equipment.
Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the 2-mile Laurel Trail, the quarter-mile Wildflower Trail or the 2-mile Twisted Tree 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.
Need to cool off on a hot summer day? Enjoy swimming and playing on the sand beach for endless hours of fun. For your convenience, a bathhouse with showers, rest rooms, and a vending area is available. Open Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day. Beach hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m.