Lake Malone State Park
Top Five Things to Do
- Swim, fish and picnic around the lake.
- Dock or fuel your boat from a slip at the dock.
- Camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.
- Hike the lake trails and view the rock formations.
- Visit the sandstone wall and natural rock bridge.
Boat ramp: Open year round
There’s something new to see at Lake Malone! Visit with “Happy Malone” at his campsite, “Bobber Malone” lakeside, or “Oakley Malone” along Laurel Trail. They are part of the new larger-than-life attraction “Big Twigs,” a family of 14-foot wood giants that now inhabit the park. After visiting, hike the easy wooded terrain along the lake with scenic views of rock walls and waterfall. A boat ramp is available for those who enjoy watersports and catching channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and sunfish. The campground has 25 sites with electric and water hookups, grills, and picnic tables. A central service building in the campground offers showers, rest rooms, and a laundry.
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.