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Campbellsville, KY
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    544 Lake Road
    Campbellsville, KY 42718-9805
    Phone: (270) 465-4463

NOTICE: Many states are discouraging or banning movement of firewood to control spread of the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Not bringing wood from home to your campsite and not taking unused wood you procure while camping home with you is recommended -- required in some states. Check the following website to learn more:

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See the Green River Lake website for additional information. Primary recreational opportunities are listed below.

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Green River Lake Visitor Center (270) 465-4463

Directions & Lake History/Factoid
Directions: Located 90 miles southeast of Louisville via I-65 and KY 61, 210, and 55 south.

Lake History

Factoid: Green River Lake is the largest project in the Louisville District, counting both the land and water acreage (33,793 acres). The Green River is the longest river, at 370 miles, to flow completely within the Commonwealth of Kentucky's borders. Green River Lake also is home to the first Interpretative Center, opened in 1972, in the Louisville Engineer District. The Corps manages three campgrounds at the lake and also has multiple beaches, boat ramps, playgrounds and picnic areas for the recreating public to enjoy. Green River Lake is unique in that it has no shoreline management, therefore the shoreline surrounding the lake is natural and makes for a very scenic recreation spot.

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Please see the list below for USACE managed areas. Other parks run by state or private marinas are not included in the list below. Please contact the state or private marina for additional information.

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14 Recreation areas at Green River Lake

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Arnolds Landing       X     A GS      
Butler Creek       X     A GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dam Area   $             A GS X   H I
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Dam Area - Site 1 Day-Use         D P A GS      
Emerald Isle Resort   X   X X C        
Green River Lake State Park E N D X X X X D C A GS X BE H M
Green River Lake WMA Access Point       X   P        
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Holmes Bend  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D P A GS X I M
Holmes Bend Resort   X X   X C A GS      
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Pikes Ridge  Link ro reservation at   $       D P A   X H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Smith Ridge  Link ro reservation at   $   X   D P A   X H
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Tailwater           A GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Visitor Center Recreation Area             A GS X    
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area Wilson Creek                  
 Indicates Corps Managed Rec Area   Corps Managed Managed by Others in Italics $ Corps Fees Collected
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XExists at lake
EElectric Campsites
NNon-electric Campsites
PPrimitive Campsites
GGroup Camping
DDump Station
CFish Cleaning Stations
DFishing Docks
PFishing Piers
APicnic Area
GGroup Picnic
GSGroup Picnic Shelter
PSwimming Pool
BBike Trails *
QEquestrian Trails
HHiking Trails
IHiking Trails - Interpretive
ROff Road Vehicle Trails
FFitness Trails
WWater Trails
SSnow Mobile Trails
CCCross Country Skiing Trails
MMultipurpose Trails

* Bike trails upgraded with help from International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA). Visit for more information.

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