Paintsville Lake State Park

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1551 KY 2275
Staffordsville KY 41256

Top Five Things To Do

1. Camp at our beautiful campground in one of 32 full service RV sites and 10 walk-in sites.
2. Enjoy the lakeview picnic shelters and recreation areas.
3. Explore the beautiful clean lake for boating and fishing.
4. Meet our helpful and friendly park staff.
5. Stroll along the scenic walking trail of the lake and nearby Dawkins Trail.

Seasonal Operations
Campground: Open Year Round
Grounds: Open Year Round

With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the shoreline, this state park lake in eastern Kentucky provides 1,140 acres for your boating, skiing and fishing pleasure. The park offers three great trail options. Hikers will love the 1.6-mile Kiwanis Trail. The Dawkins Line Rail Trail is open to hikers, bikers and horseback riders and stretches 18 miles from Johnson County to Magoffin County.

After a day on the lake, relax in the campground, featuring 32 developed sites with restrooms, showers, laundry and sewer hookups waterfront picnic tables, two playgrounds and other recreation. If you prefer a primitive walk-in campsite, there are 10 available. A full-service marina is located near the campground, offering rental houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats.

Things to Do

Paintsville Lake's full service marina offers docking and launching facilities, a fishing pier, rental pontoons and fishing boats, marine and fishing supplies and a restaurant. Open year round. Call 606-297-5253.


Plan your fishing trip and improve your success with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fishing forecast. Click here to view.


Basketball court is located lakeside at entrance to the campground.


The 32-site campground has electricity, water, and sewer hookups at each site. In addition, there are 10 primitive sites. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are provided. Two of the RV Sites are adapted for the disabled. Pets are allowed if restrained. Open year-round.


Horseshoe pits are located lakeside at entrance to the campground.

Pedal Boating

A full-service marina offers 84 open slips, 80 covered slips, a launching ramp and rental of fishing boats, pontoons and pedal boats.


Two sheltered pavilions and two shelters are located on the park. Each can be reserved in advance by calling the campground number. Reservation fee.


Playground is located lakeside at entrance to the campground.


Sand volleyball court is located lakeside at entrance to the campground.
Campground Amenities
  • Electrical Hookups
  • Number of RV Sites: on
  • Primitive Camping
  • Restrooms
  • Sewer
  • Showers
  • Tents Welcome
Facility Amenities
  • Boat Launch
  • Marina on Site
  • On-site Laundry Facilities
General Information
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Number of Slips: 42
  • Pets Accepted
Rental Options
  • Fishing Boat Rental: on
  • Pontoon Rental: on