• Janice Holt Giles Home

      The log home of Kentucky authors, Janice Holt and Henry Giles is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Giles Society was established in 1996 to preserve the literary legacy of Janice Holt Giles and her husband Henry Giles, and to restore their log home. Books by Janice Holt Giles Fiction: The Enduring Hills, 1950 Miss Willie, 1951 Tara’s Healing, 1951 The Kentuckians, 1953 The Plum Thicket, 1954 Hill Man (writing as John Garth), 1954, (re-issued under Giles’s name, Spring 2000) Hannah Fowler, 1956 The Believers, 1957 Land Beyond the Mountains, 1958 Johnny Osage, 1960 Savanna, 1961 Voyage to Santa Fe, 1962 Run Me a River, 1964 The Great Adventure, 1966 Shady Grove, 1967 Six-Horse Hitch, 1968 Act of Contrition (written in the 1950s, but unpublished until 2001) Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction:  Wellspring, 1975 Nonfiction: 40 Acres and No Mule, 1952 The Damned Engineers, 1970 The Kinta Years, 1973  Books by Janice Holt Giles and Henry Giles Fiction: Harbin’s Ridge, 1951 Nonfiction: A Little Better Than Plumb, 1963 The GI Journal of Sergeant Giles, 1965 Around Our House, 1971 Arts & Crafts Festival at the Historic Log Cabin the first Saturday of October Hours: Giles House is open to the public June-October on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. (CT) HOW TO FIND GILES HOUSE: From Campbellsville: Take Hwy. 70 S. to the intersection of Hwy. 76, turn right; continue through Knifley on 76 until you reach Spout Springs Road (see Giles historical marker), turn left, go .01 mile. For more details visit… http://www.gilessociety.org/ 

    • This N’ That

      This N’ That is a unique locally owned store. Most items are all handmade or can be personalized at your request. Monogramming, primitives, home decor, jewelry, scarves, gifts, baby onesies & hair bows are just some of the things you will find! HOURS: 10-6 est Monday-Saturday

      400 Campbellsville Bypass
      (270) 403-3639
    • Historical Scavenger Hunt

      Historical Scavenger Hunt This short walk, meanders through Mainstreet in Historic District of Downtown Campbellsville with stops at some of the city’s oldest and most historic sites. Historical Scavenger Hunt

    • Taylor County Public Library

      Taylor County Public Library The Taylor County Public Library gives access to thousands of resources and databases that can literally put the world of knowledge within reach for all individuals. They hosts events and training sessions all throughout the year that are led by experienced teachers, artists, authors and musicians. View the calendar of events schedule for the Taylor County Public Library. Genealogy A Genealogy Research Section is available to the public. The purpose of this Genealogy Research Room Section is to preserve and promote the historic and cultural resources in our community in a useful manner. The Genealogy Collections are non-circulating and therefore to be used only within the Genealogy room which includes local and area family history and local cemetery records. Materials may be photocopied. The researcher is responsible for complying with the copyright law of the United States in making photocopies. Permission to publish or quote extensively from unpublished manuscripts or copyrighted works must be obtained from the copyright holder. It is the researcher’s responsibility to secure that permission. Open Mon-Thu: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Sat: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

    • Wet N’ Wild Watersports

      WET N’ WILD WATERSPORTS Located at Green River Marina State Dock, Wet N Wild Watersports offers jet-skis, kayaks, and paddle board rentals for everyone to enjoy! This 8,210-acre lake in the heart of Kentucky offers over 28 miles of picture perfect water lying between 147 miles of shoreline. It’s perfect for fishing, boating and all water sports. Come and experience the beauty and tranquility of one of Kentucky’s best kept secrets. Green River Lake is a haven for the water sport and fishing enthusiasts. As well as the vacationer that just wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you visit just for the day or a week, there is plenty to enjoy here at Green River Lake. KAYAKS RENTALS Deposit $40 One day rental $40 *Rates do not include tax PADDLE BOARDS RENTALS Deposit $40 One day rental $40 *Rates do not include tax JET-SKI RENTALS Deposit $300 (each) 1/2 day (4 hrs) $200 One day (8 hrs) $300 Weekend (Fri-Sun) $900 Weekly (Mon-Fri) $1500 *Rates do not include tax. *Discount with Floating cabin rental on Green River   MORE INFO Visit http://www.wetnwildwatersports.com or call (270) 585-4838      

    • Campbellsville City Lake

      Campbellsville City Lake This clean 85 acre lake is an excellent choice for family oriented fishing and boating. Kayaks, canoes and non-motorized boats are welcome but no gasoline motors are allowed. An annual membership is required and may be purchased at “Pompano’s” Bait House. Membership $25 Annual family membership to use lake Kayak Rentals $10 for 4 hours $20 for day Boat rentals for minors: Youth under 16 years old must have adult guardian accompany them on the water. Minors 16 -18 years old need waiver signed by adult guardian. Contact Pompanos Bait House Tim and Lisa Miller, Managers 207 N Shore Dr. Campbellsville, KY 42718 Call or text: 270-403-9224 Facebook: @pompanosbait

    • Green River

        The Green River is Kentucky’s crown jewel of river systems and a national treasure of biodiversity. At 384 miles, it is one of Kentucky’s largest, longest, and most navigable rivers. Green River is one of the best small mouth & rock bass fishing destinations in KY.  Fishing below the dam during winter & early spring also affords excellent walleye, sauger and muskie fishing as well. It harbors one of the most diverse assemblages of fish and freshwater mussels in the United States. More than 150 fish and 70 mussels have been found in the river. Along your journey discover the many miles of dramatic bluffs and natural river environment. Enjoy the view of turkey, deer, beaver, birds and reptiles as you make your journey downstream. You’ll find two access points to the Green River in Taylor County. The first access point is at the Tailwater below the dam which is at the very beginning of the Green River Paddle Trail.  The second access point is the Roachville access at mile marker 12.5 on the Green River which is a full day on the beautiful Green River. Near the end of the paddle, you’ll see a waterfall on the right and the Roachville ramp will follow shortly on the right. As you flow down the river, you’re very likely to see turtles, ducks, deer and blue herons. You’ll notice on the right in the trees are green and white mile markers signs so you’ll know just where you’re at on the river. The best water levels to paddle the upper Green for casual floating are from 150 to 500 cfs (cubic feet per second) of flow from the Green River Lake Dam. The flow grows a little swift above 500 cfs and local outfitters recommend against floating if the flow from the dam read more

      Tailwater Recreation Area Spur
      (270) 465-4463
    • The Big Cat Pay Lake

      Big Cat Pay Lake Big Cat Pay Lake has two fishing lakes. One is of 1.5 acre trophy size catch and release catfish that weigh up to 60 pounds, while the other is a 3 area lake stocked four times a week with farm raised fish that weigh 2 to 3 pound.  Our lakes are in a country setting for a restful, fun, family experience. Stock We stock 2-3 times a week. Fishing License No fishing license required. Kids 12 years and under fish on a parents ticket and limit Rentals Fishing pole rentals are available. Store Our store has a full line of bait and tackle for the Catfish fisherman. We also carry snacks and drinks. Trophy Lake Opens at 6 AM closes at 10pm till summer get warm $15.00 12 hours gets you in and enters you in the jars All fish get released back into the lake. All fish must be netted. NO PICKING UP FISH You have to have a net. You can rent one for $2.00 No treble hooks. No mud cats. No craw-fish allowed. Rules No culling Keep first 8 fish under 10 lbs. All fish over 10 lbs are lake property and are to be released. No mud cats No crawfish No sharing stringers Catch your own fish and fish your own poles, 2 pole limit All Bass All Spoonbill and Grass Carp are to be released back Prices/Fish Limit $15.00 to fish 8 hrs for 8 fish (regular ticket) $20.00 12 hours for 10 fish $15.00 to fish the Trophy lake for 12 hours If you catch your limit you can buy a second ticket for $20.00 on the second limit. $25.00 for the third Open Open at 6 AM closes when your finish your ticket time.

    • Spurlington Lake

      Spurlington Lake A paved boat launch ramp is provided at this 33 acre fishing lake stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, warmouth, white crappie, redear and channel catfish. . Anglers will enjoy fishing from the shore. Restrictions Electric motors only. Swimming is not permitted.

      2353-3051 Sportsman Lake Rd
      (270) 746-7127
    • Musky Guide Green River Lake

      Musky Guide Green River Lake Call to book your fishing adventure! All equipment provided no experience required. Package deals are available that include lodging and fishing.  

    • Green River Lake Crappie Trips

      Grab you fishing license, sunglasses and sun screen and be prepared for a great day on the water! Boat, life Jackets, rods and reels, bait, fish cleaning, tackle and picture of catch are all provided on your fishing trip. Guaranteed Catch – If we don’t catch your dinner, we will provide you with a free trip.  

    • US Army Corps of Engineers Trails

      US Army Corps of Engineers Trails Along with the great camping, boating, fishing, hunting and picnicking opportunities found around Green River Lake, there are also almost 50 miles of trails meandering around the lake that afford some of the most scenic views in the region. From crossing lush valleys to taking in gorgeous overlooks, visitors are sure to find a trail that meets their abilities and gives a sense of hiking adventure. The US Army Corps of Engineers maintains hiking trails off Lake Road located between Soul Chapel Road and Site 1 Boat Ramp in the Green River Dam area. The Salsman trail is 1.1 miles in length and offers a beautiful view of Green River Lake and the floating cabins at Green River Marina. The wooded path is well marked with trail markers. Trail Maps Army Corp of Engineers Trail Map for the Green River Dam/Visitor Center area Fisher Bend Trail Map for trails in the Holmes Bend Recreational Area A list of All Trails surrounding Green River Lake Trail Maps for Campbellsville, Green River Lake & Taylor County