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    • Green River Lake State Park

      GREEN RIVER LAKE STATE PARK Green River Lake State Park contains 1,331 acres of land and is situated along the shoreline of the 8,210-acre Green River Lake. The park has many attractions for those who love nature and wish to experience the beauty that is Kentucky. The park has an 18-hole miniature golf course, hiking trails, a beach, picnic areas and playgrounds. The state dock, Green River Marina, has floating cabins, a restaurant, boat slips and rentals for different types of boats. The lake abounds in bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, walleye and muskie. CAMPGROUND Fresh air and good times couldn’t be better than in this 229-site lakeside campground. Relax in one of the 157 (Standard Electric) improved campsites, 72 tents(no electric or water). A grocery, a dump station, and three central service buildings with showers, rest rooms, and a laundry facility are available. The park also has two boat ramps. No fee is charged to use the ramps. MAPS RV Campground map Primitive Campground Map Facility map Trail Map BEACH Enjoy sand between your toes and the gentle waves of Green River Lake at the campground beach. MINI GOLF A great way for the entire family to play together is on the 18-hole, miniature golf course. VOLLEYBALL Volleyball lovers can almost always find a pick-up game on the sand court TRAILS Green River Lake State Park has 28 miles of trails twisting around the lake with some of the most scenic views in the region. The trails are multi-use for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding.  Foot-travel is allowed on all trails, but bikes and horses are restricted from some trails. View the Trail Map GIFT SHOP The Green River Gift Shop is adjacent to the camping area. You can choose from a large selection of Kentucky handcrafts and souvenirs and find the read more

    • Emerald Isle Resort & Marina

      EMERALD ISLE RESORT & MARINA Emerald Isle Resort & Marina offers all the amenities you’d expect, fuel, food, supplies, boat rentals, slips, and much more! Our full service marina has both covered and uncovered rental slips and a ship store complete with a variety of items for your convenience. The grill cooks up a menu of snacks and sandwiches that will satisfy any appetite. Stop in from an exciting day of recreation and enjoy a delicious meal from our Restaurant, fuel up your boat, pick up supplies or browse our gift shop. Relax and enjoy the view of Green River Lake from your boat in one of our many scenic wooden deck slips. Pets are welcome in condos and boats. LAKESIDE CONDOS Escape to beautiful condos situated along the shoreline of Green River Lake offering two or three bedrooms, 1-1/2 or 2 baths and will accommodate up to eight persons. All condos have fully equipped kitchens, cozy fireplaces and a complimentary boat slip.  Adjoining units may be requested. SHIP STORE A ship store complete with restaurant, gift shop, live and artificial bait, ice cream, supplies, ice and more. BOAT RENTALS Explore the lake in a pontoon or fishing boat rental. Tube rentals are also available. Pets are welcome in condos and boats. BOAT SLIPS The full service marina has both covered and uncovered boat slip rentals. MORE INFO Visit http://www.emeraldisleresort.com/ to check availability and pricing.

    • Green River Marina

      GREEN RIVER MARINA Allow us to help create an unforgettable lake vacation experience for you! Green River Marina is family owned and operated, an we will gladly assist you with all your needs. Make Green River Marina on Green River Lake your home away from home! Let us show you what the word vacation means to us, and we’re sure to bring a whole new meaning to you and your family – no matter what time or season! FLOATING CABINS Green River Marina has floating cabins available in 2, 3 or 4 bedrooms. The cabins are built on the hull of a houseboat and are moored to a dock with a 20×50 boat slip for your personal watercraft. The cabin has all the amenities of your home. There are two floor plans to choose from, ranging in size from the 1000 sq. ft. model with two bedrooms to our 1100 sq. ft. model with two bedrooms and a loft bedroom. Each cabin has queen size beds and come completely furnished including bed linens, towels,  kitchen/dining utensils and full size appliances. The front deck of each boat has the following items: gas grill, picnic table, cooler, garbage can, and enough chairs to accommodate each person in your party. Pets are welcome on all of our boats and cabins. BOAT RENTALS Pontoons, covered and uncovered slips, Jet skis, kayak and paddle boards are also available for rent at the marina store. Pets are welcome on all of our boats and cabins. DINE One the weekends we have a chef serving up a delicious meal. EVENTS Karaoke every Saturday night at starting at 7 PM (EST) Church services at 8:30 every Sunday morning. We celebrate the Fourth of July with a huge fireworks display over Green River Lake annually! STORE For your convenience, live and artificial bait, read more

    • Green River Lake Visitor Center

      Green River Lake Visitor Center The Green River Lake Visitor Center is a must see facility at the heart of Green River Lake! Located close to the Dam, the Visitor Center is a free attraction open to the public.  Exhibits which include: Native American artifacts from the area, live working beehive exhibit, a live turtle display, water safety display and the big 1500 gallon fish aquarium. Visitors can also view a movie about Green River Lake in the theater which is located right in the Visitor Center. Just outside, visitors can tour The Atkinson Griffin Log house which was used as a civil war hospital, have a picnic or take in one of the many hiking trails. The Center is also a one stop shop for area information including Green River Lake and the surrounding area. So, on your next visit to Green River Lake, make it a point to stop by the Visitor Center and learn all that Green River Lake has to offer. Trail Maps Enjoy a short walk behind the Visitor Center that offers a beautiful view of Green River Lake! View the Army Corp of Engineers Trail Map of all the trails maintained by the USACE. View the County wide Trail Map Guide for Campbellsville, Green River Lake & Taylor County to see other trails in the area. Picnic Shelter Rentals The shelter at the visitors center is also available for rent for special occasions, family reunions, weddings, etc. If a shelter has not been reserved for a particular day, it may be used free of charge on a first come first served basis. Amenities include: restrooms, grills, tables, playground, horse shoe pits, parking, electric, log cabin, lakeside trail access and a beautiful overlook of Green River Lake. The Corps also has the following picnic shelter available in the Green River Lake area. Satterly read more

    • Clay Hill Memorial Forest

      Clay Hill Memorial Forest Clay Hill Memorial Forest is full of history, education and serene interpretive hiking trails! Clay Hill Memorial Forest was once part of Clay Hill Farm which was home for many servants whose labors enabled the farm to grow from 300 to more than 4,000 acres in the early 1800’s. During the Civil War it was at times used as refuge for John Hunt Morgan. It is is now a regional center for environmental education and research dedicated to helping people find comfort in nature. The Center, managed by Campbellsville University, brings excellence in science education to the people of the Commonwealth through an amazing array of displays: an alternative energy building, a center for sight-impaired children, a “living wall”, a waste-water purification wetland circuit, a slave cabin & cemetery, a natural cob bench, a pond observation deck & boardwalk, and five miles of trails that are a bird watchers delight. Facility Clay Hill Memorial Forest consists of about 158 acres. Oak and hickory dominate on the drier upland sites. American beech and maple dominate on wetter sites. The forest is accessible by 5-miles of trails that vary in grade from gentle to difficult and in length from 1-3 miles. Facilities include a small arboretum with identified trees and a trail that teaches students about ecological succession. There are several springs, two small streams and an old pond with an observation pier. In addition to forests, there is a tall grass prairie, prairie wildflowers and a walnut tree plantation. The Joan White Howell Environmental Education Center and pavilion are our main teaching facilities. The Center is a fully equipped classroom/laboratory suitable for about 25 students. The center houses a 250-gallon aquarium, a tropical butterfly display, modern classroom equipment including computers, high speed internet, a full array of field equipment, read more

    • Homeplace on Green River

      Homeplace on Green River The Homeplace on Green River is a 227 acre farm being restored as a permanent reminder for all ages of the role agriculture has played and is continuing to play in the lives of South Central Kentuckians. It has been a working farm for more than 200 years and is listed the National Register of Historic Places. The Homeplace on Green River is adjacent to the Tebbs Bend Battlefield and the Tebbs Bend-Green River Nature Area. Trails Take the walking tour to learn about the farm and the families who lived there or call to schedule a guided tour. A trailhead to the Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Trail is also located at the Homeplace where you can enjoy 4 ½ miles of nature trails. Trail Maps Homeplace on Green River/Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Area Trail Map Trail Maps for Campbellsville, Green River Lake & Taylor County Events The Fall Heritage Festival is a great event that takes place every September at the Homeplace. There’s music, arts & crafts, animals, kid events and more! Homeplace on Green River hosted their very first Plow Day Spring Festival in April of 2016. The event was such a success, it will now continue annually in April. Groups Homeplace on Green River has been designated as Kentucky’s Outdoor Classroom and welcomes use of the facilities by to schools, scouts, etc.  There is a fee for use by private groups or organizations.  Non-profit groups may be eligible for free or reduced fees. Farm Weddings Homeplace began offering the farm as a wedding venue in June, 2012. If you wish to know more about weddings at Homeplace, contact the Homeplace events coordinator, Suzanne Ince at since81@icloud.com

    • Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield

      Tebbs Bend-Green River Bridge Battlefield The Battle of  Tebbs Bend, July 4, 1863, was “one of the most outstanding small victories in the Civil War.” John Hunt Morgan, and his dauntless cavalrymen, roamed the countryside of Taylor and surrounding counties in KY, burning Pleasant Hill Church, stockades and bridges, tearing up rail lines, and striking fear into the hearts of Kentuckians, with Union forces in hot pursuit. The “invincible” Morgan met his match in Michigan’s Col. Orlando Moore at the decisive bloody battle of Tebbs Bend, July 4, 1863. To learn more about the Battle of Tebbs Bend order your own signed copy of “Morgan is Coming” written by Campbellsville’s very own historian, teacher and author Betty J. Gorin. Battle of Tebbs Bend Driving Tour Follow the trails of Confederate John Hunt Morgan on this 3 mile driving tour and learn what happened as Morgan and his men passed through the area. The driving tour is open year around and you’ll find 12 stops along the route. Stop in at The Toll Gate House, (1A) on the Tebbs Bend Driving Tour,  serves as a transportation museum showcasing photographs of Taylor County toll houses, toll keepers and some of the rates charged from as far back as the 1800’s. Hiking Trails The Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Trails have over 4 miles of scenic hiking trails. There are two trail heads to these trails. One is located right behind the Toll Gate House at 327 Tebbs Bend Road and the other is  located at the adjacent property of the historical farm, Homeplace on Green River. Maps Battle of Tebbs Bend Driving Tour Map Tebbs Bend Green River Nature Trail Map Trail Maps for Campbellsville, Green River Lake & Taylor County

    • Green River Lake

      Come Explore Green River Lake! Green River Lake is a  recreational paradise offering 8,210 acres of beauty and excitement! Two of the county’s eleven campgrounds can be found lakeside, offering adventure-seekers a front row seat to all the recreational opportunities Green River Lake has to offer. With an average depth of 50 feet and a distance of one mile at its widest point, Green River Lake is a popular destination for fishing, boating and water skiing – with over 50 miles of trails that twist around the picture-perfect spot. Visitors can explore the terrain by hiking, mountain biking, even horseback riding. Looking for a little R&R? Public beaches at Green River Lake State Park Campground and Smith Ridge Recreational Area are a welcome respite on a warm summer day. Twelve boat ramps are available for public use at Green River Lake, including one at each campground. Three marinas offer full services on the lake, including boat rental, slip rental, gas, bait, fishing gear, and picnicking supplies. Fishing at Green can be quite rewarding too. Walleye, crappie, white bass, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill are all found in good numbers in the lake. Hunting on the land surrounding Green River Lake is also popular.   Green River Lake Quick Facts 8,210 acre lake 147 miles of shoreline Average depth of 50 feet 28 miles from one end to the next and one mile across at its widest point 3 full service Marinas on Green River Lake offer all types of boat rentals including paddle boards, kayaks, canoes, jet skis, ski boats, fishing boats and houseboats The floating cabins at Green River Marina will accommodate up to eight persons Condo rentals at Emerald Isle Marina will accommodate up to eight persons (adjoining units may be requested) You complimentary slip rental is provided for your boat when you rent a read more