• All Trails

    • 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  

    • 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

    • 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