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 include Native American artifacts from the area, a live beehive tree exhibit, a live turtle display, a 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!

Picnic Shelter Rentals

The shelter at the visitors center is also available for rent for special occasions, family reunions, weddings, etc. To reserve a picnic shelter you must call the reservation line at 1-877-444-6777 or go to 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, horseshoe 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.


Office hours:
Monday – Sunday 7:30 am – 5 p.m. Eastern time.

Hours may vary, call ahead.


Daily Lake Information Line: (270) 465-8824 (updated daily)

Office Phone: (270) 465-4463