Paintsville Lake Park

Paintsville Lake

Paintsville Lake State Park

Park Activities

  • Pedal Boating
  • Camping
  • Playgrounds
  • Volleyball
  • Water Recreation
Paintsville Lake State Park
1551 KY 2275
Staffordsville, KY 41256


Staffordsville, KY
Kentucky Appalachians


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.

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
Plan your fishing trip and improve your success with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources fishing forecast. Click here to view. Check out the new Casting for Kids boardwalk and kayak launch.


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.

Kayak Launch
The Paintsville Lake universal kayak launch is for everyone, but it also provides individuals with disabilities accessibility to explore Paintsville Lake via kayak or canoe. It has an easy to use transfer bench with two heights for easy transfer from wheelchairs, and the railing system for slide board stabilization and transfer support allows for easy side movement.

The marina has 80 boat slips with some of them under cover. The marina store offers hand-dipped ice cream, snacks, ice, misc boating and camping needs, fishing gear and bait. There are also pontoon and kayak rentals available.
Open 7 days a week
March to November 7am to 7pm
December, January and February 8:30am to 4:30pm
Phone: (606) 297-5253
Check them out on Facebook under Paintsville Lake Marina – The Hook Marina Shop


Four 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.