Greenbo Lake

Greenbo Lake State Park
965 Lodge Rd.
Greenup, KY 41144
Phone: (606) 473-7324
Email: stephanie.poplin@ky.gov
Park Manager: Stephanie Poplin

The beauty of Greenbo Lake State Park can be discovered at the fieldstone lodge. Greenbo Lake offers all of the amenities you come to expect.

Enjoy everything from camping, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, mini golf, golf, boating, swimming, and nature viewing.

Greenbo Lake State Park has everything for everyone in the family.

By Charles W. Kopp

The idea for a recreational lake in Northeastern Kentucky was born in 1948 in the mind of George Collins, owner of Rail City Hardware in Russell, KY. Collins discussed it with his friend and fishing partner, Dr. Virgil Skaggs, and they brought it before the Greenup Fish & Game Club at their next meeting. The club embraced the idea and it was decided to start making plans for the lake and begin soliciting donations and pledges. Word of the project spread rapidly and many people throughout Greenup and Boyd Counties were anxious to help. As plans progressed, the attendance at the Club’s weekly meetings swelled to fifty or more. Throughout the two counties enthusiasm grew quickly.

A site committee formed of Greenup and Boyd County residents reported that the two best potential locations were in Greenup County in the areas of Sand Suck and Clay Lick. Options were taken at both locations with the landowners at a rate of one dollar per farm or property. The Clay Lick area was judged superior and the two options were taken on the properties there. The confluence of Clay Lick Creek and its tributaries, Buffalo Fork and Pruitt Fork, form the present three-prong shape of the lake.

  • Hiking – 4 Trails ranging from 1 to 15 miles
  • Scuba Refuge
  • Fishing
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Horseback Riding
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Nature Watching

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