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Art Lander’s Outdoors: Greenbo Lake may be small, but it carries a big reputation among Ky. anglers

This is the tenth article in an ongoing series about Kentucky’s major reservoirs. Lodge at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park (Photo from Kentucky State Parks) Greenbo Lake is 113 miles east of Lexington in Greenup County. The lake is 11 miles south of Greenup, off Ky. 1. The major access highways are Interstate 64 and U.S. 23. Impounded in 1955, the lake was built at a cost of $235,000. The Greenbo...

10th annual Greenup County Music Festival set for July 13 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

The 10th annual Greenup County Music Festival will be held July 13 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. The free festival starts at 5 p.m. with music by Roger Smith of Argillite. The remaining lineup features: • Emmy Davis at 6:15 p.m. • Bonnie, Shannon & Friends at 7:15 p.m. • Josh Brown & the Hard Livin’ Legends at 8:15 p.m. • Sean Whiting at 9:15 p.m. The amphitheater at Greenbo...

Kentucky State Parks campgrounds open March 15; Greenbo Lake to feature 21 new campsites for 2018

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park with 21 new and improved camping sites is ready to open March 15 along with other Kentucky State Park campgrounds. “Camping is one of the most popular recreational activities at Kentucky State Parks,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “The new sites at Greenbo Lake include electric, water and sewer and we expect them to be very popular with campers.” The...

Kentucky State Parks offering Valentine’s weekend packages in February at locations across state

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park this year with your special someone! Many parks are offering events and weekend packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. The packages include overnight stays, meals and entertainment. Kentucky State Resort Parks have lodges, restaurants and recreational opportunities. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Calvert City is offering...

Greenbo Lake State Park to receive improvements as part of state’s “Refreshing the Finest” campaign

A campground improvement project at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is underway and will limit reservations for dates in 2018. The equestrian sites and 20 primitive sites are being converted to full hookup RV sites. Another 25 sites are having electric power converted to 50 AMP service. This project was initiated due to the increasing popularity of Greenbo Lake’s campground and the requests of guests...

Jesse Stuart Lodge, restaurant at Greenbo Lake State Park reopens after repairs from fire damage

State and local officials officially reopened the Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, following repairs from a fire that closed the building in 2015. “We’re glad to have the Greenbo Lake lodge back open as one of our 17 resort parks,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “I commend the park staff for their hard work and patience.” A fire on Oct. 4, 2015, forced the...

Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lake to remain closed due to safety issues; resort still open

The Jesse Stuart Lodge at Greenbo Lakes State Resort Park is closed until further notice due to safety concerns. Kentucky State Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland made that decision after receiving the draft of an engineering report that concludes the building is no longer safe for occupancy. “The lodge has been closed to visitors and guests for the past six months ago after an electrical fire that...