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part ofGreen River Lake, US Army Corps of Engineers
Status: Open through Sat Sep 12 2015   Season Dates


Situated along Kentucky's Highland Rim, Smith Ridge Campground is surrounded by forested tracks, rolling meadows and the pristine banks of Green River Lake.

Click here for the Green River Lake Virtual Tour.

Natural Features:

Green River Lake encompasses a total of some 32,000 acres in the central portion of Kentucky, creating countless recreational activities for visitors.


With 8,000 surface acres of water, the lake is an ideal place for boating. With ten boat ramps located around the shoreline, guests have plenty of room for fishing, jet skiing, wake boarding and more. Three full-service marinas are also located around the lake.

Fishing is a popular activity at Green River Lake. Walleye, crappie, white bass, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill are all found in abundance.

Hunters enjoy the surrounding land, with various habitats supporting deer, turkey, rabbit, quail, squirrel, dove and waterfowl.

There are also miles of trails that wind around the lake and along the shore, affording some of the most scenic views in the region.


Smith Ridge Campground offers 80 campsites, about 62 of which have electric hookups. Flush toilets, showers and drinking water create a comfortable camping experience. A playground, interpretive trail and swimming beach offer additional recreation opportunities.

Nearby Attractions:

Several historical attractions and National Parks are located within an hour of Green River Lake, including the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and Mammoth Cave National Park.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Electric Hookups
  • Flush Toilets
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Parking Area
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Trailheads
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Marina
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Off-road vehicles not permitted
  • Fees will be collected for day-use and visitors of campers
  • Don't Move Firewood: Protect your forests from tree-killing pests by buying your firewood locally and burning it on-site. Visit Dontmovefirewood.org for further information.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
37.29583, -85.3
37°17'45"N, 85°18'0"W

From Campbellsville, KY, take Highway 70 east for a mile. Turn right on Highway 372 and continue for 3 miles, then turn right again onto County Park Road. Follow the directional signs to the campground.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

35 County Park Road

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)789-2743
Corps of Engineer Office: 270-465-4463

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