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Description - Information courtesy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the 1.5-mile Laurel Trail. This easy-rated hiking trail provides picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by Native Americans. Mountain laurel, holly, dogwood and wildflowers provide a rich tapestry of native flora. Natural wonders abound in this secluded wilderness!

Attractions - Need to cool off on a hot summer day? Lake Malone State Park offers the perfect solution - a sand beach. Lifeguard protected swimming is available for endless hours of fun. And, for your convenience, a bathhouse with showers, rest rooms, and a vending area is available.

Your family outing will be even more memorable with the beautiful lake views from the park?s two picnic shelters. Both shelters are equipped with rest rooms. The picnic area is in the campground and has picnic tables, grills, rest rooms, and an adjacent playground. Shelters available for rental up to one year in advance.

The boat dock at Lake Malone State Park is the starting point for a pleasure ride on one of Kentucky’s most beautiful lakes. Seventy-two open slips are available for rental seasonally. At the dock you can stock up with all of your fishing supplies and sandwiches for your lunch. Rental pontoons, fishing boats, and pedal boats are available.

Recreation - Enjoy a symphony of starlight and a chorus of nature camping amid the great outdoors! Over 100 primitive sites are available for tent camping. Twenty campsites are equipped with electric and water hookups to accommodate recreational vehicles. A central service building in the campground offers showers, rest rooms, and a laundry; and for completed camping convenience, campsites have grills and picnic tables.

Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the mile and one-half Laurel Trail. This easy-rated hiking trail provides picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by prehistoric Native Americans. Mountain laurel, holly, dogwood, and wildflowers provide a rich tapestry of native flora.

Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the mile and one-half Laurel Trail. This easy-rated hiking trail provides picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by prehistoric Native Americans. Mountain laurel, holly, dogwood, and wildflowers provide a rich tapestry of native flora.

Your family outing will be even more memorable with the beautiful lake views from the park's two picnic shelters. Both shelters are equipped with rest rooms. The picnic area is in the campground and has picnic tables, grills, rest rooms, and an adjacent playground. Shelters available for rental up to one year in advance.

"An angler’s delight" describes 788-acre Lake Malone. The fishermen in your family can try their skill at catching channel catfish, largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, and redear sunfish.

Climate - This state experiences a temperate climate with nearly 50 inches of rainfall annually. Thirteen inches of snow is an annual average in Kentucky. There are four distinct seasons here with summer temperatures reaching 90 degrees F frequently in July and August. Low summer temperatures dip near 70 degrees F at night. Winter high temperatures often reach 45 degrees with lows dipping below freezing. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant seasons in which to visit Kentucky. Fall months are the driest. The humidity levels in the state average near 54 degrees throughout the year. The humidity during the winter months averages somewhat higher.

Location - Lake Malone is 22 miles south of Central City. From the Western Kentucky Parkway, exit at Central City, and take US 431 to KY 973 to the park.


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Contact Information:
Lake Malone State Park, 331 State Route Road 8001 , Dunmore, KY , 42339-0093, Phone: 270-657-2111
, LakeMalone@ky.gov

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