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Description - Information courtesy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Camping - Relax in the scenic lakeside setting of the park’s 47 site campground. Opened in 1999, the Pleasant Ridge Campgrounds has 27 full hook up campsites and 20 primitive campsites-16 "boat in" sites and 4 "hike in" sites. The campground also has a playground facility, nature trails, laundry room, restrooms & showers, and a dump station.

The "boat in" sites are maintained by a service road and three restroom facilities are spaced alongside. The sites are only accessible via boat, but the seclusion and lakeside access are worth it!

Pontoon and jon boat rentals available at the marina.

The ’hike-in’ sites are in the regular campground but set back into the woods with no electricity. The setting pays off in communion with nature.

The campground also has the park system’s first double RV campsites in which two recreational vehicles may park side by side.

The Yatesville Campgrounds was named among the best campgrounds in all of Kentucky and Tennessee by the Menasha Ridge Press.

Fishing - An ADA-compiant fishing getty and scenic fishing lagoon may be found at our marina area. The Yatesville Lake is highly regarded for its bluegill, crappie, and bass fishing.


Trails - Yatesville Lake State Park is home to several challenging and varied trail systems. The Mary Ingles Trail System, both a Community Millennium Information provided by Kentucky Division of Parks and Forestry

Trail and a National Recreation Trail, is located at the marina area. The MITS is made up of six separate trail loops. Three rugged, wooded hiking trails, two exercise paths, and one ADA self interpretive nature trail.The Pleasant Ridge Trail System is made up of five separate trails. Each trail is a wooded nature trail that extends through the campground area towards the Yatesville Lake. The Yatesville Lake Multi Use Trail is a large, 20+ mile trail located near the campground area that is open to hikers, backpackers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders alike.

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Attractions - Golf

Yatesville Lake State Park is proud to present its newest facility: the Eagle Ridge Golf Course. Completed in 2003, the Eagle Ridge Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 71 delight.

Eagle Ridge also houses a fully equipped pro shop to provide for golfers’ needs such as food & drink, souvenir items, rental clubs, and golfing equipment. Golf packages and season passes are offered. Tee time reservations are accepted.

Open Year Round

Recreation - Golf



Camping and RV




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 - The Park's marina area and campgrounds/golfcourse are about 15 miles driving distance apart. To get to the marina, take US 23 toward Louisa, then 3 miles west on KY 3 to KY 1185. KY 1185 ends at the park marina. To get to the campgrounds or the Eagle Ridge Golf Course, take US 23 toward Louisa, then 5 miles west on KY 32. Take KY 32 West to KY 3215 which will lead directly to the campgrounds and/or the golf course.

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Contact Information:
Yatesville Lake State Park, PO Box 767 , Louisa, KY, 41230-0767, Phone: 606-673-1492
, YatesvilleLake@ky.gov

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