Paintsville Lake State Park

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Paintsville Lake State Park
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Paintsville Lake
Paintsville Lake State Park is located in Kentucky
Paintsville Lake State Park
Location in Kentucky
Type Kentucky state park
Location Johnson County, Kentucky
Coordinates 37°50′23.34″N 82°52′15.56″W / 37.8398167°N 82.8709889°W / 37.8398167; -82.8709889Coordinates: 37°50′23.34″N 82°52′15.56″W / 37.8398167°N 82.8709889°W / 37.8398167; -82.8709889
Area 242 acres (98 ha)
Created 1986
Operated by Kentucky Department of Parks
Status Open year-round
Paintsville Lake State Park Official website

Paintsville Lake State Park is a park located just west of Paintsville, Kentucky in Johnson County. The park itself encompasses 242 acres (98 ha), while Paintsville Lake, its major feature, covers approximately 1,139 acres (461 ha) extending into parts of Morgan County.[1]

The park contains thirty-two developed campsites, ten primitive campsites, a playground, four picnic shelters, a four lane launch ramp, an amphitheater,[2] a restaurant, a marina, and a Kiwanis Trail.[3] The park also contains the Mountain Homeplace,[4] which is a replica of a small farming community in Eastern Kentucky between 1850 and 1900, and has an adjacent 12,103-acre (4,898 ha) wildlife management area.[5]

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  1. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Parks, State". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0. 
  2. ^ "In the Pines Amphitheater". Paintsville Tourism. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kiwanis Walking Trail". Paintsville Tourism. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Paintsville Lake". United States Army Corps of Engineers Huntington District. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Paintsville Lake WMA". Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. Retrieved September 19, 2013. 

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