Department of Parks
Equine Camping Sites Open at Greenbo Lake
GREENUP, Ky. – Greenbo Lake State Resort Park officially opened its equine campground today, thanks to assistance from Greenup County.
The nine primitive sites for campers with horses were built with help from Greenup County Fiscal Court and Judge-Executive Bobby Carpenter. The county provided the equipment and crew to prepare the sites.
“Greenup County has been a great partner to Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, and we appreciate the assistance we’ve received,” said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker. “We hope to forge more partnerships like the one here in Greenup County to help support our state parks.”
The equine campsites are near the park’s original campground, which has 58 sites for trailers and RVs along with 36 primitive sites. The equine sites have picnic tables, fire rings and hitching posts for horses. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park has about 20 miles of trails suitable for horseback riding.
Greenbo is the fifth state park with equine camping sites. The others are Carter Caves State Resort Park, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Taylorsville Lake State Park and Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park.
“The horse camping sites and trails at Kentucky State Parks are an important part of our adventure tourism offerings,” said Sen. Robin Webb of Grayson. “This addition at Greenbo Lake will bring more visitors to the area and will also provide equine opportunities for local riders.”
Walker and Webb were joined by Judge-Executive Carpenter, local horseback riders and area officials for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the campsite.
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on KY 1, 18 miles north of Interstate 64 from the Grayson exit, or 8 miles south of U.S. 23, the Country Music Highway on KY 1. Greenbo Lake features the Jesse Stuart Lodge with 36 rooms, convention center and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant. The park has a 225-acre lake for boating and fishing, tennis courts, and 25 miles of multi-use trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. The campground is
open April 1 through Oct. 31. Greenbo’s amphitheater features musical concerts and plays during the summer and fall.