Department of Parks
“Anglers’ Cove” Will Be Name For Greenbo Lake State Park Restaurant
GREENUP, Ky. – The new name of the restaurant at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park will be Anglers’ Cove, chosen in a contest with more than 1,800 suggestions.
Six people suggested the name Anglers’ Cove. The winner, who was drawn from the six, is Lorene Unrue of Flatwoods. Lorene, who visits Greenbo for an annual family reunion and other occasions, will receive a free meal every month for a year along with two nights lodging for a family of four at Greenbo.
“I thought that the name was catchy,” said Unrue. “If I was a traveler and saw a sign that said ‘Anglers’ Cove’ it would catch my attention.”
Greenbo Park Manager Cary Lyle said the new name is appropriate. “The name Anglers’ Cove not only matches up with our seafood theme, it also matches up with the first vision from a group of men from Greenup and Boyd counties back in the late 1940's,” Lyle said. “They wanted to build a lake to fish in with their friends and that led to Greenbo Lake and later Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.”
Lyle said the contest prompted many comments from people who shared memories about fishing on the banks of Greenbo with their grandparents and other family members.
“Anglers’ Cove makes you think about that place you used to sit with your family member or friend and enjoy the natural beauty that fishing and the outdoors brings to you,” he said.
The other five people who submitted Anglers’ Cove and were not selected will receive a free night’s stay and two dinners at Greenbo.
Besides the restaurant, Greenbo Lake also has a lodge, campground, lake and hiking trails. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is located just seven miles off of Highway 23, known as “The Country Music Highway.” For more information, call 1-800-325-0083.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov