The Hidden Mountain Lake In Kentucky That's So Worth Finding
By Andrea Limke|Published April 21, 2018
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.
Many may not realize that Kentucky is filled with countless beautiful lakes that are scattered all across our state. From picturesque little ponds to massive bodies of water, life is better in Kentucky when you’re at the lake, and there are many to choose from. You may already have a favorite waterfront destination in Kentucky, but we have one that you’ll definitely want to seek out. Paintsville Lake is beautifully situated amongst the hills and mountains of eastern Kentucky and this scenic lake and state park have so much to offer. Although it’s a bit off the beaten path and appears to be hidden within the mountains, don’t let that deter you from experiencing this lake in the Bluegrass State that’s so worth finding.
Our state park system is incredible and Paintsville Lake is definitely proof of that! Have you discovered this unique lake in the hills? What other Kentucky lakes do you love? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to share your own photos from your outdoor adventures on our Kentucky Nature Lovers Facebook group for a chance to see them featured!
Paintsville Lake State Park is located at 1551 KY 2275, Staffordsville, KY 41256. For more information on the park, visit its website here.
And if you’d like to make a longer trip to a Kentucky State Park, check out these 17 idyllic resorts featured in a previous article here.
A big thank you to photographers Toby Adkins Friend, Allen Bolling, and Kathy Phillips for allowing us to share some of their stunning photos Paintsville Lake!
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