Lake Malone State Park RV & Campground Guide

Kentucky

Covering more than 330 acres, Lake Malone State Park is a Kentucky landmark located in three counties: Logan, Todd, and Muhlenberg. Home to the 1.4-mile Laurel Trail, the park also features a hardwood forest and Lake Malone, which has 788 acres of water that you can explore. You'll pass through Greenville and Russellville on your RV trip to the park. It's also about 50 miles from Bowling Green.

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Weather
Spring 46-78 F
Summer 65-88 F
Fall 58-71 F
Winter 22-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Malone State Park

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Lake Malone State Park Campground

Lake Malone State Park Campground has 34 primitive sites for tent campers and 25 for RVs that include both back-in and pull-through sites. All sites are in a small loop that makes it easy for you to camp with a group. Though you don't get a sewer hookup, you get access to Lake Malone and can camp close to the Laurel Trail.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Some
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, grills, restrooms, laundry facilities, fishing, Lake Malone access

Bryan Lake Campground

Peaceful and quiet are two words that describe Bryan Lake Campground, which has large shade trees and sits near the shores of the lake of the same name. RV sites start at only $45 per day, with tent sites starting at $30 per day. You can reserve your spot up to 12 months before your trip.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Bryan Lake access, open clubhouse, primitive tent sites, shade trees

Horseshoe Acres Campground

Horseshoe Acres Campground is popular with hunters and horseback riders because it provides access to hunting sites and allows visitors to bring horses. Horses are allowed in all areas of the campground. Open year-round, the campground offers daily sites for $25 and allows long-term guests to stay for $300 to $400 per month.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Daily and monthly rates available, large and open spaces, access to hunting spots, horseback riding

Western KY RV Park

With 50 pull-through sites, the Western KY RV Park makes it easy for visitors to set up. You get free Wi-Fi access and full use of the exercise facilities as well as an exchange filled with books and movies. The campground also has a play area and clean bathrooms with hot showers.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: Horseshoe pits, cabin rental, book and video exchange, exercise equipment, pull-through sites

RV Rentals Near Lake Malone State Park

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Restaurants

What to Do at
Lake Malone State Park

Inside Lake Malone State Park

The Laurel Trail is a hiker's delight, but you'll also find the Twister Tree Trail that runs for 2 miles and the Wildflower Trail that covers .25 acres. Lake Malone offers tons of fishing spots and has a bathhouse that is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day with vending machines, bathrooms, and showers. The park has a loan program for visitors who need to borrow fishing poles and other equipment for the day. Guests can also use the boat deck and launch to get on the water. 

Outside Lake Malone State Park

There are some small towns surrounding the park that have restaurants you can enjoy as well as shops. Greenville, in particular, has many of these as well as a few points of interest.

Restaurants

Hobby's Classic Food

Both tourists and locals love the big menu at this restaurant that includes sandwiches and fried fish. You can upgrade any menu item to a platter and get a few side items. It has a breakfast buffet on Saturdays and fried catfish/chicken buffets on select weeknights.

Type: American

Location: 30 Big John Dr, Greenville, KY 42345

Philly's Restaurant

Enjoy everything from sandwiches to steaks at this restaurant, which has a second menu just for kids. You'll want to check out the pizza menu that includes unique options, too. Grab a taco pizza or a grilled chicken pizza with homemade sauce.

Type: American, Pizza

Location: 621 Greene Dr, Greenville, KY 42345

Aunt M's Cafe

Though only open until 4:00 p.m., Aunt M's Cafe offers delicious diner food and has an extensive takeout menu. Locals love the burgers, especially the one that comes topped with a large fried onion ring. Aunt M's offers a few dessert options also.

Type: American, Diner

Location: 820 N Main St, #2, Greenville, KY 42345

The Catfish Dock

For the best seafood near Lake Malone State Park, head over to the Catfish Dock. The menu features loads of Southern comfort food dishes such as fried green tomatoes. Kids and adults also like the soft serve ice cream that the restaurant offers.

Type: Seafood, Southern

Location: 2003 W Everly Brothers Blvd, Powderly, KY 42367

El Dorado Mexican Grill

El Dorado Mexican Grill offers all the Mexican dishes that you love, including burritos and enchiladas. You can choose from meat and vegetable fillings and get rice and beans on the side. The menu has a handful of salads and vegetarian dishes, too.

Type: Mexican

Location: 133 Copper Creek Dr, Powderly, KY 42367

Shopping

The Screen Door and Country Market

Find everything from handmade signs to amazing furniture at this local store. Known as one of the best places to find primitives in the region, it has seasonal items and home décor products, too.

Location: 30 Big John Dr, Greenville, KY 42345

Uncle Lee's

Whether you need some ammo for hunting or a new pole for fishing, stop by Uncle Lee's. The staff can help you find what you need and offer some suggestions and feedback on new products.

Location: 820 N Main St, Greenville, KY 42345

House of Adam

Don't worry if you forgot to pack a swimsuit or find that the temperature is a little colder than you expected. House of Adam offers a wide range of outfits that match the weather outside.

Location: 339 N Main St, Greenville, KY 42345

Luke's Town and Country Flea Market

As the vendors who set up here change regularly every week, you never know what you might find. Those vendors sell everything from local produce and movies to clothing and antiques.

Location: 2006 U.S. 62, Greenville, KY 42345

On Main Gift Shop

Stop by this gift shop on Main Street to find gifts for any occasion. You can purchase souvenirs for your friends and family back home or find something special for a birthday or an anniversary.

Location: 133 S Main St, Greenville, KY 42345

Sightseeing

9/11 Memorial

Located on the lawn of the Judicial Center, the 9/11 Memorial pays tribute to those lost in the terrorist attacks. A melted beam from the World Trade Center serves as the focal point.

Location: 136 South Main St, Greenville, KY 42345

Morgan Memorial Park

Open year-round, Morgan Memorial Park covers 15 acres. It has both a basketball court and a playground as well as an amphitheater that hosts special events every month.

Location: Pritchett Dr, Greenville, KY 42345

Historic Gristmill Stone

You can learn about the history of Greenville and one of the town's famous stones at this historic site. It features a monument to native singer John Prine and one of the stones that belonged to the old gristmill.

Location: 100 S Main St, Greenville, KY 42345

Veterans Mall and Plaza

While at the Historic Gristmill Stone, you can turn around and see Veterans Mall and Plaza. Built to honor the soldiers from Muhlenberg County who served for the United States, it has several war memorials, including the only one in Kentucky for the War of 1812.

Location: 100 South Main St, Greenville, KY 42345

Lt. Ephraim Brank Memorial & Trail

Greenville built this walking trail in honor of Lt. Ephraim Brank, who fought in the War of 1812. His memorial includes a bronze sculpture and lets you pick up a trail that takes you to other historic sites in the city.

Location: 100 South Main St, Greenville, KY 42345

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How to Get to
Lake Malone State Park

The easiest way to get to Lake Malone State Park is via Interstate 75, which runs north to south. Take I-75 to I-71 until you hit I-65 South. You will follow this road until you reach the Western Kentucky Parkway. Once you reach Exit 51, hop onto U.S. 431 and take it to State Route 8001. This will take you directly to Lake Malone State Park, which has a large sign on the road.

Entering Lake Malone State Park

The park grounds are open from March 15 through November 12, and the campground is open from mid-March through mid-November. The park's boat ramp is open all year.

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