Lake Malone State Park RV & Campground Guide


Lake Malone, a 788-acre lake, features 50-foot sandstone bluffs and hardwood forests for beautiful scenery while you relax at the lake. It's one of the most beautiful lakes in Kentucky. The construction of a dam in Rocky Creek created Lake Malone with the construction finished in 1968. Upon request from the locals to turn the area into a state park, several landowners who also liked the idea donated their land to form Lake Malone State Park. Other attractions that you may want to check out while you're in the area are Bell Witch Cave in Adams, Tennessee, and the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Nearby Cities:

  • Dunmor, KY

  • Rosewood, KY

  • Lewisburg, KY

  • Elkton, KY

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Spring 34–77 F
Summer 61–88 F
Fall 34–81 F
Winter 23–47 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Lake Malone State Park

Campground Accommodations

Lake Malone Campground

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electrical hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 70 feet

  • Other amenities: Restrooms, showers, laundry, picnic tables, grills, playground

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

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What to Do at
Lake Malone State Park

There are six 14-foot sculptures at Lake Malone State Park that you can take pictures with: Annette, Watson, Paige, Happy, Bobber and Oakley. These sculptures are like a mixture of a human and a tree in their design and are sometimes called the Big Twigs. Boat rentals, including fishing boats, pontoons and pedal boats, are available seasonally at Lake Malone State Park. You can also reserve a picnic shelter that has nearby restrooms for a group picnic by the lake. At the on-site marina, you can buy snacks, drinks, ice, seasonal live bait and tackle, seasonal firewood and souvenirs.

From dense forests to a picturesque lake, Lake Malone State Park offers beautiful adventures, including hiking, boating, fishing and stargazing.

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. 

Fishing Fishing

At Lake Malone, you can catch largemouth bass, bluegill, sunfish, crappie and channel catfish. The state park offers free fishing pole rentals for those who don't have equipment or prefer to not bring theirs.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

Wildlife that you might see at Lake Malone State Park are tufted titmice, northern cardinals, blue jays and turkey vultures.

Stargazing Stargazing

The dark night skies of Lake Malone State Park are perfect for stargazing. Relax at the campground or by the lakeside while gazing at the sky.

Flora and Fauna

Some of the striking flora that add beauty to the scenery at Lake Malone State Park are dogwood trees, mountain laurel, holly and wildflowers. When it comes to wildlife in the area, you may spot deer, skunks, squirrels, and raccoons. Around dusk, watch the trees to spot some bats flittering about.

Hiking Hiking

Take the Laurel Trail hike to view rock walls that once provided shelter to Native Americans. It's an easy 1.5-mile hike. Wildflower Trail is another beautiful path with more rock walls to see and vibrant wildflowers, mountain laurel, holly and dogwoods. Laurel, Turkey Ridge and Blue Heron Trail, a popular 4.5-mile hike, takes you along the lake, through forest and over rock scrambles. There are creeks and waterfalls along the path as well.


You can set sail on a fishing boat, pontoon or pedal boat. A gasoline pump is available on the boat dock so that you don't need to worry about running out of fuel. There isn't a horsepower restriction at Lake Malone, so you can cruise as fast as you'd like. You can even go jet skiing on the lake if you'd like.

Swimming Swimming

Lake Malone State Park has a sandy beach where you can go swimming. A lifeguard monitors the beach during its operational hours. Convenient amenities at the beach include restrooms, showers and a vending area. The beach is open daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

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How to Get to
Lake Malone State Park

Lake Malone State Park is near the Tennessee border, 51 miles from Clarksville. From Lewisburg, travel on US-431 N for about 7.3 miles, then turn left onto KY-973 W. You'll be on this road for 3.5 miles before you need to turn left onto State Route 8001. Then, stay slightly left to continue on State Route 8001. You'll see the entrance sign to the state park shortly after that.

Entering Lake Malone State Park

There isn't an entry fee to pay when you visit the park. You can find parking near the park office, the boat rental area and also near the campground.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Lake Malone State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Lake Malone State Park?

Spring through fall is the best time of year to visit Lake Malone State Park because the facilities and amenities besides the boat dock are available. The weather is also warmer for a more comfortable trip. Much of the flora blooms in spring if you're interested in the vibrant flowers. Although the park is only open from March 15 to November 12, fishing and boating are allowed on the lake year-round.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Lake Malone State Park?

Songbirds and turkey vultures are common wildlife sightings in Lake Malone State Park. Some of the top songbirds to watch for are blue jays, northern cardinals and tufted titmice.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Lake Malone State Park?

Yes, there are designated RV camping spots in addition to tent campsites at Lake Malone State Park. The RV campsites have electric and water hookups. Registered guests are able to use restrooms and showers as well.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Lake Malone State Park and what is the cost?

You can camp at Lake Malone State Park without a reservation, but you may want to reserve a spot because only 25 campsites have electric and water hookups. The average cost of an RV campsite with electric and water hookups at the park is $25 per night. It costs $6 to make a reservation.

Are pets allowed at Lake Malone State Park?

You can bring your pet to Lake Malone State Park but only if you monitor them and keep them restrained. State parks require that you clean up your pet's waste as well.