Located in the heart of Greenup county, Kentucky, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is in an area of bountiful allure and unspoiled scenery. The hills surrounding Greenbo Lake was what inspired Jesse Stuart, a famous Appalachian writer, to author numerous books and poems over his lifetime, and a library and reading room is dedicated in his honor, located within the lodge.
The park grounds are also home to the remains of the Buffalo Iron Furnace, a picturesque reminder to the industrial past, and a one-room school house constructed in 1924 that opens a window into the nostalgic past. In 2007, an amphitheater opened near the community pool that offers various outdoor drama productions throughout the summer.
The 225-acre Greenbo Lake features a marina that is open within season, and offers 65 open slips, rental pontoon boats, row boats, canoes and motor boats. Three feeder creeks flow into the waters and allow canoeists and paddle boaters to explore the narrow passageways that provide bountiful shade, perfect for rest and fishing within the cozy nooks — important as the lake is home to two state largemouth bass records, and is stocked with large bluegill, crappie, catfish and trout.
A swimming pool is next to the lodge for lodge guests only. A newer community pool, featuring a water slide and a children’s water play area, is only a ten-minute walk from the lodge.