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Tour Lakes – Paintsville

Paintsville Lake is located on the eastern side of Kentucky in Johnson and Morgan counties. The lake covers 1,140 acres.

Engine power is un-restricted, but Bass have a protected slot – please visit the Kentucky Deptartment of Fish and Wildlife Resources for more information.

The club uses the State ramp during tournaments.
Largemouth –12″ minimum
Smallmouth — 18″ minimum
Spotted Bass — club has a 10″ minimum

PAINTSVILLE LAKE STATE PARK – (H&H Bass Club launch location)

The parks campground has 32 RV sites with electric/water and 10 primitive camping sites – phone 606-297-8486 or 606-297-8488

Near the campground is a privately owned marina – 606-297-5253


Additional camp sites are available at a privately owned campground 1 mile from the lake and located 15 miles west of the dam on Route 172. I found 2 different phone numbers, unverified which is correct – 606-522-3239 or 606-522-3400.

Patoker Campground
20900 Highway 172
West Liberty KY 41472


Located about 30 minutes south of Paintsville features a larger campground, cabins and a lodge.


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Garmin GPS Navigation – Staffordsville, KY – Paintsville Lake State Park

– Other Links –
 Paintsville Lake State Park

 Army Corp of Engineers – Paintsville Lake

Other Internet Resources
Army Corp of Engineers – Facebook Louisville District
Huntington District – Ohio River Basin
USGS – Lake Levels
NWS – National Weather Service
Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
KDFWR Fishing Forecast (PDF)