Sunday, July 23, 2017

Paintsville Lake State Park - Kentucky

Paintsville is located on the eastern side of Kentucky. It is in the heart of Kentucky's coal mining area and the heart of the state's bluegrass music region. It is also surrounded by mountains and that meant that we had to navigate Rosie, our 25 foot Airstream trailer, through some hilly roads with sharp curves to get to this park.

Paintsville Lake State Park

The campground

Paintsville Lake State Park is, as you have already guessed, on Paintsville Lake. The lake was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and it seemed to be popular with boaters.

Speaking of the lake, it was gorgeous. It seemed to be a well-known fishing spot based of the number of people trying their luck while we were there.

Paintsville Lake

Rosie in the campground

This is a relatively small campground with fewer than 50 campsites. You feel as though you are in a valley because you see mountains when you look around, but the star attraction in this campground is the lake.

Here is some specific information about this park:
  • Our site had 20, 30 and 50 amp electrical service.
  • Our site had a water connection with good pressure.
  • Our site had a sewer connection.
  • There is one bathhouse serving the campground and a restroom outside the camping area for the day visitors. The campground bathhouse was clean and well-maintained.
  • Our campsite was gravel and we had to use our leveling tools to correct a slight lean.
  • The park had pay-per-day WiFi. We paid and the service was adequate.
  • AT&T placed a weak 4G voice and data signal over the park.
  • This was a pet-friendly park.
  • We were unable to see any TV signals from Rosie's antenna. Make sure you bring some DVDs if you want any video entertainment.
Paintsville is about 30 miles from where Becky's father lives and he was able to drop by for a visit. It was wonderful having him and his wife see us in Rosie.

Becky's father and his wife visit us in Rosie

We were pleasantly surprised to see how nice this park was and we would return to it if in the area.

We stopped for a ski lift on the way

Airstream trailers in a parking lot

Visiting L:oretta Lynn's Birth Place

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