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Holmes Bend

Green River Lake



Holmes Bend Campground is located along Kentucky's Highland Rim, offering 125 campsites with amenities such as flush toilets, showers, fire rings and drinking water. Visitors can enjoy activities such as boating, fishing, jet skiing, wake boarding and more on the lake, as well as hunting and exploring the scenic trails. The nearby Visitor Center and Atkinson-Griffin Log Cabin offer plenty of attractions to explore.


Situated along Kentucky's Highland Rim, Holmes Bend Campground is surrounded by forested tracks, rolling meadows and the pristine banks of Green River Lake.

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With 8,000 surface acres of water, the lake is an ideal place for boating. With ten boat ramps located around the shoreline, guests have plenty of room for fishing, jet skiing, wake boarding and more. Three full-service marinas are also located around the lake.

Fishing is a popular activity at Green River Lake: Walleye, crappie, white bass, channel catfish, muskie and bluegill are all found in abundance.

Hunters enjoy the surrounding land, with various habitats supporting deer, turkey, rabbit, quail, squirrel, dove and waterfowl.

There are also miles of trails that wind around the lake and along the shore, affording some of the most scenic views in the region.


Holmes Bend Campground offers 125 campsites, 40 of which have electric hookups only and 62 of which have water and electric hookups. Amenities like flush toilets, showers, fire rings and drinking water provide a comfortable camping experience. A playground and an interpretive trail offer additional recreation opportunities within the campground. A swimming beach, several miles of multi-use trails to include horseback riding, a reservable picnic shelter, parking areas, additonal playground and restroom facilities, boat ramp, courtesy dock, fishing pier, marina, and marina owned rental cabins are all located within 1 mile of the campground.

Natural Features

Green River Lake area encompasses a total of some 32,000 acres in the central portion of Kentucky, creating countless recreational activities for visitors on the water and on land.


Between 04/15/2022 and 10/23/2022 this location is staffed. Please call (270) 384-4623 to speak with local staff. From 12/14/2021 to 04/14/2022 this location is unstaffed. Please call (270) 465-4463 for general information.

Nearby Attractions

The Corps of Engineers Visitor Center and the Historical Civil War Atkinson-Griffin Log Cabin are located only a short 10 miles northwest from Holmes Bend .  

Several historical attractions and National Parks are located within an hour of Green River Lake, including the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln and Mammoth Cave National Park.

Charges & Cancellations

Customers who change their dates outside the original reservation date (i.e., different week or month) will incur a $10 change fee. No-shows are charged a $20.00 fee plus the first nights use fee.
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