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The heart of Kentucky wilderness welcomes you on a motorhome camping trip to Lake Malone State Park. Renowned for the pristine Lake Malone that sits to the northern side of the park, Lake Malone State Park offers a great escape for visitors looking to unwind amid nature and scenic surroundings. Located very close to the town of Dunmor, it’s a good idea to consider renting an RV to get around the area. You’ll find a range of affordable RV rentals in Muhlenburg County. Parts of Lake Malone State Park also extends into the neighboring Logan County and Todd County, and the towns and cities out here are worth checking out too.
While Lake Malone was created primarily for flood control, it soon became a hub for recreation, and with the creation of the Lake Malone State Park, the area is now a hub for outdoor adventure. Camping at Lake Malone State Park is filled with exciting possibilities; from fishing in the 788-acre lake to hiking the many trails of the 388-acre state park, from boating and swimming to picnicking and soaking in the natural features of the park including sandstone cliffs, hardwood trees, and thick woodlands, you’re in the right place if you want to connect with nature at its best!
Lake Malone is considered an ‘angler’s delight,’ and fishing here is an enjoyable activity. Cast your fishing rod into Lake Malone for largemouth bass, crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, green sunfish, warmouth, and spotted gar. There’s a fishing dock that rents out fishing supplies in case you haven’t brought your own.
RV camping at Lake Malone State Park is ideal for boaters. There’s a public boat ramp from where boaters enjoy easy access to the lake, and from a private marina too, for a small fee. With over 70 boating slips open for rent seasonally, this lake gets busy in the summer. If you haven’t brought your boats, no worries; there are boat rentals available at the marina.
Lake Malone State Park is known for its great hiking trails, with many hikers traveling here, especially to hike the park’s trails. The popular Laurel Trail is 1.5 miles long and meanders through holly, dogwood trees, and a bevy of wildflowers. A highlight of this trail is the Native American historic rock shelters and sites that it passes through. Another trail worth checking out is the Wildflower Trail that offers an interpretive hike.
The sand beach at Lake Malone State Park is a welcome treat on hot summer days. Enjoy a swim in the cool lake, or just lounge on the sandy beach and sunbathe.
Park your RV rental at Lake Malone State Park to enjoy easy access to the many recreational offerings. There are 26 equipped campsites and 100 primitive campsites. Amenities at the campsites include big rig access, tent camping, 20 and 30 amp electric service, water, a dump station, and fire grills. Campers have access to restrooms, shower stalls, laundry facilities, a marina, picnic shelter, and a picnic area. For recreation, there are trails to explore, and water access for boating, swimming, and fishing. Kids will love running around in the playground. Bring your pets along to this pet-friendly campground.
When you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Lake Malone State Park, head to the Dogwood Lakes Camping Resort and Funpark. With 132 campsites, the park features big rig access, tent camping, full hookups, 20 and 30 amp electric service, sewer, water, and limited cell phone coverage. There’s a playground for kids to run around in, a recreation room, and a camp store for last-minute camping essentials.
The area around Lake Malone State Park offers plenty to explore for curious visitors! The city of Hopkinsville is about 38 miles from the state park and offers a great weekend getaway. With wholesome family entertainment, it’s a good break from your forested surroundings.
Spend a day splashing about at the Tie Beaker Family Aquatic Center. The aquatic center is filled with a range of exciting water rides, including Hurricane Alley and Rip Tide Express. Open during the summer months; it’s a fun way to spend the afternoon with the family.
Enjoy a rodeo event in Hopkinsville. The Cattleman’s Rodeo is considered incredible fun for everyone and includes a whole lot of contests too.
When you’re missing the scenic greens, head to the Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park during your RV rental vacation. The park organizes lots of special events that are worth checking out.
Explore the Jeffers’ Bend Environmental Center that features a lake, hiking trails, and gardens to enjoy. Take your dog along for a run!
The Trail of Tears Park is home to the Heritage Museum that offers an insight into the historic campsites of the ‘Cherokee’ people.
Hopkinsville has several good restaurants that offer authentic southern fare. It’s a good idea to try out the smaller eateries that make great local food here. Chain restaurants and fast-food joints are available too.
Stop by at a convenience store to pick up supplies for the road, and fill up your rental RV at a gas station before hitting the road on your next travel adventure.