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Taylorsville Lake Things To Do


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Biking

The wonderful 24-mile trail system on this park is managed as multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Wear your hiking shoes, bring your bike, or bring your horse and enjoy the fresh outdoor air! Beginning June 1, 2008 we will begin a weather restriction program to help protect our recently-upgraded trails from deterioration. Signs will be posted at all trail parking areas and we will notify all equestrian campers. We will also have a hotline for anyone to call (502-477-9028), updated at 9:00am daily with trail closures & conditions

Birding

There are excellent birding opportunities throughout the park, but of special note is in the mature forests around the campgrounds, park trails, the Wildlife Viewing Trail, and the entire lake area boasts an abundant population of species. The Van Buren Boat Ramp area contains two nesting sites for the American Bald Eagle.

Birds commonly observed in the Spencer County area include Hawks, sparrows, hummingbirds, Tufted Titmouse, Cedar Wax Wing, grouse, and Northern cardinals. The spring brings warblers and thrushes passing through. Brown Creepers, chimney swift, killdeer, and a variety of cuckoos can be spotted in this area. The summer includes nesting warblers. Summertime is when birds from Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to Red-tailed Hawks can be seen. Around the lake area includes the American Bald Eagle, mallards, Great Blue Heron, geese & the obvious Turkey Vulture.

Boating

Marina has open and covered slips, gas, food, and fishing equipment. Rent a marina fishing boat and; schedule cruising time on one of the marina's pontoon boats, or launch your own from four launching ramps. Seasonal. Settlers Trace Boat Ramp and Marina (Taylorsville Lake Dock): (502) 477-8766.

Camping

The campground at Taylorsville Lake offers 42 full service campsites for RV's, and horse lovers can sleep under the stars with their equine pals at one of ten camp sites set up specifically for horse camping. There is a central service building with laundry. Closed Dec 15 - Mar 31

Equine Camping

Ten sites of the campground are set aside for horse camping. Sites have water and electric and use the same Service Building with laundry. Pets are allowed if restrained.

Fishing

Cast your line to catch a variety of species such as: bass, bluegill and crappie. There is a wheelchair accessible fishing pier.

A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

Hiking

The wonderful 24-mile trail system on this park is managed as multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Wear your hiking shoes, bring your bike, or bring your horse and enjoy the fresh outdoor air!

A weather restriction program is in place to help protect our recently-upgraded trails from deterioration. Signs will be posted at all trail parking areas and we will notify all equestrian campers. We also have a hotline for anyone to call (502-477-9028), updated at 9:00am daily with trail closures & conditions

Horseback Riding

The wonderful 24-mile trail system on this park is managed as multi-use trails for hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders. Wear your hiking shoes, bring your bike, or bring your horse and enjoy the fresh outdoor air!

Orienteering

Orienteering is a sport in woods navigation where a person uses a map and compass to complete a course. It can be done by yourself or with your family. It is a great way to spend part of the day discovering new parts of the park! The site of the 2015 Kentucky Outdoor Adventure Games, Taylorsville Lake State Park offers a 3.4 km permanent orienteering course featuring 13 controls (check points) in a mixed forest setting. You can get your map by clicking here or visiting the park gift shop.

Playgrounds

Two playgrounds keep the little ones entertained.