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Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

4441 Kentucky Highway 1833

Located in the northern portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau, Buckhorn Lake State Park has 856 acres of lush Kentucky mountain land. The name for the park and nearby town came from the discovery of a buck’s horn at a nearby saltlick. Another story recounts how Jerry Smith, the first white settler in the area killed a four snag buck, thus giving the name to the community. The surrounding forest is filled with wildlife and Buckhorn Lake has excellent fishing. Bluegill, large and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, and muskie abound in the lake’s waters.

By August 1964 Buckhorn Lake had a 24-room lodge, a beach, bathhouse, picnic facilities, and camping sites. On May 22, 1967 the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration approved a project to further develop the park. New lodge rooms, resort pool, boat slips, horseback riding trails, fishing pier, and miniature golf course were added to the park.


Adam Montgomery

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Just had a family reunion here. Very nice. But just don't see how they can continue without phone service ?? A simple phone booster would provide phone service. Cost of about $300.00 Would never be able to bring my family there without phone service. My kids would die. Lol. GET A BOOSTER !!

Scott Stacy

Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Great lake, Everyone one at the marina treats you like family....wished they kept the water at summer pool all year or at least enough to fish. ...

Karen Smith

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Made a visit in preparation for a family reunion next year. It is right in the middle of my beloved mountains. Scenery is spectacular. Amenities galore.

old pine productions

Friday, July 6, 2018
It was awsome beautiful place to vote very galley friendly great group of first rangers to one of the best places in eastern kentucky

Bruce Kennedy

Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Great views. Needs to be open during the week. Love the facilities.

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