Explore the most popular fishing trails in Paintsville Lake State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 months ago

We took our dogs plenty of room to run tons of open fields and different access points to the lake which is beautiful only thing we didn't like was the amount of mud at the time but it's very private and that made it so nice I wouldn't consider it moderate it was really easy but would love so have seen more access trails to the huge rocks. Overall the parts near the lake are great and if you have dogs it's a must also it seems in the summer time they do horseback riding so very glad we went in the winter so we could let the dogs free. I would do again during the fall in the middle of the week just to let the dogs go wild or if I had a kayak

To many trees across the creek, had to get out of canoe to many times because of low water or the trees.

Fish along the Paintsville Dam.

Great trail with beautiful views of the lake. It s a little over grown in places, but hopefully a little heavier traffic with help with that.

Another hidden swim hole.

backpacking
9 months ago

Beautiful location for possible resort or campgrounds.

hiking
9 months ago

Beautiful location! The beach is a perfect swimming spot for all ages even the little ones. I saw several deer.

Great Secluded Spot For An Out-Country Camping Trip. Fire Pit Area & Fishing/Swimming Area.
My daughter and husband have been wanting to go camping for a while. I think I've found the spot!

Great Spot! Fishing, Swimming & Cliff Jumping!

Prefect Area For Swimming!

Beautiful place where swimming & fishing co-exist. Fishing in the left! Swimming in the right!

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous surroundings! Great place to swim!

hiking
9 months ago