Paintsville Lake Regional Master Plan

Huntington District
Published Jan. 4, 2024
Paintsville Lake

Paintsville Lake

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Huntington District is beginning the 30 day review and comment period of the Paintsville Lake project Regional Master Plan revision. This stage is to receive final comments from Stakeholders, the Public, Tribal Nations and other Agencies. The final draft of the Master Plan is linked under the Related Files header below, as well as a slide presentation showing the current status and future actions.

Following this phase, all comments will be reviewed, recorded and responded to. And any needed changes or updates will be made to the Master Plan. We will work to clarify and resolve any comments with our Stakeholder, the Public, Tribal Nations and other Agencies if the comment or recommended edit is substantial. After addressing all the comments received, USACE will finalize the Master Plan.

About Paintsville Lake
Paintsville Lake is a total of 1,139 surface acres. The US Army Corps of Engineers owns a total of 13,156 acres of land surrounding the lake with 57 miles of shoreline. The lake is approximately 18 miles in length.  Paintsville Lake gleams like a jewel in the crown of the mountains of Eastern Kentucky. With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the shoreline.  The lake provides 1,140 acres of boating, skiing and fishing pleasure. After a day on the lake, relax in the campground. For a glimpse into a vanished way of life, visit the Mountain Homeplace. This living history farm recreates Appalachian farm life in the mid-1800s.

What is a Master Plan?
The Master Plan is the strategic land use management document that guides the comprehensive management and development of all project recreational, natural, and cultural resources throughout the life of the water resources project. Revision of the Master Plan will not address in detail the technical operational aspects of the reservoir related to the water supply or flood risk management missions of the project. 

Comments can be made by emailing this address:

Written comments can be mailed to:
Ms. Rebecca Rutherford
Chief Environmental Analysis Section
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
502 8th Street
Huntington, WV 25701