Paintsville Lake

Huntington District
Published Jan. 10, 2024

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.

Mountain Homeplace Historical Area
The Paintsville Tourism Commission, in cooperation with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, has developed a 19th Century Mountain Homeplace Historical Area at Paintsville Dam. The