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Greenbo Lake State Resort (Jesse Stuart Lodge)
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Greenup
Reviewed 5 September 2016

My family stayed here for Labor Day weekend. As expected, the campground was busy for the holiday. The first thing we noticed is that the campground is very tight for maneuvering. If you have a larger travel trailer or RV, this isn't the campground for you. We have a 33 ft trailer and we weren't sure we would make it into our back in site. First, the good things about the park:
- Lots of activities for the kids including ice cream social, tye die t-shirt project, slip and slide, line dancing, etc.
- Nice playgrounds.
- Very family friendly generally - the campground was quiet at night, people were respectful of kids riding bikes and playing on the road, and there wasn't any partying that we noticed.
The not so good:
- The bathrooms were not very clean. Considering how many tent sites they have the bathrooms are undersized and overused. The staff that came to clean them each day were in and out within 5 minutes. Certainly not enough time to clean them to any degree. My husband went to use the showers in the bath house one morning and someone had pooped in the shower. Gross!
- The marina area had a lot of dead fish floating in it. By a lot I mean dozens. I'm not sure what killed them, but it made us not want to take our boats out.
- We decided to take the kids to the pool on Sunday and got everyone suited up and everything packed up and drove down to the pool only to find it closed. According to park staff not enough pool staff showed up to open it. Our kids were VERY disappointed.
- There is a stream that runs by many of the campsites, but the banks had not had any weed trimming done in a few weeks and so the kids had to go through the weeds to play in the creek.
- The check in process was kind of weird. When you come to the sign that says "Campground" there is also a sign that says "No left turn". You have to drive down the road past the campground to the marina, pull into the parking lot, go into the marine/camp store to check in, then drive back up the road to the campground.

We were pretty underwhelmed by this campground. Considering there are other campgrounds in the area that are much nicer: Carter Caves, Grayson, etc. we probably wont go back to this campground.

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Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Stephanie P, Manager at Greenbo Lake State Resort (Jesse Stuart Lodge), responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you for recently visiting our park. Labor Day Weekend is a very busy weekend in our campground. With the increased number of people present, I can see where it could affect ones perception of the size of the campground. When you go to Reserve America to make a reservation for a campsite, it does give the size of each campsite. Our back in sites range in size from 30 to 56 feet. We also have pull through sites available with a size from 75 to 100 feet and can easily handle larger campers. I am glad you enjoyed our recreational programming. It is very important that we are viewed as family friendly and have plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy. Of course we have no way to control what people do in public restrooms and showers and I hate that any guest came upon what you described before housekeeping got there. However, we do have control over the time we spend tending to the restrooms and that has been reviewed with the staff. The issue with the dead fish was not in any way due to the condition of the water other than heat. Fish & Wildlife had just delivered fingerling catfish. The location where they released them was very shallow and the temperature that day was in the upper 90's which increased the water temperature considerably. Unfortunately, those young fish could not stand such as change in temperature from the water they were being delivered in. The park staff was correct when they informed you we had to close the pool for the day due to the lifeguards not showing for work. Our pool relies on having lifeguards in order to be open and without them showing, we had no other choice. I am disappointed that said you probably won't return to our park to camp. I hope you have a change of mind and decide to give us another chance to provide you and your family with a wonderful camping experience at our park. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me at the park.

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Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Took advantage of some early spring like weather& took a drive to Greenbo Lake. My boyfriend had never been there so wanted to drive him around. He loved the whole area & now cannot wait to make plans for camping, fishing& boating! Definitely won him over!

Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Stephanie P, Manager at Greenbo Lake State Resort (Jesse Stuart Lodge), responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Thank you for visiting our park. We look forward to having you back.

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Reviewed 14 November 2015

We camped for a few days to hike the trails and kayak on the lake. The facilities were very nice and clean, and the lake was ideal for paddling since the entire lake is "idle speed only". The trails were great with the fall colors, well marked, and ranged from easy to challenging. Every park staff member that we dealt with were friendly and helpful.

Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

I camped here in my travel trailer and have quite a bit of experience staying in Kentucky's State parks.

The bathroom in the campground was filty and the showerstalls were dirty. It appears that there is no upkeep to keep the painted block walls in the showers clean and free of mold or dirt. The floors were dirty as well.

The hiking trails are pretty long and be sure to bring water. The trails were actually nice, just be sure to use plenty of bug spray before going out. There are also camping spots for primitive and horse camping as well.

You can go to the lake and rent a pontoon to go fishing and I believe there is a pool there as well. As you pull in to check in, the office is actually farther down at the lake where you can rent boats.

It appears that they have a shortage of workers there, hence the closed check-in station and dirty bathrooms.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Greenbo is a great park to spend the day with family. There is so much to do and see here. Growing up only living 10 mins away from the park makes me miss it so much now that I am 45 mins away. I still come here to either to take a walk and site see, hike, fish, or go to the lodge all while still spending time with family.

Stayed: August 2015, travelled with family
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Address: West KY Hwy 1711, HC 60, Box 562, Greenup, KY 41144
Region: United States > Kentucky > Greenup
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Greenup
Price Range: €56 - €88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 36
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