2022 Recreation Season
All dates listed below are tentative. Due to COVID regulations that may be in place at the time of the events, the status or dates of the events are subject to change.
April 17th-23rd, 2022: National Volunteer Week.
For more information on ways you can volunteer visit this website: http://www.pointsoflight.org/ or http://volunteer.gov/index.cfm.
April 22nd, 2022: Earth Day.
For more information on what you can do to make a difference on this day visit: http://www.earthday.org/.
April 15th, 2022: Opening day for Corps operated campground, Holmes Bend, at Green River Lake.
Reservations for this campground can be made at www.Recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777, or be seeing the Park Attendant. Reservations can now be made the same day as arrival. You must have a reservation before setting up on a campsite; reserved campsites will no longer be marked!
Fees: $17 for primitive sites, $23 for electric only sites and $25 for water and electric sites.
May 13th, 2022: Opening day for Corps operated campgrounds, Smith Ridge and Pikes Ridge, at Green River Lake.
Reservations for these campgrounds can be made at www.Recreation.gov, or by calling 1-877-444-6777, or be seeing the Park Attendant. Reservations can now be made the same day as arrival. You must have a reservation before setting up on a campsite; reserved campsites will no longer be marked!
Fees: Smith Ridge $17 for primitive sites, $23 for water only sites and $25 for water and electric sites. Pikes Ridge $15 for primitive sites and $21 for water and electric sites
April 15th, 2022: Opening of Corps of Engineers Visitor Center on Weekends.
The Visitor will begin staying open on weekends and will be open 7 days a week from 7:30am - 5:00pm EST.
May 21st, 2022: National Kid's to Parks Day.
National Kid's to Parks Day is a nation-wide day of outdoor play organized by National Park Trust (NPT) in cooperation with a host of local and national collaborators. to find out more information or to find a Kid's to Parks Day event near you visit: http://www.kidstoparks.org/ or http://www.parktrust.org/.
May 21st - 27th 2022: National Safe Boating Week.
For more information on what you can do to be safe while boating visit: http://www.safeboatingcouncil.org/.
June 4th- 12th, 2022: National Fishing and Boating Week.
To find out more information or to see when your state's free fishing days (you don't have to have a license) are visit: http://takemefishing.org/. Kentucky's free fishing days will be June 4-5, 2022.
June 4th, 2022: National Trails Day.
The American Hiking Society's National Trails Day is the country's largest celebration of trails. Visit this website, http://www.americanhiking.org/ , to find a location near you that will be hosting an event in celebration of the day.
August 20th, 2022: Kid's Fishing Derby.
A day where local kids of all ages can come out and fish for free! All equipment is supplied, no registration is necessary. Prizes are given to kids who catch the most and biggest fish!
September 17, 2022: 36th Annual Lake Shore Cleanup
Take an opportunity during this time to help us cleanup the lake shore. More details TBA.
September 11th, 2022: Closing day for Corps operated campground, Smith Ridge, at Green River Lake.
September 15th - November 1st: Drawdown of lake 1/2'.
September 24th, 2022: National Public Land's Day.
To find an event near you where you can help out in celebration of the day, visit: https://www.neefusa.org/npld.
September 25th, 2022: Closing day for Corps operated campground, Pikes Ridge, at Green River Lake.
September 24th, 2022: Annual Duck Blind Drawing at Green River Lake Visitor Center.
The Green River Lake WMA waterfowl blind drawing will be held Saturday, Sept. 24. The drawing will be held at the Green River Lake Corps of Engineers office off KY 55, approximately 7 miles south of Campbellsville. Registration is 9 a.m. Eastern time with the drawing at 10 a.m.
Hunters may construct a permanent blind or use a boat or portable blind, but each blind site must be permanently pinned with a permanent marker identifying permit holders for the site. Those hunters selected hold first rights for use of the blind site, but these blinds sites open to public use if the selected hunters are not in the blinds by 30 minutes before shooting time.
October 8th, 2022: Fishing with A Veteran Event.
Our Veterans have done so much for our country. As a way to give back to them and say Thank You for their service, we'd like to take them fishing. Veterans and fisherman are asked to pre-register before the event. The event will take place at the Holmes Bend Boat Ramp.
October 21st – 22nd, 2022: Holmes Bend Campground Fall Festival.
A day of fun filled Fall/Halloween themed events within the campground. Lots of games and activities followed trick or treating and by best decorated campsite contests and best costume contests. More info to come later in the year.
October 23rd, 2022: Closing day for Corps operated campground, Holmes Bend, at Green River Lake.
November 1st - December 1st: Drawdown of lake continues 6 1/2' to winter elevation.