Located in the foothills of the majestic Appalachian Mountains, Buckhorn Lake provides unforgettable outdoors experiences such as boating and skiing, jet-skiing, abundant fishing, scenic hiking, birding, beachside swimming, family-fun mini-golf, picnicking, seasonal hunting, gorgeous Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park and more.
Take in the beautiful mountain backdrops while enjoying 1,200 acres of clean-water recreational fun with easy access from 95 open slips and boat launching ramps (boat, pontoon, fishing boat and jet-ski rentals available). Reel in a variety of abundant freshwater fish, including largemouth bass, Kentucky bass, crappie, muskie, bluegill and catfish. And If you don’t come with your own fishing tackle, you can take advantage of the local marina fishing loaner program that lets you check out free fishing equipment. Trek the surrounding wooded Buckhorn Lake Wildlife Management Area and find ample big and small game including white-tailed deer, rabbit, raccoon, squirrel, and waterfowl, when in season. And explore the expansive Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park for additional lakeside hiking, birding (warblers, belted king fishers, red-winged black birds and migrating eagles), beachside swimming, picnicking with pavilions and tables overlooking the lake and mountains, and an 18-hole family-oriented mini golf course.