Address 1: 11990 Boat Dock Road
Phone: (502) 647-5359
Open: Open from March 1 st through November
Number of Sites: 110
Tents Allowed: Yes
Guist Creek Lake is the county’s largest lake and one of its best kept secrets. In a serene rural part of the county, deer, turkey, and other wildlife are seen frequently near the water.
The 325 acre lake is located northeast of Shelbyville off KY 1779 and is also visible from US 60 between Shelbyville and Clayvillage.
The lake is primarily for fisherman. It is one of the best bass lakes for its size in the state. Fishery include: largemouth bass, hybrid stripers, cat fish, crappie, blue gill and rock fish. Many fisherman reports catching fish over 5 pounds regularly. The record largemouth bass for this lake is over 10 pounds.
The campground is available from March 1 st through November for primitive or pull-through RV camping. All pull-through sites have water and electric hook-ups. There is a shower house with restrooms and a dumping station.
Take I-64 East from Louisville (approximately 40 miles) or I-64 West from Lexington (approximately 60 miles). At Shelbyville, take EXIT 35 (Hwy 53 North) to first traffic light (US 60) – turn RIGHT, drive to stoplight at Shelby County High School (on left) – Turn LEFT at light (onto Rocket Lane) – go to end of this road – at STOP sign – Turn RIGHT onto KY 1779 (Benson Road) continue until you cross a concrete bridge. Just past the bridge turn RIGHT at first road – this is the entrance to Guist Creek Marina & Campground.