(Updated May 28, 2020)
Governor Beshear has outlined a phased plan to reopen business in Kentucky. Here are key dates of the Kentucky Opening plan, as well as local Livingston County and Kentucky Lake area updates:
Kentucky Phase 1 Reopening
Kentucky Phase 2
Land Between The Lakes Updates
Many developed camping areas within Land Between The Lakes are now open. Note: This does not include Energy, Hillman Ferry,or Piney.
Hematite Lake, Moss Creek Day Use Area, Golden Pond Target Range, and Center Furnace Trails are also now open.
Update May 28, 2020: Officials with the forest service say the Wrangler’s Day Use, Golden Pond Visitor Center, North Welcome Station, and South Welcome Station will open Thursday, May 28, 2020. They add the Golden Pond Planetarium within the visitor center will remain closed at this time.
Posted Update June 8, 2020: Hillman Ferry, Energy Lake, Turkey Bay, Wranglers and Piney Campgrounds will reopen June 9 at 9 a.m.!
Additionally, the Nature Station, Planetarium, and Homeplace 1850s will reopen Wednesday, June 10 at 10 a.m.!
Visitors are asked to recreate safely and review current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention along with local and state guidelines for social distancing and wearing cloth face masks.
Livingston County Updates
Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley are open for fishing, and boating. Livingston County hotels, resorts, commercial campgrounds and marinas are open. Local area retail shops may open May 20, with restaurants opening May 22.
The Livingston County Trail system is open for cycling and hiking.
Mantle Rock Trails are now open.
The Badgett Playhouse has cancelled all performances through June 30, 2020. You can follow their facebook page for the latest information. The Badgett Playhouse is opening July 9, 2020.
Livingston County Office Buildings are now open to the public.
The Livingston County Clerk’s office will maintain a two (2) person maximum in the front lobby area and a one (1) person maximum in the records vault.
Also, the Livingston County PVA office will remain closed to the public until proper safeguards are installed. Residents may still contact the PVA office at 270.928.2524 for assistance.
The Livingston County Library will remain closed to the public at this time. Staff is available via phone during regular hours.
Face masks are not required but are encouraged for the public to wear while doing business in County offices.
The public may also conduct business with County offices by phone, fax, internet, and/or any other means that an office or department may develop. The public may also continue and use the Library drop box at this time to conduct business with Sheriffs and County Clerk’s office.
Kentucky State Parks
Most Kentucky State parks are open 7AM to 7PM. Most lodging facilities will reopen June 1, 2020. Most State Park Campgrounds will open June 11. All guests should practice social distancing and public health guidelines. Pools, playgrounds and other amenities currently remain closed. Please call before you travel.