Bicycles are permitted on main roads and in the campground.
Launch ramps for the boating enthusiasts and fishermen are located at Barkers, Pleasant Ridge, Rich Creek and Twin Branch. Twin Branch is the only seasonable ramp. All other ramps can be utilized year round.
A sixty site campground is located at Pleasant Ridge (State Route 3215). Of the sixty sites, fifteen are boat accessible only. With the exception of the boat accessible sites, all other sites have water and electric. A dump station is available for use. The campground is managed by the Kentucky Department of Parks. For questions regarding the campground, contact the Yatesville Lake State Park Campground at (606) 673-1490.
Fishing is allowed from boats and the shoreline in and along Yatesville Lake. Kentucky fishing/hunting licenses and appropriate stamps are required.
A Nature Trail is located behind Oil Well Exhibit adjacent to Project Office/Information Center parking lot. The trail is universally accessible, approximately 1.5 miles long, and offers a great view of the lake and dam areas.
Horseback riding is permitted in certain areas at Yatesville Lake. There is a developed riding trail operated and managed by the Lawrence County Saddle Club. The trail is located in the Pleasant Ridge area off state route 3215 near the Eagle Ridge Golf Course.
Yatesville Lake State Park Marina is located at Barkers Launch Ramp area. The Marina is managed by KY Department of Parks and provides customers with docking facilities, boat rentals, boating/fishing and picnic supplies, etc. For information regarding the Marina call (606) 686-2361.
A picnic shelter is located at the Barkers Launch Ramp Area. The shelter can be reserved by calling the Yatesville Lake State Park Marina at (606) 686-2361