A Place Where the Tensions and Turmoil of Our Everyday Lives Can Be Forgotten

Trooper Island Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten; and for one week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow.

Spearheaded by former State Police Director, Colonel James E. Bassett, the idea was to establish a permanent recreational site where trooper and child could share a week long experience.

A location was selected in a secluded corner of Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line, where an island was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a non-profit charitable corporation was formed.


Trooper Island Camp



On historic Dale Hollow Lake, Trooper Island provides over 2 dozen canoes for campers.



Trained professionals are introduced to a growing sport in Kentucky, archery!



The fish are always biting on Dale Hollow! Kids from all over cast their lines to see who can catch the big one!