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Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail

Whether you crave relaxation or thirst for adventure, Kentucky State Parks are ready to satisfy your appetite. Ranging from full-service resorts and lodges to serene campgrounds and forests, our 49 locations offer a bounty of outdoor activities, nature programs, historic sites and special events, all served with a side of remarkable scenic beauty.

Restaurants at nine Kentucky State Parks are offering a special regional meal celebrating the traditional dishes and culinary heritage of our state. Make sure to pick up a Culinary Passport as you visit Kentucky State Parks to savor these unique flavors, then be sure to get it stamped at each location. Once your passport is full, you’ll receive a free gift! Learn more about the Better In the Bluegrass initiative and the Kentucky State Parks Culinary Trail by clicking here and remember to share your signature meal photos using #TasteKY! Are  you hungry for an authentic taste of the Bluegrass yet? 


Western Waterlands

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Calvert City, KY 

› Appetizer: White beans with ham hock
› Entrée: Local Surf & Turf
› Sides: Silver Queen sweet corn, Kentucky Wonder green beans
› Dessert: Banana pudding
› Beverage: Local craft bourbon cocktail

Bluegrass, Blues & Barbecue

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Dawson Springs, KY 

› Appetizer: Burgoo
› Entrée: BBQ mutton
› Sides: Baked beans, slaw, potato salad
› Dessert: Peach cobbler
› Beverage: Strawberry lemonade with locally grown berries

Bourbon, Horses & History

Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Falls of Rough, KY 

› Appetizer: Kentucky Bibb salad with Benedictine dressing
› Entrée: Kentucky Hot Brown
› Sides: Succotash
› Dessert: Bourbon biscuit pudding
› Beverage: Old-fashioned

Northern Kentucky River

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Carlisle, KY 
› Appetizer: Tomato pie
› Entrée: Goetta
› Sides: Potato cakes
› Dessert: Transparent pie
› Beverage: Kentucky Rain cocktail featuring Casamigos tequila

Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone

Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Slade, KY 
› Appetizer: Beer cheese
› Entrée: Kentucky beef
› Sides: Grits, spoonbread, limestone Bibb salad with sorghum vinaigrette
› Dessert: Bourbon/chocolate dessert
› Beverage: Ale-8-One/Ale-8-One and bourbon

Kentucky Appalachians

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Prestonsburg, KY 
› Appetizer: Soup beans with cornbread
› Entrée: Salmon patties
› Sides: Fried potatoes, cucumbers-tomatoes-onions with Italian dressing
› Dessert: Blackberry jam cake with caramel icing
› Beverage: Coffee

Daniel Boone Country

Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Pineville, KY 
› Appetizer: Chow-chow and pickled beets
› Entrée: Soup beans
› Sides: Fried potatoes, cornbread, green onions
› Dessert: Apple stack cake
› Beverage: Milk or moonshine

Southern Shorelines

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Jamestown, KY 
› Appetizer: Pinto beans with spider cornbread
› Entrée: Fried fish
› Sides: Real mashed potatoes, collard greens, slaw
› Dessert: Fried apple pie
› Beverage: Ski

Caves, Lakes & Corvettes

Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Lucas, KY 
› Appetizer: Local cheeses
› Entrée: Pork shoulder/pork chops
› Sides: Fresh sliced tomatoes, sweet corn (fried or cream-style), green beans with ham hock
› Dessert: Fruit cobbler with local ice cream
› Beverage: Apple cider