to register online for the Family Adventure Quest!
to view past photos of Family Adventure Quest participants.
to review participants' trip experiences and highlights.
to read the Kentucky Monthly article on one family’s experience with the Family Adventure Quest.
What is it?
It may be a riddle, it might even rhyme, as it directs you how to spend your time. You might have to ponder, you might float or chop, as you discover fun facts & plan your next photo op. So grab your friends and grab your gear, explore state parks in a new way and at your own pace throughout the year!
You may be joining in an outdoor activity with a park naturalist, traveling back in time, showing us your artistic side, or hunting for bridges. Let your quest booklet serve as a guide to a year’s worth of adventures with your friends or family!
$15 registration for a group of 2-6 people gets you:
• Booklet of Quests
• F.A.Q. Fleece Hat
• F.A.Q. Beach Ball
• Kentucky Visitor Guide
• Travel Brochures
• Kentucky State Park Map/Brochure
You won’t need much gear for these expeditions, however all challenges will require use of a digital camera, and a bit of online research might help before heading out for some of them. In order to be eligible for prizes upon completion, quest photos will need to be submitted electronically, at a minimum of 3000 X 2400 pixel count (larger is even better!) on CD, thumb drive (non-returnable), or via wetransfer.com and mail in your booklet. This is not for camera phones unless yours has at least an 8MP camera and can produce the size noted above. Please note that “selfie mode” on cameras is smaller than regular, so check to see if you need to use an actual camera before you get started!
What's New in 2018?
In 2018 you are presented with 26 quests statewide (plus some bonus opportunities). Just nine of these quests are park-specific to five parks, so if you don’t want to visit one or two of those parks, you can still earn top prize. (But frankly, if you’re in it for the fun, you are going to want to do the park-specific quests!) The other two-thirds of your quests can be done at whichever Kentucky State Park you choose as long as it has the facility (trail, amphitheater, resort, etc.) specified for the challenge.
Besides fun with my family, what do I get?
The more quests you complete, the more you earn!
Complete 10 or more correctly and receive a free night lodge room or campground stay at any park (Sun—Thurs.) plus free passes to park museums/house tours for each person on your team!
Complete 20 = $35 KY State Park Gift Card (plus the overnight stay and passes)
Complete 25 = $60 KY State Park Gift Card (plus the overnight stay and passes)
How long will it take?
If planned out properly, you could win the first prize level (10 completed) by visiting just four parks. Thus, you could finish up in just a 2-3 weekends, or you could space out your experience over the whole year, finishing up in November. You can get started in January or you can wait until fall to start your journey. However, there are a couple quests that can only be completed between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and some parks have adjusted hours in the off-season, so plan accordingly if you are going for the top prize!
Where do I sign up?!