to read the recent Kentucky Monthly article on one family’s experience with the Family Adventure Quest.
to review participants' trip experiences and highlights.
to view past photos of Family Adventure Quest participants.
to download the Family Adventure Quest registration form (Adobe PDF)
What is it?
Learn park trivia & search for the perfect photo op as you explore Kentucky State Parks at your own pace throughout 2016! You may be joining in an outdoor activity, seeking an historic item, tracking a critter in a forest, or solving a riddle. 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 25 Quests, plus four bonus quests
• F.A.Q. Compass (yes, you’ll be using it!)
• KY State Parks Bandana Map
• Exclusive Park Coupons
• Park and State Travel Brochures
Challenges will take your team to various parks and historic sites in search of your next adventure. You won’t need much gear for these expeditions, however most 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 as high resolution electronic images (300 dpi) on CD (non-returnable) along with your booklet.
For this 11th year of the Family Adventure Quest, you are required to choose an EAST or a WEST booklet when you register. This just means that the park-specific quests (about 1/3 of them) will be in the eastern or western half of the state. The non-park-specific quests can be done state-wide if you choose…or you can choose to just stick closer to home. See map here. Only one quest can be submitted for prizes per household.
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 stay at any resort park (Sun—Thurs.) plus free passes to park museums/house tours for each person on your team!
Complete 20 = $25 KY State Park Gift Card (plus the lodge stay and passes)
Complete 25 = $50 KY State Park Gift Card (plus the lodge 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?!