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Wherever you travel in Kentucky, you are never far from one of our 49 Kentucky State Parks, some of the top state parks in America. Each park has its own unique attributes, from shorelines to majestic mountains, from winding caves to enchanting woodlands. For PHONE NUMBERS to each individual Kentucky State Park continue to SCROLL DOWN.

Kentucky State Parks have resorts with lodging and restaurants; recreational parks with camping and picnic areas; and historic sites that preserve our past. Use this page to find a state park that’s perfect for you and find out why Kentucky State Parks are among the top state parks you’ll find anywhere! Extend your adventure and stay in one of our many state park lodges.
 
 

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Barren River Lake State Resort Park Lucas, KY

CALL: 270-646-2151 Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 10,000-acre lake. The lodge has 51 rooms and offers full amenities.  Open year-round.  Rooms are available by late afternoon.  Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms and cottages will be available for pets.
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Big Bone Lick State Historic Site Union, KY

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site has been named by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior as a National Natural Landmark. The park is significant for its combination of salt springs and late Pleistocene bone beds. The site is recognized as the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology for its significant role in the development of scientific thought regarding extinction and the relationship of geology & paleontology. PHONE: 859-384-3522
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Carlisle, KY

CALL: 859-289-5507 The lodge offers 32 rooms with full amenities, including two suites, one of which can be used as a hospitality center for meetings and family reunions. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms and cottages will be available for pets. The campground is open April 1 - October 31.
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Boone Station State Historic Site Lexington, KY

CALL: 859-527-3131 Daniel Boone (1734-1820), known for his role in the exploring and settling of the Kentucky frontier decided that the settlement of Boonesborough had become far too crowded.
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Breaks Interstate Park Breaks, KY

CALL: 276-865-4413 Breaks Interstate Park's accommodations range from woodland cottages to campsites, from lakefront log cabins to lodge rooms with breath-taking views.
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Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Buckhorn, KY

CALL: 606-398-7510 Surrounded by rolling, tree-covered hills, the lodge overlooks the beautiful 1,200-acre lake. The lodge has 36 rooms offering full amenities as well as two 2-bedroom cottages and three 3-bedroom cottages.
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Butler-Turpin State Historic House Carrollton, KY

This fine home built in 1859 is a place of remembrance for one of Kentucky's foremost military families from colonial times, through the revolution , the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Civil War. Built in the Greek Revival style, the house is a three-bay, masonry structure with a commanding view of the KY River Valley. The Butler House is part of General Butler State Resort Park. PHONE: 502-732-4384
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Carr Creek State Park Sassafras, KY

CALL: 606-642-4050 Carr Creek Lake was once home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s.
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Carter Caves State Resort Park Olive Hill, KY

CALL: 606-286-4411 Each room features a private balcony or patio overlooking the surrounding woodlands. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets. High speed wireless internet service available at the lodge.
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Columbus-Belmont State Park Columbus, KY

CALL: 270-677-2327 Relax amid beautiful settings on the river cliff campground with 38 sites, utility hookups and grills. A central service offers rest rooms, showers, and laundry facilities. Pets are allowed if restrained. Campground open year round, water available, but not to each site in winter.
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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park Corbin, KY

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Known as the "Niagara of the South," the waterfall forms a 125-foot-wide curtain that plunges 7 stories into a boulder-strewn gorge. The mist of the falls creates the magic of the moonbow, only visible on a clear night during a full moon.This phenomenon appears nowhere else in the Western Hemisphere! PHONE: 606-528-4121
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Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park Burkesville, KY

CALL: 270-433-7431 The cliff top lodge, built of limestone and massive timbers, sits high on a bluff overlooking the 28,000-acre lake and surrounding woodlands.
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Dawkins Line Rail Trail Swamp Branch, KY

CALL: 502-564-8110 Currently, the Dawkins Line Rail Trail is 18 miles long. When the second phase of the trail is completed, it will be 36 miles.
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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site Barbourville, KY

CALL: 606-546-4400 Dr. Thomas Walker led the first expedition through Cumberland Gap in 1750. Near the river which he named the Cumberland, Walker built a cabin, a replica of which stands on the site today.
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E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park Louisville, KY

CALL: 502-429-3280 Pool Hours - Tuesday-Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM (closed Monday)
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Fishtrap Lake State Park Shelbiana, KY

CALL: 502-564-2172 Fishtrap Lake State Park is a new addition to the Kentucky State Parks system. A man-made lake surrounded by natural beauty, Fishtrap Lake was created to help control flooding along the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. The Army Corp of Engineers broke ground on the project in 1962, and President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the project upon its completion in 1968. Nestled among mountains and dense forests, the Fishtrap Lake ...
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Fort Boonesborough State Park Richmond, KY

SORRY ..
The Fireside Chat scheduled for this Saturday (2/13/16) has been cancelled because of the cold temperatures and chance of snow.
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General Burnside Island State Park Burnside, KY

CALL: 606-561-4104 The golf course at General Burnside Island is located on an island surrounded by Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY. Brian Ault, designer of Dale Hollow Lake and Hidden Cove, both recognized by Golf Digest, designed this spectacular layout.
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General Butler State Resort Park Carrollton, KY

CALL: 502-732-4384 The hilltop Butler Lodge is an attraction within itself. Listen to the piano and admire the Ohio River valley view. Each of the 53 rooms features a private balcony or patio overlooking the pool or hillside. This hilltop resort is the essence of river town charm, featuring the warm glow of polished brass and rich woodwork. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time....
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Grayson Lake State Park Olive Hill, KY

CALL: 606-474-9727 Sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes comprise the 1,512 acres of Grayson Lake State Park. This site was a favorite camping area for Shawnee and Cherokee Native American. The hiking trails offer several species of ferns, mosses, and lichens, the flowering rhododendron, "lizard head rock," and the unusual combination of beech-hemlock trees.
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Green River Lake State Park Campbellsville, KY

CALL: 270-465-8255 A 156-site RV campground with grocery, dump station, and three central service buildings with showers, rest rooms, and a laundry facility.
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Greenbo Lake State Resort Park Greenup, KY

****Due to an electrical fire, the lodge and restaurant at Greenbo Lake State Resort park will be closed through the spring of 2016. Work is underway on repairs. The park grounds and lake remain open.***
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Isaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site Junction City, KY

CALL: 502-564-4940
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Jefferson Davis State Historic Site Fairview, KY

CALL: 270-889-6100
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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Prestonsburg, KY

CALL: 606-889-1790 Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms will be available for pets.
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John James Audubon State Park Henderson, KY

CALL: 270-826-2247 The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and 1 ADA-accessible 2-bedroom cottage. Each of the 1-bedroom cottages have a king sized bed, pull out sofa, fireplace, living room, full kitchen and bathroom. The fireplaces are open October 1st – April 15th. The 2-bedroom cottage has 4 queen sized beds, 2 bathrooms, living room, and full kitchen. Tableware, cooking utensils and linens are provided. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check ...
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Kenlake State Resort Park Hardin, KY

CALL: 270-474-2211 Gracious hospitality is the tradition at the Kenlake lodge. With lake views, this 48-room hotel is a destination for the entire family. Experience the manicured flower gardens surrounding the lodge to enjoy nature’s finest palette of seasonal colors. Rooms available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms and cottages will be available for pets.
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Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Gilbertsville, KY

CALL: 270-362-4271 The nautical theme of the Village Inn Lodge lobby is reflected in a spacious, bow shaped design, polished metalwork and rich aquatic tones. Each of the 72 rooms at the Village Inn Lodge offer a private patio or balcony.
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Kincaid Lake State Park Falmouth, KY

CALL: 859-654-3531 Explore the lake in a rental boat from the marina, or soak up the summer sunshine at the lakeside swimming pool. Surrounded by open woodland, the campground offers quiet seclusion with all of the modern conveniences campers expect. A multi-purpose room with kitchen is available for rental.  Holding up to 175 people, it is suitable for weddings, family reunions, class reunions, or parties.
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Kingdom Come State Park Cumberland, KY

CALL: 606-589-2479 Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain.
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Lake Barkley State Resort Park Cadiz, KY

Lake Barkley State Resort Park rests on the shores of one of the world's largest man-made lakes, over 57,500 acres, and provides an array of outdoor and indoor activities. From a cool dip to a hot sauna, from reeling in the big fish to hitting the little white ball, however you define vacation fun, it's here at Lake Barkley. PHONE: 270-924-1131
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Lake Cumberland State Resort Park Jamestown, KY

With 1,200 miles of shoreline, an enchanting waterfall, and secret coves, you could a day or weeks exploring the wonders of Lake Cumberland. Lake Cumberland is a paradise for the water sports enthusiast and offers a full-service marina. PHONE: 270-343-3111
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Lake Malone State Park Dunmor, KY

CALL: 270-657-2111 Discover the beautiful landscape of Lake Malone State Park on the 1.5-mile Laurel Trail or the .25-mile Wildflower Trail. These easy-rated hiking trails provide picturesque views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by Native Americans.
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Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park London, KY

CALL: 606-330-2130  Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park combines the beauty of a rolling, wooded hills park with a historic site that honors the pioneers who braved the perils of the wilderness to settle Kentucky. The Mountain Life Museum which brings visitors into a pioneer settlement, is open Friday and Saturday. Buildings in the settlement were moved from other sites or built as replicas on the park. All buildings are filled ...
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Lincoln Homestead State Park Springfield, KY

CALL: 859-336-7461 Lincoln Homestead State Park features the original home of Lincoln’s mother, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father was reared and learned his trade. You'll also find the home of Mordecai Lincoln, the favorite uncle of the President, along with split-rail fences and pioneer furniture that portray the rugged pioneer life. Lincoln Homestead State Park is one of the stops on Kentucky's ...
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Mineral Mound State Park Eddyville, KY

CALL: 270-388-3673 This peaceful setting on the shores of Lake Barkley is historically linked to the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The property was once the farm of Willis B. Machen, grandfather of Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald. It’s not hard to imagine the serene, Gatsby-style era from this park, with idyllic days of playing golf and cruising the lake.
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My Old Kentucky Home Bardstown, KY

Federal Hill was the inspiration for Stephen Foster's famous ballad, "My Old Kentucky Home, Good Night". Today, this Georgian-style mansion is as endearing to visitors as it was in 1852, the year Foster wrote what has become the official state song while visiting his cousins, the Rowan family. Step into the days of the antebellum South as costumed guides escort you through the stately mansion and formal gardens. PHONE: (502) 348-3502
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Natural Bridge State Resort Park Slade, KY

Natural Bridge State Resort Park invites you to experience a truly magnificent and serene natural environment. Come and explore the beauty of natural arches and rugged sandstone cliff lines. Our greatest attribute remains the same: the 'Natural Bridge'. This magnificent arch, which is 65 feet tall and 78 feet long, is one of the most famous natural sandstone arches in Kentucky. PHONE: 606-663-2214
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Nolin Lake State Park Mammoth Cave, KY

CALL: 270-286-4240 Nolin Lake is popular with boaters and fishermen alike, and campers will enjoy the new Nolin Lake Campground, featuring 32 camp sites with water and electricity. This facility opened in May of 2001.
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Old Fort Harrod State Park Harrodsburg, KY

In 1774 James Harrod established the first permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies in what would become Central Kentucky. The fort at the center of Old Fort Harrod is made of several structures that reflect early life in Kentucky. Cabins and blockhouses are furnished with handmade items used by the pioneers. PHONE: (859) 734-3314
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Old Mulkey Meeting House State Historic Site Tompkinsville, KY

The oldest "freestanding" log meetinghouse in Kentucky was constructed in 1804. It was built in the shape of a cross with 12 corners and included three doors, symbolic of the Holy Trinity. The church roster listed the names of many Revolutionary War soldiers and pioneers, including Daniel Boone's sister, Hannah. PHONE: (270) 487-8481
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Paintsville Lake State Park Staffordsville, KY

CALL: 606-297-8486 With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the shoreline, this lake provides 1,140 acres of boating, skiing and fishing pleasure.
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Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park Dawson Springs, KY

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is a picturesque retreat surrounded by more than 14,000 acres of the beautiful Pennyrile State Forest in western Kentucky. Named for the tiny Pennyroyal plant found in the area, the park is the perfect back-to-nature hideaway. Let the sights and sounds of the Pennyrile Forest refresh your senses while exploring your favorite outdoor activities. PHONE: 270-797-3421.
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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Perryville, KY

CALL: 859-332-8631 Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Resources Click here to visit the Perryville Civil War Battlefield website. Click here to visit the Friends of Perryville website. With the help of a class from Centre College, Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site now has a digital database of more than 5,800 soldiers who died, were wounded or went missing during the largest Civil War battle in Kentucky. Click here to search ...
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Pine Mountain State Resort Park Pineville, KY

CALL: 606-337-3066 You will be charmed by the skilled craftsmanship of stone and wood throughout Herndon J. Evans Lodge. Each of the 30 rooms has a private patio or balcony to enjoy mountain views. Open year-round. AAA 3 - Diamond rating. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. A limited number of lodge rooms and cottages will be available for pets.
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Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail Whitesburg, KY

CALL: 270-257-2311 The Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail is a linear state park still under development. Once completed, the long distance trail designed for primitive camping, backpacking and hiking, will span approximately 120 miles from Breaks Inter­state Park to Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and pass through many natural areas such as Bad Branch State Nature Preserve, Kingdom Come State Park and Blanton Forest along the Pine Mountain range.
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Rough River Dam State Resort Park Falls Of Rough, KY

Rough River Dam State Resort Park is secluded in the beautiful west central Kentucky countryside overlooking the 5,000 acre Rough River Lake. The avid angler will delight in the abundance of largemouth, white and KY bass, bluegill, channel catfish, crappie and rough fish. Come enjoy a day on the lake or travel the back roads in search of rural artisans and antiques at Rough River Dam State Resort Park. PHONE: 270-257-2311
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Taylorsville Lake State Park Taylorsville, KY

Taylorsville Lake State Park is a wrangler's and angler's dream come true! The park sits on 3,050 acre Taylorsville Lake, which was made from the Salt River in 1983. The 2,560-acres park encompasses some of the most beautiful riding country around, just 45 minutes southeast of Kentucky's largest city. PHONE: 502-477-8713
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Waveland State Historic Site Lexington, KY

CALL: 859-272-3611 Antebellum house with three original outbuildings - slave quarters, smokehouse and ice house. Guided tours focus on the everyday lives of family and slaves who lived and worked at Waveland.
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White Hall State Historic Site Richmond, KY

CALL: 859-623-9178 Nestled in rolling farmland, the home was built in the late 1700’s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860’s. The mansion, built in Georgian and Italianate styles, boasts nearly ten thousand square feet with modern innovations of the time such as central heating and indoor plumbing.
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Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site Wickliffe, KY

Wickliffe Mounds is the archaeological site of a prehistoric Native American village of the Mississippian mound builders, and is a Kentucky Archaeological Landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the museum exhibits the excavated features of the mounds, outstanding displays of Mississippian pottery. stone tools, bone & shell implements and interpretive info about the park's history. PHONE: 270-335-3681
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William Whitley House State Historic Site Stanford, KY

CALL: 606-355-2881 The William Whitley House, also known as Sportsman's Hill, stands today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness.
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Yatesville Lake State Park Louisa, KY

CALL: 606-673-1492 Yatesville Lake provides plenty of room to skim the waves or catch some rays in your favorite cruisecraft—be it a houseboat, pontoon, speed boat or jet ski. The Yatesville Marina offers everything boaters and fishers need for lake fun. Relax in the scenic lakeside setting of Yatesville Lake's campground.
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