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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.

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

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

Spacious campground features 62 campsites with utility hookups, grills, a swimming pool and playground. Showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities are available at a central service building. The campground is closed November 1 - March 31. There is a campground grocery store on-site for your convenience, which is open April 1 - October 31. Check-in time begins 2pm and check-out time is 1pm.
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park Carlisle, KY

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

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

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

Lodging & Camping Meetings Dining Fishing & Boating Lodging  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. Cottage check out by 10:00am, local time. Open year-round. 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. Click ...
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Butler-Turpin State Historic House Carrollton, KY

With a commanding view of the Ohio River Valley the restored home built in 1859, in the Greek Revival style, displays military documents, furniture and objects original to the Butler family.
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Carr Creek State Park Sassafras, KY

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

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

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 - Dupont Lodge
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Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park Burkesville, KY

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

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

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

Pool Hours - Tuesday-Sunday: 12:00PM-6:00PM (closed Monday) Phone: 502-429-7270
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Fishtrap Lake State Park Shelbiana, KY

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 area ...
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Fort Boonesborough State Park Richmond, KY

Enjoy camping on the banks of the Kentucky River. The campground offers 167 sites with electricity and water hookups. An activities building can accommodate 150 people, and a central service building provides showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. There is a small grocery at the check-in area. Open year-round. Restrooms and water fill-up available year-round. Four pull-throughs are open year-round.  Call 859-527-3454 or click here to email inquiries.
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General Burnside Island State Park Burnside, KY

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

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. A ...
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Grayson Lake State Park Olive Hill, KY

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

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

The fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s works and personal momentos in the lodge reading room. Most of the 36 rooms feature private patios and balconies overlooking beautiful Greenbo Lake. 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 ...
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Isaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site Junction City, KY

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Jefferson Davis State Historic Site Fairview, KY

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Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Prestonsburg, KY

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

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 out ...
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Kenlake State Resort Park Hardin, KY

Gracious hospitality is the tradition at the Kenlake lodge. From the radiant gardens to the 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

Lodging & Camping Meetings Dining Airport Marina Lodging & Camping 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. The Village Green Inn, located by the 18 hole golf course, offers 14 rooms and may be rented as an entire ...
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Kincaid Lake State Park Falmouth, KY

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

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

Looking for state park lodging near Land Between the Lakes? If you want to spend a night or two at Lake Barkley, cabins and campgrounds aren’t your only choices. World-class Lake Barkley lodge, designed by Edward Durell Stone, seems to have just emerged naturally from the wooded shoreline that surrounds it. Using a post-and-beam wood construction of Western Cedar, Douglas fir, and three-and one-half acres of glass, the recently renovated ...
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Lake Cumberland State Resort Park Jamestown, KY

The 63-room Lure Lodge overlooking beautiful Lake Cumberland offers full amenities. The indoor pool complex offers year round fun and Lake Cumberland fishing never disappoints. Open year-round. 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.
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Lake Malone State Park Dunmor, KY

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

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--Sunday through October.. Buildings in the settlement were moved from other sites or built as replicas on the park. All buildings are filled with pioneer ...
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Lincoln Homestead State Park Springfield, KY

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 Lincoln ...
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Mineral Mound State Park Eddyville, KY

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

Admire the beautiful grounds of My Old Kentucky Home in the 39-site campground.
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Natural Bridge State Resort Park Slade, KY

Make the most of your trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky with Natural Bridge cabin rentals or delight in the mountainside beauty of Hemlock Lodge, one of 17 state park lodges in Kentucky. The 35 rooms of Hemlock Lodge have private balconies. Open year-round. 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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Nolin Lake State Park Mammoth Cave, KY

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

Park is open to the public 8:00am until dusk.
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Old Mulkey State Historic Site Tompkinsville, KY

The Old Mulkey Meeting House is a log church erected in 1804.
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Paintsville Lake State Park Staffordsville, KY

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

The rustic wood and stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round. 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.
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Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site Perryville, KY

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 the database....
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Pine Mountain State Resort Park Pineville, KY

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

Birch Knob Section Currently a contiguous trail from Breaks Interstate Park to US 119 is designated in two sections. The section from Breaks to US 23 is the Birch Knob section and totals 28 miles.
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Rough River Dam State Resort Park Falls Of Rough, KY

Beautiful lake views enhance the appeal of Rough River Dam Lodge. Each of the 40 rooms features private patios or balconies and overlook the lake. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11:00am, local time. Closed for seven days during Christmas holiday. A limited number of lodge rooms and cottages will be available for pets.
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Taylorsville Lake State Park Taylorsville, KY

Taylorsville Lake State Park encompasses 1,200-acre of some of the most beautiful horse riding country. It boasts 45 spacious RV sites with electric & water hook-ups, 10 equestrian sites with electric & water hook-ups, & 15 primitive tent sites with water available.
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Waveland State Historic Site Lexington, KY

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

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 has a museum, welcome center, gift shop, trails and picnic areas. Come see us!
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William Whitley House State Historic Site Stanford, KY

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

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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