Due to weather conditions
, some park services may be limited or closed. Please check in advance during daytime hours if you plan to visit a Kentucky State Park over the next few days.
Self Guided Tour
Have a little fun while visiting Big Bone Lick and take a self guided tour. Click here
to download and print questions about the park. Once you have completed your self guided tour, you can see answers
to the questions.
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.
Call the campground direct at 859-384-3495 or click here for reservation information.
The discovery trail behind the visitor’s center gives visitors a glimpse of the drama that unfolded at the springs during Pleistocene epoch, commonly called the most recent Ice Age. The trail is open daily from dawn to dusk.
The bison is the largest of all North American land mammals. Great bison herds once roamed this area and provided food, clothing and shelter for the American Indians and pioneers. Hunted to near extinction, the last of the wild bison was seen in Kentucky around 1800. The park’s herd is an effort to reestablish these animals at Big Bone Lick.
Open all year.
Open November 1 - March 31 by appointment only.
Open April 1 - October 31
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road
Main (859) 384-3522 Campground (859 384-3495