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Big Bone Lick

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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.

Camping


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.

Discovery Trail


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.



Bison


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.




Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Museum/Gift Shop
Open November 1 - March 31 by appointment only.

Campground
Open April 1 - October 31

Trails
Contact
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road
Union, KY 41091
Phone: Main (859) 384-3522 Campground (859 384-3495
Email: dean.henson@ky.gov
Park Manager: Dean Henson

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Upcoming Events
Great Outdoors Weekend
Sep 27, 2014
Great Outdoors Weekend
Sep 28, 2014


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