Kentucky Tourism

John James Audubon Henderson, KY

  • Bird Observatory
  • Campground
  • Recreation Lake
  • Artist Retreat
  • School Program with Naturalist


John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41 North
Henderson, KY 42419
Park Manager: Mark Kellen
CampingFishingGolfHikingNature CenterPlaygroundsSportsUnique AttractionWildlife Viewing

 Located in Henderson, the John James Audubon State Park was recognized in Kentucky Living magazine’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards! Museum: 1st Place; Outdoor Recreation Spot: 2nd Place

Lodging & Camping

The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and 1 ADA-accessible 2-bedroom cottage. Each of the 1-bedroom cottages has 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 by 10AM, Central Time. Contact park for cottage reservations. Price ranges are seasonal from $80.00 - $160.00 per night. Cottages open year round. Pets are allowed in the John James Audubon campground if restrained.
For camping reservations call: 270-826-5939 or click here!
For cabin reservations call: 270-826-2247


The conference room at John James Audubon combines an incredible outdoor environment with interior museum, art gallery and nature center. The 1,556, square foot conference room can accommodate 200 guests lecture-style and 80 people classroom style. The new state-of-the-art Audubon Theater has high speed internet, webcast ability, desk tops on theater seats and a sound system. The Audubon Theater can seat up to 47 people.   

Click here to visit John James Audubon's Meetings site.

Museum & Nature Center

See the world’s largest displayed collection of Audubon art and artifacts. The museum interprets John James Audubon’s life through his art and personal memorabilia, framed within a timeline of world events. The Nature Center comprises three areas: a wildlife Observation Room; the Audubon Theater; and the Learning Center, where the park naturalist and art educator conduct environmental and art programs. Before venturing out or visiting the museum gallery, take in a short introductory park film in the 47-seat Audubon Theater. Closed on Monday Jan 1 - March 15th. Click the Trails button above for awesome outdoor recreational options.

Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Museum/Gift Shop
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
***CLOSED: December 23 - 29, 2016 AND every  Monday in January & February 2017***  

Phone: 270-826-5939
Open April 1 - November 30.

Meeting Facility
Open all year.

Golf Course
Open all year, weather permitting.