Kentucky Tourism

Wildlife Adventures

Outdoor Adventure
Visit the Kentucky Adventure Tourism site and plan your next outdoor adventure.
If you're looking for wildlife tours look no further than the Kentucky State Parks! We have numerous tours planned through out the year!

They include elk viewing tours, looking for eagles at the Land Between the Lakes and watching sandhill cranes as they migrate through Kentucky.

Makes plans now for an Appalachian Elk Tour or Sandhill Crane Search!

Eagle Watch Weekends

Parks in western Kentucky will offer Eagle Watch Weekends in 2017. The parks are Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Gilbertsville, Jan. 20 - 22; and Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, Jan. 27 - 29; and Kenlake State Resort Park near Aurora, February 3 - 5 & 11. Tours are conducted by van and aboard the CQ Princess yacht, with wildlife guides. Call the parks for more information and reservations.

Kentucky Dam Village: 270-362-4271   Lake Barkley: 270-924-1131    Kenlake: 270-474-2211

Elk Viewing Tours

Elk Viewing Tours resume at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg this Fall. This is one of several excellent wildlife viewing tours offered by the Kentucky State Parks. Call the parks for details and reservations. (Jenny Wiley is 606-889-1790)

Sandhill Cranes - Nature Watch Weekends

Barren River Lake State Resort Park will offer its Nature Watch Weekends for sandhill cranes, January 2017. Participants can register for trips led by naturalists. Registration is $40 per adult and $20 per child 8-12 years old (must be at least 8 years old to go on van tours). The registration fee includes all educational sessions, a box lunch, a long sleeve t-shirt, and your choice of a Saturday sunrise or Saturday sunset tour. Call the park at 270-646-2151 for information and reservations. Click here to download registration form.