Kentucky Tourism

Wildlife Adventures

Outdoor Adventure
Visit the Kentucky Adventure Tourism site and plan your next outdoor adventure.
If you want to see some Kentucky wildlife, look no further than the Kentucky State Parks! We have numerous tours planned this fall and winter!

They include elk viewing tours, looking for eagles in Western Kentucky and watching sandhill cranes as they migrate through Kentucky.

Makes plans now for one of these wildlife tours at a Kentucky State Park!

Eagle Watch Weekends

Parks in western Kentucky will offer Eagle Watch Weekends in 2018. The parks and dates are Lake Barkley State Resort Park near Cadiz, Jan. 19-21; Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Calvert City, Jan. 26-28; and Kenlake State Resort Park near Aurora, Feb. 2-4 and 9-10. Tours are conducted by van and aboard the CQ Princess yacht with wildlife guides. Call the parks for more information and reservations. All three parks have lodges, cottages and restaurants.

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

Elk Viewing Tours

Elk Viewing Tours are underway at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg this fall and will continue through March 2018. This is one of several excellent wildlife viewing tours offered by the Kentucky State Parks. Visit the website calendar at or call the park for dates. Trips are $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. This includes a van tour and a continental breakfast. The park also offers tour packages for $160 a couple that includes lodging. Special group and business tours are available. 

Call Jenny Wiley’s at 606-889-1790 for information and reservations. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages and a restaurant.

Sandhill Cranes - Nature Watch Weekends

Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow will offer its Nature Watch Weekends for sandhill cranes January 19-21 and 26-28, 2018. Participants can register for trips led by naturalists. Registration is $45 per adult and $30 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 morning or afternoon tour by van. Call the park at 270-646-2151 for information and reservations. Click here to download registration form.

Barren River Lake has a lodge, cottages and restaurant.