Blue Licks Lodge

Blue Licks Battlefield

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Park Activities

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Swimming
  • Hiking
  • Miniature Golf
  • Orienteering
  • Playgrounds
  • Wildflower Viewing
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
10299 Maysville Rd.
Carlisle, KY 40311
Carlisle, KY
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region


Lodging & Camping

In an abundance of caution, the Hidden Waters Restaurant at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park will be closed until further notice. This decision was made by the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet in conjunction with the Department of Parks as part of the Commonwealth’s ongoing effort to ensure the health and wellness of the public as Kentucky fights aggressively to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The museum and gift shop are also closed. Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park remains open to park visitors. For the latest details, click here. (Updated March 23, 2020.)

The lodge offers 32 rooms with full amenities, including two suites, one of which can be used as a hospitality center for meetings and family reunions. Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Lodge room check-out by 11 a.m., local time. The park also has two cottages. We are now pet friendly! No more than two pets are allowed per room/cottage. The campground is open mid-March through mid-November and has 51 sites, each with standard electric and water hookups for tent or RV campers.

Lodge occupants and campers have access to the resort pool, which can keep kids content on hot summer days.

For Winter schedule for 2019-2020, visit


Each of the three meeting rooms has its own unique setting: the Arlington Room boasts wide, sunny windows and is just adjacent to the restaurant; the Daniel Boone Room offers a beautiful stone fireplace and a private patio with a view of the woods; the Pavilion Room is adjacent to the Daniel Boone Room and outside disturbances are kept at a minimum. These options are great places to hold your next business meeting or event, and the lodge’s helpful staff will ensure the planning and execution goes smoothly. For information about hosting weddings and groups CLICK HERE.

Hidden Waters Restaurant
(Currently closed)
This restaurant is well known in central Kentucky for its excellent southern cuisine. Among the items featured are southern-fried catfish and country ham which is cured and produced by an excellent Kentucky Proud supplier. We invite you to stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner any day of the week.

Restaurant Hours
April 1 - November 11:
Sunday through Thursday
Breakfast - 7:00am to 10:00am
Lunch - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Dinner - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

**Senior Tuesday** - 11:00am to 8:00pm

Friday & Saturday
Breakfast - 7:00am to 10:00am
Lunch - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Dinner - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Dates: Dec. 1- April 9, 2020

Sunday through Saturday
Continental breakfast for guests
Lunch buffet 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.; Dinner 4-7 p.m.

Seafood Buffet

Join us for our First Friday Seafood Buffet on the first Friday of each month from 4:00pm to 9:00pm.

Things to Do


Spring is a good time for viewing Snipe, Solitary Sandpipers, and Killdeer. Summer is the best time for viewing several species of hawks such as Sharp-shinned, Cooper’s, Broad-winged, Red-tailed and the American Kestrel. Both Spring and Fall are fantastic times to see migrating warblers. Along the Licking River ravines are excellent for watching wood ducks, migratory and nesting Emberizidae Parulinae such as Prothonotary and Cerulean Warblers, and both wood thrushes Acadian and flycatchers. Red-headed woodpeckers are frequently seen across HW 68 on the Heritage Trail as well as Warbling Vireos.

Free boat access to the Licking River. Guided canoe trips offered Memorial Day through Labor Day. Call for availability.

Gift Shop
We are proud to offer a very unique selection of KY handcrafted products at our lodge gift shop, many of which are locally made. High quality pottery from six unique Kentucky artisans can be found throughout the shop, along with handcrafted baskets, lavender fragrances, punched-tin prints, note cards, painted gourds, soaps, walking sticks and a large selection of books and cookbooks by Kentucky authors. Kentucky food products include salsa, jams, mustards, hot sauces and a wide variety of sweets.

  • Buffalo Trace (.15 mile) - is where the trampled remains are of an ancient buffalo path.
  • The Licking River Trail (1 mile) - a one-mile loop trail to the Licking River, near the site where Daniel Boone and his men were captured by Shawnee Indians on a saltmaking expedition
  • Savannah Loop (0.5 mile)
  • Indian Loop Trail (0.8 mile)
  • The Heritage Trail (2.5 mile)

Miniature Golf
Our 18-hole, miniature golf course is perfect for family entertainment. The mini-golf course is open seasonally and dependent upon weather. Equipment rental is available at the front desk of the Worthington Lodge.

Learn more about the fascinating history of Blue Licks in the Pioneer Museum. Enjoy a short video presentation and examine mastodon bones, Native American and Kentucky pioneer artifacts.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April and May open on Saturday and Sunday only, Memorial Day through August 4th open Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday. August 4th through October open Saturday and Sunday only. Closed November through March. Please call 859-289-5507 for more information.

Two picnic shelters (one with rest rooms), are available for rental up to two years in advance. Tables, grills, and playgrounds are located throughout the park for a great picnic outing.

Children's playground located near the mini golf course and picnic shelter.

A junior-Olympic size community pool is a great place to meet friends during the summer.

Pool hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pool will open daily Memorial Day Weekend through August 4th. Please call 859-289-5507 for more information.

Wildflower Viewing
Blue Licks is home to the federally-endangered Short’s Goldenrod. This plant is protected in the 15-acre nature preserve at Blue Licks. Short’s Goldenrod is historically linked to the Buffalo Trace hiking trail-the trampled remains of an ancient buffalo path.