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
Phone:
859-289-5507
Carlisle, KY
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region

Description

Lodging & Camping
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.

Meetings
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
Starting June 8, 2020, food service is available on a carry out basis with a limited menu. Please call ahead to order.

Sunday to Thursday

Breakfast: 8-10 a.m.

Lunch: 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dinner: 4-7 p.m.

Friday & Saturday

Breakfast: 8-10 a.m.

Lunch: 11 a.n.-3 p.m.

Dinner: 4- 8 p.m.


Things to Do
Birding
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.

Boating
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.

Hiking
  • 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 salt-making 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.

Museum
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.

Picnicking
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.

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

Swimming
THE POOL IS CLOSED THIS SUMMER. A junior-Olympic size community pool is a great place to meet friends during the summer.

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.