COVID-19 Information

Kentucky State Parks COVID-19 Updates

For the latest information about Kentucky State Parks and COVID-19. 

The unprecedented impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to some changes for Kentucky State Parks. The health and safety of our guests and staff is important to us and we have made some adjustments in our park operations and schedules.
As of March 30, 2020, here’s what’s open and what has changed:


•    Food services will be limited to carry out at most parks. No seating will be available in the dining rooms at the parks 17 restaurants. Lounges and bars are closed. The restaurant at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is closed.

 

•    Group events are cancelled through April 30.

 

•    Park events scheduled through April 30 have been cancelled or postponed. Patrons should check with individual parks to find out about park services and hours. 

 

•    Historic homes, museums and gift shops are closed for the time being. Park grounds are open for hiking, picnicking and exploring. Tours of homes are also suspended at this time as well as tours of the two pioneer forts at Fort Boonesborough and Old Fort Harrod state parks.

 

•    All state park playgrounds are closed.

 

•    All 17 lodges and cottages remain open. Housekeeping services will be limited during this time as a precaution for guests and employees.

 

•    All state park campgrounds, marinas and hiking trails remain open to the public. Any guest wishing to cancel campground reservations between now and May 15, 2020 needs to call Reserve America at (888) 459-7275.

 

•    State park golf courses are open. However, golf courses have taken precautions during the outbreak. Those steps include such things as closing pro shops to drive thru service only, halting the use of carts after March 31 except for ADA guests and spacing tee times 20 minutes apart.  The golf courses have removed bunker rakes, and made modifications to the flagsticks to help eliminate the spreading of the virus.

 

•    Some boat ramps operated by the U.S. Corps of Engineers may be closed. Please check by visiting corps websites:
 

Louisville District

Nashville District

Huntington District

 

 

We’ll keep you posted on other changes through this webpage. If you’re planning to visit a Kentucky State Park, we suggest you call in advance to check on hours and what’s open. 


We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to you visiting a Kentucky State Park. For more about the coronavirus in Kentucky, visit www.KYCovid19.ky.gov