Kentucky State Parks have resorts with lodging and restaurants that serve great food; recreational parks with camping and picnic areas; and historic sites that preserve our past.
Each park has its own unique attributes, from photo-worthy shorelines to majestic mountains, from winding caves to enchanting woodlands, and we have some great deals for you! There are plenty of great things to see and do outside the parks as well, from farms that raise Kentucky Derby-winning horses to bourbon distilleries and bluegrass music joints. Make your base camp in a Kentucky State Park and explore your surroundings!
We're always putting together great deals and travel ideas to for you, so check back often to save money on your Kentucky State Park vacations.
15% lodging discount is available for the following guests. Proof of membership/ID required upon check-in:
Use code USA when booking online November-March; use code MILI April-October.
Active & retired military personnel with proof of service.
10% lodging and camping discount is available for the following guests. Proof of membership/ID required upon check-in:
- Senior Citizen Discount (use code SENR when booking online). ID required upon check-in (age 62 & older).
- AAA Membership Discounts
- (use code AAA when booking online)
- AAA membership card must be shown at check-in.
- Kentucky POWs camp for free (with POW card issued by KY Dept. of Parks)
April 2020 Camping Deals
During the month of April, 2020, all Kentucky State Park campgrounds are offering buy one night, get one free, Sunday through Thursday. (Use the promotion code “Spring2020” for online reservations.)
The weekend of April 24-26 is the annual Camper Appreciation Weekend when campers get two nights for the price of one. (Friday and Saturday nights) State park campgrounds are offering a variety of activities during Camper Appreciation Weekend, including entertainment, arts and crafts, putt-putt golf, bonfires, movies, cookouts and nature programs.
Regional Rate Deal
Several resort parks are offering reduced lodging rates through March, 2020 – it’s called the “regional rate” deal. These are rates for residents of neighboring states. Visit the reservation rate for each park to learn more.
Kentucky Resident Rate
The “Kentucky Resident Rate” offers up to 10 percent off the normal lodging rate at the park system’s 17 resort parks. Guests must show a Kentucky driver’s license or some other identification that shows they are a Kentucky resident. Reservations can be made by going online to the park reservation page and selecting the park you plan to visit.
The rate, which will be offered throughout the year, does not include taxes or fees and is subject to availability. The actual discount will vary by date and park.
***All other association discounts to be granted upon check-in with proof/identification/membership card.***
Kentucky Veterans Lodging Guidelines
Benefit is only for veterans who are 100% disabled as a direct result of a service-connected incident and is a current Kentucky resident.
Benefit will extend to Kentucky National Guard or Reserve members disabled under the same circumstance.
100% disability is determined by the US Veterans Administration or Department of Defense. National Guard disability is determined as provided in KRS Chapter 342.
Those eligible will have a letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs.
Available for a maximum of three overnight stays / calendar year, three nights max for each visit, subject to availability. Pet fee charges will be collected during the stay if a pet is brought into an over night accommodation.
During the period Memorial Day - Labor Day, and the month of October, stays must start / end during the 5-day Sunday - Thursday period. Outside of this period, stays can be for any days of the week, subject to availability.
The free accommodation (hotel/lodge room, cottage, or campsite) will apply only to that occupied by the veteran themselves.
Reservations can be made no more than ten (10) days prior to arrival.
Reservations are made by calling the park of their choice.
Disability letter and proof of Kentucky residency are required upon arrival.