Kentucky Tourism

Cleanups & Trail Work

Several Kentucky State Parks are planning spring cleanup events for 2019. Contact the park for more information. Continue to scroll down for a list of participating parks.

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Creek Clean Up
April 27, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Staff and volunteers will be picking up litter in and around the stream, along the creek banks, and in the flood zones surrounding Big Bone Creek from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the Bison Circle Parking Lot a few minutes early to allow time to complete volunteer forms. Volunteers should wear rubber boots. Volunteers must wear waders if they plan on entering the stream. Trash bags, rubber gloves, and trash grabbers will be provided by the park.  Water and light snacks will be available to volunteers. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 859-384-3522. Subject to cancellation due to hazardous conditions. 

CONTACT: Amelia Hulth 
Phone: 859-384-3522 
Email: [email protected]

Columbus-Belmont State Park
American Battlefield Trust Park Clean Up Day
April 27, 2019, 9 a.m.-Noon

Since 1996, volunteers from across the country have joined forces with the American Battlefield Trust to help their local parks and historic sites tackle maintenance projects both large and small — from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and building trails. It's a fun and meaningful way to lend a hand, and, in many cases, see the land that you have helped save at your local battlefield sites.  Bring gloves, rakes, & gardening tools.  Participants will be provided a light lunch and a T-Shirt. 

CONTACT: Cindy Lynch
[email protected]

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Spring Cleanup
April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

If you enjoy Cumberland Falls, then please volunteer for the 2019 Cumberland Falls Spring Cleanup! Since 2008, the annual event has mobilized 4,075 volunteers.

From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. ET, volunteers will pick up litter along Hwy. 90 and other roads near the park. Volunteer groups with children will be directed to age-appropriate cleanup areas.

**All volunteers will receive a free lunch, and they will be entered in a drawing for door prizes.** 

The Volunteer Cup trophy will be presented to the county with the most volunteers participating. (After the 2018 event, McCreary County and Whitley County are tied with 5 wins each!)

Awards will be given to the school group and community group that bring the most volunteers. (In 2018, First Baptist Church of Rockholds was the winner in the community group category, and Pleasant Ridge United Baptist Church was the 1st Runner Up. Whitley County High School JROTC won the school group category, and the 1st Runner Up was the Pine Knot Job Corps.)

All volunteers should dress appropriately for working outdoors in the weather that morning. Sturdy shoes are recommended. PRIDE will provide disposable gloves and safety vests.

The event is a partnership among PRIDE, Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, McCreary County Fiscal Court 109 Board, Whitley County Fiscal Court, U.S. Forest Service, McCreary County Extension Service, McCreary County Board of Education, Whitley County School System, Whitley County Tourist Commission and Pine Knot Job Corp.

CONTACT: David Kem 
7351 Highway 90, 
Corbin, KY 40701 
Phone: 606-528-4121 
Email: [email protected]

Kenlake State Resort Park

Earth Day Clean-Up ‘19
April 27, 2019, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, April 27, for our second annual Earth Day Clean-Up. This year we will be focusing on our trails and campground. 

Guests are asked to wear comfortable shoes, gloves, and bring a water bottle. We will provide tools and trash bags.

Clean-up is from 9 a.m.- Noon with a Lunch Buffet provided for FREE to all participants. Each participant will also receive a coupon for a FREE night of camping good through the rest of the “19 season at Kenlake Campground. 

This event is open to all ages and skills. Join us in helping to make your park more beautiful!

CONTACT: Jesse Sirls 
542 Kenlake Rd, 
Hardin, KY 42048 
Phone: 270-474-2211 
Email: [email protected]