Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park in London, KY combines the beauty of a rolling, wooded hills park with a historic site that honors the pioneers who braved the perils of the wilderness to settle Kentucky. The Mountain Life Museum, a park attraction that brings visitors into a pioneer settlement, is open Friday and Saturday. Buildings in the settlement were moved from other sites or built as replicas on the park. All buildings are filled with lots of pioneer relics including tools, products of agriculture and household implements. The museum consists of 7 buildings – an excellent attraction to visitors of Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park.
During the last quarter of the 18th Century, more than 200,000 pioneers visited Kentucky by following the Wilderness Road and Boone Trace. Today, hikers can retrace those footsteps on two hiking trails – a total of 8.5 miles in length.
Levi Jackson Park offers visitors a 136-site campground nestled in open woodland. The lodging options are standard electric for an RV or a tent campsite. Utility hookups, a grocery store, a dump station, and three central service buildings containing an activities room, showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities assure camping convenience. Open 4/1/19 to mid-November. Check out by 1:00pm, Eastern Time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Open all year.
Museum/Gift Shop (open Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Thursday-Saturday 10am – 5pm
Open Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Open 3/29/19 to mid-November
Open all year.
Community Pool (open Memorial Day-Labor Day)
Open Wednesday through Sunday 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Closed Monday & Tuesday.
Admission $5.50 for adults, $4.50 for children under 12.
Call 606-330-2130 for more information.
Things to Do
Tree Top Adventure
The Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is a brand-new aerial adventure park, featuring 60 elements of adventure in the tree tops. Courses include ziplines, rope bridges, suspended tunnels and many more challenges. For more information on hours and pricing, click here.
This reproduction grist mill dates to the original McHargue family mills and has authentic interior works. Outside the mill you will find one of the largest collections of authentic millstones in the country. Corn meal ground in the McHargue’s Mill is available for purchase.
- Open: Memorial Day - October 31
- Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Basketball courts are available. Sports equipment may be checked-out to campers.
Nestled in open woodlands, campers can relax in a 136 site campground. For your camping, you will find utility hookups, a grocery store, a dump station, and three central service buildings containing an activities room, showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. Open year-round. Pets are allowed if restrained.
The Mountain Life Museum now houses craft items from local artists.
Between 1774 and 1796, more than 200,000 pioneers traveled over the Wilderness Road and Boone’s Trace during the settlement of Kentucky. Today, visitors to the park can retrace the footsteps of the early pioneers on eight-and-one-half miles of hiking trails that include original portions of these historic throughways.
Horseshoe pits are available. Sports equipment may be checked-out to campers.
Test your putting skills on the 18-hole, miniature golf course near the campground entrance. Open April 1-October 31. $
The Russell Dyche Amphitheater seats 1,500 people and is host to many community events, including the week-long Laurel County Homecoming in August.
Picnic tables, grills, and playgrounds are located throughout the park for a perfect picnic outing. Four picnic shelters are available for rental up to one year in advance.
Cool off on a hot summer day in the community swimming pool. $
Volleyball courts are available. Sports equipment may be checked-out to campers.