Kentucky Tourism

John James Audubon Henderson, KY

The campground at John James Audubon State Park is not accepting reservations for 2020 because of nearby construction work. The rest of the park is OPEN. Check with the park for updates.
  • Bird Observatory
  • Campground
  • Recreation Lake
  • Artist Retreat
  • School Program with Naturalist


John James Audubon State Park
3100 US Hwy 41 North
Henderson, KY 42419
Park Manager: Mark Kellen
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Lodging & Camping


The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and 1 ADA-accessible 2-bedroom cottage. Each of the 1-bedroom cottages has a king sized bed, pull out sofa, fireplace, living room, full kitchen and bathroom. The fireplaces are open October 1st – April 15th. The 2-bedroom cottage has 4 queen sized beds, 2 bathrooms, living room, and full kitchen. Tableware, cooking utensils and linens are provided. Cottages are available by late afternoon. Check out by 10AM, Central Time. Contact park for cottage reservations. Price ranges are seasonal from $80.00 - $160.00 per night. Cottages open year round. Pets are allowed in the John James Audubon campground if restrained.
For camping reservations call: 270-826-5939 or click here!
For cabin reservations call: 270-826-2247



The conference room at John James Audubon combines an incredible outdoor environment with interior museum, art gallery and nature center. The 1,556, square foot conference room can accommodate 200 guests lecture-style and 80 people classroom style. The new state-of-the-art Audubon Theater has high speed internet, webcast ability, desk tops on theater seats and a sound system. The Audubon Theater can seat up to 47 people.   

Click here to visit John James Audubon's Meetings site.


The museum interprets the lives and work of John James Audubon and his family within a timeline of world events. Three galleries chronicle the Audubon story, including the family’s 1810-1819 residency in Henderson, Kentucky. Over 200 objects are on display, including artifacts from Audubon’s Kentucky years, a complete set of his masterwork, The Birds of America, and many original artworks. Admission rates apply. Special group tours can be arranged through our Curator. Call (270) 827-1893 for more information.

Museum Gift Shop

Browse the Audubon Museum Gift Shop throughout the year for unique nature-inspired gifts. Many items are created by Kentucky artisans and are beautifully displayed for your perusal.  

Nature Center

The Audubon State Park Nature Center is housed in the same building as the Museum, and sits perched on the edge of the park’s beautiful nature preserve.  Free admission gives visitors access to a wildlife observation room, the Audubon Theater, and the Discovery & Learning Center where our education staff conducts environmental and art education programs.  An art gallery in the downstairs Meeting Room frequently displays the work of local artists. Several hiking trails begin/end near the Nature Center, allowing for great outdoor experiences! 

For information about nature and art program opportunities, please call the Nature Center Office at (270)826-4424. Download a PDF of our Program Guide here.
Hours of Operation

Park Grounds
Open all year.

Museum/Gift Shop/Nature Center Hours
The Museum, Nature Center & Gift Shop is open 7-days a week and is FREE to the public on every Monday! (Please note: The Museum, Nature Center & Gift Shop are closed Mondays and Tuesdays Dec. 15-March 15)

Families (2 adults, 2 children)                                                                     $15.00
Adults (18+)                                                                                                        $6.00
Seniors (60+)                                                                                                      $5.00
Military                                                                                                                 $5.00
Children/Students (6 – 17 & college w/ID)                                             $4.00
Children 5 & under                                                                                          Free
Friends of Audubon Members                                                                    Free

High-speed wireless internet is available within the Museum/Nature Center building for your convenience.



Phone: 270-826-5939
Open April 1 - November 12.

Meeting Facility
Open all year.

Golf Course
Open all year, weather permitting. 



Kentucky State Parks protect and preserve the natural beauty of Kentucky. To learn more about John James Audubon State Park, Audubon Wetlands, upcoming programs and happenings at the Park, check out John James Audubon State Park’s Facebook page and