Kentucky State Park Safety Tips
We want your visit to Kentucky State Parks to be safe! Here are some tips to help make your visit safe and enjoyable.
• Swim in the designated areas at Kentucky State Park beaches. Do not swim or dive in non-swimming areas.
• Always stay within arm’s reach of young children and avoid distractions when supervising children around water.
• Take frequent breaks to reapply sunscreen and hydrate during hot weather.
• If you have a health condition, use caution in the water and during hot weather.
• Don’t hike alone. Tell someone your hiking plans and when you expect to return.
• Stay on the trail and pay close attention to trail markers and landmarks. Know your route, bring a map, and allow ample time to get back before dark.
• Avoid hiking in wooded areas during high winds; there is a danger of falling tree limbs.
• Bring snacks and plenty of water with you, especially during periods of hot weather. Remember, a missed turn could add hours to a hike.
• Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the weather and trail conditions.
• Do not allow children to play with fire, grills, camp stoves, etc.
• Weather in Kentucky can change quickly, always check weather forecasts, especially while camping or participating in other outdoor activities. Know where the park severe weather shelters are located.
• Keep pets on a leash at all times when outside.
• Keep a safe distance from wildlife and don’t feed wild animals.