Some lodge swimming pools and beaches operated by Kentucky State Parks will be opening starting the week of June 29, 2020. The pools and beaches must pass health department inspections and can open after those are completed.
The pools and beaches will have occupancy limits and spread out pool furniture to maintain safe distancing. These steps are intended to keep guests and park employees safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
Community pools (where an admission fee is charged) will not be open because of the challenges in controlling numbers and spacing. For more information, such as days and hours open, please contact the park you plan to visit.
For more details, visit https://parks.ky.gov/covid-19-information.
Kentucky State Parks are a great destination for swimming! Many parks have swimming pools or sandy beaches waiting for your arrival.
Memorial Day weekend is the official start for swimming season and the opening day for most pools and beaches. Swimming areas are marked and guests are asked to read and follow the safety rules that are posted. These swimming areas are most refreshing after a hike, so save some time for a dip at the beach after you hit the trail. Please note that pets are not permitted in beach or pool areas. For more information on our pet policy CLICK HERE.
Browse the list of state parks with swimming spots and find the one that’s closest (or the most interesting) and bring your family or group of friends out for a swim — the water is fine!
***Severe weather and flooding can effect access to beaches-- please call the park for conditions.***
PARKS WITH BEACHES
Community pools that are not associated with a lodge, charge admission fees and are open to anyone. Lake Cumberland and Lake Barkley state resort parks have indoor pools for park lodge and cottage guests.