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Whether it's summer, winter or somewhere in between, Kentucky State Parks are the perfect place to have fun, unwind and build relationships. Choice would be the word to describe the recreational opportunities. With championship golf courses, marinas, multi-use trails, horseback riding, tennis courts and swimming pools, state parks are Kentucky’s playground. Our parks are also vast lakes, mountaintops, caves and wildlife viewing.


 

You may choose to sit back, relax and let the kids run free. Reconnect with family and friends while discovering and exploring our natural resources. To introduce you to the unique features and opportunities at each park, our talented recreation and interpretation staff provides educational and entertaining programs for all ages and interests.

Things to Do

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1. Visit the Bison herd.2. Tour the Museum and Diorama pit.3. Discover Salt Springs along the Big Bone Creek trail.4. Camp overnight.5. Grab a souvenir t-shirt.Big Bone Lick’s…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Top Five Things to Do1. Rent a lakefront cabin.2. Mountain bike the 12 mile stack loop trail.3. Birders bring binoculars for the Virginia Wildlife Trail. 4. Rent a pedal boat,…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
 1. Rest and Relax at the beautiful campground overlooking the Mississippi River2. Visit the park Snack Bar for the Best soft serve ice cream and Fantastic Quickie Dogs.3. Hike the…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
The entire 36 miles of the trail, stretching from Hagerhill in Johnson County to Evanston in Breathitt County, is now open to hikers, bikers, and horseback riders. The first 25…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to Do1. Visit a replica of the first Kentucky home.2. Play mini golf.3. Ride the giant slide.4. Enjoy kid-friendly recreation.5. Shop for gifts and T-shirts.Born in…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things To Do Stroll the original fort site of Daniel Boone and settlers.Visit with our living historians in the replica working Fort.Shop for handmade pioneer items in the…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Top Five Things To Do1. Kayak to Grotto Falls.2. Hike the Beach Hemlock Trail to view sandstone rock formations.3. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course.4.…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things To Do1. Hike, bike or horseback 28 miles of all purpose trails2. Enjoy fishing, boating, skiing, kayaking and tubing Green River Lake.3. Overnight in 167 RV or 60…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Top Five Things to Do1. Enjoy fishing and boating the 225-acre lake.2. Hike, bike or ride horseback on 28 miles of trails.3. Overnight in the fieldstone lodge.4. Reserve an RV or…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
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,…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ