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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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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…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Currently, the Dawkins Line Rail Trail is 18 miles long. An additional 18 miles will be added in the second phase of the trail work — when completed, the path will be 36 miles.…
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.Shop for handmade pioneer items in the gift shop. Enjoy our wildly popular RV and tent…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
ALERT: The beach is currently closed at Green River Lake State Park due to flooding from the heavy rain received September 12 & 14, 2020.Top Five Things To Do1. Hike, bike or…
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
Kentucky's Southern Shorelines
The 36-room fieldstone lodge at this resort is named in honor of Jesse Hilton Stuart (1906-1984), Poet Laureate and native of Greenup County. Peruse Stuart’s works and personal…
Kentucky Appalachians
Kentucky Appalachians
Top Five Things to DoThe 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…
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Bluegrass, Blues & BBQ
Top Five Things to DoPlay 18 holes of championship golf.Visit the historic site of Abraham Lincolns’ parents.Fish and enjoy the lake.Play disc golf on the challenging 18 hole…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History
Top Five Things To Do1. Spend some time in the 1770s Fort Harrod.2. Visit the Mansion Museum and see a treasure trove of artifacts.3. See the 'Big Ole Tree', the largest Osage…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region