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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 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 DoTake a pontoon ride or fish the lake.Hike two scenic trails.RV or primitive camp around the lake.Make golf reservations on-site.Visit the Boston Steele Log…
Northern Kentucky River Region
Northern Kentucky River Region
Top Five Things to DoSee the “Log Rock”, a natural sandstone bridge.Visit the Cave Amphitheater.See the beautiful view from Creech Overlook.Don’t miss the 12 O'clock…
Daniel Boone Country
Daniel Boone Country
Top Five Things to Do Swim, fish and picnic around the lake.Dock or fuel your boat from a slip at the dock.Camp and enjoy the beauty of nature.Hike the lake trails and view the…
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 Do  Play 18 holes of championship golf. Launch from the boat ramp to fish or paddle. View osprey, deer, fox and albino skunks in the wildlife refuge. Stroll…
Western Waterlands
Western Waterlands
Top Five Things to DoCamp or swim lakeside on the sandy beach.Hike the Waterfall Loop on Brier Creek Trail.Mountain Bike the regulation trail.Visit the nature center wildlife…
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
Caves, Lakes & Corvettes
A full-scale replica of the fort built by James Harrod in 1774 is the centerpiece of Old Fort Harrod State Park in Harrodsburg, KY. Cabins and blockhouses are furnished with…
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
Bluegrass, Horses, Bourbon & Boone Region
The farm that inspired the imagery in Stephen Collins Foster's famous song, “My Old Kentucky Home, Good-Night!” is Kentucky's most famous and beloved historic site. Built between…
Bourbon, Horses & History
Bourbon, Horses & History