Kentucky Tourism

Wonderful Wildflowers

Spring is a great time to enjoy the wonder of wildflowers at Kentucky State Parks! Make plans to attend one of these park events to learn more about this beautiful part of nature!

Carter Caves State Resort Park 
Wildflower Pilgrimage
April 12 - 13, 2019
The hills come alive every spring at Carter Caves with emerging blooms of many shapes and colors decorating the forest floor.  You will be able to experience the beauty of the area during special programming focusing on the flora, fauna, and history of the Carter Caves area.  Whether you are an experienced wildflower enthusiast, a beginner bloomer, or just enjoy being in the woods, this is the perfect event for you to get outside and experience the natural beauty of spring.  Thanks to the Friends of Carter Caves, no registration is necessary , the event is FREE. For additional information, Call the park at 606-286-4411.
CONTACT: Dept. of Recreation 
344 Caveland Drive, 
Olive Hill, KY 41164 
Phone: (606) 286-4411 
Email: [email protected]

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Wildflower Weekend
Apr 12 - Apr 13, 2019
Natural Bridge is proud to host the Kentucky Native Plant Society Wildflower Weekend. Come discover the amazing floral diversity of Natural Bridge and the surrounding area during this weekend full of guided hikes and evening presentations.
CONTACT: Kentucky Native Plant Society 
P.O. Box 6862 , 
Frankfort, KY 40602 
Email: [email protected]

Lake Barkley State Resort Park
2nd Saturday Hike - Spring Wildflowers
Apr 13, 2019  /  10:00 A.M. - Noon
Join a naturalist at Lake Barkley State Resort Park on April 13th for another hike in our monthly hiking series. The focus of April’s hike will be spring wildflowers. The hike will go searching for spring wildflowers and will teach participants how to identify flower species in the wild. The hike starts at 10 a.m. (CST) and will depart from the lobby of the lodge. No reservations are necessary to participate in 2nd Saturday Hikes.
For more information call 1-800-325-1708 or email [email protected].

John James Audubon State Park
Wildflower Extravaganza & Birding Fest Spring Event
Apr 13, 2019  /  7:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
Two of John James Audubon State Park's most popular and long-running programs are teaming up for a combined Spring Event! Venture to the park to participate in Wildflower Extravaganza and the Ohio Valley Birding Festival, both on April 13, 2019. Beginning bright and early, this day will be jam-packed with activities to choose from!

Wildflower Extravaganza: As the winter forest awakens, spring wildflowers emerge! Join us for leisurely hikes in and around our woods as we try to identify as many wildflowers as we can. A naturalist will share traditional Native American and early American uses and folklore about the plants.

Ohio Valley Birding Festival: Activities for all who have an interest in birds: Hikes led by birding experts, presentations, live birds of prey, Family Fun birding activities and crafts, citizen-science opportunities through hands-on bird banding and MORE! Sponsored by Evansville Audubon Society and hosted by John James Audubon State Park.

See complete weekend schedule at Or download a copy here. 
For more information, contact: Lisa Hoffman at (270)826-2247, ext. 228 or [email protected].