Kentucky Tourism

Wildlife Adventures

Outdoor Adventure
Visit the Kentucky Adventure Tourism site and plan your next outdoor adventure.
If you want to see some Kentucky wildlife, look no further than the Kentucky State Parks! We have numerous tours planned this fall and winter!

They include elk viewing tours, looking for eagles in Western Kentucky and watching sandhill cranes as they migrate through Kentucky.

Makes plans now for one of these wildlife tours at a Kentucky State Park!

Eagle Watch Weekends

Parks in western Kentucky will offer Eagle Watch Weekends in 2019. Here are the dates and parks to contact: 

Jan. 11-13 at Kentucky Dam Village: 270-362-4271 
Jan. 25-27 at Lake Barkley: 270-924-1131
Feb. 1-3 at    Kenlake: 270-474-2211

Each park is offering overnight packages. Eagle tours are conducted from the CQ Princess, a 96-foot yacht that has a heated cabin. Each weekend includes Friday and Saturday night educational sessions. 

Elk Viewing Tours

Elk Viewing Tours are returning to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg will continue through March 2019. This is one of several excellent wildlife viewing tours offered by the Kentucky State Parks. Call the park for information and reservations. Morning and evening van trips are $30 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. This includes a van tour and a continental breakfast. The park also offers tour packages for $160 a couple that includes overnight lodging. Special group and business tours are available. Tours for winter 2019 are being offered on Jan. 12, 19; Feb. 2,9,16,23 and March 2,3,9,10.

Call Jenny Wiley’s at 606-889-1790 for information and reservations. Jenny Wiley State Resort Park has a lodge, cottages and a restaurant.

Sandhill Cranes - Nature Watch Weekends

Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow will offer its Nature Watch Weekend for sandhill cranes January 23-27, 2019. Participants can register for trips led by naturalists. Registration is $45 per adult, $40 for seniors, and $30 per child 8-12 years old (must be at least 8 years old to go on van tours). The registration fee includes all educational sessions, a box lunch, a long sleeve t-shirt, and your choice of a morning or afternoon tour by van. Call the park at 270-646-2151 for information and reservations.  Barren River Lake has a lodge, cottages and restaurant.