State Parks in Kentucky (53)

Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Lucas, KY
Top Five Things to Do  1. Boat or fish for catfish, bluegill, bass and crappie on Barren River Lake  2. Play the par 4 championship golf course  3. Relax on the Sunset Beach Cove (seasonal)  4. Samp
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
Union, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. Visit the Bison herd. 2. Tour the museum and diorama pit. 3. Discover salt springs along one of 5 trails. 4. Camp overnight. 5. Grab a souvenir T-shirt. Big Bone Lick’s mus
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Carlisle, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. Enjoy all you can eat menus to go. 2. Enjoy mini golf as a family. 3. Bring your canoe to the Licking River. 4. Hike historic trails of Boone and explorers 5. Visit the site o
Boone Station State Historic Site
Lexington, KY
Daniel Boone 1734-1820, known for his role in the exploring and settling of the Kentucky frontier decided that the settlement of Boonesborough had become far too crowded. In December 1779, Boone and
Breaks Interstate Park
Breaks, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. 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, canoe or john boat on
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Buckhorn, KY
Located in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky, just along the edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park appeals to nature-lovers or anyone who just wants to
Butler-Turpin State Historic House
Carrollton, KY
With a commanding view of the Ohio River Valley the restored home built in 1859, in the Greek Revival style, displays military documents, furniture and objects original to the Butler family. The house
Carr Creek State Park
Sassafras, KY
Carr Creek Lake was once home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s. Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River, is located 8.8 miles below Car
Carter Caves
Olive Hill, KY
Beneath the forested hills of this resort, nature - over the span of millions of years - has created luminous stone fans and draped mounds of stalactites and stalagmites. Located just 10 minutes of
Columbus, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. Rest and Relax at the beautiful campground overlooking the Mississippi River 2. Visit the park Snack Bar for the Best soft serve ice cream and Fantastic Quickie Dogs. 3. Hike
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Corbin, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. View the epic Cumberland Falls. 2. Tour the Pinnacle Knob 1937 Fire Tower. 3. Hike Eagle Falls Trail. 4. Experience the Rainbow Mist Ride. 5. Gem Mine for fossils in season.
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
Burkesville, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. Play 18 holes of golf on our Nationally Ranked Golf Course. 2. Hike to Eagle Point Overlook. 3. Dine in the Island View Restaurant and bar. 4. Launch from the boat ramp for fu
Dawkins Line Rail Trail
Swamp Branch, KY
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. This trail, built on to
Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
Barbourville, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. 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 Virginia, Th
E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
Louisville, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Test your skills at the only outdoor public archery range in Louisville. 2. Take a dip in the largest public outdoor swimming pool and splash park in Louisville. 3. Take a hi
Fishtrap Lake State Park
Shelbiana, KY
Fishtrap Lake State Park is a new addition to the Kentucky State Parks system. A man-made lake surrounded by natural beauty, Fishtrap Lake was created to help control flooding along the Ohio and Big
Fort Boonesborough State Park
Richmond, KY
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 campground. Fish the natural
General Burnside Island
Burnside, KY
Top Five Things To Do Play the award winning “Best Public” golf course in Kentucky. Launch your own or rent a boat to explore Lake Cumberland. Overnight in the 75-acre campground. Enjoy a day trip to
General Butler State Resort Park
Carrollton, KY
Top Five Things To Do Hike the Butler Lake Trail to explore CCC structures. View the overlook at sunset. Overnight in a cottage, lodge room or campsite. Tour the Butler Turpin State Historic Site. Get
Grayson Lake State Park
Olive Hill, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Kayak to Grotto Falls. 2. Hike the Beech Hemlock Trail to view sandstone rock formations. 3. Play a round of golf on the 18-hole championship golf course. 4. Camp in the 71-si
Green River Lake State Park
Campbellsville, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Hike, bike or horseback 28 miles of all purpose trails 2. Enjoy fishing, boating, skiing, kayaking and tubing Green River Lake. 3. Overnight in 167 RV or 60 primitive sites. 4
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Greenup, KY
Top Five Things to Do Enjoy fishing and boating the 225-acre lake. Hike, bike or ride horseback on 28 miles of trails. Overnight in the fieldstone lodge. Reserve an RV or primitive site. See the Buffa
Isaac Shelby Cemetery
Stanford, KY
Visit the smallest park in the park system where the ½-acre burial grounds of the Shelby family sits amid the peaceful countryside of Lincoln County. The stone-walled cemetery contains the monument an
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site
Fairview, KY
Top Five Things to Do Tour the historic museum. Shop the gift shop. Picnic in a pavilion. Visit the playground with your children. See the 351-foot Obelisk constructed on a bed of Kentucky limestone.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Prestonsburg, KY
Top Five Things to Do Take an elk viewing tour. Boat or fish Dewey Lake. Mountain Bike Sugar Camp Mountain and Dawkins Line Rail Trail. Try signature catfish or hot brown in the dining room. Sample b
John James Audubon State Park
Henderson, KY
Top Five Things to Do Visit the Audubon Museum and Nature Center. Stroll the Audubon Wetlands boardwalk. Stay overnight in a quaint park cottage. Enjoy the park hiking trails and lake. Play 9 holes of
Kenlake State Resort Park
Hardin, KY
Top Five Things to Do Rent a pontoon or jet ski on Kentucky Lake. Walk or bike the Eggners’ Ferry Bridge. Play indoor tennis. View a sunrise or fall foliage from the amphitheater. Overnight in the lod
Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
Gilbertsville, KY
Top Five Things to Do Fish or boat 160,000 acres of Kentucky Lake. Play 18 holes of championship golf. Mountain bike 8.5 miles of certified trails. Overnight in executive cottages or lodge rooms. RV c
Kincaid Lake State Park
Falmouth, KY
Top Five Things to Do Take 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 Cabin circa 1867.
Kingdom Come State Park
Cumberland, KY
Top Five Things to Do See 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 Overlook. Fish the 3.5 acre m
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Cadiz, KY
Top Five Things to Do Swim year round in the indoor pool. Play 18 holes of championship golf. Explore 6 miles of hiking trails. Fish or boat from the marina. Dine or enjoy a cocktail from Windows on t
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park
Jamestown, KY
Top Five Things to Do Enjoy fall foliage or fishing from a marina pontoon boat. Fly fish the Wolfe Creek Trout Stream. View sunrise or sunsets from your lodge room, cottage or campsite. Unwind in the
Lake Malone State Park
Dunmor, KY
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 rock formations. Vi
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park
London, KY
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park combines the beauty of a rolling, wooded hills park with a historic site that honors the pioneers who braved the perils of the wilderness to settle Kentucky. The Moun
Lincoln Homestead State Park
Springfield, KY
Top Five Things to Do Play 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 course. Picnic on our
Mineral Mound State Park
Eddyville, KY
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 along the scenic wal
My Old Kentucky Home State Park
Bardstown, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Tour the wonderful Historic Mansion. 2. Enjoy a round of golf. 3. Camp at the campground. 4. Stroll the grounds and explore the interpretive panels. 5. See the Stephen Foster
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Stanton, KY
Top Five Things to Do Hike the scenic trail to Natural Bride or ride the skylift. Explore the Red River Gorge area. Enjoy square dancing at Hoedown Island. Hike Henson’s Arch or tour Natural Bridge Ca
Nolin Lake State Park
Mammoth Cave, KY
Top Five Things to Do Camp 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 displays. Participate
Old Fort Harrod State Park
Harrodsburg, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. 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 Orange tree in the U
Old Mulkey Meeting House
Tompkinsville, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Enjoy the peace and serenity of the meetinghouse. 2. Find the Kentucky Rock. 3. Tickle your toes in the park spring. 4. Visit the fairy garden atmosphere down at the bottom o
Paintsville Lake State Park
Staffordsville, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Camp at our beautiful campground in one of 32 full service RV sites and 10 walk-in sites. 2. Enjoy the lakeview picnic shelters and recreation areas. 3. Explore the beautiful
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Dawson Springs, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Take the family to swim at our beautiful sandy beach. 2. Hike the Lake Trail, Clifty Creek Trail, or Indian Bluff Trail. 3. Explore the lake by canoe, kayak, pedal boat and s
Perryville Battlefield
Perryville, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Visit the museum to view the battle video and see original battle artifacts. 2. Enjoy the 3.5 miles long driving tour of the battle. 3. Hike up to 19 miles of interpretive tr
Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Pineville, KY
Top Five Things to Do 1. Visit this historical "First" Kentucky State Park 2. Hike the Chained Rock Trail 3. Visit the Laurel Cove Amphitheater 4. Enjoy the fresh catfish or a hot brown at the lodg
Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail
Pineville, KY
The Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail is a linear state park still under development. Once completed, the long distance trail designed for primitive camping (in shelters located every 14 miles), backpa
Rough River Dam State Resort Park
Falls Of Rough, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Spot a Bald Eagle along the Lake Ridge Nature Trail. 2. Rent a pontoon boat and explore the beautiful 5,000 acre Rough River Lake. 3. Explore the 3.8 km permanent orienteerin
Taylorsville Lake State Park
Mt Eden, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Boat, kayak, fish and enjoy the lake sunsets. 2. Camp at our equestrian-friendly campgrounds for RVs and tents. 3. Hike the Lake View Trail. 4. Horseback ride on the Possum R
Waveland State Historic Site
Lexington, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Tour the historic mansion and visit our gift shop. 2. Attend a Tuesday Tea or a vintage Baseball game. 3. Stroll through the small trails and bridges on the grounds and make
White Hall State Historic Site
Richmond, KY
Nestled in rolling farmland, the home near Richmond was built in the late 1700’s, with a major addition constructed in the 1860’s. Historic White Hall mansion, designed in Georgian and Italianate styl
Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
Wickliffe, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. See the archaeological features of the Mississipian culture. 2. View pottery, stone tools, artifacts and park history displays. 3. Walk the interpretive archaeological trails
William Whitley House State Historic Site
Stanford, KY
The William Whitley House and Sportsman's Hill stand today as a monument to pioneer ingenuity and resourcefulness. It was the first brick home and circular racetrack built west of the Alleghany Mounta
Yatesville Lake State Park
Louisa, KY
Top Five Things To Do 1. Golf at Signature Hole #13. 2. Boat In and Out Campsites. 3. Hike the Mary Ingles Trail at the Marina. 4. Visit the Spillway at the Dam at Yatesville Lake. 5. Eagle Viewing f