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he majority of Kentucky State Parks offer camping, many have lodging facilities that include cabins, yurts etc. Please visit theKentuck State Park links provided to Kentucky State Parks for camping information.

Ben Hawes State Park boasts one of the busiest golf courses in the park system. On Ben Hawes State Park grounds are the remains of a deep coal mine operation that thrived from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Ben Hawes State Park located in Owensboro, KY is on the Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail

Big Bone Lick State Park The name of the park comes from the Pleistocene megafauna fossils found there. The mammoths, mastodon, ground sloth and other creatures are believed to have been drawn to this location by a salt lick. It bills itself as "the birthplace of American paleontology" Big Bone Lick State Park is located on Beaver Road and between the communities of Beaverlick and Rabbit Hash, KY.

Carr Creek State Park was once home to some of the area's earliest pioneer settlements as early as the 1770s. Carr Creek State Park is located in Sassafras, Kentucky.

Columbus-Belmont State Park is a 156-acre site of a Confederate fortification built during the American Civil War. The site was considered by both North and South to be strategically significant in gaining and keeping control of the Mississippi River. Columbus-Belmont State Park is located near Columbus, Kentucky.

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park features a BMX track that is considered one of the best in the country and hosts the National BMX Grand Championships every Labor Day Weekend. E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park is located in Louisville, KY

Fishtrap Lake State Park, Fishtrap Lake is contained by the highest dam in Eastern Kentucky. More than 65-thousand relics from early settlers have been recovered throughout years of periodic excavation. Fishtrap Lake State Park is located Pikeville, KY

Fort Boonesborough State Park has a reconstructed pioneer fort, that was the second settlement established when Daniel Boone and his men reached the Kentucky River on April 1, 1775. Some activities at Fort Boonesborough State Park include visiting the Kentucky River Museum and fishing. Fort Boonesborough State Park is located in Richmond, KY

General Burnside Island State Park is a 400 acre island in the middle of Lake Cumberland, making it Kentucky's only island park. General Burnside Island State Park is located in Burnside, KY.

Grayson Lake State Park is known as a favorite camping area for Shawnee and Cherokee Native American. The park consists of 1500 acres, with the 1512 acre Grayson Lake. Grayson Lake State Park is located in Olive Hill, Kentucky.

Green River Lake State is a 8200-acre park in south-central Kentucky's spectacular cave country. Green River Lake State Park is located near Campbellsville, Kentucky

John James Audubon State Park sits on the banks of the Ohio River and preserves the woods where the famed naturalist walked as he observed the subjects of his paintings. Some of the features to explore in this park is old growth trees, lake, hiking, nature study, birding, etc. John James Audubon State Park is located just north of Henderson, Kentucky.

Kincaid Lake State Park has a 9-hole course, part of the Kentucky State Parks Golf Trail. Kincaid Lake State Park encompasses 850 acres. Kincaid Lake State Park is located in Falmouth, Kentucky

Kingdom Come State Park is a nature preserve and the state’s highest park. Kingdom Come State Park protects Kentucky's third-largest colony of the federally endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). Line Fork Cave, located in the preserve, is the winter roost for more than 3,000 bats. Kingdom Come State Park is located in Cumberland, KY near the Kentucky-Virginia border.

Lake Malone State Park is enclosed by 50-foot sandstone bluffs rising above the water's edge and surrounded by hardwood forests. 788-acre Lake Malone is "An angler’s delight". The hiking trails provide views of many rock walls, once used as shelters by Native Americans. Lake Malone State Park is located in Dunmore, KY.

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park consists of 800 acres with a museum and pioneer settlement. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park commemorates the life of Levi Jackson, the first judge in Laurel County. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is located just south of London, Kentucky

Lincoln Homestead State Park features the original home of Lincoln’s mother and replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father was reared, and the home of Mordecai Lincoln, the favorite uncle of President Lincoln. Lincoln Homestead State Park is located in Springfield, KY

Mineral Mound State Park sits on the shores of Lake Barkley. This state Park is historically linked to the author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Popular pastimes at Mineral Mound State Park include a 18 hole golf course, cruising and fishing the lake. Mineral Mound State Park is located in Eddyville, Kentucky

My Old Kentucky Home State Park consists of Federal Hill, a former plantation owned by the Rowan family. A visit to the georgian-style mansion and formal gardens in 1852 is said to have inspired Stephen Foster to write his famous song, My Old Kentucky Home. My Old Kentucky Home State Park is located in Bardstown, Kentucky

Nolin Lake State Park is a recreational park located near Mamonth Cave. You can swim at the Nolin Lake State Park beach or view the hundreds of picturesque cliffs around the area. Nolin Lake State Park is a 2187-acre park located just north of Mammoth Cave, KY.

Old Fort Harrod State Park is situated on land orginally colonized by Captain James Harrod in 1774. Old Fort Harrod State Park is reconstructed near the site of the original fort, and commemorates the old fort pioneer settlement. Old Fort Harrod State Park is located in Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Paintsville Lake State Park gleams like a jewel in the crown of mountains of Eastern Kentucky. Paintsville Lake State Park is located just west of Paintsville, Kentucky

Taylorsville Lake State Park is located on the shores of 3050 acre Taylorsville Lake. This lake is noted for being the heaviest stocked lake in Kentucky and offers some of the most beautiful horse back riding country around. Taylorsville Lake State Park is located in Taylorsville, KY.

Yatesville Lake State Park is noted for the good bluegill fishing. Yatesville Lake State Park is a 2300-acre impoundment of the Big Sandy River and is the largest lake in eastern Kentucky. Yatesville Lake State Park is located near Louisa, KY.

Kentucky State Historic Sites

Boone Station State Historic Site

Constitution Square State Historic Site

Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site

Waveland State Historic Site

White Hall State Historic Site

William Whitley House State Historic Site

Kentucky State Resort Parks

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Barren River Lake State Resort Park

Breaks Interstate Park

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

Carter Caves State Resort Park

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

General Butler State Resort Park

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Kenlake State Resort Park

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Lake Barkley State Resort Park

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

Pine Mountain State Resort Park

 

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