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Big Bone LickStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/big-bone-lick/default.aspx

Spacious campground features 62 campsites with utility hookups, grills, a swimming pool and playground. showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities are available at a central service building. the campground is closed nov 30 - mar 1. there is a campground grocery store on-site for your convenience, which is open april 1-october 31. check-in time begins 2pm and check-out time is 1pm.

Breaks InterstatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/breaks-interstate/default.aspx

4600 acres. a 5-mile gorge, plunging to 1650 feet, in this “grand canyon of the south.” bountiful nature, as richly colored as our mosses underfoot, our mountains on the horizon, and our sky overhead. rivers to raft, heights to scale, camping, birding and porches to be sat on…while smiles form lazily upon contented faces. expect this and more at breaks interstate park, up in the mountains of virginia and kentucky, where uncommon history, heritage and heart offer a welcome that never wears out.

Carr CreekStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/carr-creek/default.aspx

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 carr creek dam, and is thought to have gotten its name from william carr, a well-known "long hunter" who hunted in the area. the marsh environment in the carr creek area is unusual for the mountains of eastern kentucky, but provides a wide assortment of watchable wildlife. wood duck, great blue and green heron, ruffed grouse, bobwhite, wild turkey, red-winged blackbird, warblers, raccoon and striped skunk may be found making their homes in this area.

Columbus-BelmontStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/columbus-belmont/default.aspx

Relax amid beautiful settings on the river cliff campground with 38 sites, utility hookups and grills.   a central service building offers rest rooms, showers, and laundry facilities. pets are allowed if restrained. campground open year round, water available, but not to each site in winter.  

E.P."Tom" SawyerStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/tom-sawyer/default.aspx

E.p. tom sawyer is the ideal urban location with a park setting for any gathering. teambuilding and recreation activities can be planned and several meeting space options are available. click to view our meeting facility page.

Fishtrap LakeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/fishtrap-lake/default.aspx

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 sandy rivers. the army corp of engineers broke ground on the project in 1962, and president lyndon johnson dedicated the project upon its completion in 1968. nestled among mountains and dense forests, the fishtrap lake area will appeal to anyone who loves boating, fishing or hiking. but don't be surprised if the other visitors you meet as you wander around the park area aren't of the human variety; this site is well-known as a haven for deer, raccoons and even the occasional grouse.

Fort BoonesboroughStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/fort-boonesborough/default.aspx

Enjoy camping on the banks of the kentucky river. the campground offers 167 sites with electricity and water hookups. an activities building can accommodate 150 people, and a central service building provides showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. there is a small grocery at the check-in area. open year-round. restrooms and water fill-up available year-round. four pull-throughs open year-round.

General Burnside IslandStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/general-burnside/default.aspx

The campground features 94 sites with utility hookups, two central service buildings with showers and rest rooms, and a dump station. closed nov 1 - mar 31. check-out by 2:00 p.m., eastern time. pets are allowed if restrained.

Grayson LakeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/grayson-lake/default.aspx

Sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes comprise the 1,512 acres of grayson lake state park. this site was a favorite camping area for shawnee and cherokee native american. the hiking trails offer several species of ferns, mosses, and lichens, the flowering rhododendron, "lizard head rock," and the unusual combination of beech-hemlock trees.

Green River LakeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/green-river/default.aspx

Green river lake state park opened in 1969 contains 1,331 acres along with the 8,200-acre lake. the park has many attractions for those who love nature and wish to experience the beauty that is kentucky

John JamesAudubonStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/john-james/default.aspx

The park has 5 1-bedroom cottages and one ada-accessible 2-bedroom cottage with double beds a living room, fully-equipped kitchen and a bath. each of the 1-bedroom cottages has a hide-a-bed and a fireplace. tableware, cooking utensils and linens are provided, with fresh linens available daily. cottages are available by late afternoon. check out by 11am, central time. contact park for cottage reservations. price ranges are seasonal from $80.00 - $160.00 per night. grounds and cottages open year round. campgrounds are closed nov 1 - mar 31.

Kincaid Lake StatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/kincaid-lake/default.aspx

Explore the lake in a rental boat from the marina, or soak up the summer sunshine at the lakeside swimming pool. surrounded by open woodland, the campground offers quiet seclusion with all of the modern conveniences campers expect. there is a golf course located on a wooded site that features hilly terrain. several holes feature dramatic changes in elevation.

Kingdom ComeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/kingdom-come/default.aspx

Kingdom come state park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of pine mountain. named after the popular civil war novel, "the little shepherd of kingdom come," by kentucky author john fox jr., the park preserves 1,283 acres of unspoiled wilderness. some of the most extraordinary rock formations in the state are featured at this park, including log rock, a natural sandstone bridge, and raven rock, a giant rock exposure that soars 290 feet into the air at a 45-degree angle!

Lake MaloneStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/lake-malone/default.aspx

Lake Malone State Park is well known for its 788 acre Lake and 338 acre park. Hike through the forest thick with hardwood trees, holly, mountain laurel and tall pines. Steep sandstone bluffs rise above the waters edge. It is well known for fishing. The lake is stocked with large mouth bass, crappie, bluegill and channel catfish. We have a boat ramp, camping, beach, picnicking, and playgrounds.

Levi Jackson WildernessRoadStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/levi-jackson/default.aspx

Levi jackson wilderness road state 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 mountain life museum brings visitors into a pioneer settlement. buildings in the settlement were moved from other sites or built as replicas on the park. all buildings are filled with pioneer relics including tools, products of agriculture and household implements. the museum consists of 7 buildings. closed nov 1 - mar 31 (available by appointment only). group tours available by appointment only monday and tuesday, or during the off-season by appointment only. the park offers visitors a 136-site campground, nestled in open woodland. utility hookups, a grocery store, a dump station, and three central service buildings containing an activities room, showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities assure camping convenience. open year-round. check out by 2:00pm, eastern time. pets are allowed if restrained.

Lincoln HomesteadStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/lincoln-homestead/default.aspx

Lincoln homestead state park features the original home of lincoln’s mother, as well as replicas of the 1782 cabin and blacksmith shop where his father was reared and learned his trade. you'll also find the home of mordecai lincoln, the favorite uncle of the president, along with split-rail fences and pioneer furniture that portray the rugged pioneer life. lincoln homestead state park is one of the stops on kentucky's lincoln heritage trail.

Mineral MoundStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/mineral-mound/default.aspx

This park on the shores of lake barkley is historically linked to the author f. scott fitzgerald. the property was once the farm of willis b. machen, grandfather of zelda sayre fitzgerald. located off ky 93 near eddyville. boat ramp, paved parking 45 spaces.

My Old KentuckyHome

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/old-ky-home/default.aspx

Admire the beautiful grounds of my old kentucky home in the 39-site campground. convenience is guaranteed with utility hookups, a central service building housing showers and rest rooms, and a dump station. a grocery store and a laundry are nearby across the street from the park. pets are allowed if restrained. closed for season from november 1 to march 31.

Nolin LakeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/nolin-lake/default.aspx

Nolin lake is popular with boaters and fishermen alike, and campers will enjoy the new nolin lake campground, featuring 32 camp sites with water and electricity. this facility opened in may of 2001. there are 32 camp sites with water and electricity, 60 primitive sites, a restroom/shower building, laundry facilities and dump station. a new playground is located by the sites. three sites have been adapted for the disabled. open april-october(year round is a trial). pets are allowed if restrained. beach area on lake with a camping store (located in the registration booth) which opened in the fall of 2005. you can now make reservations by calling 1-888-4ky-park.

Old Fort HarrodStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/fort-harrod/default.aspx

A full-scale replica of the fort, built by james harrod in 1774, is the centerpiece of this park. cabins and blockhouses are furnished with handmade utensils, furniture, crude tools and implements used by the pioneers. park complex also features mansion museum, george rogers clark federal monument, lincoln marriage temple, and oldest cemetery west of the alleghenies. playground, picnic area, shelter. the lincoln marriage temple is one of the stops along kentucky's lincoln heritage trail. fort closed sat & sun, dec 1 - feb 29. museum closed nov 1 - mar 31. meeting facility closed nov 1 - feb 29.

Paintsville LakeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/paintsville-lake/default.aspx

With steep cliffs and wooded coves along the shoreline, this lake provides 1,140 acres of boating, skiing and fishing pleasure. after a day on the lake, relax in the campground, featuring 32 developed sites with restrooms, showers, laundry and sewer hookups. a full-service marina is located near the campground, offering rental houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats.

Taylorsville LakeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/taylorsville-lake/default.aspx

Taylorsville lake state park encompasses 1,200-acre of some of the most beautiful horse riding country. it boasts 45 spacious rv sites with electric & water hook-ups, 10 equestrian sites with electric & water hook-ups, & 15 primitive tent sites with water available. two playgrounds conveniently located for children & two bathhouses with laundry facilities in each. a centrally located dump station is available for rv use. reservations are permitted but are not necessary.

Yatesville LakeStatePark

http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/yatesville-lake/default.aspx

Yatesville lake provides plenty of room to skim the waves or catch some rays in your favorite cruisecraft—be it a houseboat, pontoon, speed boat or jet ski. the yatesville marina offers everything boaters and fishers need for lake fun. relax in the scenic lakeside setting of yatesville lake's campground. there are 27 campsites with utilities and 20 primitive sites - 16 'boat-in' sites and 4 'hike-in' sites, restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and dump station. the "boat-in" sites are maintained by a service road and three restroom facilities are spaced alongside, but only your boat can get you to your site. the seclusion and the lakeside access are worth it! the 'hike-in' sites are in the regular campground but set back into the woods with no electricity. the setting pays off in communion with nature. pets are allowed if restrained. boat launching ramp nearby. located in eastern ky on blaine creek, 6 mi w of louisa. construction of the dam was completed in 1991. the 2,242-acre lake offers boat ramps, with a state park campground. towns in the area are louisa and blaine. for more information contact 606-686-2412 or 606-673-1492. lake provides good fishing for bass, bluegill, and crappie.

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