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State Parks

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From underground caves to the shores of lakes and rivers to the highest peaks of the Appalachians, Kentucky state parks are considered by many to be the nation’s finest.

Maintained by the Kentucky Department of Parks, the state of Kentucky boasts a total of 49state parks including 17 full-service  Kentucky resort parks (more than any other state).

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Kentucky Recreation Parks

Camping, fishing, boating, swimming, caving, hiking, horseback riding, golf, birding and so much more. Kentucky’s state recreation parks cater to outdoor enthusiasts who want to take in all that Kentucky’s natural environment has to offer.  

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Kentucky Resort Parks

Beyond the natural beauty and scenic views of the Kentucky landscape, Kentucky Resort Parks offer full-service lodges and fully-equipped cottages that include guest rooms and dining. Examples include Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, home of the rare “moonbow;” Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, located near the famous “Land Between the Lakes;” and Natural Bridge State Resort Park, near the Red River Gorge.   

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Kentucky Historic Parks

Discover Kentucky’s unique history and heritage in Kentucky’s Historic Parks. Explore frontier-style pioneer forts, family mansions and Civil War sites. Learn about ancient cultures and artifacts at an excavated mound museum and travel down historic Native American trails. .

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