Kentucky National Parks
Kentucky national parks offer countless treasures, from world-class rock climbing in national recreation areas to the world’s longest cave system at Mammoth Cave National Park. Discover the first “Gateway” to the west and the birthplace of one of America’s most revered presidents, all on more than 1 million acres of unspoiled wilderness, and all in national parks in Kentucky.
Use the listings below to discover all that the national parks in Kentucky have to offer! Also explore Kentucky state parks.
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Golden Pond, KY
200+ miles of multi-use trails, located between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes, camping, hunting, fishing, numerous wildlife and wildflower viewing opportunities
Mammoth Cave, KY
Mammoth Cave National Park home to longest cave system in the world, approximately 90 miles of trails (hiking, biking, horses), camping, plus canoeing and kayaking on Green Ri...
Rock climbing, hiking, biking, paddling on the Red River, campgrounds and some back country camping. Top destination for sport climbing, thousands of routes of varying diffic...
10,428 acres, mostly in TN, small portion located in western KY, some primitive trails, visitors should take caution of swampy conditions and wildlife during warmer months, op...
319 miles, located in the Daniel Boone National Forest & Big South Fork, may be accessed from several communities including the Kentucky Trail Town of Livingston, opportunitie...
Paddling with rapids up to class IV-V depending on season, 180+ miles of horse trails, overnight boarding and stalls for horses, IMBA "Epic" designated mountain bike trails, f...
8,265 acres, 1.5 mile rail trail, open to hunting and fishing with special regulations, there are some roads and trails, most areas have no developed access, wildlife photogra...
85 miles of trails, camping, caves on property, wildlife viewing and photography,
Cave Run Lake, hiking, biking, horseback trails & camping, boating, wildlife viewing, hunting, campgrounds,
This part of the Daniel Boone National Forest is home to two wildlife management areas (Cane Creek and Mill Creek, both popular areas for hunting), two Kentucky Wild Rivers (C...
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