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With 49 historic sites and state parks in Kentucky, there’s something for everyone here. You can camp, boat, hike, golf, swim, or relax in a secluded cabin or lodge – the possibilities for recreation and relaxation in Kentucky state parks are endless. If you and the family are eager to take on a Kentucky adventure, state parks are the place to do it!

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Taylorsville, KY
24 miles of multi-purpose trails, 3,050 acre lake, 1,200 acre park, full service marina, 42 RV/camp sites, 10 sites specifically for trailering in horses.
Sunset over the dam. Photo by Andrew Auxier
Louisa, KY
2300 acre mountain reservoir, fish for a number of species including: bass, crappie, blulegill, and catfish, full service marina, 47 campsites, 18-hole golf course, 20+ miles ...
Barren River Lake State Resort Park
Lucas, KY
1,053 acre park, 10,00 acre lake, fishing for a variety of species, trails for multi-use, 99 campsites, guided horse rides, marina with boat/jet ski rentals


Union, KY
7 acre lake, species include largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish-bank access only, 3.5 miles of trails, 62 campsites-no water from November-April, Outdoor Museum
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Carlisle, KY
148 acre park, hosts reenactment of Battle of Blue Licks, 50 campsites
Grand Canyon of the South
Elkhorn City, KY
4,600 acre park, 25 miles hiking trails, 12 miles of mountain biking trails, equine trails and private stable located in park, 60+ geocaches, paddling adventure on Russell For...
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Buckhorn, KY
856 acre park, 1200 acre lake, marina, pontoon and fishing boat rentals, numerous game fish species present in lake, 1.5 miles of trails, lodge and cottages
Sassafras, KY
750 acre lake, 8.8 miles below Carr Creek dam, variety of wildlife available for viewing, camping sites available, full service marina open year round
Olive Hill, KY
Guided Cave Tours, 45 acre Smokey Lake, guided canoe trips, fishing for a variety of species, rock climbing & rappelling, 89 campsites ranging from primitive to developed, 8 s...
Columbus, KY
156 acre park, 2.5 mile trail, river cliff campground with 38 sites, civil war/area museum
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