Kentucky Wildlife & Nature
See Kentucky Elk, Old Growth Forests & More!
Want to go on safari, but only have a few days? Head to the “wilds” of Kentucky. Visitors can embark on Kentucky wildlife tours and watch the Eastern Kentucky elk herd, the largest herd east of the Rockies, in their natural habitat, or view old growth forests that predate the arrival of the pilgrims. Kentucky Wildlife Management Areas, Kentucky Nature Preserves, National Forest and State and National Parks are great places to commune with nature and our native Kentucky wildlife and learn about conservation efforts. Plan your next Kentucky nature adventure and experience the true outdoors!
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4,849 acres, hunting under statewide regulations, 10 miles long on crest of Pine Mountain, accessed by Little Shepherd Trail,
Horse Cave, KY
Guided cave tours, zipline canopy tours, rappelling, wildlife unique to cave ecosystems,
551 acres, owned by Kentucky National Guard, open to public hunting with special regulations and hunting dates, area may close for training purposes and hunters should check b...
5,450 acres, special hunting regulations, 23 miles of hiking only trails, 9 miles deisgnated horseback and hiking, 80 acre Mauzy Lake with bank access and boat ramp, shooting ...
Russell Springs, KY
Full service Alligator II marina, boat launch, boat rentals, cabin rentals, lakeside cabins, 16 primitive lakeside campsites, full service KOA campground 1 mile from marina
300 acre facility, houseboat and pontoon rentals, cabin and lodges, covered and open slips, full service marina
6,218 acres, 35 miles of trails for hiking, 12 miles open to horseback riding, fishing at 5.5 acre Tom Wallace Lake, camping
857 acres in Kentucky, Letcher & Pike counties, steep terrain, camping available in some locations, check with USFS before camping
Biking, hiking trails, 1150 acre Dewey Lake, pontoon boat rentals at boat dock, boat slips for rent, camping, cabins, some managed quota hunts
714 acre nature preserve, 3.01 mile trail, environmental education opportunities
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