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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 in America east of the Rockies, in their natural habitat, or view old growth forests that predate the arrival of the pilgrims in the area.

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. Each park offers the chance to catch views of area wildlife and learn about local game and fish conservation efforts.

The list of wildlife viewing destinations below includes forests, parks, wildlife management areas and other places to get out in the field for sightings, education and adventure. For the sportsmen, there are also plenty of opportunities for hunting in KY. Plan your next Kentucky nature adventure and experience the true outdoors!

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Brooksville, KY
Guided trail rides, nature walks, group activities, Country Lodge
Frankfort, KY
3.66 miles of hiking trails, indoor & outdoor educational exhibits, numerous wildlife & fish species on display, picnic shelters
Radcliff, KY
A 26 acres, approx. 2 miles of trails, heavily wooded area,wide variety of terrian, native trees, shrubs, and wildlife, waterfalls, educational programs available


Centre Family Dwelling, 1824-1834
Harrodsburg, KY
Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is a landmark destination that shares 3,000 acres of discovery in the spirit of the Kentucky Shakers. With 34 original Shaker structures, the ...
Corbin, KY
Rafting/paddling on the Big South Fork River, Cumberland River, Russell Fork River, and rentals for Laurel Lake, rock climbing wall, zipline experience, geocaching, wagon ride...
Middlesboro, KY
2,535 acres, 4x4 may be required to reach WMA, rugged terrain, steep, old-growth forests, ends at Hensley Settlement
Henderson, KY
10,998 acres, multiple tracts, mostly wetland, Sauerheber Wildlife Refuge, wildlife observation platforms, special hunting regulations
Greenup, KY
98 acres, Ohio River bottomland, no centerfire cartridges, steel shot only for dove, bird watching, 3 waterfowl blinds on area
Frankfort, KY
Campground & RV park on Kentucky River and Elkhorn Creek, hiking and biking trails, paddling and fishing access
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