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Kentucky State "Recreation" Parksr

Known affectionately as "Rec Parks" within the Department of Parks, we know these twenty four State Recreation Parks have plenty to offer.

Regardless of what you call them, we know you will enjoy camping, fishing, boating, hiking, tennis, mini-golf, horseback riding and much, much more.

You can also visit our many State Historic Sites or reserve a room at one of our seventeen State Resort Parks.


John James Audubon
John James Audubon State Park locator map 3100 US Highway 41 North
Henderson, KY 42419-0576
270-826-2247
Audubon@ky.gov
Bird & wildlife viewing. Museum and Nature Center. Two lakes: 28 and 12 acres.

Ben Hawes
Ben Hawes State Park locator map 400 Boothfield Road
Owensboro, KY 42301-9273
270-687-7134
BenHawes@ky.gov
Archery & softball.

Big Bone Lick
Big Bone Lick State Park locator map 3380 Beaver Road
Union, KY 41091-9627
859-384-3522
BigBoneLick@ky.gov
Museum, Buffalo Discovery Trail, buffalo herd and diorama

Carr Creek
Carr Creek State Park locator map Highway 15
Sassafras, KY 41759-0249
606-642-4050
CarrCreek@ky.gov
750-acre lake, Marina near park.

Columbus-Belmont
Columbus-Belmont State Park locator map 350 Park Road
Columbus, KY 42032-0009
270-677-2327
ColumbusBelmont@ky.gov
Civil War Museum. Campground overlooking the Mississippi River.

E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer
E. P. 'Tom' Sawyer State Park locator map 3000 Freys Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40241-2132
502-426-8950
TomSawyer@ky.gov
BMX, athletic fields and recreation center

Fishtrap Lake
Fishtrap Lake State Park locator map 2204 Fishtrap Road
Pikeville, KY 41501
606-437-7496
KentuckyStateParks@ky.gov

Fort Boonesborough
Fort Boonesborough State Park locator map 4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475-9316
859-527-3131
Booncamp@bellsouth.net
Historic fort & trails, Kentucky River Museum & pool water-slide

General Burnside Island
General Burnside Island State Park locator map 8801 South Highway 27
Burnside, KY 42519-0488
606-561-4104
BurnsideIsland@ky.gov
Kentucky's Island park, 50,250-acre lake, marina near park

Grayson Lake
Grayson Lake State Park locator map 314 Grayson Lake Park Road
Olive Hill, KY 41164-9213
606-474-9727
GraysonLake@ky.gov
New 18-hole golf course, summer drama & 1,500-acre lake

Green River Lake
Green River Lake State Park locator map 179 Park Office Road
Campbellsville, KY 42718-9351
270-465-8255
GreenRiver@ky.gov
Lakeside campground, boat tie-ups & multi-use trails, canoe outfitter near park

Kincaid Lake
Kincaid Lake State Park locator map 565 Kincaid Park Road
Falmouth, KY 41040-9203
859-654-3531
KincaidLake@ky.gov
Multi-purpose building, picnic shelters & sand volleyball. New 9-hole golf course. Pedal boat rental.

Kingdom Come
Kingdom Come State Park locator map 502 Park Road
Cumberland, KY 40823-0420
606-589-2479
KingdomCome@ky.gov
Primitive unmarked sites only. Elevation of 2,700 feet, extraordinary rock formations and scenic overlook

Levi Jackson
Levi Jackson State Park locator map 998 Levi Jackson Mill Road
London, KY 40744-8944
606-330-2130
LeviJackson@ky.gov
Group camp, grist mill, Mountain Life Museum & pool water-slide

Lincoln Homestead
Lincoln Homestead State Park locator map 5079 Lincoln Park Road
Springfield, KY 40069-9504
859-336-7461
LincolnHomestead@ky.gov
Lincoln Cabins. Two lakes: 32 and 9 acres.

Lake Malone
Lake Malone State Park locator map 331 State Route Road 8001
Dunmore, KY 42339-0093
270-657-2111
LakeMalone@ky.gov
826-acre lake with scenic lake bluffs.

Mineral Mound
Mineral Mound State Park locator map 48 Finch Lane
Eddyville, KY 42038
270-388-3673
MineralMound@ky.gov
On Lake Barkley

My Old Kentucky Home
My Old Kentucky Home State Park locator map 501 East Stephen Foster Avenue
Bardstown, KY 40004-0323
502-348-3502
MyOldKentuckyHome@ky.gov
Federal Hill Mansion & summer musical

Nolin Lake
Nolin Lake State Park locator map PO Box 340
Bee Spring, KY 42207
270-286-4240
NolinLake@ky.gov
Picnic shelter near lake. Near Mammoth Cave. Marina near park.

Old Fort Harrod
Old Fort Harrod State Park locator map 100 South College Street
Harrodsburg, KY 40330-0156
859-734-3314
FortHarrod@ky.gov
Lincoln Memorabilia, Fort and Mansion Museum Tours, Great Gift Shop, Picnic Shelter.

Paintsville Lake
Paintsville Lake State Park locator map PO Box 920
Staffordsville, KY 41256-0920
606-297-8486
PaintsvilleLake@ky.gov
Sewer hook-ups & lakeside picnic shelters. Mountain Homeplace.

Pine Mountain Trail Development
Pine Mountain Trail Development State Park locator map
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Taylorsville Lake
Taylorsville Lake State Park locator map 1320 Park Road
Taylorsville, KY 40071-0205
502-477-8713
TaylorsvilleLake@ky.gov
3,050-acre lake, horse campsites, multi-use trails.

Yatesville Lake
Yatesville Lake State Park locator map PO Box 767
Louisa, KY 41230-0767
606-673-1492
YatesvilleLake@ky.gov
New 18-hole golf course, double-wide campsites & primitive boat-in-sites
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