Department of Parks
Kentucky State Parks Open For Spring, Summer Travel Season

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 15, 2015  
Contact Information:  Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks are open and ready for another spring and summer season of guests enjoying outdoor activities all across the state.


“Our 49 parks have something for everyone – recreation, history, wildlife viewing, fishing, boating and more,” Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker said. “We invite Kentuckians and our out-of-state guests to visit one or more of our parks this year.”


All 17 resort parks with lodging and restaurants are open seven days a week. All recreation parks and historic sites are also open. Visitors should check the parks website,, for hours and special events.


The park system’s 31 campgrounds and 16 golf courses are also open.

Upcoming special events include Camper Appreciation Weekend April 24-26, when campers can get two nights for the price of one. The Mother’s Day buffet will be May 10 at the resort park restaurants.


Other events include Derby weekends, hikes, paddle trips, entertainment and more. Visit for reservations and information.





The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at