Department of Fish and Wildlife
Celebrate National Trails Day At The Salato Wildlife Education Center
Take a break from your daily routine and enjoy a refreshing hike to celebrate National Trails Day at the Salato Wildlife Education Center in Frankfort, from 10 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. June 5.
Join the Salato staff for a guided hike on Pea Ridge Trail. Along the way, you’ll learn more about Kentucky’s native wildlife, native flora and the history of the land. This two-hour hike is moderately strenuous. All hikers should bring water and wear appropriate shoes. The hike may be cancelled due to bad weather.
The Salato Center has a variety of native animals for the public to see, including a black bear, an eagle, bobcats, elk, deer, bison, snakes and fish. The center has numerous indoor exhibits and miles of hiking trails open to the public. Fishing is available at two lakes. While some programs may require a registration fee, general admission to the Salato Center is free.
For more information, call 1-800-858-1549, ext. 4445. Learn more about upcoming events at the Salato Center on the Internet at fw.ky.gov. The Salato Center, operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources, is located at the department’s headquarters at #1 Sportsman’s Lane (formerly #1 Game Farm Road), off U.S. 60 in Frankfort, 1.5 miles west of U.S. 127. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The center is closed Sundays, Mondays and state holidays.
The center will remain open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on May 18, primary election day.