Department of Parks
Programs On Nature, Boone Family, Scheduled For Boone Station
FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Department of Parks will host two programs in August and September about Boone Station State Historic Site in Fayette County.
Boone Station is where Daniel Boone, his family and a few others moved in 1779 after leaving Fort Boonesborough.
On Saturday, Aug. 19 at , state park Naturalist Carey Tichenor will speak about the changing landscape, plants and animals at the park near Athens. He will also discuss the re-introduction of several plants and lead a short walk around the park along the
Robert C. Strader nature trail.
On Saturday, Sept. 16 at , state park Historian Ron Bryant will be at the park to discuss Boone’s family. Bryant, a Boone family descendant, will talk about the pioneer’s ancestors and descendants and their experiences in Kentucky.
Both programs are free and will last about 45 minutes.
To get to Boone Station State Historic Site, take exit 104 off Interstate 75 and head east on Athens-Boonesboro Road until you reach a four-way stop. Turn left and travel .2 of a mile and turn right on Gentry Road. The park will be on your left.
For more information, call Fort Boonesborough State Park at 859-527-3131.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov