Department of Parks
Buffalo Dinners Offered At Several State Parks

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 12, 2007  
Revision Date:  Friday, February 09, 2007 
Contact Information:  Gil Lawson
(502) 564-8110 Ext. 307

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Several Kentucky State Park resorts will be offering special buffalo dinners in the next few weeks.


Natural Bridge State Resort Park at Slade will celebrate “Appalachian Heritage Night” on Jan. 20 with a special buffalo dinner, entertainment and a program on caves in Kentucky.


The entrees will include roasted steamship round of buffalo, BBQ buffalo brisket, Cajun spiced buffalo with apple chutney and wild rice, several other buffalo dishes, vegetables, salads and dessert. The buffet will be open 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and cost $15.95 plus tax, beverage included.


Live Bluegrass music by Brushfire starts at 6 p.m. in the lobby. At 8 p.m., John Tierney, naturalist emeritus of the Kentucky State Parks, will speak about the role that caves have played in the history of Kentucky. For more information, call 1-800-325-1710.


Jenny Wiley State Resort Park near Prestonsburg will have a Buffalo Night on Jan. 27 from 4-8 p.m. The menu includes top round buffalo carved on the line, Dry Gulch Buffalo Stew with vegetables, Chuckwagon meatloaf with Bunkhouse Sauce, fried chicken, catfish with hushpuppies and Big Sky Buffalo Chili. Vegetables, desserts and cobblers will also be served. Adults are $15.95 and children 12 and under are $7.95. Call Jenny Wiley State Resort Park at 1-800-325-0142 for information.


Lake Cumberland State Resort Park holds a buffalo buffet in conjunction with its Native American Weekend on Jan. 26-28.  Several buffalo dishes, including carved Baron of Buffalo, will be served on Saturday evening, Jan. 27, from 4-8 p.m. Call 1-800-325-1709 for information.


Barren River State Resort Park near Glasgow will hold “Buffalo Night” on Feb. 3 from 4-8 p.m. (CT). The menu includes buffalo served several different ways, chicken, catfish, vegetables and desserts. The buffet is $16.95 for adults and $8.95 for children 10 and under plus tax. Drinks not included. There will also be entertainment in the restaurant and a living history presenter with historical artifacts in the lobby. For more information, call 1-800-325-0057.


Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will hold its 34th Annual Buffalo Dinner and Native American Heritage Day on Feb. 17. The menu will include carved round top buffalo, southwestern chili, BBQ short ribs, buffalo pie, venison and roasted root vegetables, baked catfish, vegetables and assorted desserts. Serving from noon until 8 p.m. (CT) Adults are $15.95 and children $7.95. The park is also offering one and two night lodging packages that include the meal and Native American Heritage Day programs. For information, call 1-800-325-0146.


Pine Mountain State Resort Park near Pineville will be holding a Buffalo Night Buffet on Feb. 24 from 5-8 p.m. The menu will include carved buffalo inside rounds, buffalo chili, buffalo ribs, buffalo stew as well as vegetables, soup, salad and a dessert bar for $15.95, drink included. Call 1-800-325-1712 for information.


Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin will also be offering a buffalo dinner as part of the Kentucky Hills Craft Festival the weekend of April 13-14. The dinner will be offered in the Riverview Restaurant the evening of April 14. Call 1-800-325-0063 for information.


Rough River State Resort Park near Leitchfield will once again be holding its Buffalo and Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, April 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The menu will include carved hickory smoked steamships of Round Buffalo, Bar-B-Que Wild Boar, batter dipped frog legs, elk and venison pot pies, salads, bread, vegetables and desserts.


Reservations can be made by calling (270) 257-2311 or 800-325-1713. The price for adults is $16.95 and for children ages 12 and under $8.95. (includes beverage)





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