Department of Parks
River Blast Set For Aug. 16 at Fort Boonesborough State Park

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 06, 2014  
Contact Information:  Rob Minerich,

RICHMOND, Ky. – The Kentucky River Water Trail Alliance will hold its “River Blast” on Aug. 16 at Fort Boonesborough State Park near Richmond.


Activities will be offered throughout the day and will include paddling races starting at 8 a.m., a car show, live music, educational exhibits, arts and crafts and food.  There will also be a fireworks show at dusk. The event is free; a donation of $5 per car is suggested. Most events will be from noon to 10 p.m.


The purpose of this first-year event is to raise awareness of the importance of the Kentucky River as a resource. Sponsors include the Kentucky Office of Adventure Tourism.


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Fort Boonesborough State Park features a reconstructed fort, campground, hiking trails, the Kentucky River Museum, mini-golf, picnic shelters and a gift shop. Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond. From Interstate 75, take Exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627. For more information about the park, call 859-527-3131.




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