Department of Parks
Kingdom Come State Park to Reopen Tuesday After Forest Fire

Press Release Date:  Monday, April 14, 2014  
Contact Information:  Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270, ext 168
Gil.lawson@ky.gov
 


CUMBERLAND, Ky. – Kingdom Come State Park will reopen Tuesday, April 15, following a forest fire that closed the park on April 13, park officials announced.

 

No buildings were damaged, but some park trails will be closed while they are inspected and cleared. Roads through the park will be open today.

 

About 200 acres of the park in Harlan and Letcher counties was covered by the fire, which started outside the park.

 

Kingdom Come State Park near Cumberland offers hiking trails, mountain scenery, fishing, picnic areas, primitive campsites, mini-golf and pedal boats. Named after the popular Civil War novel, ‘The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,’ by Kentucky author John Fox Jr., the park preserves 1,283 acres of unspoiled wilderness.

 

For more information on Kingdom Come and other Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov

 

 

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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 http://www.parks.ky.gov