Department of Parks
Bison Dinners Offered At Three Kentucky State Parks in January
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Three Kentucky State Resort Parks are offering special bison meals during the month of January. Natural Bridge, Jenny Wiley and Lake Cumberland will have buffets featuring bison, along with other favorites.
The Kentucky State Parks have 17 resorts that include full-service restaurants that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information about these restaurants and their hours, visit www.parks.ky.gov
Here is more information about the bison dinners in January:
Natural Bridge State Resort Park at Slade is hosting Appalachian Heritage Buffalo Night on Jan. 14. An all-you-can-eat buffet will be served from 4-8 p.m. The menu will include buffalo chili, snapping turtle soup, roast buffalo rounds, venison ragout, buffalo meatloaf, buffalo ribs, wild boar sausage with onions and peppers, and fried catfish. Side items will include country-style green beans, baked potatoes, salad bar and assorted desserts. The price for adults is $17.95 plus tax, and for children ages 6-12 the price is $8.95 plus tax. Children age 5 and under are free. The band Brushfire will provide bluegrass music in the Hemlock Lodge lobby from 5:20-7 p.m. For more information or for room reservations, phone 1-800-325-1710.
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg is hosting its Buffalo Night on Jan. 28 from 4-8 p.m. Enjoy a festive buffet meal of buffalo meat and all the fixings, including carved buffalo, fried chicken, buffalo chili, assorted vegetables and desserts. Planned nature and recreation activities are available as well. Bring the whole family to this annual event. The price for adults is $17.95 and children ages 6-12 are $8.95. Kids age 5 and under are free. Guests can enjoy the cowboy tunes of Rob McNurlin as he sings songs of the Old West and much more. You can also learn of the Cherokee Indians’ ways and culture as Jeff Hatmaker, in full attire, will demonstrate and discuss many Native American subjects. Call the park at 1-800-325-0142 for information.
Lake Cumberland State Resort Park at Jamestown is featuring its Pioneer Prairie Bison Feast on Jan. 28 from 5-8 p.m. CDT. The feast includes carved “Kentucky Proud” round of bison, Southwest-style buffalo chili, smoky barbecued buffalo, chuck wagon buffalo stew and other bison entrees. The cost is $19.95 a person for the buffet. Children ages 6-12 are $9.95 and under 5 are free. Native American flutist Mark Barfoot will perform in the Lure Lodge lobby. For more information, call the park at 1-800-325-1709.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 51 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