Department of Parks
Three State Park Campgrounds To Remain Open During Winter Months
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Three Kentucky State Park campgrounds will remain open during the winter.
The campgrounds at Paintsville Lake at Paintsville, Fort Boonesborough near Richmond and General Butler State Resort Park at Carrollton will stay open for campers. Most of the other 28 state park campgrounds will close Nov. 18 for the season. (The campground at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson is open until Nov. 25 and the campground at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park at Jamestown is open until Nov. 30.)
The 32 campsites at Paintsville Lake have electricity, water, and sewer hookups. Restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities are provided. Two of the RV sites are adapted for the disabled. The Paintsville Lake sites can be reserved in advance by calling 1-888-459-7275 or visiting www.parks.ky.gov
A limited number of sites at Fort Boonesborough and General Butler will be open. Call the parks in advance to check on availability. The phone number for Fort Boonesborough is 859-527-3131 and the number for General Butler is 1-866-462-8853.
All state park campgrounds will reopen on March 14, 2008.
The campground at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington is also open throughout the winter months.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 53 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