Department of Parks
State Parks Cottages Open At 13 Parks During Holiday Break
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Looking to get away for a few days and do something different for the holidays? The Kentucky State Parks invite you to stay with them at one of their cottages at 13 resort parks between Dec. 23 and Dec. 30, 2009.
The parks will be closed through this traditional holiday period, but the cottages, which range from one to three bedrooms, will be open for business at lower, winter rates. All have kitchens and utensils, full bathrooms, and TV sets. Fresh linens and towels will be available during this time.
Trails at the parks will be open for hiking and wintertime is an excellent time to view wildlife.
The park restaurants and lodges will be closed and some services will not be available. Staff will be on hand for check in purposes and to assist you during your stay. (This offer does not apply at Greenbo Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, Blue Licks Battlefield or Buckhorn Lake resort parks.)
Call your park for details and reservations. You can visit www.parks.ky.gov for details about the parks. (Two parks, Lake Cumberland and Lake Barkley, will re-open on Dec. 26.)
Most resort parks will re-open Dec. 30 and many will be holding New Year’s Eve parties, dinners and dances on Dec. 31. Call the park or check the web site for details.
Here are the parks with cottages open for this special and toll-free phone numbers:
Barren River Lake: 800-325-0057
Carter Caves: 800-325-0059
Cumberland Falls: 800-325-0063
General Butler: 866-462-8853
Jenny Wiley: 800-325-0142
Kentucky Dam Village: 800-325-0146
Lake Barkley: 800-325-1708
Lake Cumberland: 800-325-1709
Natural Bridge: 800-325-1710
Pennyrile Forest: 800-325-1711
Pine Mountain: 800-325-1712
Rough River: 800-325-1713
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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov