Department of Parks
State Parks Offer Discounts to Active and Retired Military, Veterans
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Active and retired members of the military and veterans can take advantage of discount rates with the Kentucky State Parks “USA Military Pass” program from Nov. 2, 2008 to March 31, 2009.
The program is available to those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required at check-in.
“We’re very proud of our current and former members of the military and want to show our appreciation with this discount,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “During these economic times our state parks offer a great deal to families looking for a break. And of course, there’s no charge to enter our parks so they make a great place for picnics and hikes as well.”
With the USA Military Pass, lodge rooms are available for $44.95 a night; one bedroom cottages for $74.95 a night; two bedroom cottages for $84.95 a night and three bedroom cottages for $94.95 a night. Tax is not included in these rates.
The Kentucky State Parks have 17 resorts that offer golf, fishing, hiking on scenic trails, beautiful scenery and full service restaurants. Many resorts are near or include historic sites and museums and offer programs during the fall and winter such as elk tours, eagle watching tours, entertainment, and nature programs.
This offer may not be good in conjunction with some other special discounts or packages. The discount is based on availability and may exclude special events and holidays.
For more information about state parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-800-255-7275. The parks are also offering lodge rooms for $50 a night Sunday through Thursday with a coupon that’s available on the web site through Dec. 30, 2008.
(If you’re making your “USA Military Pass” reservation online, please use “USA” for the promotional code.)
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 Tourism, Arts and Heritage 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