Department of Parks
All Kentucky State Parks Are Open This Weekend
FRANKFORT, Ky. – All Kentucky State Parks are open this weekend and all 17 resort parks will be serving the Mother’s Day buffet on Sunday, May 9.
The buffet features roast beef, roast pork with apple dressing, catfish and hushpuppies, chicken and dumplings, vegetables, soup and salad bar and dessert. The cost for adults is $16.95 and the cost for children 6 to 12 years is $7.95 and both include beverage.
Flooding across the state caused some park attractions such as campgrounds, marinas and boat ramps to close.
All state park golf courses are open. However, the front nine holes at Barren River and the back nine holes at Lake Barkley are closed due to flooding. Guests can play nine holes at those courses.
The phones at Carter Caves State Resort Park near Olive Hill have not been working due to flooding in Olive Hill, but the park is open. Guests with questions about Carter Caves may call Greenbo Lake State Resort Park at 800-325-0083.
The campgrounds at Green River Lake and Lake Barkley are closed. The campgrounds at Fort Boonesborough and Nolin Lake are partially open.
The U.S. Coast Guard has closed Lake Barkley and portions of Kentucky Lake, the Tennessee River and the Cumberland River to recreational boaters due to flooding. All state parks along these lakes are open. Several boat ramps at state parks are still closed due to high water.
Guests may wish to call the state park they plan to visit to check on events and openings. More information about Kentucky State Parks is available at www.parks.ky.gov
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