Department of Parks
Kentucky State Park Ranger Honored By ReserveAmerica
FRANKFORT, Ky. – A Kentucky State Park ranger has been honored as part of the “America’s Ranger of the Year” awards sponsored by ReserveAmerica.
Floyd H. Seals Jr., a ranger at Carr Creek State Park in Knott County, was presented with a silver medal in the annual awards program. One ranger is given a gold medal and five others were given silver medals.
ReserveAmerica, a leader in recreation and campground reservation services, honors rangers each year for their dedication to parks and public lands.
Seals has been a Kentucky State Park Ranger since July 16, 1998. His duties include patrolling the park area, enforcing state laws, checking in campers. Public relations play a big role in his many duties as he is always at the forefront with campers and visitors. Seals said he has met many people from all walks of life and cultures and made many good friends. Prior to becoming a Kentucky State Park ranger, he served as a volunteer fireman for 20 years.
Visit www.thecampingclub.com for more details about the ranger awards.
The Kentucky State Parks have 31 campgrounds across the state that offer water and electric hookups, recreational programs, hiking trails and more. For more information, visit www.parks.ky.gov
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