Department of Parks
State Park Trail Closures And Updates Related To Winter Storm
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Several Kentucky State Park trails are closed due to the winter storm and the ice that has caused trees and tree limbs to fall.
Trail users should use caution when hiking following an ice storm. Dangling limbs and weak and leaning trees are still a significant threat and can fall even after the snow and ice have melted away, especially on windy days. Trail users should call parks in advance to check on trail openings and conditions.
Trails at the following parks are closed until further notice:
Audubon State Park
Carter Caves State Resort Park
General Butler State Resort Park
Grayson Lake State Park
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
Jenny Wiley State Resort Park
Kenlake State Resort Park
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Taylorsville Lake State Park
Yatesville Lake State Park
Other Kentucky State Park Updates:
Eagle Watch Weekend Feb. 6-8 Relocated To Lake Barkley
The Eagle Watch Weekend scheduled for Feb. 6-8 at Kenlake State Resort Park is
being moved to Lake Barkley State Resort Park. Guests should call Lake Barkley at 1-800-325-1708 for lodging reservations and call Kenlake at 1-800-325-0143 for updated information on eagle weekend event registration.
Events planned this weekend at John James Audubon in Henderson are cancelled. They include the Tiny Tot Valentines on Feb. 6; the Tiny Tot's Art with Mom on Feb. 6 and the Identifying Wintertime Backyard Birds program on Feb. 8.
A few state park resorts are still without power: Kenlake, Kentucky Dam Village and Pennyrile Forest. All other resort parks have power and are open. Check www.parks.ky.gov for updates on resort parks and other information. Several recreation parks and historic sites are also closed due to power outages. Please call in advance before travel.
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