Kentucky State Parks

A new trail is opening up this week across Kentucky, but it has little to do with hiking, biking, or driving.  It’s the initiation of the Kentucky State Park Culinary Trail, right in line with the state parks’ administration focus on food.  

Ky State Parks Host Eagle Watch Weekends

Nov 28, 2016
Stu Johnson

People will be flocking to western Kentucky early next year to see America's once-endangered national bird.  Some of Kentucky's state parks will host the annual Eagle Watch Weekends.

For four decades, Kentucky's state parks have offered winter opportunities to view bald eagles from land and water.  The tours, running from the third weekend in January through the middle of February, are held each year at Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley, and Kenlake State Parks. 

New Tourism Secretary Committed to Upgrading Kentucky State Parks

Jan 14, 2016

Kentucky’s new Tourism, Arts, and Heritage Cabinet Secretary is pledging a renewed effort to fix up the state park system.  Don Parkinson appeared before the Senate Economic Development, Tourism, and Labor Committee Thursday. Repairs and renovations needed at Kentucky’s parks are estimated to cost $241 million.

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The Kentucky Department of Parks will no longer sell merchandise featuring the Confederate battle flag at park gift shops.