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Big Bone Lick State Historic Site lowers lake level to reduce chance of dam failure after leak found

State officials are drawing down the water level of a small lake at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site in Boone County because of a leak in the dam. (Photo from Kentucky State Parks) The drawing down of water is intended to reduce the chance of a sudden failure of the dam at the 9.6-acre lake and provide an opportunity for the Department of Parks to access the damage. The dam is classified as a low-hazard...

Kentucky State Parks campgrounds open March 15; Greenbo Lake to feature 21 new campsites for 2018

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park with 21 new and improved camping sites is ready to open March 15 along with other Kentucky State Park campgrounds. “Camping is one of the most popular recreational activities at Kentucky State Parks,” Parks Commissioner Donnie Holland said. “The new sites at Greenbo Lake include electric, water and sewer and we expect them to be very popular with campers.” The...