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Kentucky State Parks getting $50 million more in improvements to ‘guest experiences’

Announcing $50 million in infrastructure projects to bolster and make improvements to Kentucky State Parks, Gov. Matt Bevin has ceremonially signed House Bill 268, a measure that made the parks funding possible. The $50 million for parks was included in a bond issue approved earlier this year by Gov. Bevin and the 2019 General Assembly. The money will address the most critical needs within the parks...

A tasty meal for Mom — Kentucky State Parks offering Mother’s Day buffet on May 13

Treat mom to a tasty meal this Mother’s Day at a Kentucky State Park near you. Kentucky State Parks will be offering a Mother’s Day buffet on May 13 at nearly all its resort parks. The menu includes salad bar, fruit, cheese, roast beef, roast pork with apple dressing, chicken and dumplings, fried catfish and hush puppies, vegetables and desserts. Kentucky State Parks will be offering a Mother’s...

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...

Kentucky State Parks offering Valentine’s weekend packages in February at locations across state

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at a Kentucky State Park this year with your special someone! Many parks are offering events and weekend packages in February to help celebrate Valentine’s Day. The packages include overnight stays, meals and entertainment. Kentucky State Resort Parks have lodges, restaurants and recreational opportunities. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in Calvert City is offering...

Kentucky State Parks to offer Eagle Watch Weekends at three locations in January and February

A unique Kentucky State Park tradition – Eagle Watch Weekends – will be offered once again in January and February 2018. The park system sponsors this wildlife-watching opportunity as bald eagles gather around the major lakes of western Kentucky looking for food. The park tours allow guests to observe and learn about these beautiful birds of prey. For four decades, the Kentucky State Parks have...

Transportation grants from Kentucky State Parks Foundation support student trips

Students from six Kentucky schools are taking field trips to a Kentucky State Park thanks to a transportation grant from the Kentucky State Parks Foundation.   Elliott County students take a cave tour at Carter Caves State Resort Park. (Photo provided) The KSPF’s “Inside Out Education” initiative allows schools to seek the grants that allow students to learn about the environment, history...