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Adams Lake State Park

Adams Lake State Park
14633 State Route 41
West Union, OH
Located in Ohio's Bluegrass region, one of the state's most scenic and biologically interesting areas, Adams Lake State Park has much to offer the ...
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Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site
3380 Beaver Road
Union, KY
The Discovery Trail is a 4.5 mile trail mosaic comprised of all the park’s hiking trails combined into continuous circuit. Collectively, the ...
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
10299 Maysville Road
Carlisle, KY
On January 25, 1927 Blue Licks State Park became Kentucky’s fifth state park. Judge Samuel Wilson of Fayette County, chairman of the Blue Lic...
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Boone Station State Historic Site

Boone Station State Historic Site
240 Gentry Road
Lexington, KY
Daniel Boone (1734-1820), known for his role in the exploring and settling of the Kentucky frontier decided that the settlement of Boonesborough ha...
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Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
4441 Kentucky Highway 1833
Buckhorn, KY
Located in the northern portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau, Buckhorn Lake State Park has 856 ac...
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Butler-Turpin State Historic House

Butler-Turpin State Historic House
1608 Hwy 227
Carrollton, KY
With a commanding view of the Ohio River Valley the restored home built in 1859, in the Greek Revival style, displays military documents, furniture...
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Charlestown State Park

Charlestown State Park
12500 Indiana 62
Charlestown, IN
Once a largely undeveloped portion of the huge (15,000-acre) Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana. ...
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Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls State Park
2221 Clifty Drive
Madison, IN
Clifty Falls State Park is located near Madison with entrances on state roads 56 and 62. The park’s waterfalls change moods with the weather ...
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Constitution Square State Historic Site

Constitution Square State Historic Site
134 S. Second Street
Danville, KY
Constitution Square is the site of the signing of Kentucky's Constitution in 1792. Stop into the Visitors Bureau at Grayson's Tavern to get a map o...
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Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park

Cordell Hull Birthplace State Park
1300 Cordell Hull Memorial Drive
Byrdstown, TN
The Cordell Hull Birthplace State Historic Park was designated a state park in 1997. The 58-acre site is located on the Highland Rim, near Byrdstow...
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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
7351 Hwy. 90
Corbin, KY
The solid hemlock beams and knotty pine paneling complement the massive stone fireplaces in historic DuPont Lodge, one of the most beautiful s...
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Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park
5970 State Park Road
Burkesville, KY
Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park is located in south-central Kentucky in the Cumberland River basin on the Obey River. The huge reservoir created...
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Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site
459 KY 459
Barbourville, KY
A replica of the cabin constructed by explorer and physician Dr. Thomas Walker stands on a 12-acre tract six miles southeast of Barbourville. Locat...
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E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park

E.P.
3000 Freys Hill Road
Louisville, KY
One of the most unique state parks in Kentucky is E.P. “Tom” Sawyer. The 550- acre park is located in Louisville in the northeastern pa...
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East Fork State Park

East Fork State Park
3294 Elklick Road
Bethel, OH
One of Ohio's largest state parks, 4,870-acre East Fork offers a great diversity of recreational opportunities and natural history only 25 miles fr...
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Falls of the Ohio State Park

Falls of the Ohio State Park
201 W. Riverside Drive
Clarksville, IN
Located on the banks of the Ohio River at 201 West Riverside Drive, Clarksville, Indiana (I-65 exit 0), is the Falls of the Ohio State Park. The 38...
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Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park
4375 Boonesboro Road
Richmond, KY
BirdingLots of Wild Turkeys nest on the park. Nesting pairs of Pileated Woodpeckers and Red-tailed Hawks; over-flights of Sandhill Cranes during mi...
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General Burnside Island State Park

General Burnside Island State Park
8801 S. HWY 27
Burnside, KY
The public golf course at General Burnside Island State Park is located on an island surrounded by Lake Cumberland in Somerset, KY. Brian Ault, des...
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General Butler State Resort Park

General Butler State Resort Park
1608 Highway 227
Carrollton, KY
Northern Kentucky’s first state park and one of the first 10 in the commonwealth is General Butler State Resort Park. On August 12, 1931, a 3...
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Green River Lake State Park

Green River Lake State Park
179 Park Office Rd.
Campbellsville, KY
Green River Lake State Park opened in 1969 and contains 1,331 acres of land along with the 8,200-acre lake. The park has many attractions for those...
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