State Parks

8:23 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Kentucky State Parks Offer Adventure Quest

Credit wikipedia

Kentucky's state parks are offering a trivia and digital photo contest for families and friends. The Family Adventure Quest presents a series of challenges that teams complete by seeking out places or subjects in state parks and supplying a photo as the answer.

Teams of two to six people have until Dec. 5 to complete the quests.

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7:53 am
Mon October 8, 2012

Ky. Parks Offer Discount to Military Members


Current and former military members can stay at Kentucky state parks for a discount starting Nov. 1. They will be able to stay in lodge rooms starting at $44.95 a night and cottages starting at $74.95 excluding tax. To get the discount, military members are required to have proof of their service at check-in. The discount will run through March 31. Through October, military members can get a 10 percent discount to camp or lodge in state parks.

9:17 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Traveling Exhibit Highlights State Parks

A traveling exhibit highlighting the 75th anniversary of Tennessee’s state parks is hitting the road for the next year, touring the parks and various communities. 

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4:00 am
Mon July 9, 2012

KY State Parks celebrate 50 years

Fishing at Lake Barkley

Special events are planned in the coming months at six Kentucky State Resort Park lodges. The lodges are turning 50 years old. Parks spokeswoman LaDonna Miller says the celebrations will begin next month.

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11:18 am
Tue July 3, 2012

Alcohol Sales at State Parks Provide KY with Revenue

Davide Campari

Ever since five Kentucky state parks began selling alcohol by the drink last August, liquor sales have procured more than $110,000 for the state. 

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4:41 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

State Campgrounds Open Early

The warmer than usual March weather is prompting a fast start to Kentucky’s camping season.  Kentucky Department of Parks spokesman Gil Lawson says many of the 31 campgrounds across the Commonwealth are open for business..

“Typically on most years we open on April first but, with this warm weather we’ve had lots of demand for camping so most of our campgrounds have opened up early in March to allow people to camp,” said Lawson.

Lawson adds the March 2nd tornadoes outbreak didn’t impact state parks to any great degree..

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