See reviews and photos of parks gardens other nature attractions in kentucky on tripadvisor. Currently over 400 miles of underground passageways have been discovered and mapped.
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Natural parks kentucky. The parks scattered throughout the state provide numerous options for camping hiking educational programs and other types of recreation. It s home to a national park two national historic parks a national battlefield and a national river and recreation area plus a national historic trail. Cdc information for travelers.
National parks in kentucky also include 1 world heritage site 425 places recorded by the heritage documentation program over 1 8 million objects in the kentucky national park museum collections and over 1 634 archaeological sites. Adventure seekers should make a point to visit the big south fork national river and recreation area in daniel boone country. There is currently six national park service site in kentucky and one associated sites.
Kentucky s most visited nps property is mammoth cave national park where the curious can explore miles of subterranean wonders and above ground delights. One of these sites cumberland gap national historical park is shared with the states of virginia and tennessee. Map of kentucky national parks.
So if you re looking to get active or just explore what the state has to offer here are the best state and national parks to visit in kentucky. Most of kentucky s state parks have both campgrounds and lodges so that everyone can choose the type of accommodation they prefer. Kentucky s list of parks reads like a primer on national park service unit types.
For over a century people from around the world have come to rural central kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president abraham lincoln. There are six national park service sites in kentucky. Hours availability may have changed.
His early life on kentucky s frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through civil war. Big south fork national river and recreation area and fort donelson national battlefield. Kentucky locals and visitors are lucky to have a long list of wonderful state parks which offer access to amazing natural beauty and opportunities for all kinds of outdoor recreation.
Mammoth cave national park protects the largest known cave system in the entire world and is the most well known of the national parks in kentucky. With its rich cultural history and incredibly diverse natural landscape it s bordered by three rivers and the appalachian mountains so it s no. Meanwhile two more sites are shared with tennessee.
Official national parks of kentucky abraham lincoln birthplace national historical parkbig south fork national river and recreation areacamp nelson hertiage national monumentcumberland gap. National parks in kentucky offer experiences of epic and historic proportions. National historical park abraham lincoln birthplace hodgenville ky.