Stop Six: Kentucky State Parks

On our last and final stop on the Journey Through the Bluegrass, we are going to venture over to some of the most beautiful places in Kentucky. The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks by Susan Reigler shows all there is to explore in Kentucky’s State Parks. It is the one-stop resource for information on great places to view Kentucky’s natural beauty, tour historical sites, golf, camp, fish, hike, backpack, swim, ride horseback, rock climb, and enjoy almost any other types of outdoor recreation. For every park, the essential information is provided:

  • Natural or historical attractions of the park
  • Types of recreation available
  • Camping and lodging facilities, museums, and gift shops
  • Addresses and phone numbers
  • Magnificent color photographs by Pam Spaulding — 158 in all

Here are just a few of the beautiful photographs and scenery in Kentucky

May 29, 2007.Newborn fawn near the wildwood cottages at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.

May 29, 2007.Newborn fawn near the wildwood cottages at Lake Cumberland State Resort Park.

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville, Ky.   The 145th Commemoration of the Battle of Perryville.  Authentic weaponry, clothing, campsites and demonstrations of infantry, artillery, cavalry, and a civil war reenactment, and a living history village.   (By Pam Spaulding) October 6 , 2007

Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site, Perryville, Ky. The 145th Commemoration of the Battle of Perryville. Authentic weaponry, clothing, campsites and demonstrations of infantry, artillery, cavalry, and a civil war reenactment, and a living history village.
(By Pam Spaulding)
October 6 , 2007

Cumberland Falls.   (By Pam Spaulding) October 27 , 2007

Cumberland Falls.
(By Pam Spaulding)
October 27 , 2007

Mineral Mound State Park.  Eddyville, Ky.   A mother fox made a den in some rocks on the golf course and subsequently her young learned to beg food from the golfers who were more than happy to throw them a tidbit.   Although, the foxes have been known to run off with a ball or two. Photo by Pam Spaulding

Mineral Mound State Park. Eddyville, Ky. A mother fox made a den in some rocks on the golf course and subsequently her young learned to beg food from the golfers who were more than happy to throw them a tidbit. Although, the foxes have been known to run off with a ball or two.
Photo by Pam Spaulding

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