Carr Creek State Park

Located near Hazard, KY, this state park contains a 750 acre lake and boasts the longest sand beach of any Kentucky State Park. Facilities include 39 campsites (closed from mid-November to mid-March), fishing, and boating.
Phone Number: (606) 642-4050
Address: 2086 Smithboro Road, Highway 15, Sassafras, KY 41759

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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Located near Mt. Olivet, KY, this is the site of the Battle of Blue Licks, which occurred on August 19, 1782, and was one of the last battles of the Revolutionary War. There is a granite shaft there which bears the names of those who died in the battle, and there is a pioneer museum which houses many relics, including a collection of prehistoric remains unearthed at the park. Facilities include 51 campsites, 5 miles of hiking trails, miniature golf, and a swimming pool.
Phone Number: (859) 289-5507
Address: 10299 Maysville Road, Carlisle, KY 40311

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Camp McKee Scout Reservation

Nine hundred acres of forest make up the McKee Scout Reservation, one of the finest Scout camps in the nation. Located on Route 11, just eight miles south of Mt Sterling, KY, this rugged wilderness terrain features both a well-managed forest and a 17 acre lake that offers boating, canoeing, swimming, and fishing. During the summer months, Camp McKee is an established summer camp. Scout troops may come and stay for a week, taking full advantage of the camp’s numerous facilities. A full-time staff is on hand to help Scouts with advancement in various areas. Included are an outdoor skills area, an ecology/conservation area, a developed waterfront program, a handicraft area, archery, rifle, and shotgun ranges, and a special first year camper’s program. Special activities are held each day for the camper’s enjoyment. Campers sleep two to a tent on metal cots with mattresses. The large, air-conditioned dining hall has ample space for a large group of campers.

Troop camping is available not only during the summer, but throughout the entire year. The McKee Scout Reservation contains 13 developed campsites and one cabin that are open for use year-round. The Pioneer Mountain Trail, a 12 mile circular trail, is within the camp’s boundaries.
Phone Number: (859) 498-1328
Address: 8695 Levee Road, Jeffersonville, KY 40337

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Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

This site is known for its large amounts of fossils that were preserved in the salty marshland called Big Bone Lick. Bones found in this region are still displayed in museums around the world. Visitors can walk through a natural outdoor museum with replicas and exhibits which tell the story of the Big Bone Lick. There is a 4.5 mile Discovery Trail behind the Visitor’s Center, and a campground which contains 62 campsites and is open most of the year (closed from November 30 to March 1). The site is located near Union, KY, on Highway 338, and can be accessed at Exit 175 on Interstate 75. The site itself is open year-round.
Phone Number: (859) 384-3522
Address: 3380 Beaver Road, Union, KY 41091

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