Fun Events for the Whole Family
Udderly Delicious Dairy Desserts – Kenlake State Resort Park’s Marina. You’ve never tasted better ice cream. And the view? Breathtaking!
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Spring has sprung, lovely readers, and I couldn’t be more excited. The amazing Kentucky Wildcats won the National Championship, Murray State had a remarkable season, and the University of Louisville caught everyone by surprise with their tenacity. Even better, Coach Pitino showed the world what graciousness in defeat looks like. Frankly, I thought he wore it beautifully and I became an even bigger fan than I was before. Tomorrow, baseball (another addiction of mine!) returns and all seems right with the world.
I’m also excited about all of the opportunities for fun in the sun at our beautiful Kentucky State Parks.
The Kentucky State Park resorts have lodges, cottages and restaurants, as well as recreational opportunities for families. These include trails, playgrounds, tennis and basketball courts, fishing and wildlife viewing. Spring break is a great time to get outside and explore some of the natural beauty at these parks. All state park campgrounds will open in April.
Listed below are some of the special offers and programs in March and April. (Offers based on availability, for individual travel only. Not to be combined with any other discounts or offers. Applicable taxes apply.) For more information or to make a reservation, call the park or visit www.parks.ky.gov
Barren River Lake State Resort Park, Lucas
Barren River Lake State Resort Park is offering spring break packages for two to eight people. The Bed and Breakfast Package for an adult and one child includes one night’s lodge room and breakfast for $49.99. The Family Package for four people includes one night’s lodge room, a pizza, drinks and cookies for $69. There are also packages for cottages starting at $69.95 a night. Prices good through May 24. The park has biking and hiking trails, tennis and basketball courts, free fishing gear and is just 25 miles from Mammoth Cave. Call 1-800-325-0057.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park, Buckhorn
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is offering overnight lodging packages for families starting at $49.95 a night. This includes a lodge room, free Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, mini golf, hiking trails, wildlife viewing, fishing, a playground and more. A cottage package is available for $89.95. Offer good through May 24. Call 1-800-325-0058.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, Corbin
Cumberland Falls is offering its Spring Break Adventure, April 1-4. Activities include canoeing, whitewater rafting, a rock climbing wall, archery, wildflower walks, astronomy and hikes to waterfalls and natural arches. Activities may be changed due to weather conditions. There is a fee for rafting and canoe trips; other programs are free to guests. Some activities are limited and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the park for schedule details. Lodge room rates start at $69 a night. Call 1-800-325-0063.
Kenlake State Resort Park, Aurora
Kenlake State Resort Park is offering packages through March 24 that combine overnight lodging with court time at the park’s tennis center. The packages include one night’s lodging, continental breakfast and two hours of court time for $69.95 plus tax. (Available for one or two adults and up to three children). Packages with one- and two-bedroom cottages are also available starting at $89.95 plus tax per night. Kenlake sits along Kentucky Lake and also has hiking trails, fishing, golf, playgrounds and more. Call 1-800-325-0143.
See pictures of Kenlake State Resort Park in our gallery.
Rough River Dam State Resort Park, Falls of Rough
Rough River Dam State Resort Park is offering a lodge package starting at $69.95 that includes one night’s lodging and breakfast for the family. Also available is a cottage package for $139.95 for a family of four (two adults and two children 12 and under) that features one night in a cottage, dinner and breakfast. The park has many outdoor recreational opportunities such as tennis, basketball, trails, fishing, golf and a playground. Package good through May 8. Call 1-800-325-1713.
Beautiful Barren River Lake