Continuing the Facts About Kentucky State Parks series…
- Fishermen (and women) love Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park (Buckhorn). Not only is Buckhorn Lake (a mountain reservoir lake) filled with largemouth and Kentucky bass, crappie, bluegill, and channel catfish, they can enjoy angling for muskie! large population of the predator fish lives in the lake.
- Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park (Buckhorn) is adjacent to beautiful Daniel Boone National Forest.
- Nesting eagles can be seen during winter months from the windows in the lodge or dining room at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park (Buckhorn).
- Enjoy Elk Watching during tours at Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park (Buckhorn). Click the link to check for times and dates.
- Taylorsville Lake State Park (Taylsorsville) is the most heavily stocked lake for fishing in Kentucky. For a state that takes great, great pride in all of its lakes and the excellent fishing Kentucky’s known for, that’s really saying something!
- Taylorsville Lake State Park (Taylsorsville) is named after the town of the same name. Taylorsville was named in honor of President Zachary Taylor’s father, Richard Taylor, who donated 60 acres of his own land for creation of the town.
- Nolin Lake State Park (Bee Spring) is one of the Kentucky State Park System’s newest parks. It opened in 1996. This is the perfect (PERFECT) place to enjoy quiet camping, hiking, or fishing. During the week, you’ll find all the solitude you could hope for.
- The excellent golf course at General Burnside State Park (Burnside) is considered by most to be the best golf course in the Lake Cumberland area.
- Fishtrap Lake State Park (Pikeville) is home to Fishtrap Lake Dam, the highest dam in the state (a staggering 195 feet!). Fishtrap Lake was created to help control flooding along the Ohio and Big Sandy Rivers. The Army Corp of Engineers began in 1962, and President Lyndon Johnson dedicated the project upon its completion in 1968.
- Kingdom Come State Park, with an elevation of 2,700 feet, is the crowning jewel in the crest of Pine Mountain. Named after the popular Civil War novel, “The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come,” by Kentucky author John Fox Jr.
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