Kentucky Travels: Our Top 10 State Parks in Kentucky

The University Press of Kentucky

For today’s post we’ve put together a few of our favorite Kentucky state parks from The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or something fun to do for the afternoon, we think you’ll find something you’ll like. (Photographs courtesy of

  1. General Butler State Resort Park – Carollton, KY – Named after General William Orlando Butler who fought in the Revolutionary War, this is a place where visitors can hike the wooded trails along the ridges and cliff edges, paddle out on the lake, fish, or golf.
  2. White Hall State Historic Site – Richmond, KY – Featuring a ghost mansion with 44 rooms and full of rich, Kentucky history this is a very unique place to visit.
  3. Barren River Lake State Resort Park – Lucas, KY – A much less wooded, more open park that is great for a quiet getaway including a beach…

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About Randolph Hollingsworth

An academic administrator at the University of Kentucky, affiliate faculty in the History Department and in Gender & Women's Studies, as well as with the UK Center for Equality and Social Justice
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