The Kentucky State Parks are once again offering the Commonwealth Connection discount for all local, state and federal employees and retirees for 2012-13.

The Kentucky State Parks offer more than 250 miles of hiking trails, wildlife viewing, golf and other outdoor adventure.
With this program, reduced rates on lodge rooms and cottages at 17 resort parks are offered. These rates are good from Nov. 1 through March 31, 2013.

The rates for 11 resorts and the cottages at John James Audubon State Park are:

Lodge Room — $44.95
1BR Cottage — $74.95
2BR Cottage — $84.95
3BR Cottage — $94.95

Add $5 to the above rates to enjoy a getaway at these remaining resort parks: Barren River, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland or Natural Bridge state resort parks.
Reservations can be made online. Individual park numbers can be found online, or call toll-free (800) 255-7275 to be transferred to the park of your choice to make reservations by phone. Be sure to mention the “Commonwealth Connection” to receive your special rate.
Proof of government employment or past service may be required at check-in. This officer is subject to availability and may exclude park special event weekends and holidays. It is for leisure travel only and not to be combined with other offers. Applicable taxes will apply.