Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky Lake eagle watch program open to students

Eagle Watch Weekends will be offered at three Kentucky State Parks in 2017, including a special educational opportunity for students Feb. 3 at Kenlake State Resort Park in Aurora. Students will have the opportunity to view wildlife from aboard the CQ Princess yacht on Kentucky Lake, and there also will be environmental education activities on board. The fee is $15 [...]

By |2023-01-04T15:25:14-05:00January 5, 2017|

Grants allow more than 2,000 students to visit state parks

A transportation grant program sponsored by the Kentucky State Park Foundation (KSPF) has served more than 2,000 students with its latest round of grants to seven schools. The KSPF’s Inside Out Education initiative awards grants to schools that allows students to learn about the environment, history or culture at a Kentucky State Park. During the past two years, the program’s [...]

By |2016-06-22T16:42:49-04:00June 23, 2016|

State parks foundation offers grants for park visits

The Kentucky State Parks Foundation is offering grants to schools to allow students to visit Kentucky State Parks during the 2015-16 school year. Inside Out Education, an initiative of the foundation, the Kentucky Department of Parks and the Kentucky Department of Education, seeks to engage students in an educational field experience and enhance academic achievement by using the state park [...]

By |2020-09-22T09:42:01-04:00July 30, 2015|

State parks hosting open houses for educators

The Kentucky Department of Parks will host REACH: Beyond the Classroom, a series of open houses for educators, July 15 at 28 Kentucky State Parks. The program will feature discussions on primary educational field experiences available at the parks and on REACH (Recreational, Environmental and Cultural History) overnight camps and programming. It will include a facility tour, a sample interactive [...]

By |2015-05-28T09:36:57-04:00May 28, 2015|

Parks discount offered to public employees

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 [...]

By |2023-12-13T09:36:33-05:00October 25, 2012|


The Kentucky State Parks Recreation, Environment and Cultural History (REACH) Camp is an overnight educational program for school groups. Trained naturalists and recreational staff design custom programs to help encourage student interest in nature, history and outdoor activities. This offers an innovative way to teach students about Kentucky’s cultural, natural and historical resources. The camps can be tailored to a [...]

By |2011-06-01T16:06:05-04:00June 2, 2011|
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