Monday, July 26, 2010
Kentucky National and State Parks
Daniel Boone National Forest has spectacular mountain scenery, especially in the Red River Gorge Geological Area known for its natural arches, native plants and 300 ft. cliffs. Land Between the Lakes, a demonstration project in environmental education and resource management, occupies an uninhabited 40 mi long peninsula between Kentucky and Barkley Lakes.
Mammoth Cave National Park is a 350 mi long system of twisting underground passage full of colorful mineral formations. Kentucky’s 50 state parks are ideal for hiking or simply enjoying the countryside; most also have facilities for picnicking, camping horse back riding and enjoying water sports. Sixteen resort parks have rustic but comfortable lodges and / or cottages. 16 have tent and trailer sites available between April and October. 14 have year round camp grounds.