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State parks set for July 4th

Jason AldermanColumnist

June 24, 2013

It’s time to break out the red, white, and blue at Kentucky State Parks. Fourth of July activities at a Kentucky state park this year include fireworks displays, entertainment and more.


Some parks are having weekend events, while others are hosting events on Thursday, July 4. To make lodging or camping reservations or to learn more about Kentucky State Parks, visit www.parks.ky.gov


Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park will sponsor fireworks, entertainment, and food July 4. The park will offer games from 2-8 p.m. A special buffet from 5-9 p.m. will include barbecue, fried catfish and roast beef. Adult cost is $13.99 plus tax. The marina will be selling ice cream and vendor booths will be set up along the Marina Road. Michael Dwayne will serve as deejay from 6-10 p.m. near the beach house. A fireworks show sponsored by Hazard- Perry County Tourism and the city of Buckhorn will be held over the lake. All events are free. Call 1-800-325-0058 for information.


Cumberland Falls State Resort Park near Corbin will hold a Trekking Series Hike on Saturday, July 6, at 10 a.m. starting at the DuPont Lodge. The hike will be on the Blue Bend Trail through the nature preserve. Guests should bring a lunch, water, camera and appropriate dress for the weather. This hike is considered easy to moderate. Call 1-800-325-0063.


The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges — more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov