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Country Music Highway National Park

Phone: (606)-677-6095 Distance: 5.19 miles

The Country Music Highway is Eastern Kentucky's heritage route. The sites and sounds along the byway capture all aspects of the region's history, including Native American culture, pioneer settlement, coal mining, country music, crafts, architecture, the Civil War, and natural resources.

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Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway National Park

Phone: (270)-358-3411 Distance: 5.19 miles

The Lincoln Heritage Scenic Highway travels through six communities as it winds its way through the knobs of Kentucky. This corridor exhibits significant historic and cultural resources around every turn. It embraces a set of four strong aspects: Abraham Lincoln, US History and the Civil War, Bourbon Heritage, and Religious Heritage. A great portrayal of American history and culture can be exp...

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Red River Gorge Scenic Byway National Park

Phone: (606)-677-6095 Distance: 5.19 miles

One of the nation's special natural areas, Red River Gorge offers stone arches, caves, cliffs, ravines, and waterflows. Designated as a National Natural Landmark, a National Wild and Scenic River, and a National Geological Area, the landscape of this part of Kentucky offers scenic, natural, and recreation experiences.

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Wilderness Road Heritage Highway National Park

Phone: (606)-677-6095 Distance: 5.19 miles

The Wilderness Road Heritage Highway is an important historic route and was crucial in the West's settlement and during the Civil War. Today places like Cumberland Gap National Historic Park preserve that history. The route also leads to Renfro Valley, the famous country music venue, as well as Berea, Kentucky's crafts capitol.

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Clifty Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 40.80 miles

The Clifty Wilderness now contains a total of 13,344 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Kentucky. In 1985 the Clifty Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...increasi...

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Kentucky River National Park

Phone: (502)-223-8338 Distance: 43.22 miles

Provides a navigational channel for commercial and recreational traffic. The river meanders through the Kentucky bluegrass area and is a favorite boating stream during the summer and fall. Public facilities are not available.

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Zilpo Road National Park

Phone: (606)-784-6428 Distance: 47.08 miles

This destination-packed stretch of road highlights the grandeur and quality of Daniel Boone National Forest.

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Cave Run Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (606)-784-9709 Distance: 48.55 miles

Cave Run Lake, KY is almost completely surrounded by the northernmost section of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This 8,270-acre lake is jointly operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service. Cave Run Lake is widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities. The lake is also the home of Kentucky's State record Muskie.

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Buckhorn Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (606)-398-7251 Distance: 54.58 miles

Buckhorn Lake, KY is situated in the Cumberland Plateau of eastern Kentucky. This is an area that possesses a landscape as rugged as any found in the State. The plateau is deeply traversed by a series of narrow, winding valleys separated by steep watersheds and covered by a network of continuously branching streams. Originating in the southeast and flowing generally northwestward, the Kentucky ...

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Lake Cumberland National Park

14 Activites Phone: (606)-679-6337 Distance: 54.74 miles

Located on the Cumberland River, Wolf Creek Dam holds back waters producing the 100 mile long reservoir known as Lake Cumberland. The lake is one of the largest lakes east of the Mississippi River and is a cherished vacation destination for millions of visitors each year. The lake?s close proximity to major highways and interstates, breathtaking natural beauty, miles of open waters, hundreds of ...

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Laurel River Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (606)-864-6412 Distance: 56.24 miles

Laurel River Lake is situated within the boundaries of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail passes through the Laurel damsite.

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Taylorsville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (502)-477-8882 Distance: 57.29 miles

Taylorsville Lake, KY is situated in central Kentucky within 1-hour's drive of over one third of the entire population of the State. The project is operated for flood control, quality water storage, outdoor recreation, and fish and wildlife preservation and enhancement. Points of interest include a campground, a 20-mile trail system, a Watchable Wildlife Area, and a rustic log schoolhouse and lo...

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Beaver Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 57.46 miles

The Beaver Creek Wilderness now contains a total of 4,753 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Kentucky. In 1975 the Beaver Creek Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an age of "...

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Daniel Boone National Forest Park

17 Activites Email: mailroom_r8_daniel_boone@fs.fed.us Distance: 59.76 miles

The Daniel Boone National Forest offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hiking and fishing are just a few of the many attractions that draw more than one million visitors to the forest each year. Other opportunities include Target Shooting, Caving and Geocaching. Abundant wildlife, lush vegetation, magnificent scenery, numerous recreation opportunities, and campground ev...

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Green River Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (270)-465-4463 Distance: 67.32 miles

Green River Lake is the largest project in the Louisville District -- counting both the land and water acreage (33,793 acres). The Green River is the longest river, at 370 miles, to flow completely within the Commonwealth of Kentucky's borders. Green River Lake also is home to the first Interpretative Center, opened in 1972, in the Louisville Engineer District.

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Ohio River - Meldahl Pool National Park

6 Activites Phone: (513)-876-2921 Distance: 70.86 miles

Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks & Dam is located at mile marker 436 on the Ohio River. It creates a 95 mile navigational pool between Meldahl Locks & Dam and Greenup Locks & Dam. Meldahl is an integral link in the Ohio River navigational system. Tours of the facilities can be scheduled.

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Ohio River - Markland Pool National Park

4 Activites Phone: (859)-567-7661 Distance: 78.16 miles

An important navigation feature in the Ohio River System. Sightseers may watch the navigation locking process. This area is along the Lewis and Clark route.

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Carr Creek Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (606)-642-3308 Distance: 78.28 miles

Carr Creek Lake, KY is located in the mountainous region of southeastern Kentucky, about 16 mile from Hazard and 18 miles from Whitesburg. The dam is located 8.8 miles above the mouth of Carr Fork, a tributary of the North Fork of the Kentucky River. Nearby attractions include Daniel Boone National Forest, Lilley Cornett Woods, Bad Branch Falls Nature Preserve, Red River Gorge Natural Scenic Area,...

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Paintsville Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (606)-297-6312 Distance: 78.60 miles

Located in eastern Kentucky, the lake offers boating, fishing, camping, hiking and horseback riding opportunities in a rural setting.

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Grayson Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (606)-474-5815 Distance: 79.35 miles

Scenic sandstone rock cliffs rim the lake's 40 miles of shoreline. Hike the many trails and enjoy the wildlife viewing area at the Damsite Recreation Area.

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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Rank: 189 2 Activites Phone: (270)-358-3137 Email: ABLI_Administration@nps.gov Distance: 79.74 miles

For over a century people from around the world have come to rural Central Kentucky to honor the humble beginnings of our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. His early life on Kentucky's frontier shaped his character and prepared him to lead the nation through Civil War. The country's first memorial to Lincoln, built with donations from young and old, enshrines the symbolic birthplace cabin.

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Ohio River Scenic Byway - Ohio National Park

Phone: (740)-423-7233 Email: rivertrails@earthlink.net Distance: 81.78 miles

Enjoy majestic views of the Ohio River along the entirety of this scenic route. Native Americans and early European settlers used the Ohio heavily. It marked the boundary between the North and South during the slavery era and was the gate to freedom for many.

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William H. Harsha Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (513)-797-6081 Distance: 82.63 miles

William H. Harsha Lake, OH is located on the East Fork of the Little Miami River in Clermont County. In 1869 there were two active gold mines on the project. One, located on the north bank in the vicinity of Elk Lick, consisted of a flume for washing glacial deposits. The other was a tunnel mine in the vicinity of Twin Bridges. East Fork State Park is popular with hikers boasting 85 miles of h...

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Dewey Lake National Park

13 Activites Phone: (606)-789-4521 Distance: 86.20 miles

Wooded hills rise some 700 feet above the lake. A full range of facilities are available at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park.

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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Rank: 86 6 Activites Email: CUGA_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 86.73 miles

At Cumberland Gap, the first great gateway to the west, follow the buffalo, the Native American, the longhunter, the pioneer... all traveled this route through the mountains into the wilderness of Kentucky. Modern day explorers and travelers stand in awe at this great gateway and the many miles of trails and scenic features found in the park.

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