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Kentucky River National Park

Phone: (502)-223-8338 Distance: 2.12 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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Taylorsville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (502)-477-8882 Distance: 27.85 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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Ohio River - Markland Pool National Park

4 Activites Phone: (859)-567-7661 Distance: 37.77 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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Country Music Highway National Park

Phone: (606)-677-6095 Distance: 43.68 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: 43.68 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: 43.68 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: 43.68 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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Ohio River - Mcalpine Pool National Park

Phone: (502)-774-3514 Distance: 47.29 miles

Provides a navigational channel between Louisville and Cincinnati that is an integral part of Ohio River navigation.

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Ohio River - Meldahl Pool National Park

6 Activites Phone: (513)-876-2921 Distance: 55.08 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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Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (812)-273-0783 Email: bigoaks@fws.gov Distance: 56.42 miles

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge consists of approximately 50,000 acres within Jefferson, Ripley, and Jennings counties in southeastern Indiana. Under a recent agreement with the US Army and US Air Force, the Service operates the refuge through a 25-year real-estate permit. The Army retains ownership of the land (the closed Jefferson Proving Ground). The Air Force retains use of a bombing range ...

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Ohio River Scenic Byway - Indiana National Park

Phone: 18004894474 Distance: 58.71 miles

Traversing the lush hills and farmlands of southern Indiana, and paralleling the mighty Ohio River, this route marks a timeworn and history-rich corridor linking historic villages and farms through a picturesque landscape. Rock outcroppings, forested hills, caves, scenic waterways, and limestone bluffs will provide beautiful pictures for you to cherish.

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Ohio River Scenic Byway - Ohio National Park

Phone: (740)-423-7233 Email: rivertrails@earthlink.net Distance: 59.98 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 Howard Taft National Historic Site

Rank: 319 Email: WIHO Interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 64.82 miles

High atop one of Cincinnati's most prominent hilltops stands the two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Hard work, a good education, and an interest in civic duty are attributes that made the Taft family outstanding leaders over the years. The environment that shaped Taft's character and philosophy is highlighted on a visit to the site.

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William H. Harsha Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (513)-797-6081 Distance: 66.40 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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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Rank: 189 2 Activites Phone: (270)-358-3137 Email: ABLI_Administration@nps.gov Distance: 66.49 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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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (812)-522-4352 Email: muscatatuck@fws.gov Distance: 69.80 miles

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located in south central Indiana. It includes 7,724 acres near Seymour and a 78-acre parcel, known as the Restle Unit, near Bloomington. Muscatatuck's mission is simple: to restore, preserve, and manage a mix of forest, wetland, and grassland habitat for fish, wildlife, and people. Special management emphasis is given to waterfowl, other migrator...

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Green River Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (270)-465-4463 Distance: 72.41 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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West Fork Of Mill Creek Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (513)-851-0611 Distance: 74.22 miles

West Fork Lake, OH is leased to the Hamilton County Park District and is part of the 2,630-acre Winton Woods Park. The park includes two State Dedicated Nature Preserves including Spring Beauty Dell and the Greenbelt Area. The park has a wide array of recreational activities including Frisbee golf, Fitness Parcourse, picnicking, two golf courses, a campground, and the 100-acre Parky's Farm. Par...

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Cave Run Lake National Park

9 Activites Phone: (606)-784-9709 Distance: 74.56 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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Zilpo Road National Park

Phone: (606)-784-6428 Distance: 75.66 miles

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

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Clifty Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 77.79 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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Brookville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (765)-647-6701 Distance: 83.61 miles

Brookville Lake, IN lies in the heart of the Whitewater River Valley. This area has long been acknowledged as one of the most picturesque and historically significant in the State of Indiana. Whitewater Memorial State Park sits in the northeast corner of Brookville Lake. This living memorial to WW II Veterans offers camping, cabins, swimming, boating and hiking in a beautiful natural setting.

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Lake Cumberland National Park

14 Activites Phone: (606)-679-6337 Distance: 85.08 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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Hoosier National Forest Park

14 Activites Email: r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us Distance: 90.54 miles

The Hoosier National Forest is within a 2-hour drive of Cincinnati, Evansville, Indianapolis, and Louisville. The Forest offers people a tranquil setting to explore, fish, hike, hunt and reconnect with nature. There are over 260 miles of trails on the forest for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. Trail systems may be open to more than one type of use, so please yield to other users.Trai...

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Beaver Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 92.35 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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