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Beaver Creek Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 7.59 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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Lake Cumberland National Park

14 Activites Phone: (606)-679-6337 Distance: 10.70 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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Daniel Boone National Forest Park

17 Activites Email: mailroom_r8_daniel_boone@fs.fed.us Distance: 11.33 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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Laurel River Lake National Park

6 Activites Phone: (606)-864-6412 Distance: 11.41 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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Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Park

Rank: 101 14 Activites Email: biso_information@nps.gov Distance: 41.76 miles

Encompassing 125,000 acres of the Cumberland Plateau, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area protects the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River and its tributaries. The area boasts miles of scenic gorges and sandstone bluffs, is rich with natural and historic features and has been developed to provide visitors with a wide range of outdoor recreational activities.

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Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

Rank: 86 6 Activites Email: CUGA_Superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 50.65 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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Green River Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (270)-465-4463 Distance: 51.41 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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Country Music Highway National Park

Phone: (606)-677-6095 Distance: 54.95 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: 54.95 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: 54.95 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: 54.95 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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Buckhorn Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (606)-398-7251 Distance: 56.76 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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Obed Wild & Scenic River National Park

Rank: 178 10 Activites Email: obri_information@nps.gov Distance: 66.22 miles

The Obed Wild and Scenic River looks much the same today as it did when the first white settlers strolled its banks in the late 1700s. While meagerly populated due to poor farming soil, the river was a hospitable fishing and hunting area for trappers and pioneers. Today, the Obed stretches along the Cumberland Plateau and offers visitors a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities.

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Dale Hollow Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (931)-243-3136 Distance: 66.37 miles

Dale Hollow Lake is a vacation destination that borders the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about 3 miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse o...

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Martins Fork Lake National Park

7 Activites Phone: (606)-573-7655 Distance: 68.53 miles

This water resource project lies entirely in Harlan County, Kentucky. Many local residents take advantage of the recreational opportunities offered at the Smith Recreation Area, which is operated under a cost-share agreement by the county.

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East Tennessee Crossing National Park

Distance: 71.62 miles

Drive the East Tennessee Crossing Byway and soak in the richness of the Tennessee landscape. This route follows the original path of the Cherokee Warriors Path, the Wilderness Road across the Clinch Mountain and the Cumberland Gap, the Dixie Highway of the Civil War period and Thunder Road of moonshining lore. The byway begins with the nationally significant Cumberland Gap National Historical P...

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Clifty Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 71.87 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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Carr Creek Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (606)-642-3308 Distance: 77.02 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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Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

Rank: 189 2 Activites Phone: (270)-358-3137 Email: ABLI_Administration@nps.gov Distance: 78.37 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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Taylorsville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (502)-477-8882 Distance: 81.07 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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Kentucky River National Park

Phone: (502)-223-8338 Distance: 83.22 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: 85.47 miles

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

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Cherokee Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (423)-585-2120 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.35 miles

Cherokee Reservoir attracts millions of recreational visitors each year. Along its shorelines are public access areas, county and municipal parks, commercial boat docks and resorts, a state park, and a state wildlife management area. There are many tent and trailer sites for campers. Fishing is popular at Cherokee, and the reservoir's fish population is very similar to that found in other east ...

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Douglas Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (423)-585-2120 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.35 miles

Douglas Reservoir is located among the rolling uplands of the Great Valley of east Tennessee. Set against the backdrop of the lush, green Smoky Mountain foothills, Douglas attracts two million recreation visitors a year. Picnicking, camping, boating, and fishing are all popular activities at the reservoir. Douglas and other TVA reservoirs built during World War II made a historic contribution,...

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Norris Lake National Park

14 Activites Phone: (865)-632-1320 Email: tvainfo@tva.gov Distance: 87.53 miles

Norris is a popular tourist and recreation destination, and in summer 2005 TVA opened a new visitor center at the dam. Visitors can learn about the history of Norris, hydropower operations, and TVA's management of the river system. The facility, located at the top of the dam, is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. It's staffed by TVA retiree volunteers. ...

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