Outdoor Recreation Guide: Kentucky

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

“Greenbo Lake covers 225 acres and is used primarily for fishing and boating. The park has over 25 miles of trails to suit every hiker, mountain biker, and horseback rider. The hiking trails provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy the scenery of the beautiful Greenbo forest.” – KY Stateparks website

Distance from Campus: 44 miles
Address: Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, Lodge Road, Greenup, KY
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Bicycling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing
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Grayson Lake State Resort Park

“Cave Run Lake is nestled among the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky. It is located on the Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This 8,270-acre lake provides flood protection and a clean water supply to area communities. Tourists enjoy the lake for its scenery and excellent recreation opportunities.” – US Forest Service website

Distance from Campus: 43 miles
Address: Grayson Lake State Park, Grayson Lake Park Road, Olive Hill, KY
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Bicycling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing
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Carter Caves State Resort Park

“Beneath the forested hills of this resort, nature has hidden more than 20 twisting caverns. Visit Cascade Cave, where you’ll discover a 30-foot underground waterfall. A must-see while you’re at Carter Caves is X Cave, where, for millions of years, nature has formed luminous stone fans, pipes and spirals. Above ground, enjoy a relaxing game of golf on our 9-hole golf course, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking on 20 miles of single and multi-use trails” – KY State Parks website

Distance from Campus: 45 miles
Address: Carter Caves State Resort Park, Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Bicycling, Fishing, Caving, Climbing
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Cave Run Lake

“Cave Run Lake is nestled among the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky. It is located on the Cumberland Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. This 8,270-acre lake provides flood protection and a clean water supply to area communities. Tourists enjoy the lake for its scenery and excellent recreation opportunities.” – US Forest Service website

Distance from Campus: 80 miles
Address: Cave Run Lake Information Center, Kentucky 801, Morehead, KY
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Bicycling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Golfing
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Red River Gorge

“The Red River Gorge is a unique, scenic natural area that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Spectacular rock features, including sandstone arches and towering cliffs, are just part of the attraction. Outdoor enthusiasts come to the gorge year-round to enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, wildlife viewing and other recreation opportunities.” – US Forest Service Website

Distance from Campus: 110 miles
Address: Red River Gorge, Slade, Kentucky
Activities: Hiking, Camping, Bicycling, Canoeing, Kayaking, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing
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