Fall is the perfect time to head to a Kentucky State Park. The temperatures are a bit cooler so walks in the woods are more enjoyable; the kids are back in school making the parks a bit less crowded; the leaves are starting to turn thus creating beautiful vistas at every turn out; and the lodges and cottages are rolling out off-season fall discounts at the parks.
Four resort parks – Buckhorn Lake, Greenbo Lake, Kenlake, and Pennyrile Forest – will offer lodge rooms for only $49.95 for Sunday through Thursday night stays.
Several parks will offer one-bedroom cottages for less than $100 a night during the fall season for Sunday through Thursday. Two- and three-bedroom cottages are also available at discounted rates.
Other specials for Fall 2011 from parks across the Commonwealth include:
- Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will have one-bedroom cottages for $79 a night and two-bedroom cottages for $89 a night through November 23. (800) 325-0146
- Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park is offering one-bedroom cottages for $99 a night for Sunday through Thursday stays up to November 23. (800) 325-1711
- Rough River Dam State Resort Park has lodge rooms for $59 for Sunday or Monday night stays. (800) 325-1713
- Lake Cumberland State Resort Park (one of only two state parks with an indoor pool) has lodge rooms for $59 beginning on October 16 and continuing through December 30. The park is also offering two-bedroom cottages for $99. Both offers are for Sunday through Thursday stays and exclude holidays. (800) 325-1709
- Barren River Lake State Resort Park is offering a Bed-and-Breakfast package that includes a lodge room and breakfast for two for $59 any day of the week from November 1 through December 22. (800) 325-0057
The best way to guarantee rooms at the discounted price are to call the parks directly for reservations.
Campgrounds are also offering discounts. Check out the knotmove.com article for details. All campgrounds are open through the end of October with many holding special Halloween events during October. There are a few campgrounds open during the winter with limited services.
With 52 state parks within the borders of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, finding a state park nearby is easy. State parks have trails, playgrounds, and plenty of wildlife viewing areas in addition to fall color that make them the a most excellent choice for family outings. Visit www.parks.ky.gov for a full list of parks or use www.maps.google.com for detailed driving directions.