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Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is a state park located in the northwest corner of Perry County, Kentucky. The park itself encompasses 856 acres (346 ha), while Buckhorn Lake, a mountain reservoir lake which serves as its major feature and which was created by damming the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River, covers approximately 1,230 acres (500 ha).[1] The park is adjacent to the northern edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest.[2]

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is located in Kentucky
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Location in Kentucky
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is located in the US
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Location in United States
TypeKentucky state park
LocationPerry County, Kentucky
Coordinates37°18′20″N 83°26′21″W / 37.30556°N 83.43917°W / 37.30556; -83.43917Coordinates: 37°18′20″N 83°26′21″W / 37.30556°N 83.43917°W / 37.30556; -83.43917
Area856 acres (346 ha)[1]
Created1961[1]
Operated byKentucky Department of Parks
OpenYear-round
WebsiteOfficial website

Activities and amenitiesEdit

  • Buckhorn Lake: The lake offers swimming, boating and canoeing. Fishermen can angle for muskie, as a large population of the predator fish lives in the lake.[3]
  • Trails: The self-guided Moonshiner's Hollow Interpretive Trail winds 1.5 miles (2.4 km) past 18 learning stations that teach hikers about the geology, flora, and fauna of the area. More experienced hikers may prefer the more difficult Leatherwood Trail, which connects with the Moonshiner's Hollow Trail.[3]
  • Accommodations: The park offers a 36-room lodge and three cabins, all overlooking Buckhorn Lake.[4]

The park has Elk with Elk viewing tours.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "History". Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  2. ^ Kleber, John E., ed. (1992). "Parks, State". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. Associate editors: Thomas D. Clark, Lowell H. Harrison, and James C. Klotter. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-1772-0.
  3. ^ a b Bailey, Bill (1995). "Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park". Kentucky State Parks. Saginaw, Michigan: Glovebox Guidebooks of America. ISBN 1-881139-13-1.
  4. ^ "About". Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved September 24, 2013.

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