|Kingdom Come State Park|
Resting atop 2,700-foot Pine Mountain and nestled between the two most southeastern patches of Daniel Boone National Forest, this state park offers spectacular rock outcroppings. Typical upland forest with oak, hickory, pine, beech, birch, and striped maple contains scenic overlooks where ravens...
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
|Description: Secluded within 300,000 acres of Daniel Boone National Forest, there is an abundant amount of wildlife in this park.|
Plant lovers can enjoy several species of trillium (erect, large-flowered, sessile, yellow, painted) and native orchid as well as mountain laurel, dogwood, redbud, and rosebay rhododendron.
Wildlife to Watch: The wildlife includes white-tailed deer, bobcat, gray fox, raccoon, gray squirrel, and wild turkey. The mixture of pines and hardwoods along steep slopes also attracts such birds as woodpeckers (8 species, including the federally listed endangered red-cockade), red-shouldered hawk, and migratory songbirds, including many warblers-the black and white, and Kentucky. The park is also bordered by 4.5 miles of a Kentucky Wild River section of the Cumberland River, used by mallard, wood duck, and beaver.
A large patio directly behind lodge offers a 2-mile vista of Cumberland River gorge where red-tailed and broad-winged hawk soar almost daily.
Special Tips: Brochures/visitor guides available at lodge; year-round naturalist program and museum; daily interpretive programs (Memorial Day to Labor Day); special events (September-May); swimming pool; horseback riding (seasonal); canoe rental.
Other Activities: Sixteen miles of widespread trails lead through distinct forest communities. Canoe floats through the park during summer and fall can be an enjoyable way to see wildlife.
Ownership: Kentucky Department of Parks
Size: 1794 acres
Closest Town: Corbin
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