|Lake Cumberland State Resort Park|
Primary viewing is along 5-mile entrance drive to lodge. Wildflowers such as phlox, fire pink, and lily dot the park.
Kingdom Come State Park
|Description: 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 soar. Mountain laurel and rhododendron prevail and a few areas hold the rare Frazier magnolia.|
Wildlife to Watch: Black bear are returning to this site. Pileated woodpecker, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, red and gray fox, striped skunk, raccoon, whip-poor-will, black-throated green and Kentucky warbler, and great horned owl may also be seen.
Wild and domestic waterfowl are seen year-round on 3-acre public fishing lake, home to bass, bluegill, catfish, and rainbow trout. Warm evenings are best for viewing big brown and little brown bat. King and garter snake, timber rattlesnake, and copperhead are relatively common in region.
Other Activities: Park map/brochure; picnic shelter; paddle boats.
Ownership: Kentucky Department of Parks
Size: 1283 acres
Closest Town: Cumberland
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