With 45 Kentucky State Parks, it’s easy to play favorites. And, with places like Cumberland Falls State Resort Park that have pretty much everything you could possibly want in terms of outdoor recreation, well, we don’t blame you for visiting the same spots time and time again. Central Kentucky is the land of the Daniel Boone National Forest after all, and there are numerous state parks within this expanse that offer endless opportunities for recreation. But Kentucky is more than gorgeous gorges, subterranean caverns, and resplendent bodies of water; the Bluegrass is also home to majestic mountains and tree-covered knobs, with the Appalachians framing the southern and eastern boundary of the state. Today, we’re exploring an underrated state park in the heart of Kentucky’s Appalachia region: Pine Mountain State Resort Park.

What a story… and what a park!

Looking for more under-the-radar state parks to explore in the Bluegrass? Columbus-Belmont State Park is a historic hidden gem worth seeking out!

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