Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky is soliciting proposals from companies interested in building and operating a lodging facility at General Burnside Island State Park on Lake Cumberland near Somerset.

A bill filed for the 2014 legislative session in Frankfort would allow private companies to lease and develop state park property.

Kentucky Division of Forestry

Officials at General Butler State Resort Park are allowing a limited harvest of ash trees.

Bat Disease Found At Two Kentucky Parks

Feb 15, 2013

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A disease responsible for killing millions of bats in North America has spread to caves at two state parks in eastern Kentucky that are homes to federally endangered bats, parks officials said Friday.

White-nose syndrome has been detected in caves at Carter Caves State Resort Park and Kingdom Come State Park, said state parks department spokesman Gil Lawson. Small numbers of bats have died so far from the disease, he said.