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Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
Highway 68
Mt Olivet, Kentucky   41064

Phone: 859-289-5507
Toll Free: 800-443-7008
Reservations: 859-289-5507
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

Throughout history, the salt springs at Blue Licks State Park have attracted prehistoric animals, Indians and pioneers such as the legendary Daniel Boone. Many 19th-century southerners came to the area seeking the rejuvenation of the therapeutic, bubbling waters.

Blue Licks is more widely known, however, as the site of the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky. In 1782, Kentuckians engaged Indians and British soldiers near the Licking River. Outnumbered, Kentucky suffered great losses, including one of Boone's sons. Boone's words, "Enough of honour cannot be paid," are inscribed on the monument dedicated to the fallen soldiers in the Battle of Blue Licks.

Visit the Pioneer Museum to learn more about the fascinating history of Blue Licks State Park.
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Enjoy the great outdoors year-round at the campground, featuring 51 campsites with utility hookups, a dump station and a central service building with showers and rest rooms. Open year-round. Campground Central Service Building closed and no water available from mid-November through March. No advance reservations. Check-out by 1:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
For park visitors who would like to visit Blue Licks overnight and want the convenience of home, we offer two, two-bedroom executive cottages. These modern, housekeeping cottages on the Licking River offer tableware, cooking utensils, and linens, with fresh linens daily.

Cottages available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM.
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Two picnic shelters (one with rest rooms), are available for rental up to three years in advance. Tables, grills, and playgrounds are located throughout the park for a great picnic outing.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 20 closed by Cathy with hope.
I was shocked to find the restrooms closed. We travel from Tenn to Ohio monthly with our 4 dogs and this place was always been on our stopping list. We can not find the words to express the shock of finding the State Park rest rooms closed, not once but 3 times since early December. They have NO posting outside the park or inside the the park. Please post when will the rest rooms be open again or will they????
September 18 The Family
I have not been there, but I would like too since my great great great great grandfather fought there! Major Benjamin Netherland.
August 15 Very family oriented by Carol Hill, Georgia
We go every year for a family reeunion. We usually stay at the lodge or one of the cabins if the whole family comes with us. It is very family friendly with something for everyone to do.
March 4 A great place to visit. by Norma B.
We enjoy this area & have come back for the last 3 years. There is alot to discover & see.
September 2 Brings family together
My family has been coming to Blue Licks for 40 years+ Great all around fun.
October 21 This is truly a ky gem! by Tina J.
My three small children and I stayed at the lodge Oct.16-17. I have been all over the world but have never met such a lovely staff. The lodge and park is beautiful.We loved the delicious home cooked meals served in the dining room.This is an affordable and delightful family vacation!
October 14 I love this park!! by Aly Osborne
The sights are very beautiful and, I love the food and store! Both are very good!!!!
August 24 Highly Recommend this park friendly staf by The LeClain Family
We ended up at this park by accident one day on the way back from Winchester KY to our home in Ohio out on the road about a mile down from Blue Licks someone pulled out in front of us and we blew a brake line we limped the camper back to Blue Licks and met a wonderful staff member who let us use a site till our help arrived. Very clean and tidy a wonderful experiece even though we were broke down, I definately plan on going back!
July 12 A Lot of History by kystateparktravel
My sisters and I stayed here several years ago. This was the first stop on our list of Ky State Parks to visit. The place was being remodeled due to a fire and it still was very nice. There is much history here. The rooms were clean and nice, the pool was nearby and the food was not bad. I am sure it is even better now.
April 27 I love this place! by Christain Lawsongatch

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USA Parks
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park