LEVI JACKSON WILDERNESS ROAD STATE PARK
Hike in the footsteps of pioneers on two historic trails, the Wilderness Road and Boone?s Trace. These thoroughfares carried more than 200,000 settlers from the eastern colonies into the western frontier between 1774 and 1796. But danger lurked along the way; McNitt?s Defeat, Kentucky?s worst Indian massacre, occurred here in 1786.
The park encompasses over 800 acres and includes the Defeated Camp Pioneer Burial Ground, McHargue's Mill and the Mountain Life Museum, which brings visitors into a pioneer settlement.
Full Hookup Sitesyes
While discovering Kentucky?s pioneer heritage at Levi Jackson State Park, visitors can relax in a 146-site campground, nestled in open woodland. Utility hookups, a grocery store, a dump station, and three central service buildings containing an activities room, showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities assure camping convenience.
The campground is open year-round. There are no advance reservations. Guests must check out by 1:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if they are restrained.
Levi Jackson is a great place for a fun-filled group camping trip. The group camping area has an activities building, and may be reserved up to one year in advance.
The group camping ground is open year-round. There is a minimum charge for up to 20 people. Extra fee per person over 20 people. A separate fee is charged for rental of clubhouse; varies with time of day and time of week. Clubhouse rental must be included with the rental of group cabins.
Cool off on a hot summer day in the community swimming pool. A new pool containing water slides is open.
Open daily Memorial Day - middle of August. Open weekends only fom mid-August through Labor Day. Open on Labor Day. Lifeguard-protected. Hours are 12 noon to 7:30 PM. $5 adult under 62 and child 13 and over, $4 adult 62 and older and child 3-12, Free for child 2 and under.