Located on the site of a Revolutionary War battlefield, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park offers visitors the chance to explore some intriguing history and also enjoy a host of recreational activities. The best part of all, however, is that you can camp with your dog in the park's pet-friendly campground.
Situated near Mount Olivet, Kentucky, the park is located where the last battle of the American Revolutionary War took place. It features a monument dedicated to the fallen soldiers in the Battle of Blue Licks, and there's also a pioneer museum where you can learn more about the early history of the region.
Once you're done exploring the history side of things, you can then start exploring the many outdoor activities on offer. With Blue Licks State Park nestled on the shores of the Licking River, the park provides free boat access to the river's cool waters, and you can even embark on a guided canoe trip Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Birdwatchers can try to catch a glimpse of a variety of rare and interesting species, particularly in summer, and there are also five hiking trails to explore. The park also features an 18-hole miniature golf course, a community pool, a children's playground, and two picnic shelters.
Kentucky state parks do not charge any admission fees. However, the cost of an overnight stay varies depending on the type of campsite you select.
The park's campground is open from the start of April through to the end of October. It features 51 sites, each of which has electric and water hookups for campers in tents and RVs. Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash at all times, and cleaning up after your dog is a must.
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is well worth a visit if you're planning a pet-friendly camping vacation in Kentucky. Whether you want to explore, relax, or just spend some quality time with your pooch, you can do it all in this pretty park.