Fort Boonesborough State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Description

Step on a trail or step back in time at Fort Boonesborough State Park. The park embraces its history, which is associated with Daniel Boone, the great American frontiersman. The Fort Boonesborough State Park now has a living history museum that is managed by the Fort Boonesborough Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing educational, artistic, and other programs to the community. 

If you aren't up for reenactments or your dog is sensitive to the sound of old guns being fired, perhaps you best try to use the park for its many other amenities. You can catch a glimpse of a wild turkey, use the boat ramp, camp along the Kentucky River, fish along the Kentucky River, visit the gift shop for candles, soaps, and pottery made on the grounds, hiking, picnicking, or guided tours. 

When you take your dog with you to Fort Boonesborough State Park, you can try hiking one of the trails. The trails are short, coming in at less than a mile, but still a nice walk. The Halley Home Site Trail connects the Fort Trail and Pioneer Forage Trail so that you can walk one, or all of the trails to stretch your hike. 

Whenever you're on a trail with your pooch, make sure your pooch is on a leash no longer than six feet. Your dog should also be responsive to your call and you should always clean up immediately after he goes. Be sure to pack enough plastic poop bags with you for your hike, as well as enough water for the two of you. 

If you want a longer stay at Fort Boonesborough, you can reserve one of the 167 campsites, which have electricity and water. When you're camping, you'll have access to a central building that has showers, bathrooms, laundry facilities, wifi, and a grocery store. The campground is open year-round and water and bathrooms are, too. Dogs are not allowed in restaurants or buildings. 

Address
4375 Boonesboro Rd.
Richmond, KY 40475
Hours
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Address
4375 Boonesboro Rd.
Richmond, KY 40475
Hours
Mon Sunrise - Sunset
Tue Sunrise - Sunset
Wed Sunrise - Sunset
Thu Sunrise - Sunset
Fri Sunrise - Sunset
Sat Sunrise - Sunset
Sun Sunrise - Sunset