Big Bone Lick State Park

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Big Bone Lick State Park


Location:22 miles southwest of Covington on KY 338, off US 71 and US 75.
Facilities:62-site campground with utility hookups, swimming pool (for campground guests only), and central service building with showers, restrooms, and laundry facilties; 7.5-acre fishing lake, nearly 40 acres of picnic grounds, 2 picnic shelters, playgrounds, softball fields, horseshoe pits, 18-hole miniature golf course, hiking trails (3.5 miles), tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts; gift shop, outdoor museum and discovery trail, buffalo herd.
Activities:Camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, tennis, volleyball, basketball, softball, recreation programs (daily), interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:The scientific community recognizes this site as the "Birthplace of American Vertebrate Paleontology." Great herds of prehistoric mammals once roamed this area, attracted by the warm salt springs. Many perished here, trapped in a swampy quagmire, and over time their skeletons fossilized. Park features Discovery Trail, a paved path that takes visitors through the area that was once a vast swampland past dramatic Ice Age dioramas featuring life-size models of prehistoric animals.
Address:3380 Beaver Rd
Union, KY 41091

Phone:859-384-3522
Web: www.parks.ky.gov/stateparks/bb
Size: 525 acres land; 7 acres water.

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