Kingdom Come State Park


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Kingdom Come State Park


Location:65 miles northeast of Middlesboro. From I-75, take US 25E to US 119 to Cumberland.
Facilities:Picnic areas, 2 picnic shelters with vending machines and restrooms, pedal boat rentals, hiking trails (14 miles), 9-hole miniature golf course, playgrounds, 2 basketball courts, rental equipment for horseshoes and volleyball, cave amphitheater, nature preserve, gift shop. Lodging is available at the Benham Schoolhouse Inn Bed and Breakfast in Benham, Ky, and a campground is available nearby in Lynch, KY. Primitive camping is permitted in designated areas of the park not on park trails.
Activities:Primitive camping, fishing, hiking.
Special Features:On the crest of Pine Mountain, at an elevation of 2,700 feet, Kingdom Come is Kentucky's highest state park. A unique feature of the park is its extraordinary rock formations, including Log Rock, a natural sandstone bridge, and Raven Rock, a gigantic slab of stone jutting some 290 feet into the air at a 45-degree angle. The park is named for John Fox, Jr's novel <i>The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come</i>, a book about an orphaned youth and his journey through the hills and into the furor of the Civil War.
Address:502 Park Rd
Cumberland, KY 40823

Phone:606-589-2479
Web: parks.ky.gov/stateparks/kc
Size: 1,283 acres land; 3 acres water.

See other parks in Kentucky.