Columbus-Belmont State Park


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Columbus-Belmont State Park


Location:36 miles southwest of Paducah on KY 58 and KY 123/80.
Facilities:38 campsites with utility hookups, restrooms, showers, laundry facilities, 4 picnic shelters, playground, hiking trails (2.5 miles), activity center (with meeting rooms, dance floor, stage, banquet facilities, and kitchen), miniature golf course, historic sites, museum, snack bar, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, hiking, interpretive displays.
Special Features:Columbus-Belmont was the site of a major Civil War battle, and visitors to the park can see the massive chain and anchor the South used to block the passage of Union gunboats on the Mississippi River, as well as the earthen trenches dug to protect the Confederate troops. Ulysses S. Grant was the Union General who forced the evacuation of the Confederates in 1862.
Address:350 Park Rd
Columbus, KY 42032

Phone:270-677-2327
Web: www.parks.ky.gov/stateparks/cb
Size: 156 acres.

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