Levi Jackson State Park

Levi Jackson State Park


Location:South of London on US 25 south (exit 38 off I-75).
Facilities:146 campsites with utility hookups, camp store, and 3 central service buildings with an activities room, showers, restrooms, and laundry facilities; group camping area with cabins, bathhouse, and clubhouse; picnic areas, 4 picnic shelters, playgrounds, hiking trails that include original portions of Wilderness Road and Boone's Trace (8.5 miles), horseshoe pits, volleyball and basketball courts, 18-hole miniature golf course, swimming pool with waterslides, museum, historic sites, 1,500-seat amphitheater.
Activities:Camping, swimming, hiking, basketball, volleyball, recreational and interpretive programs (seasonal).
Special Features:Two historic trails at the park, Wilderness Road and Boone's Trace, were the throughways used by more than 200,000 settlers who moved from the eastern colonies into the western frontier between 1774 and 1796. Kentucky's worst Indian massacre, McNitt's Defeat, took place here in 1786, and the Defeated Camp Pioneer Burial Ground is among the park's historic sites. Other sites include McHargue's Mill and the Mountain Life Museum, which brings visitors into a pioneer settlement.
Address:998 Levi Jackson Mill Rd
London, KY 40744

Phone:606-878-8000
Web: parks.ky.gov/stateparks/lj
Size: 896 acres.

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