FRANKFORT, Ky. – It’s time to get out the pumpkins and ghoulish decorations at Kentucky State Parks, as they prepare for one of the most popular times of the year – Halloween.
Many of the park system’s campgrounds will be having special activities for campers, including decorations, costumes, hayrides and games for the kids. And other resort parks, recreation parks and historic sites will also have special events during October – a great time to be outside with family and friends.
Parents of young children should check in advance – some parks have age recommendations for their events.
Many state resort parks have inexpensive rates for lodge rooms and cottages during the fall. Resort parks also have excellent restaurants with your favorite meals. State parks have trails, playgrounds and plenty of wildlife viewing areas and fall color that make for excellent family outings. For more information about state park events or to make lodging or camping reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call your favorite park.
Here is the list of Kentucky State Park Halloween events:
John James Audubon State Park, HendersonAudubon ‘Spooktacular’
Bring your little “goblins” and enjoy a day of Halloween fun with games, pumpkin painting, magic show, balloon show, animal presentations, costume contest and candy from 1-4 p.m. Cost is $2 per person. Children 3 and under are free. Contact Beth Tompkins at 270-826-2247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park, Dawson Springs
Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park’s Halloween Campout is the place to have a spooky good time this fall. The fun begins Friday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. with spooky storytelling. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the day will begin with wagon rides at 10 a.m. followed by arts and crafts at 1 p.m., cemetery scavenger hunt at 3 p.m., trick-or-treating 4-7 p.m., a pumpkin-carving contest at 5 p.m., campsite decorating contest at 5 p.m. and a costume contest at 6 p.m. For information, call 1-800-325-1711.