What to do in Fort Boonesborough State Park

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Fort Boonesborough has been reconstructed as a working fort complete with cabins, blockhouses and furnishings. Resident artisans perform craft demonstrations and give modern-day visitors a true sense of what life was like for pioneers in Kentucky.

The Kentucky River Museum, a newer addition to Fort Boonesborough State Park, provides visitors with insight into the lives of families who lived on the river and worked the locks and dams in the 1900s. Camp on the Kentucky River as Daniel Boone did and enjoy the fun of a pool complex with a water slide.

Fort Boonesborough State Park has the perfect accommodation for your next meeting. A multipurpose building in the campground seats 150 people and is available for rental in the off season.

The new Kentucky River Museum embraces two restored lock houses and other buildings. It tells the story of the development of commerce on the river.

Recreation
Enjoy camping on the banks of the Kentucky River. The campground offers 167 sites with electricity and water hookups as well as primitive camping sites. An activities building can accommodate 150 people, and a central service building provides showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. There is a small grocery at the check-in area.

A junior Olympic-size swimming pool features a water slide, misty fountain, children's area, and a rain tree! A sand beach is available for sunbathing. While at the pool enjoy your favorite treats from the snack bar!

Location
Fort Boonesborough is located near Richmond Kentucky. From I-75, take exit 95 to KY 627. On I-64, exit at Winchester to KY 627.

Climate
This state experiences a temperate climate with nearly 50 inches of rainfall annually. Thirteen inches of snow is an annual average in Kentucky. There are four distinct seasons here with summer temperatures reaching 90 degrees F frequently in July and August. Low summer temperatures dip near 70 degrees F at night. Winter high temperatures often reach 45 degrees with lows dipping below freezing. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant seasons in which to visit Kentucky. Fall months are the driest. The humidity levels in the state average near 54 degrees throughout the year. The humidity during the winter months averages somewhat higher.

Address
4375 Boonesborough Road
Richmond, KY 40475-9316

Phone: 859-527-3131

Email: Booncamp@bellsouth.net
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