BLUE LICKS BATTLEFIELD STATE RESORT PARK
Throughout history, the salt springs at Blue Licks State Park have attracted prehistoric animals, Indians and pioneers such as the legendary Daniel Boone. Many 19th-century southerners came to the area seeking the rejuvenation of the therapeutic, bubbling waters.
Blue Licks is more widely known, however, as the site of the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky. In 1782, Kentuckians engaged Indians and British soldiers near the Licking River. Outnumbered, Kentucky suffered great losses, including one of Boone's sons. Boone's words, "Enough of honour cannot be paid," are inscribed on the monument dedicated to the fallen soldiers in the Battle of Blue Licks.
Visit the Pioneer Museum to learn more about the fascinating history of Blue Licks State Park.
For park visitors who would like to visit Blue Licks overnight and want the convenience of home, we offer two, two-bedroom executive cottages. These modern, housekeeping cottages on the Licking River offer tableware, cooking utensils, and linens, with fresh linens daily.
Cottages available by late afternoon. Check-out by 11:00 AM.
Blue Licks returned to its glory days as a polished resort in 1999 with a new lodge, dining room and conference room. The lodge has 32 rooms, including two suites, one of which can be used as a hospitality center for meetings and family reunions.
Open year-round. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon.
Enjoy the great outdoors year-round at the campground, featuring 51 campsites with utility hookups, a dump station and a central service building with showers and rest rooms. Open year-round. Campground Central Service Building closed and no water available from mid-November through March. No advance reservations. Check-out by 1:00 PM, Eastern time. Pets are allowed if restrained.
Two spacious rooms on the lower level of lodge accommodate meetings or banquets. The Daniel Boone Room seats 175 theater style. The Pavilion seats 225 theatre style. Banquet services are available. The Arlington Room, off the main dining area, seats up to 125 banquet style.
1. Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park offers a large outdoor swimming pool for visitors to enjoy.
2. The park's pool is open seasonally, typically from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
3. Lifeguards are on duty during the operating hours of the public swimming area.
4. A separate kiddie pool provides safe and fun water play options for younger children or toddlers.
5. Poolside amenities include lounge chairs, umbrellas, restrooms and showers facilities available for use by swimmers.
6. The resort also hosts various aquatic events throughout its operational period including swim lessons.
Enjoy fishing in the Licking River, known for its abundant species like catfish, bass and bluegill. Try your luck at Hidden Waters Lake where you can catch trout or channel cats. The park also offers boat rentals to enhance your angling experience.