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Big Bone Lick Things To Do


Weather Conditions

Birding
Summer issues in the arrival of the Ruby-Throated Hummingbird, Whip-Poor-Will, Falcons, and many of the Warbler species. Fall is the best time to see dozens of species of migrating flocks stop over and gather at the park. Winter is a great time, when the park is quiet and undergrowth at a minimum, to best view any of the 57 bird species still found wintering at the park. If you want to see the most variety of birds the Big Bone Creek Trail is the best place to be.

Camping
Spacious campground features 62 campsites with utility hookups, grills, a swimming pool and playground. Showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities are available at a central service building. The campground is closed Nov 1 - Mar 31. There is a campground grocery store on-site for your convenience, which is open April 1-October 31. Check-in time begins 2pm and check-out time is 1pm.

Fishing
A 7.5-acre lake contains largemouth bass, bluegill, and catfish for bank fishing. A Kentucky fishing license is required. Open year-round. A Kentucky Fishing License is required. Click here to purchase a license online at KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

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Gift Shop
The gift shop at Big Bone Lick is just as unique as our park. After visiting the museum with all the fossils, walking the trails, and checking out the Bison herd with their new babies, guests can not wait to purchase a souvenir of their experience. We offer caps, t-shirts, fossils, books, and more. You will find several unique items to take home. Closed Jan 1 - Feb 29 (Available by appointment only)

Hiking
There are 4.5 miles of hiking trails around the lake and Outdoor Museum area. Open year round.

Miniature Golf
An 18-hole miniature golf course, with a commanding view of the surrounding countryside, is near the entrance to the campground. Open April 1- October 31 to all visitors.

Picnicking
Nearly 40 acres of picnic grounds with tables, grills and a playground areas are ideal for family outings. The two picnic shelters have tables, grills, water and electric, and may be reserved for rental up to one year in advance. Year-round.

Playgrounds
Two playgrounds ideal for family outings.

Swimming
A swimming pool is available at the campground for campground guests only. Seasonal.

Tennis
Tennis courts are available for the enjoyment of park visitors. Seasonal.

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