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Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Type Kentucky state park
Location Perry County, Kentucky
Area 856 acres (346 ha)
Created 1961
Operated by Kentucky Department of Parks
Open Year-round

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is a state park located in the northwest corner of Perry County, Kentucky. The park itself encompasses 856 acres (346 ha), while Buckhorn Lake, a mountain reservoir lake which serves as its major feature and which was created by damming the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River, covers approximately 1,230 acres (500 ha). The park is adjacent to the northern edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Activities and amenities

  • Buckhorn Lake: The lake offers swimming, boating and canoeing. Fishermen can angle for muskie, as a large population of the predator fish lives in the lake.
  • Trails: The self-guided Moonshiner's Hollow Interpretive Trail winds 1.5 miles (2.4 km) past 18 learning stations that teach hikers about the geology, flora, and fauna of the area. More experienced hikers may prefer the more difficult Leatherwood Trail, which connects with the Moonshiner's Hollow Trail.
  • Accommodations: The park offers a 36-room lodge and three cabins, all overlooking Buckhorn Lake.

The park has Elk with Elk viewing tours.

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