NATURE NEEDS YOUR HELP

Forest ecology depends on good fires, which are nature’s way of spring cleaning–clearing out brush, restoring natural habitats and preventing wildfires. Learn more about how carefully planned and professionally managed prescribed fires give nature some help at GoodFires.org.

goodfires.org

Search Key

Forests Near You

hide this

Enter your zip code to find a forest near you:

within

What I want to do:

Where I want to do it:

Keep Your Forest Healthy

Help preserve the natural areas near you. Learn more about how prescribed fires help your forests stay healthy at GoodFires.org

There are 91 places within 200 miles of zip code 40618 (Frankfort, KY) that match your search request.

Displaying all activities.

Displaying all parks, forests and wildlife areas.

Pine Mountain State Resort Park Hiking Camping Horseback

Pineville, KY 40977 (118.547 miles)

You will be charmed by the skilled craftsmanship of stone and wood throughout Herndon J. Evans Lodge. Each of the 30 rooms has a private patio or balcony to enjoy mountain views. Open year-round. AAA 3 - Diamond rating. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs)

Official Website: Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Prestonsburg, KY 41653 (121.438 miles)

Experience the secluded beauty of the 49-room May Lodge, surrounded by towering pines and peaceful mountains. Rooms are available by late afternoon. Check-out by noon, Eastern Time. Pets are not allowed (with the exception of service dogs).

Official Website: Jenny Wiley State Resort Park

Pickett State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 38556 (122.173 miles)

Pickett State Forest is located in northeastern Tennessee in Pickett and Fentress Counties near the Kentucky-Tennessee border. The eastern side of the forest is adjacent to the Big South Fork Recreation Area. This Forest originated from a land donation to the State by Stearns Coal and Lumber Company in 1933.

Official Website: Pickett State Forest

Pickett State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Jamestown, TN 38556 (122.173 miles)

Situated in a remote section of the upper Cumberland Plateau, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park is known for its geological, botanical, and scenic wonders. Visitors to the park can explore large rock houses, natural sandstone bridges, scenic bluffs, and wild mountain streams. More than 58 miles of hiking trails meander through the wilderness and the surrounding forest. They vary in length and difficulty, from short day-use trails suitable for families, to longer multi-day backpacking trails. A backcountry camping permit is required through the park office. The trails afford views of sandstone bluffs, natural bridges, waterfalls and diverse plant life. Situated in a remote section of the upper Cumberland Plateau, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park is known for its geological, botanical, and scenic wonders. Visitors to the park can explore large rock houses, natural sandstone bridges, scenic bluffs, and wild mountain streams. More than 58 miles of hiking trails meander through the wilderness and the surrounding forest. They vary in length and difficulty, from short day-use trails suitable for families, to longer multi-day backpacking trails. A backcountry camping permit is required through the park office. The trails afford views of sandstone bluffs, natural bridges, waterfalls and diverse plant life.

Official Website: Pickett State Park

Yatesville Lake State Park Hiking Fishing Camping Boating

Louisa, KY 41230 (123.541 miles)

Relax in the scenic lakeside setting of the park's 47 site campground. Opened in 1999, the Pleasant Ridge Campgrounds has 27 full hook up campsites and 20 primitive campsites-16 "boat in" sites and 4 "hike in" sites. The campground also has a playground facility, nature trails, laundry room, restrooms & showers, and a dump station.

Official Website: Yatesville Lake State Park

Standing Stone State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Biking Horseback Boating

Hilham, TN 38570 (125.902 miles)

his Forest had its beginning in lands purchased by the Resettlement Administration and deeded to the State in 1955. It became a State Forest in 1961. It is located on the Eastern Highland Rim in Overton and Clay Counties. The forest is approximately 20 miles north of Cookeville and is bisected by State Route 136. The majority of lands were eroded and degraded due to extensive row cropping and poor farming practices. The forested areas had been subjected to heavy timber cutting, high grading, and frequent fires.

Official Website: Standing Stone State Forest

Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Hiking Fishing Camping Biking

Middlesboro, KY 40965 (126.238 miles)

There are over 70 miles of hiking trails in the park ranging from short, easy 1/4 mile hikes to the 21 mile Ridge Trail. Backcountry trails lead to remote, wilderness areas. The Wilderness Road Campground is located approximately 3 miles from the park visitor center off of Highway 58 in Virginia. It has 160 sites in a beautiful wooded setting. Wildlife is abundant in the park and includes: deer, beaver, fox, bobcat, bear, and over 150 species of birds! For more information call (606) 248-2817.

Official Website: Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Kentenia State Forest Hiking Fishing Hunting Camping Horseback

Harlan, KY 40831 (126.570 miles)

Kentenia is the oldest state-owned forest, acquired in 1919 as a gift from the Kentenia-Cantron Corporation. It is located in Harlan County. The forest is open to the public for hunting and fishing and subject to state fish and game regulations. Primitive camping, hiking, picnicking and horseback riding are also permitted. ATVs are prohibited.

Official Website: Kentenia State Forest

Ben Hawes State Park Hiking Biking

Owensboro, KY 42301 (127.742 miles)

Located in Western Kentucky, Ben Hawes State Park offers opportunities for fun and education. On the park grounds are the remains of a deep coal mine operation that thrived from the early 1900s through the 1950s. Several buildings remain that can be reached by hiking trails. Park benches are conveniently located around the mine site. Along the wooded countryside of the park, there is an outdoor classroom where nature classes can be held.

Official Website: Ben Hawes State Park

Wilderness Road Hiking Camping Biking

Ewing, VA 24248 (131.453 miles)

Offers approximately 200 acres for picnicking, hiking and living history programs.

Official Website: Wilderness Road