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Thank you for visiting the Friends of Wilderness Road State Park!

...dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park.

Welcome to Friends of Wilderness Road

The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is a non-profit organization of private citizens, businesses, civic groups and students, all of whom are dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park. We provide assistance to the park and its staff by supplying funds, materials and labor for park projects, including development of park facilities, programs and special events. We seek funding from state and local government, and we accept contributions from foundations, businesses and individuals.

Upcoming Programs and Events

Saturday, June 3: National Trails Day - Trick your Stick and Nature Hike

In observance of National Trails Day, customize your own hiking stick. We provide the sticks, you provide the creativity. Afterwards, you can try it out on a short ranger-led nature hike.

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Saturday, June 24: Great American Campout

In recognition of the Great American Campout, our rangers invite you to a fun and educational evening. Camping is a great way to get outdoors and experience nature. This program will give you all the camping 101 basics you need for a safe night of camping. As part of the event, enjoy a fire starting program, a campfire program with storytelling, a sweet treat and a ranger guided owl prowl. The event is free, registration is encouraged. Overnight camping available for $10 per family.

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Friday, June 30: A Hike to the Sand Cave and White Rocks

This is a popular yet challenging 9-mile round trip day hike that lives up to it's reputation. At nearly 3500 feet elevation, White Rocks is the highest overlook in the tri-state area. It offers unparalleled views from it's sheer 500 foot cliffs. Sand Cave is equally impressive and is known as the largest sandstone shelter in Kentucky. Don't forget to bring plenty of snacks and water, as well as your camera.

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"I have been to the park for the Candlelight Ghost Tour and the Mystery Dinner Theatre. I just love these events, I wish they could have them once a month." - Ginger Sullivan

"I have watched this park grow so much over the past 10-12 years. I really enjoy the Heritage Festival and listening to all the Bluegrass bands. And the Wilderness Road Trail is perfect for walking and riding your bicycle." - Janice Lowe

"My kids love to stop by and see the Buffalo. It's so nice to have these facilities right here in our region. The kids love the playground and the Junior Rangers program. And the Indian Ridge Trail is a great location to see some of our area's prettiest wildflowers." - Melissa Jackson