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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park © andrea nolan
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park © andrea nolan
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park © andrea nolan
Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park © andrea nolan
Highway 68
Mt Olivet, Kentucky   41064

Phone: 859-289-5507
Toll Free: 800-443-7008
Reservations: 859-289-5507
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.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
BoatingLaunch Rampsyes
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.
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.
Meeting Rooms
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.
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Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park is located near Cynthiana, Maysville and Paris

Two picnic shelters (one with rest rooms), are available for rental up to three years in advance. Tables, grills, and playgrounds are located throughout the park for a great picnic outing.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 20 closed by Cathy with hope.
I was shocked to find the restrooms closed. We travel from Tenn to Ohio monthly with our 4 dogs and this place was always been on our stopping list. We can not find the words to express the shock of finding the State Park rest rooms closed, not once but 3 times since early December. They have NO posting outside the park or inside the the park. Please post when will the rest rooms be open again or will they????
September 18 The Family
I have not been there, but I would like too since my great great great great grandfather fought there! Major Benjamin Netherland.
August 15 Very family oriented by Carol Hill, Georgia
We go every year for a family reeunion. We usually stay at the lodge or one of the cabins if the whole family comes with us. It is very family friendly with something for everyone to do.
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