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Carlisle - Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

10299 Maysville Rd

On January 25, 1927 Blue Licks State Park became Kentucky’s fifth state park. Judge Samuel Wilson of Fayette County, chairman of the Blue Licks Battlefield Monument Commission, presented a deed for thirty-two acres to the Kentucky State Park Commission on behalf of local citizens who had donated the land. Located north of the Lower Blue Licks Crossing in present day Robertson County, the site of the Battle of Blue Licks enshrines the memory of the men who died in one of the worst military defeats of the American Revolution.

Blue Licks now has 148 acres and over 50 campsites with water and electricity. Each August, the park hosts a reenactment of the Battle of Blue Licks. One unique feature of the park is the existence of a rare plant. The Short’s Goldenrod is the first plant in Kentucky placed on the endangered species list of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The plant is named after amateur botanist Dr. Charles W. Short.


Patricia Allison

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018
The pool is small and in need of repair. The miniature golf needs repaired, decorated with flowers and statues to make it more attractive. It should have lights and be open until at least 10pm. Say 10 to 10. More picnic tables and grills. A basketball court and tennis court. The park owns thousands of acres. Why not offer a golf course? It's a nice location with a lot of potential but just going to waste.

Karen Darby

Friday, March 23, 2018
Lovely wooded setting near Blue Lick Springs and Licking River. Good wifi, bed, balcony, restaurant on site. Nice short hilly hiking, canoeing, swimming pool. Historic battle happened here. Saw Daniel Boone ' s escape route!

Roger McManus

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018
The truth of the matter is that we had cable outage at our home and decided to go spend the night at Blue Licks so that we could watch the Super Bowl. We visited there before and thought it was quaint and decided to simply spend the night as a little bit of an adventure. The check-in process could not have been nicer and the room, while certainly not the Ritz, was nice cozy and warm as it snowed outside and the TV blared inside. We had considered eating at the Sunday buffet, but for the $18 per person price, the food looked a little worn and uncared-for. Suggest a stir the gravy when there's not a lot of traffic.

Michelle Hardy

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
We had a very nice stay. We enjoyed our retreat. The only thing was we are used to a queen bed so the full size was interesting. Lol. We will return in the near future.

Dennis Minch

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Restaurant staff was fantastic. Everyone there helped with whatever I needed to make my stay great.

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