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State Parks offer discounts to current military, retirees and veterans

Monday, 10 14, 2013

Gil Lawson,
502-564-4270
gil.lawson@ky.gov

FRANKFORT, Ky.  The Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging discounts to current and former members of our nation’s armed services with the “USA Military Discount” program from Nov. 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014.

 

The program is available to those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required at check-in.

 

“The men and women who serve or who have served in uniform for our country are appreciated by Kentucky State Parks and we want to let them know that,” said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker. “There are many great outdoor opportunities for military families at Kentucky State Parks.”

 

With the USA Military Discount, lodge rooms are available starting at $44.95 a night; one bedroom cottages for $74.95 a night; two bedroom cottages for $84.95 a night and three bedroom cottages for $94.95 a night. Tax is not included in these rates. These rates are good at 11 resort parks plus the cottages at John James Audubon State Park.

 

The rate is $5 more per night at these parks: Barren River, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland and Natural Bridge.

 

The Kentucky State Parks have 17 resorts that offer golf, fishing, hiking on scenic trails, beautiful scenery and full-service restaurants. Many resorts are near or include historic sites and museums and offer programs during the fall and winter, such as elk tours, eagle watching tours and entertainment.

 

This offer may not be used in conjunction with other special discounts or packages. The discount is based on availability, for leisure travel only, and may exclude special events and holidays.

 

For more information about Kentucky State Parks and to make reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov .

 

During the months of April through October, current and former members of the military can get a 10 percent lodging or camping discount.

 

(If you’re making your reservation online, use “USA” for the promo code for reservations between Nov. 1 and March 31. During the April through October period, select “military discount” when making an online reservation.)

 

 

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The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 49 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our website at http://www.parks.ky.gov