Directions to Parks
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
Located about 25 miles south of Louisville, KY, on Highway 245 in Clermont, KY. Take I-65 to exit 112 and go east for about one mile. Admission is free on weekdays, $5 per vehicle weekends and holidays.
Call (502) 955-8512 for information.
E. P. Tom Sawyer State Park
3000 Freys Hill Road, Louisville KY 40241-2132 (502) 426-8950
Charlestown State Park
2,300 acres of scenic views, picnic areas, hiking trails and many species of birds.
IN 62, Charlestown, IN (812) 256-5600
Clark State Forest
Indiana's oldest forest. Covers 24,000 acres, including the 60-mile Knobstone Trail for hiking.
U.S. 31 in Henryville, IN (812) 294-4306.
Deam Lake Recreation Park
A 194-acre lake in the scenic Knobs.
Off IN 60 in Borden, IN (812) 246-5421
Highview Park (Briscoe Lane and Vaughn Mill Road)
From Grinstead Drive to Bardstown Road turn left; continue on Bardstown Road to Fegenbush Lane in Buechel, turn right. Follow Fegenbush past GE and the road turns into Vaughn Mill Road. Continue on Vaughn Mill to Briscoe Lane, turn right. Highview Park is on the left.
Jefferson County Memorial Forest
A 5,400-acre forest designated as a National Audubon Society Wildlife Refuge.
11311 Mitchell Hill Road, Louisville, KY (502) 368-5404
Guided hikes and a welcome center. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
Jefferson Memorial Forest Scotts Gap Road parking lot.
Take the Gene Snyder to exit 3, Stonestreet Rd. (This is the last exit before Dixie Hwy on the Gene Snyder) Turn south onto Blevins Gap Rd. Continue straight on Blevins Gap Rd, turn Left on to Scotts Gap Rd. The parking lot will be on the right. If you reach the Bullitt county line, you gone to far.
Long Run Park
This 394-acre park near Oldham County features an 18-hole golf course, tennis and volleyball courts, a fishing lake and playground.
Flat Rock Road, Eastwood, KY (502) 456-8100
Louisville Metro Parks
McNeely Lake Park
Take I-65 South to Gene Snyder East. Once on Gene Snyder go to Preston Highway (South) exit. Turn right onto Preston Highway and go to Cooper Chapel Road. Take left onto Cooper Chapel and follow curves and winding road to McNeely Lake Park on the right.
6711 Mt. Washington Road, Louisville, KY (502) 231-9011
Algonquin Park, Baxter Square, Bingham Park, Boone Square, Central Park, Cherokee Park, Chickasaw Park, Churchill Park, Elliott Square, Iroquois Park, Seneca Park, Shawnee Park, Shelby Park, Stansbury Park, Tyler Park, Victory Park, Wayside Park, Willow Park
Otter Creek Park (Reopened May 2011)
Taylorsville Lake State Park
PO Box 205, Taylorsville, KY 40071-0205
Main Office: (502) 477-8713
Campground: (502) 477-0086