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Kentucky State Parks now have Facebook page

FRANKFORT, Ky. —Fans of the Kentucky State Parks can now learn about their favorite park system through Facebook.

The park system now has a page on Facebook, the social networking website, to promote its 52 parks and park events. The park system will also hold contests and ask park guests to share their experiences on the Facebook site.

The Kentucky State Park Facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kentucky-State-Parks/152588316577.

It can also be access through the Department of Parks website at www.parks.ky.gov

The Kentucky State Parks have several fall events scheduled in the next few months including elk viewing tours in Eastern Kentucky, Civil War battle re-enactments at Perryville and Columbus-Belmont, Daniel Boone’s birthday commemoration at Fort Boonesborough, Halloween programs at campgrounds and many other recreational and living history programs.

Fall is also a great time to try one of the park system’s award-winning golf courses or to stay overnight at one of 17 resort parks in a lodge or cottage.

For more information and a list of events, visit www.parks.ky.gov

The parks are currently offering a $55-a-night lodge room coupon that is good Sunday through Thursday at resort parks. Visit the website for details. Some restrictions apply.

The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 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 Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov