PO Box 66 Mount Olivet 41064, 10299 Maysville Road, Carlisle Kentucky 40311
859-289-5507 Toll Free: 800-443-7008
This is the site of the last Revolutionary War engagement fought in Kentucky, in which British captain William Caldwell led a band of American Indians in a two-day raid of the unprotected outpost settlement of Bryan Station. Kentucky volunteers pursued Caldwell on his retreat to the Ohio border, but were ambushed in a 15-minute battle in which they were outnumbered three to one. A granite obelisk commemorates those who died in the conflict; an August Re-enactment Celebration is one of the special events hosted at the park annually.
Included within the park are a lodge and campground, swimming pool, miniature golf course, picnic facilities, a 15-acre nature preserve which protects the historically important Short's Goldenrod, a one-mile loop trail to the Licking River, and a Pioneer Museum exhibiting mastodon bones, Native American and Kentucky pioneer artifacts. Park open daily, 24 hours.
Other Kentucky State Parks nearby:
(Carlisle) Blue Licks Battlefield State Park
(Olive Hill) Carter Caves State Resort Park
(Richmond) Fort Boonesborough State Park
(Olive Hill) Grayson Lake State Park
(Falmouth) Kincaid Lake State Park
12/11 Coming to The Carlisle area
Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair Cincinnati OH May4 The Clay Alliance Spring Pottery Fair is a combination of nearly 50 local clay artisans who exhibits and sells their unique ceramic creations.
Smokin' on the Water - BBQ Festival By The Lake Liberty IN May4-5 Arts, Crafts, and Antiques of all kinds are permitted and desired. Lawn Equipment, Golf Carts, Personal Mobility Devices, Home Healthcare Products, ATVs, RVs, Vehicles, Boats, Outdoor Cooking Equipment, and Sporting Goods are also permitted and desired.
CincItalia the Cincinnati Italian Festival Cincinnati OH May17-19 Come early and be dazzled by CincItalia's Italian Auto Show and enriched by our traditional Italian Statue Procession.
Kentucky Sheep and Wool Festival Lexington KY May18-19 A family friendly Festival for young and old alike, the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival has not only a wonderful selection of Fiber and Sheep related vendors, but also Educational Demonstrations, Irish Dancers, Live Music, a Tractor Show, Live Animals and much more.
Kentucky Reggae Festival Louisville KY May25-27 Since 1991 the Kentucky Reggae Festival has been the predominant event in the Louisville area during Memorial Day Weekend. The flavor of the islands is captured and brought right to Louisville through reggae music, ethnic foods, and the caribbean market.
Abbey Road on the River Louisville KY May23-27 Attracting over 30,000 attendants to Louisville's Belvedere, Abbey Road on the River is the largest Beatles festival in the United States.