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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.

Location: PO Box 66 Mount Olivet 41064, 10299 Maysville Road, Carlisle Kentucky 40311 Telephone 859-289-5507 Toll Free: 800-443-7008

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

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