Located in Cumberland, Kentucky, Kingdom Come State Park is one of the most scenic locations of the Cumberland basin. Environmental maintenance in the Cumberland basin is crucial to this park, as the ecological system relies heavily on the Upper Cumberland watershed. The historic park is located right outside of Cumberland and offers a range of both natural and recreational attractions.
Known for its natural and unique rock formations, Kingdom Come State Park is home to “Log Rock”, one of the nation’s only natural sandstone bridges, as well as the breathtaking “Raven Rock”. Leaping into the sky at 290 feet and a 45-degree angle, Raven Rock is truly a must-see. These geological wonders are only a few of the reasons to visit Kingdom Come State Park. Listed below are some key features of the park to enjoy.
Experience the famous Kingdom Come overlooks from the 2,700 feet mountain. Offering trails to 8 overlooks around Pine mountain, the two most famous are the 12 O’Clock Outlook and the Creech outlook.
With 1,283 acres of completely untouched land, the rustic camping grounds offer the true experience of the wilderness. With a 2-car and 2-tent minimum for each camping site with access to restrooms, the scenic setting of Kingdom Come State Park will be a great place to have a quiet outdoors getaway with a loved one. Horseshoes are also available for rental to have some day-time fun on your camping trip.
Trout, largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish are all available in Pine Mountain’s 3.5 acre mountain lake. Grab a fishing license from the Kentucky Fish and Gaming Resources Department and enjoy year-round fishing. If a more active interest on the lake interests you, pedal boats are offered for rental April through October.
April through October is also the time frame to enjoy the most scenic mini-golf course you can imagine. Constructed to fit the natural contours of Pine Mountain, this unique course ensures a fun and scenic day of affordable mini-golf ($2.75 per game).
As one of the most unique venues for a show, the completely natural outdoor theater utilizes one of Raven Rock’s natural formations to host civic and scouting organizations. The theater is accessible through both the Raven Rock trail beginning at the peak of the rock formation or by the Laurel trail leading away from the parking area behind the lake.
With other charming features such as the gift shop, biking trails and picnic areas, Kingdom Come State Park offers some of the best experiences of the Upper Cumberland watershed area. From the beautiful scenery to the plethora of activities available, it is promised to be a great experience.