Home to more attractions than most state parks, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park offers unique activities that many other areas of the Cumberland basin may not. Named after the famous pioneer Levi Jackson, the first settler in Laurel County, the park is both historic and recreational. The park honors the very first settlers of the Kentucky territory and offers event venues, activities and the best of the Upper Cumberland watershed.
This 896-acre park has something for everyone, from historic reverence and educational features to kid-friendly activities and good wholesome leisure time. Listed below are some visitor favorites when visiting Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park.
One of the most unique features of Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park is the opportunity for zip-lining, suspended bridges, aerial tunnels, and over 50 other treetop activities. The facility reopens on Memorial Day with prices ranging from $18-$26 per person. Reservations are dependent on weather, so be sure to call ahead before you head out if you’re worried about conditions.
Also opening on Memorial Day and lasting through Labor Day is the public pool. Available for birthday parties and other events, cool off from the Kentucky heat with the Cumberland community.
For those interested in the historical significance of Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park, the McHargue’s Mill replica is a must-see. Set on the banks of the Little Laurel River, the authentically designed watermill transports visitors back into the pioneer era. The mill stones featured outside are the actual stones pioneers travelled with over the Wilderness Road in 1805. Open seasonally, grab some fresh ground corn meal after enjoying a piece of Kentucky’s history.
One of the many courses in the parks surrounding the Cumberland basin area, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park offers an 18-hole course conveniently located adjacent to the campground. The course is open year-round but dependent on weather conditions so call ahead.
Levi Jackson Clubhouse and Outdoor Shelters
Equipped with restrooms, a full kitchen and even a fireplace, this beautiful bright blue clubhouse is the perfect place to host an event. The venue has hosted family reunions, wedding receptions, business luncheons and more. In addition to the clubhouse, there are several outdoor shelters available for rent during the months of the year with great weather. Call today to book a reservation for your special event.
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park is a unique place to visit when you’re planning a trip to the Cumberland basin. When planning your trip, call ahead to ensure the attractions you are looking forward to are in season and operational. With an important historical background and unique attractions, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park is a gem of the Upper Cumberland watershed region.