Easter hops into Kentucky State Parks

April 15, 2019 GMT

Easter is just a week away and Kentucky State Parks are planning a big weekend from buffets at all 15 resort state parks to egg hunts and weekend fun as well.

Here’s a look at what is being planned around the Commonwealth.

Kentucky State Parks will be serving the annual Easter buffet Sunday, April 21, at 15 resort park restaurants. The price for adults is $19.50, and children (12 and under) are $9.50, not including tax. The price does not include a beverage.

The buffet will be served starting at noon with various ending times. Buckhorn Lake and Kenlake state resort parks will not be serving the Easter buffet.

All other resort parks will host the buffet. Several parks are planning Easter egg hunts and other family festivities for Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21.

Here are the details for the fun happening at some of the Kentucky State Parks in our region.

CARTER CAVES STATE RESORT PARK, OLIVE HILL: Brunch With the Easter Bunny, Egg Hunt, April 20-21. Have brunch with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 20. Begin the morning by arriving at 10 a.m. for photo time with the Easter Bunny. While waiting, enjoy making a craft with your child. Then, dine from a delicious buffet prepared by Chef Falon Brown at Tierney’s Cavern. Cost is $15 per adult, $15 per child. Child’s cost includes a 5x7 picture with the Easter Bunny. The annual Easter buffet is on Sunday, April 21, followed by the Easter egg hunt for kids age 12 and under at 2 p.m. at the Welcome Center sponsored by the Friends of Carter Caves. Family recreation programs will be offered throughout the weekend. Call for reservations at 606-286-4411.

GREENBO LAKE STATE RESORT PARK, GREENUP: Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20. Hop on down to Greenbo Lake State Resort Park’s amphitheater for an Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Bunny will hide 2,000 eggs and will be there to greet you. Pictures with the Easter Bunny and crafts for the kids will start at noon on April 20 followed by two egg hunts. The first hunt for ages 0–5 will start at 2 p.m. The second hunt for ages 6–12 will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded in each category. Easter Egg Hunt is free. Photos and crafts are $5 each. Call 606-473-7324 for more information.

JENNY WILEY STATE RESORT PARK, PRESTONSBURG: Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, April 20. Visit the park campground at 2 p.m. on April 20 for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! More than 8,000 candy and prizefilled eggs will be hidden. For ages 12 and under. This event is sponsored by East Kentucky Archery and Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Call 606-889-1790.

LAKE CUMBERLAND STATE RESORT PARK, JAMESTOWN: Easter Egg Hunt, April 20. Visit Lake Cumberland State Resort Park on April 20 at 11 a.m. for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! The Easter Bunny will be joining us for all the fun! Free mini golf from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Kids eat free in the Rowena Landing Restaurant, with the purchase of an adult lunch buffet. The park’s recreation staff will be hosting loads of fun games and activities! Call 270-343-3111.

OLD FORT HARROD STATE PARK, HARRODSBURG: Community Easter Egg and Candy Hunt, April 20 Everyone is invited out to attend this celebration on the front lawn at Old Fort Harrod State Park from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 20! This event sponsored by the Harrodsburg Kiwanis Club brings out hundreds of youngsters of all ages. Games and booths and the Easter Bunny, too. Call 859-734-3314 for information.