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Kentucky State Parks Expand Campground Reopening Guidelines


Following the reopening of Kentucky State Park campgrounds, parks officials announced today that campground bathhouses will also reopen. Campers with tents and pop-up campers will now have access to the state park campgrounds.

In an effort to protect the health and safety of park guests and staff from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), reopening guidelines restricted the use of campgrounds to self-contained campers and RVs due to the closure of bathhouses. After further consultation with state public health officials, it was determined that state park campground bathhouses could safely be reopened for visitor use.

Sites designated for tent camping can be reserved beginning Friday, June 12, through Reserve America.

Campers will also be allowed to have a maximum of two guests at each campsite, which is the current camping regulations.

All campground guests are encouraged to use safe social distancing and use facemasks when appropriate.

Kentucky State Park swimming pools, beaches and playgrounds remain closed at this time.

For more information and reservations for Kentucky State Parks, visit http://parks.ky.gov

(provided by Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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