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Harrodsburg/Mercer
County  Tourist Commission

 488 Price Avenue, PO Box 283
Harrodsburg, KY 40330
 800-355-9192 / 859-734-2364
 tourism@harrodsburgky.com



Harrodsburg, KY Unexpected
for more excitement and
adventure in Harrodsburg.

 


Outdoor Recreation

Aquatic Facility  l  Anderson-Dean Community Park  l  Big Red Stables  l  Bike Trails
Blue Water Trails 
l  Bright Leaf Golf Resort  l 
Campgrounds  l  Devine’s Corn Maze Zip Line Racers  l  Fishing  l   Good Time Paddling  l  Loafers Indoor Golf Simulators  Marinas 
Old Fort Harrod State Park Playground  l  Palisades Adventures  l  Pin Oak Driving Range
The Preserve at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill 
l  Young’s Park

 

AQUATIC FACILITY
Anderson-Dean Community Park
1501 Louisville Road (US Hwy. 127 N)
859/734-1704

All ages will enjoy fun in the sun at this interactive outdoor aquatic facility featuring a 27-foot double-loop waterslide, Jr. Olympic lap pool, two 1-meter diving boards, in-water playground, and a spraying water mushroom.

HOURS: Mon – Sat, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.; Sun, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.  ADMISSION.

 

ANDERSON-DEAN COMMUNITY PARK
1501 Louisville Road
(US Hwy. 127 N)
859/734-9167

200-acre recreational complex includes an aquatic facility, 2-mile walking/bike trail, children’s playgrounds, 2 picnic shelters, meeting room w/kitchen, baseball, soccer & softball complexes, lighted basketball, sand volleyball & tennis courts, 18-hole disc golf, lighted softball batting cages, pang-pong courts, horseshoe pits and skateboard park.

HOURS: Gates close at
11 p.m.

 

BIG RED STABLES
1605 Jackson Pike (Off US Hwy. 127 N)
859/330-9798

Enjoy more than 200 acres of beautiful riding space on guided or unguided rides.
(12 yr. Age minimum, 220 lb. Weight limit)

HOURS: Daily, 9 a.m.-Dark; by appointment only.  ADMISSION.

 

BIKE TRAILS
859/734-2364 or 800/355-9192

Cycling enthusiasts will enjoy spectacular scenery found along the backroads and byways adorned with rolling bluegrass farmlands, sprawling horse farms, and pastoral countryside dotted with a wealth of historical and cultural legacy. A rewarding experience awaits the mountain biker or the road cyclists. Scenic US 68 Byway, TransAmerica and Midland Kentucky Bike Trail Routes travel through the community.  (Local Bike Trail map under development.)

 

BLUE WATER TRAILS
859/734-2364 or 800/355-9192

Explore the diverse waterways that meander through the county’s beautiful landscape. The Kentucky, Dix, Chaplin and Salt Rivers provide excellent streams for fishing, canoeing, rafting or kayaking, while Herrington Lake boasts a 3600-acre playground for many outdoor and recreational sports. (Blue Water Trail map under development.)

 

BRIGHT LEAF GOLF RESORT
1742 Danville Road (US Hwy. 127 S)
859/734-5481 or 800/469-6038

One of central Kentucky’s finest golf and swimming resorts offers 36-holes of golf ranging from a 9-hole par 3 executive course to a championship 18-hole layout. Golfers can also enjoy a modern health club, pro shop, restaurant and villas overlooking the greens.

HOURS: 36 holes, daylight to dark; Lighted Par 3, dark-11 p.m.

 

DEVINE'S SEVINE'S CORN MAZE ZIP LINE RACERS
623 Talmage-Mayo Road
859/613-6900

Add a little adventure to your visit while at Devine’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm on the zip lines featuring over 600 feet of soaring fun and excitement at speeds up to 25 mph!

HOURS:  Call for seasonal hours.   ADMISSION.

 

GOOD TIME PADDLING
1450 Johnson Road
502/639-9293 or 502/821-7465

Enjoy the simple pleasure of being immersed in nature while paddling down the lazy river.   Canoe and kayak rental & guide service on the Chaplin River.  Ferry service available.  Safety classes offered.

HOURS:  Friday, Saturday & Sunday or by appointment
ADMISSION:  ½ day & 1 day rates (Call for pricing)

 

LOAFERS INDOOR GOLF SIMULATORS
110 West Broadway Street
859/325-1780

HOURS: Tee times by reservations available
FEES:  $20/round or $20/hour for driving range


 

 

OLD FORT HARROD STATE PARK PLAYGROUND
100 S. College St. (US 127 & US 68)
859/734-3314

Picnic shelter with restrooms is available for rental up to one year in advance.  Tables are available on the grounds. The playground is located near the picnic shelter.


 

PALISADES ADVENTURES
6716½ Lexington Road, (US Hwy. 68E)
859-612-8826 or 859-858-0712

Enjoy breathtaking scenery on the Kentucky River and marvel at the majestic palisades, a series of scenic gorges and towering limestone outcroppings.  The unique ecosystem is home to the largest concentration of forest within the inner Bluegrass Region and serves as a habitat for a variety wildlife and rare plant species.

SEASON: Open Spring – Fall (Call ahead for scheduling.) RENTALS: Kayak or Canoe

TOURS:  2-hour pontoon boat tour.


PIN OAK DRIVING RANGE
1801 Danville Road, (US Hwy. 127 S)
859/613-5870

HOURS: Mon-Fri., 5-9 p.m.; Sat., 12 noon-9 p.m.; Sun., 2-9 p.m.

 

THE PRESERVE AT SHAKER VILLAGE OF PLEASANT HILL
3501 Lexington Road (US Hwy. 68 E)
859/734-5411 or 800/734-5611

Forty miles of scenic trails present a broad range of distances and skill requirements for walkers, hikers, bikers, horseback riders and carriage drivers. The Preserve is a sanctuary for more than 130 species of local and migrating birds, and the forests and fields are filled with hundreds of wildflowers. The restoration of more than 1,200 acres of native prairies has enhanced wildlife habitats while returning the land to its natural beauty. The Stable provides horse enthusiasts the comforts of home – trailer parking, stall and paddock boarding, and more. Trail card included in village admission.  Additional fee(s) for equestrians.


YOUNG'S PARK
Linden Avenue

859-734-2383

Enclosed air-conditioned shelter house with full kitchen is available for rental.  Creative playground, picnic shelter and picnic tables at park.

 

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CAMPGROUNDS

Cane Run Fishing Camp & Marina
KY Hwy. 152
326 Cane Run Camp Road
859/748-5487

SEASON:  Year-round  RV sites  (No shower)

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Chimney Rock RV Park
220 Chimney Rock Road
859/748-5252

SEASON: Apr.-Oct.

OFFICE:  Sun & Tue – Thu, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Fri & Sat, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 
75 sites. Wi-Fi, Cell Phone Service, Gated Community, Sewer, Water, 30 & 50 amp Electric, laundry, dump station, restrooms, showers, pool, basketball, ping pong, Corn Hole Games, tent camping.  

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Cummins Ferry Resort, Campground & Marina
KY Hwy. 1988
2558 Cummins Ferry Road
859/865-2003

SEASON:  Open year-round with gated entry

RV & Tent Sites.  100’ drive-thru and riverfront sites. Full sewage hook-ups, electric, water, pool, bath house, walking/hiking trails, playgrounds, store, laundry.  Pavilion with outdoor barbeque.  Wi-Fi. 

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Mercer County Fairgrounds
560 Linden Avenue
859/734-5546

SEASON:  Opening 2015, Spring – Fall

RV & Primitive Sites with Shower/Restroom facilities

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Wavies Mid-Lake Marina
228 Cedar Lane
859/748-8888

SEASON:  RV campsites available year-round (all offer lakeview w/full hook- ups). Tent sites available.

 

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FISHING

Cedar Hills Paylake
2668 Cornishville Road
859/366-4441

SEASON:  Spring – Fall; Tue. – Thu., 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., Open all night; Sun., 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
 
One of the top pay lakes in the area that is stocked weekly with 500 lb. of Channel Cats and Flathead Cats.  Rod and reel rental and bait, as well as a large selection of fishing tackle to land the big ones. ADMISSION.

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Dix River/Herrington Lake Tailwater
No access sites on Dix River/Herrington Lake Tailwater

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Herrington Lake/Mercer County

Herrington Lake, filled in the spring of 1925, was Kentucky’s first large-scale impoundment and boasts of producing some of the finest reservoir fishing the state has ever known. Great fishing is abundant and the well-stocked lake contains bluegill, catfish, crappie, hybrid striped bass, largemouth bass, spotted bass & white bass. The 3600 acre lake is the perfect playground for many outdoor and recreational sports.   Herrington Lake Conservation League, a volunteer organization, was formed to restore the natural beauty and to improve the environmental health of the lake.

Ramps:  Cane Run Marina, Chimney Rock Marina, Pandora Marina, Royalty’s Camp, Wavies Mid-Lake Marina

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Kentucky River/Mercer County

The Kentucky River forms the eastern boundary of Mercer County and the scenery located in this stretch of navigable waterway is admitted to be among the most picturesque in the nation. The most notable features are the massive palisades, the grand limestone cliffs that rise above the river. Kentucky River Boating Guide describes numerous historic sites identified by numbered signs placed along the banks.

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Kentucky River/Lower
Ramp:  Oregon Road

Directions: US 127 N of Harrodsburg to Salvisa; right on Oregon Road

Ramp:  Palisades Adventures

Directions: US 68 E of Harrodsburg to Kentucky River; on right before crossing river

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Salt River/Mercer County

Ramp:  Salt River Ramp 3
 

Directions:   KY 152 W of Harrodsburg, Turn left just before the bridge, ramp is behind the old municipal swimming pool

 

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MARINAS

Cane Run Fishing Camp & Marina
KY Hwy. 152
326 Cane Run Camp Road
859/748-5487

SEASON:  MAR – OCT , 9 AM - 9 PM; NOV – APR, 10 AM - 6 PM

Covered slips, boat launch, bait shop, marine shop. Dry land boat storage

RENTALS: Fishing Boats:  5 HP, Row Boats

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Chimney Rock Marina
KY Hwy. 152
250 Chimney Rock Road
859/748-7625

SEASON:  May – Sept

Covered slips, boat launch, electric/water hook-ups, central water, store/bait shop, snack bar, full-service restaurant.

Rentals: Pontoons—20 ft and 24ft

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Cummins Ferry Resort, Campground & Marina
KY Hwy. 1988
2558 Cummins Ferry Road
859/865-2003

SEASON:  Open year-round with gated entry

Open/covered slips, boat launch, water/electric slips, convenience/bait store

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Pandora Marina/Marine Works
KY Hwy. 152
#1Pandora Cove
859/748-9121    Marina
859/748-6180    Marine Works

SEASON: April – October, 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.; November – March, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Open/covered slips, boat launch, electric/water hook-ups, central water, dump station, store/bait shop, snack bar/restaurant.

Rentals: Fishing Boats--9.9HP; Pontoons--24ft/50HP

Full service/boat repair

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Royalty's Fishing Camp and Marina
940 Norman's Camp Road
859/748-5459

SEASON: April – October

Open/covered slips, boat launch, electric/water hook-ups, store/bait shop, snack bar, pump out station available for houseboats/housefloats.

Rentals: Fishing Boats--6HP; Pontoons--28ft/50HP

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Wavies Mid-Lake Marina
228 Cedar Lane
859/748-5459

SEASON: May – Sept., 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Open/covered slips, boat launch, electric/water, store/bait shop, snack bar/restaurant (patio dining).   

RENTALS:  Pontoons, 20 ft/25 hp & 24 ft/35 hp

 

 

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