Recreation & Tourism: A Wealth of Opportunities
Festivals & Events
If you are an outdoor adventurer, you'll love Jackson County. We have a variety of recreational areas, facilities and attractions for the active minded person: caving, camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing, swimming, competition shooting and hiking, horseback riding or four-wheeling through scenic hiking trails.
The Daniel Boone National Forest covers 56,000 acres of Jackson County. It encompasses much of Jackson County's great beauty and provides a vacation paradise. The U.S. Forest Service operates two campgrounds and picnic areas in the county, S-Tree and Turkey Foot Recreational Areas. Hikers' favorite is the Sheltowee Trace Recreational Trail which spans many counties in Kentucky and runs the entire length of Jackson County.
Other recreational areas and entertainment facilities that are within a 70 mile radius of Jackson County include:
- Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park,
- White Hall State Shrine,
Fort Boonesborough State Park,
- Laurel River Lake,
- William Whitley House State Shrine,
- Natural Bridge State Resort Park,
Red River Gorge,
- Cumberland Falls State Resort Park,
- Hummel Planetarium,
- Kentucky Horse Park,
- the Red Mile Racehorse Track,
- Renfro Valley Country Music Hall,
The area also includes innumerable other historic, scenic, and entertainment areas and facilities.
Linger in our hills and experience the neighborliness of our people and the beauty of our countryside.
Location & Climate
Recreation & Tourism