FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Parks are preparing to open campgrounds across the state this month.
The agency said in a statement on Monday that campsites at 30 parks will be available beginning on March 12. The statement says that guests will be required to adhere to restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, including wearing a mask and maintaining safe social distancing.
Officials say campground upgrades have been completed at General Burnside and Lake Cumberland state parks.
Campsites at John James Audubon and Carr Creek state parks will remain closed due to ongoing repairs. Along with camping, state parks offer outdoor activities that include hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Due to the state’s ongoing battle with COVID-19, park guests are required to follow all public health safety guidelines including Red Zone Reduction Recommendations, face-covering requirements, and social distancing.
While visiting park grounds, guests should adhere to the following:
- Wear a mask or facial covering;
- Do not use parks or trails if you are exhibiting symptoms;
- Maintain safe social distancing at least 6 feet;
- Do not congregate in groups;
- Avoid games that require close contact; and
- Move to a different location to avoid crowds.