During the Pleistocene Epoch, over thousand years ago, a huge ice sheet covered the ground all the way from Canada down to the Ohio River. On the edges of this ice sheet, great herds of giant mastodons, wooly mammoths and ground sloths were attracted to the warm salt springs that still bubble from the earth at Big Bone Lick State Park. The salty marsh that attracted these prehistoric visitors sometimes proved to be a fatal attraction. Animals became trapped and perished in what the early pioneers called "jelly ground," leaving skeletons and interesting clues about life in prehistoric Kentucky.
Big Bone Lick State Park
Big Bone Lick State Park - Wikipedia
Stayed here for 4 nights, and we had a great time. Facilities are clean, pool is great a bit This park is older but it is nice and clean. The pool is small but it is great for cooling off and Facilities are clean, pool is great a bit cool but refreshing on a hot day. This is a well-run facility with hosts touring the campground on golf carts chatting with guests, etc. Great camp ground, lots of hiking, swimming pool, quiet, and awesome price point.
Pleistocene Diorama at Big Bone Lick - Picture of Big Bone Lick State Historic Site, Union
Reservations must be made 1 Day s ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month s in advance. Please note: The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date. New Inventory is made available when the call center opens. There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
So much to do this weekend! Drop by the park to tour the museum, make a tie dye, or visit the bison. Admission to the park is free; some programs have fees. Details below. This is a Monarch chrysalis.