8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
(April 1st through October 30th)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
To make shelter, ball diamond,
or program reservations please call 685-6142.
Nestled along the wooded banks of Yellow Creek at Thruston, Kentucky.
Yellow Creek Park provides a picturesque multi-faceted 119 1/2 acres of
recreational and leisure challenges. The acreage features hiking
trails, multi-purpose sports areas, a one room refurbished African
American school house. As well as a look-out tower, a swinging bridge,
outdoor pavilions with playground equipment, restrooms and an area: of
historic artifacts as depicted in our picnic tables and rustic seating.
These tables are made of huge Limestone blocks that were quarried long
before the Civil War.
Habitat and trail info: The park
also boasts two reconstructed covered bridges over Yellow Creek, a
restored iron bridge circa 1800's that once spanned Panther Creek. This
bridge serves as an elegant entrance to a 51 1/2 acre nature explorer's
dream. Either with a friend or by yourself for a quiet moment, the
sights and sounds of nature surround you. Our winding trails are color
coded and take you through an upland forest of oak, hickory, scotch
pine, and red maple. Vines such as Virginia Creeper and Bitter Sweet
grow in profusion. The cascading waterfall makes this park appealing to
photographers, and the romancing freshwater lake, despite its small
size, is home to a surprising variety of plants and animals.
Wildlife Viewing Opportunities:
Bird watching and identification, walks, astronomy, wildlife programs,
or learning about butterflies, bees, or frogs, all help you appreciate
the great out-of-doors.
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