JOHN JAMES AUDUBON STATE PARK, KY

John James Audubon State Park is located just south of the Ohio river in western Kentucky. The park preserves the peaceful woods where John James Audubon walked as he studied the subjects of his paintings. The park is highlighted by the John James Audubon Museum and Nature Center...
Status: Open through Sun Nov 30 2014   Season Dates
Max reservation window: Fri Aug 21 2015   Later Dates

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Alerts and Important Information
Campground is open year round. Campground personnel available April 1st to October 31st.


The park now has WIFI connection capability. The access code can be purchased at the Campground Booth. Variable rates apply:
  • 1 Day - $3.99
  • 3 Day - $9.99
  • 7 Day - $19.99
  • 14 Day - $29.99
  • 30 Day passes are no longer available.


  • 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.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds. http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
  • May 14th and 15th - Homegrown Bluegrass and Creative Arts Festival - Friday night - Bluegrass concerts 4pm - 8pm. Saturday night - Bluegrass Concerts, Art booths, Festival Food, Kids events, demonstrations and more 9am - 8pm. Visit www.friendsofaudubon.org.

    October 2nd and 3rd - GRADD Arts and Crafts Festival

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    Overview

    Description

    John James Audubon State Park is located just south of the Ohio river in western Kentucky. The park preserves the peaceful woods where John James Audubon walked as he studied the subjects of his paintings. The park is highlighted by the John James Audubon Museum and Nature Center. Enjoy camping, golf, fishing, hiking, tennis, picknicking, playgrounds, and boat rentals.

    Booking Window
    Fri Aug 22 2014 - Fri Aug 21 2015

    Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates
    Campground Season is March 15 to November 30 every year.

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Fri May 23 2014 Mon Sep 01 2014
    Non Peak Tue Sep 02 2014 Tue Sep 30 2014
    Peak Wed Oct 01 2014 Fri Oct 31 2014
    Non Peak Sat Nov 01 2014 Sun Nov 30 2014
    Non Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Thu May 28 2015
    Peak Fri May 29 2015 Mon Sep 07 2015
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Art & Museum
    • Bathhouse
    • Bird Watching
    • Boat Launch Ramp
    • Boating, Canoeing
    • Boating, Jon (Paddle)
    • Boating, Kayaking
    • Boating, Pedal
    • Cabins
    • Cable/Satellite Service
    • Campground Host
    • Camping, Improved Site
    • Camping, Primitive
    • Canoe Rental
    • Cottages
    • Cultural Activities
    • Cultural-sites / Exhibits
    • Dump Station
    • Dump Station camper
    • Fire Rings
    • First Aid Supplies
    • Fishing
    • Fishing Lake
    • Fishing River
    • GRADD Arts and Crafts Festival
    • Golf
    • Golfing
    • Grills
    • Hiking
    • Hiking Moderate
    • Hiking Trail
    • Historic Sites
    • Historical Areas/Struct.
    • Horseshoe Pitching
    • Horseshoes
    • Hot Showers
    • Information Center
    • Interpretive Center
    • Interpretive Display
    • Jogging/Running
    • Lodging, Cabins
    • Lookout Tower
    • Maintenance Housekeeping
    • Maintenance, Facility
    • Meeting Space
    • Museum
    • Nature Center
    • Nature Study
    • Paddle Boat Rentals
    • Park Lake (Fishing Only)
    • Parking
    • Photography
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Pavilion
    • Picnic Shelter
    • Picnic Tables
    • Picnicing
    • Playground
    • Program, Recreational
    • Programs, Instructional
    • Programs, Nature
    • Ranger Station
    • Recreation Programs
    • Recycling Station
    • Rent Canoes/Kayaks
    • Rentals, Boat, Jon (paddle)
    • Restrooms
    • Retail, Drinks
    • Retail, Firewood
    • Retail, Ice
    • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
    • Seasonal Festivals
    • Shelters
    • Sightseeing
    • Stargazing
    • Sunbathing
    • Telephone
    • Tennis
    • Tennis Court
    • Trails Hiking/Walking easy
    • Trails, Moderate Hiking
    • Walking
    • Water Access, Park Lane
    • Water Fillup Station
    • Wildflower Viewing
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • interpretive trail
    Less Than 1 Mile
    • Cafe/Restaurant
    • Dining
    • Fuel, Boats
    • Fuel, Vehicles
    • Motel
    • Newspapers
    • Pay Telephone
    • Restaurant
    • Retail, Snacks
    Within 10 Miles
    • ATM/ Cash Machine
    • Admin Service, Copying
    • Admin Service, Faxing
    • Amphitheater
    • Boating
    • Boating, Power
    • Canoeing
    • Car rentals
    • Catering
    • Churches
    • Dock, Boat
    • Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
    • Driftwood Collecting
    • Emergency Services
    • Field Sports/Activities
    • Fishing, Pier
    • Grocery store
    • Horse Stalls
    • Hospital
    • Kennel
    • Kiosk
    • Laundry
    • Lifeguards (Seasonal)
    • Maintenance, Rv/Camper
    • Mantenance,vehicle
    • Medical Clinic
    • Mobile Food Service
    • Musical Performances
    • Programs, History
    • Retail, Bait & Tackle
    • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
    • Retail, Supplies
    • River
    • Scenic driving routes
    • Shopping
    • Skiing - Water
    • Swimming - Pool
    • Swimming - River
    • Town
    • Volleyball
    • Water Access, River/Stream
    • ball field
    Greater Than 10 Miles
    • Airport
    • Antiquing
    • Dump Station Marina
    • Fruit /Produce Picking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Maintenance, Boat
    • Mall
    • Marina
    • Moorage
    • Orchard/Produce Farm
    • Outfitter
    • Propane
    • Putt-Putt
    • Putt-Putt course
    • Rental, Boat, Motorized
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    Getting There
    The park is located on US 41 in the northern outskirts of Henderson. It is 1/2 mile south of the US 41 bridge over the Ohio River and Evansville IN. The park is on the left heading south and the right heading north.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    JOHN JAMES AUDUBON STATE PARK
    P.O. Box 576
    Henderson  KY 

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (270)826-2247
    Additional Information