JOHN JAMES AUDUBON STATE PARK, KY

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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 ...

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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.

Services & 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
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

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

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

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (270)826-2247