This battle was regarded as the final battle of the American Revolutionary War. The lodge at Blue Licks is open year round and offers 32 rooms with full amenities, including two suites, one of which can be used as a hospitality center for meetings and family reunions. Lovely modern cottages located on the Licking River offer tableware, cooking utensils, and linens, with fresh linens daily.
The junior Olympic-size pool, open seasonally, is a great place to meet friends during the summer. The hole miniature golf course, open seasonally, is perfect for family entertainment. The River Trail is a one-mile loop trail to the Licking River, near the site where Daniel Boone and his men were once captured by Shawnee Indians on a saltmaking expedition.
We entered the large dining room and enjoyed a lovely view of a giant stone fireplace, which we were seated in front of. We had just a taste of the cocktail, which was definitely too strong if we were going to make the long drive home. Park Manager Rob Mack said it is why many of the travelers who come for the heritage meal skip the optional beverage.
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Throughout history, the salt springs at Blue Licks State Park have attracted prehistoric animals, Indians and pioneers such as the legendary Daniel Boone. Many 19th-century southerners came to the area seeking the rejuvenation of the therapeutic, bubbling waters. Blue Licks is more widely known, however, as the site of the last Revolutionary War battle in Kentucky.
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Explore the most popular trails in Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. Excellent conditions, extremely well maintained! Extremely easy and many loops off the main trail!
The earliest accounts of Blue Licks describe it as a place where animals gathered to lick the salt deposits flowing from the springs in the area. The Reverend James Smith provides this account in his —97 diary:. As you approach the Licks, at the distance of 4 or 5 miles from it, you begin to perceive the change. The earth seems to be worn away; the roots of the trees lie naked and bare; the rocks, forsaken of the earth that once covered them, lie naked on the neighboring hills, and roads of an amazing size, in all directions, unite at the Licks, as their common center.