Pine Mountain State Resort Park

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Pine Mountain State Resort Park
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Chained Rock
LocationBell County, Kentucky, USA
Nearest cityPineville, Kentucky
Coordinates36°45′04″N 83°42′33″W / 36.75111°N 83.70917°W / 36.75111; -83.70917Coordinates: 36°45′04″N 83°42′33″W / 36.75111°N 83.70917°W / 36.75111; -83.70917
Area1,159 acres (469 ha)
Established1924
Governing bodyKentucky Department of Parks
Official website
 
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Pine Mountain State Resort Park
Chained Rock in Kentucky.jpg
Chained Rock
LocationBell County, Kentucky, USA
Nearest cityPineville, Kentucky
Coordinates36°45′04″N 83°42′33″W / 36.75111°N 83.70917°W / 36.75111; -83.70917Coordinates: 36°45′04″N 83°42′33″W / 36.75111°N 83.70917°W / 36.75111; -83.70917
Area1,159 acres (469 ha)
Established1924
Governing bodyKentucky Department of Parks
Official website

Pine Mountain State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park located in Bell County, Kentucky, United States. The park opened in 1924 as Kentucky's first state park. Each spring, the park hosts the annual Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, as it has since 1933.[1][2]

History[edit]

When Pine Mountain State Resort Park was established in 1926, it was named Cumberland State Park. But the name was changed in 1938 in order to avoid confusion with the newly formed Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. During the park's early years, there was little development. Then in 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps began constructing the main office building, cabins, roads, bridges, shelters, and hiking trails. In 1960's, the Kentucky State Park System began updating their parks. For Pine Mountain State Park, they constructed a new wing to the lodge that contained 30 more guest rooms, 10 additional cottages, swimming pool, and golf course. Today, the park serves as one of southeastern Kentucky's premier state parks.[3]

Amenities and Recreation[edit]

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History". Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Susan Reigler, Pam Spaulding (2009). "Eastern Kentucky Parks". The Complete Guide to Kentucky State Parks. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-9208-0. 
  3. ^ "History". Pine Mountain State Resort Park. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Pine Mountain". Golf. Kentucky Department of Parks. Retrieved March 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Downing, Bob (June 19, 2005). "Chained Rock a link to Kentucky's lore". Knight Ridder Newspapers. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  6. ^ "Pine Mountain State Resort Park". American Byways. Retrieved March 14,2014. 

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