Kingdom Come State Park, Cumberland

4.6
#26 of 39 in Nature in Kentucky
Kingdom Come State Park is a part of Kentucky's state park system in Harlan County located atop Pine Mountain near the city of Cumberland. It was named after the 1903 best-selling novel The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come by native Kentuckian John Fox, Jr. Features of the park include Raven Rock, Log Rock, and a 3.5acre mountain lake.Park featuresNatural formationsRaven Rock is a naturally bare, large rock face composed mostly of limestone, leaning at a 45° angle over in the air. Nearby is the Cave Amphitheater. In the back of the Cave Amphitheater are deep crevices that house thousands of bats. Also within the park is a natural sandstone bridge called "Log Rock," which greatly resembles a petrified tree which has fallen over. Unfortunately, the Log Rock has been severely vandalized over the years, and the underside is now covered with people's names that they have spray-painted or scratched onto the stone. There are also numerous overlooks to the valleys below. The most popular of these is the Creech Overlook, which provides a stunning view.WildlifeBlack bears inhabit Kingdom Come State Park and adjoining lands in the Cumberland, Kentucky area. Black bears naturally recolonized extreme eastern Kentucky counties (Harlan, Letcher, Bell, and Pike) over the last three decades from the neighboring states of Virginia, West Virginia, and Tennessee. The species was not reintroduced to Kingdom Come State Park or any portion of Kentucky east of Interstate 75. It is illegal to knowingly or unknowingly feed black bears.
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  • We rode our bikes up here. Its a beautiful drive up to park, and a beautiful, well kept park. There are hiking trails, but beware there are bears in area. There is a pond for fishing, putt-putt golf, ...  more »
  • They have put a new road up to the park. The other road was very scary, straight up. Great view. Have been here a couple of times. The office was not open and the restrooms were closed for a leak.  more »
  • This state park has a great little dirve to see some great views of the mountains. Has plenty of hiking trails.  more »
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  • In the southern part of Kentucky along the Virginia border this is a very exclusive part the views from here are beautiful the Appalachian Foothills not a lot of people visit this because of the out in the middle of nowhere they have two very Scenic roads there unfortunately going both directions but barely enough room for one this being said they are very well worth taking
  • Great place to enjoy a beautiful sunny day with friends and family. They gave a pond with paddle boats and fishing. Numerous trails and hiking, not to mention a cave Amphitheater. There's a stone gazebo overlooking the mountains and a new entrance into the park. There's a natural sandstone bridge as well and mini golf. Restrooms were clean and the park was quite.
  • It was beautiful well kept up
  • Nice trails with beautiful views.
  • Great place for kids

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