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Kingdom Come State Park, Cumberland

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State Park Nature / Park
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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This a a very beautiful park with some of the best overlooks of the south eastern Kentucky mountains that exist. Usually not very crowded, very well kept, with nice picnic areas. Little Shepperd Trail...  more »
  • We aren't hikers or particularly outdoorsy people but we loved the beauty of driving through this area.  more »
  • Myself and a friend have utilized the campground at Kingdom Come State Park twice now as a base to explore the great motorcycle roads in that area of both Kentucky and Virginia. When we weren't riding...  more »
Google
  • 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.
  • Well maintained park with plenty of great lookout points.
  • Nice place.