Parks & Attractions

Battle of Leatherwood Memorial Park
Located in Cornettsville, a half-mile south on Route 699, this park features a walking track, pony league ball field, basketball courts, tennis courts, and a picnic shelter.

Bobby Davis Memorial Park & Museum
Mr. Lawrence O. Davis created a “living memorial” for his son, Bobby Davis, and the other young men from Perry County who lost their lives in World War II. Thus, the Bobby Davis Memorial Park was deeded to the City of Hazard on July 1, 1946. A library also operated on the museum’s grounds from 1947 until 1967. In 1983, Mr. Davis began work to establish a museum on the park’s site, which was dedicated one year later during the Black Gold Festival. The museum, established in 1983, houses local history exhibits, library and archives containing photographs, historical documents, oral history tapes, artifact collections and a gift shop. A peaceful waterfall, constructed by the City of Hazard, graces the plaza in front of the building. The county 4H council maintains an herb garden in the park, which along with benches and tables contribute to the park’s serene atmosphere. The park is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm. Admission is free.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
606-398-7510 | 800-325-0058
4441 KY Highway 1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721
Park Manager: Greta Gay

Visit this scenic state resort park and enjoy outdoor activities such as swimming, fishing, hiking, tennis and volleyball. this serene park sits on 1,200-acre mountain lake located in the northern portion of the Red Bird Purchase Unit of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Features a lodge, restaurant, boating and rentals. Elk viewing and coal mining tours are available with pre-arrangement. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park offers an outdoor swimming pool to patrons and a public beach area.

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is home to a variety of watersports. Water sports enthusiasts will find entertainment on Buckhorn Lake. The marina has 95 open slips, two launching ramps, rental pontoon boats, and fishing boats. Waterskiing and jet skis are also allowed on the lake. Open April – October.

The state resort park also has a pool, beach, bathhouse and marina. The park is equipped with handicapped facilities for those with special needs. Families can also enjoy the use of picnic shelters, playground equipment, a miniature golf course, pontoons, bicycles, shuffleboards and horseshoe pits. Rustic cottages and a modern lodge provide visitors with spacious accommodations that offer spectacular views.

A variety of waterfowl may be seen during the spring and fall migration. In addition, many wildlife viewers enjoy watching an array of bird species (including bald eagles). The State Resort Park is known for an abundance of deer and elk, as are many other areas throughout the project.

Buckhorn Log CathedralBuckhorn Lake Area Presbyterian Church Log Cathedral
300 Buckhorn Lane, Buckhorn, KY 41721
Built in 1928, this majestic Cathedral was constructed of white oak from the surrounding mountains. It is one of only three remaining buildings of the Witherspoon College campus and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Cathedral features a Hook & Hasting pipe organ as well. Free tours are available by request 9:00am-5:00pm daily.

Buckhorn Tailwater Recreation Area; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
804 Buckhorn Dam Road, Buckhorn, KY 41721-8808
Phone: (606) 398-7251

The Buckhorn Lake and surrounding area offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. Visit this large day use recreation area located near Buckhorn Dam and spend some time relaxing in the great outdoors. The recreation area has a large picnic area with three shelters, a playground, fishing areas and water fountains. The Corps, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky manages the land and water for wildlife, fisheries and recreation.

Buckhorn Lake offers over 1,230 acres of water at summer pool for anglers. Buckhorn Lake is home to largemouth and Kentucky bass, crappie, bluegill, channel catfish, and Muskie. The marina has 95 open slips, two launching ramps, rental pontoon boats, and fishing boats. Open April – October.

From April through November the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife regularly stocks the stilling basin, just below the dam, with trout. Our Daily Lake Information Line, which includes daily recorded fishing reports, lake elevations and upcoming events and other messages, can be reached by calling 606-398-7157.

An Interpretative Hiking Trail is available at Buckhorn Lake Dam site. A Hiking Trail is available at Tailwater Recreation Area.

  • Campground, Boat Launch and Horse Riding Trails - 606-487-1580 | 888-857-5263
  • Buckhorn Tailwater Campground - 606-398-7220 | 606-398-7251

Eagles Landing CampgroundEagles’ Landing Campground & RV Park
243 Ky.Hwy. 2072
Gays Creek, Ky. 41745
888-857-5263 or (606) 398-7071

  • Home of the Nesting Bald Eagle
  • Located in Buckhorn, Kentucky
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Challenger Learning CenterChallenger Learning Center of Kentucky
1 Community College Dr., Hazard, KY 41701
Space technology learning center for students, includes summer camps open to the public.

Daniel Boone National Forest
The Daniel Boone National Forest is located along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. The forest encompasses over 707,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain. The land is characterized by steep forested ridges dissected by narrow ravines and over 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs. These lands are federally managed to provide the nation with a sustained yield of natural resources, including wood, water, forage and wildlife. Recreation opportunities on the national forest are an added bonus. The conservation management of natural resources and recreation provides significant economic, environmental and social benefits in the public interest. The Daniel Boone National Forest is one of the most heavily used forests in the South, with over 5 million visitors annually. People come to backpack, camp, picnic, rock climb, boat, hunt, fish, ride and relax. The forest contains three large lakes (Cave Run Lake, Laurel River Lake and Lake Cumberland), many rivers and streams, two wilderness areas and the 269-mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail that extends across the length of the forest. Abundant wildlife, lush vegetation, magnificent scenery and numerous recreation opportunities offer visitors much to enjoy. Please practice Trail Safety and Leave No Trace to make your visit safe and enjoyable while protecting resources we all enjoy. Come and discover what you’ve been missing. Whether you prefer to hike, camp, fish, hunt or just relax, the Daniel Boone National Forest is nature’s best in southern and eastern Kentucky.

Fugates Entertainment Center
606-439-4613 or 606-439-3237 or 606-439-4029
This entertainment center features a Bowl-A-Rama, movie cinemas, a skating Rink and a water park (seasonal).

Hazard Pavilion
(606) 436-4200,
Deaton Street, Hazard, KY 41701
Director: Charlotte Sizemore

The Hazard Pavilion was built in 1988 and is one of the most comprehensive indoor recreation centers in Kentucky. The Pavilion consists of:

  • heated 25-meter pool
  • two tennis courts
  • three raquetball / handball courts
  • aerobics room
  • 1/12 mile long track
  • weight room
  • sauna
  • cardiovascular equipment (including new True CS series elliptical, treadmill and stationary bike equipment)
  • sundeck and patio
  • locker rooms
  • party room
  • You must be 18 or older to use the Walking / Running Track
  • You must be 15 to use the Weight Room.
  • Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

The Pavilion hosts private swimming lessons and Yoga classes.

Hillside Theater
Hillside Theater is conveniently located inside the city limits and is a great place to watch the latest movies.

Holliday Farm & Garden
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This Perry County farm is a fantastic place to purchase fresh produce like green beans, corn and tomatoes. In the fall, pumpkins, Indian corn and mums are available. Tours of the farm, which features goats, pigs and cattle, can be arranged for groups. Be sure to attend the Farm’s annual Family Fun Days. These are days for families to relax the way it used to be. No electronic games nor air-conditioning. Come enjoy the open air in the country on a small family farm. See cow, pigs, goats and their farm dog (Sarah), sit on the grass or take a turn at porch setting, watch children paint their first pumpkin or older ones make a creative masterpiece. Stroll through a few stalks of corn, walk around the garden, enjoy a cool cup of lemonade, talk with friends and family and just enjoy being outside for awhile. The Holliday family and friends open up the farm for you to get back in touch with the farm for these few days. No admission or parking charge. Free Hay Rides. Pumpkin Painting tables available. Small size Corn Maize. Fall Crops – Pumpkins, Gourds, Flowers, Hay, Straw, Bittersweet, Grapevine trees and wreaths.

Leatherwood Recreation Area
Leatherwood Recreation Area, located on Buckhorn Lake, is your center of outdoor recreation activities in the Cumberland Plateau of southeast Kentucky. The Leatherwood Recreation area is located near the small community of Saul, Kentucky. This campground is open year around. Buckhorn Lake offers hunting, fishing, boating, camping, hiking, etc. on this flood control project.The Leatherwood Recreation Area is located only minutes from other southeast Kentucky attractions such as Buckhorn Log Church, Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Lilley Cornett Woods, Red River Gorge Geological Area, Carr Creek Lake and the Daniel Boone National Forest. Additionally, the nearby cities of Saul, Chavies, Buckhorn, Booneville, Hazard, Jackson, Hyden, etc. host annual festivals in the spring, summer and fall each year.The Leatherwood Recreation Area offers one reservable day use picnic shelter. Electric and water are not available. Other amenities include a boat ramp, pit toilets, horseshoe pits, a play area, a courtesy dock and a fishing area. A post office is located in nearby Saul.Mother Goose Inn

Mother Goose House
The Mother Goose Building in Hazard is a monument to the imagination and creative genius of George Stacy. Stacy started working on the house in 1935 using a goose skeleton to build the home to scale. The house was completed in 1940 and contains rocks from many US states and Canada. To this day the Goose continues to attract attention worldwide. It’s been featured in the New York Times, on the Oprah Winfrey Show and on Home and Garden Television’s “Extreme Homes.”

Perry County Park and Senior’s Log Cabin
354 Perry Park Rd., Hazard, KY 41701
Swimming, miniature golf, tennis, basketball, walking track, outdoor stage, skate park, horse riding ring, picnic shelters and playground. Shelters and Log Cabin can be reserved for events. Farmer’s
Market every Wednesday and Saturday May through October.

Senior Citizens Center