Wilderness Road State ParkPurchased in 1993, Wilderness Road State Park is one of four new state parks being developed. The park is approximately 200 acres that sit astride the "Wilderness Road," which was carved by Daniel Boone in 1775 to open America's first western frontier. Wilderness Road is a day-use park. Presently the park has picnic areas, gravel parking lots and portable comfort facilities. Within the park is the beautiful 1870s Karlan Mansion. The mansion is unfurnished but available for rent for special events. Bikes can be rented to ride the Wilderness Road trail that passes through the park. The park also has a self-guided hiking trail along with interpretive and environmental educational programs. Snacks and other merchandise are available seasonally at the Wilderness Road Outpost, located in the park next to the Wilderness Road Trail.
Driving DirectionsAt the intersection of Routes 58 and 923, five miles west of Ewing, Va., and six miles east of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park, Middlesboro, Ky.
For Visitors...The things to do at Wilderness Road State Park are bike riding, hiking and horseback riding. Visitors taking a southeast Kentucky vacation can find camping spots here. There's a picnic area and eating places.
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