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Ashland Park

This is a Clarksville, IN park located on Riverside Drive on the Ohio River .  On I-65N, after you cross into IN, take Exit 0 and follow directions to the Falls of Ohio , an Indiana State Park .  The starts will be at the park shelter on the south side of the road, just east of the Falls of Ohio State Park .

 

Barren River State Park  Google Road Map

From North of Bowling Green:  Take I-65S to Exit #43 (Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Pkwy).  Pkwy begins at this exit.  Take Pkwy to Exit #11.  Turn right (South) onto Hwy 31E for 11 miles.  Entrance into park will be on your right.

From NE of Bowling Green:  Take Louie B. Nunn-Cumberland Pkwy (West) to Exit #11.  At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Hwy 31E for 31 miles.  Entrance into park will be on your right.

From NW of Bowling Green:  Take William H. Natcher Green River Pkwy toward Bowling Green.  Pkwy dead-ends at Hwy 231 (Scottsville Rd.).  Turn right and go 14.5 miles.  Turn left onto Hwy 31E (North) for 11.5 miles.  Entrance into park will be on your left.

From South of Bowling Green: Take I-65 North to Exit #20 (William H. Natcher Green River Pkwy).  Take Pkwy East toward Scottsville for 1.9 miles.  Pkwy dead-ends at Hwy 231 (Scottsville Road).  Turn right and go 14.5 miles.  Turn left onto Hwy 31E (North) for 11.5 miles.  Entrance into park will be on your left.  

From Bowling Green:  Take Hwy 231 toward Scottsville.  Just short of Scottsville, turn left onto Hwy 31E (North) for 11.5 miles.  Entrance into park will be on your left. 

 

Bernheim Forest    Google Road Map
     Take I-65 South from Louisville, or North from Bowling Green,  to Bardstown/Clermont (Hwy 245) exit #112. Turn east towards Bardstown and continue for about 1-2 miles. Park entrance is on the right.  Follow signs to the start area.

 

Camp Stem Girl Scout Camp    Google Road Map
  Louisville :    Cross the Ohio River from Louisville on the I-64 bridge. Take the first exit into New Albany . Take the first right onto Washington St . Go three blocks and take a Right onto Indiana Hwy. 111. Follow this out of town. This road bends left just outside town, crosses a rail road track and then continues along side the river. Travel 11 miles, past the riverboat, until you get to Hwy. 211 on the right. Go up the big hill and continue on for 2 miles. 211 ends at Hwy. 11. Turn left on Hwy. 11. After 2 miles you will come to Elizabeth , IN and Hwy. 11 will turn left. Go another 11 miles and you will arrive in Laconia . Go straight through the stop sign in Laconia , a general store will be on your right at the stop sign.  The name of the road you are now on is Tobacco Landing Rd.   When this becomes gravel make a left curve to stay on the paved road which is called Crosier Rd.   Right after you pass Jackson Rd on your left you will see the entrance sign for Camp Stem on your left.  The address is 2665 Crosier Rd SE , Laconia , IN 47135 .

From Bowling Green : Take HWY 185 North, this becomes HWY 79 shortly after crossing the Western KY Parkway .  Continue on HWY 79 across the bridge into IN, where HWY 79 becomes IN-135.  Then make a right hand turn onto HWY 11 and follow into Laconia .  Follow Louisville directions from Laconia to Camp Stem turning right onto Tobacco Landing RD at the general store.

From Madisonville : Take Western KY Parkway to Exit 94 and pick up HWY 79.  Follow directions for Bowling Green from here on.

From Owensboro : Take US-60E to HWY 79. Follow directions for Bowling Green from here on.

 

Cherokee Park    Google Road Map
     From I-64, take the Grinstead Dr exit and then turn (left if coming from I-64W, or right if coming from I-64E) onto Grinstead Dr. Take a left (almost immediately) at the light onto Lexington Rd. Take the next right into the park. The road will eventually turn into a one-way scenic loop. Follow this loop to the top of the second hill to Hogan's Fountain.

     From I-65, take the exit for Eastern Pkwy and follow it to the east over Bardstown Rd until it "dead ends" at a traffic circle at the entrance to the park. Go "straight" through the traffic circle and get on the one-way scenic loop. Hogan's Fountain will be at the top of the next hill.

Cherokee Park--Big Rock  Google Road Map

    Please note that this is not on the main Cherokee Loop.  It is the eastern most point of Cherokee Park at the intersection of Park Boundary Road, Valletta Lane and Seneca park Road.  See directions below.  Parking is available at the shelter.  There is an overflow lot across the creek from the shelter.  If both of these are full, continue west on Seneca Park Road.  It will intersect with Alta Vista Road.  Just past that intersection are two small areas to park on the north side of the road.  The road changes its name to Bear Grass Road after the Alta Vista intersection.  If you continue on Bear Grass Road, turning right after the next stop sign, there are additional places to park along the road.

Directions:  From I-64W, get off at the Cannons Lane exit and turn north (towards Seneca Park).  Stay on Cannons lane until the stop sign which is at the main entrance into Seneca Park—Pee Wee Reese Road.  Turn left at this 4-way stop and stay on Pee Wee Reese Road until the stop sign in the golf course.  Continue straight through the 3-way stop.  The road changes its name to Seneca Park Road.  (Pee Wee Reese goes left here.)  Stay on Seneca Park Road until the stop sigh.  Turn left and go over the creek.  The shelter is on the right, just after the creek.

 

Community Center Park

The start is located about 200 meters west of the St. Matthews Community Center which is at 310 Ten Pin Lane , 40207.  Ten Pin Lane is located on the North side of Shelbyville Road across the street from the Mall at St Matthews.  This is just west of the junction of I-264 (Watterson Expressway) and Shelbyville road.  Ten Pin Lane is the first stop light going west on Shelbyville Rd from the Watterson Expressway.

 

 

Cox Park    Google Road Map

     Take I-71 to Zorn Ave.   Turn onto Zorn Ave heading North towards the Water Tower.  At the stop light turn right onto River Road .  Take the first entrance into Cox Park which will be a left hand turn.  We are using the Western Most entrance into the Park.  Stay to your left at the fork.  The start will be near the large parking lot on the west side of the park.  [Do not use the eastern entrance which is the boat launch.]  

 

Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve  Google Road Map

       From the South side of Louisville:  Take Gene Snyder (I-265) until it dead ends into Brownsboro Road (42).  See * below.

 

        From the East side of Louisville:  Take I-71 to the Gene Snyder (I-265).  Turn North on the Gene Snyder and follow it until it dead ends at Brownsboro Road (42).  See * below.

 

        *  Continue on Brownsboro Road--East into Oldham County.  Turn left onto 1793.  You will pass three schools on 1793--Harmony Elementary, North Oldham Middle School and High School.  Turn right onto Harmony Landing Road.  You will see the Preserve on your left.

 

Note:  The trip on Brownsboro Road takes longer than you think it should due to numerous stop lights.

 

Address:  12501 Harmony Landing Road, Goshen, KY 40026   

Crooked Creek (Harry S. Frazier Jr. Scout Reservation)    Google Road Map
     Take I-65 North or South to the Clermont & Bardstown Junction (State Hwy. 245, exit 112 - Bernheim Forest is on this exit). Take Hwy. 245 East, and proceed almost one mile to Meadow Peak Subdivision. Turn right onto Plen Mar Drive and proceed through the subdivision for approximately one mile. Turn left onto Terry Drive; follow the signs to the start.

Deam Lake    Google Road Map
     From Louisville, take I-65 North. Take the Salem exit and go west on Hwy 60. Follow this road about 14 miles. You will cross a rail road track and the road will reach an intersection and continue right. The road to the recreation area is on the right. Meet HQ is usually at Buzzards Roost just inside the park entrance.

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park    Google Road Map
     From the Gene Snyder Expressway (I-265), take Westport Rd. (exit 32) and head West. This exit is between I-71 & I-64. After about 1/2 mile, turn Left onto Frey's Hill Rd. The park entrance is on the Right about 1/2 mile.

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park--Hurstbourne Ave Parking Lot Start  Google Road Map

    Located south of the Westport Road and Hurstbourne Ave intersection.  Look for the large parking lot on the east side of the road.  The parking lot is visible from Hurstbourne Ave. 

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park – South Entrance and Shelter #3 Google Road Map  

From the Gene Snyder Expressway (I-265), take Westport Rd. (exit 32) and head West. This exit is between I-71 & I-64. After about 1/2 mile, turn Left onto Frey's Hill Rd. Take Frey’s Hill Road past the main entrance all the way until it comes to a T with Lakeland Road.   Take a right onto Lakeland Road.  Where Lakeland Road makes a 90 degree turn to the left – turn right.  This is the south entrance.  Stay to the right.  You will see Shelter # 3 and its parking lot.

E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park – Admin Parking Lot  Google Road Map

Continue on Frey's Hill Rd. past the main parking lot.  The Admin parking lot is further south and on the opposite side of the road from the Main Entrance.  Note: Do not turn into the Dog Park area, the entrance to Admin is past the dog park entrance and has a sign – Administration Building - at the driveway.

 

Fisherman's Lake  Google Road Map

    Take the Billtown Rd. exit #19 off the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) and go North (towards Jeffersontown).  Turn at the light about about 1/4 mile onto Gelhaus Rd.  Go one mile to the end and turn right onto Chenoweth Run Rd.  Go another mile to the end and turn right onto Old Heady Rd.  The park is on the left after about another mile.

German Ridge        Google Road Map
     There is no potable water at German Ridge; however, meet directors usually bring extra water in large containers for your use.  Restroom facilities are available at the start/finish area and at the campground.  

    From north Louisville, take I-64 west to Hwy 37. Take 37 south to Hwy 70. Go east on 70 to Hwy 66. Follow 66 south and then west. Turn right onto CR-3 (German Ridge road).  After 1 mile, the entrance to German Ridge will be on your left.  Follow the signs to the site.    

    From the south western end of Louisville, take Hwy 31W south to Ft. Knox. Turn right onto Hwy 60 and go to Hawesville. Cross the Ohio River at Hawesville into Cannelton and then take Hwy 66 East immediately after crossing the river.  After 3 miles, turn left at the stop sign at Rocky Point, remaining on Hwy 66 East.  After 1 mile, turn right at the stop sign, remaining on Hwy 66 East.  After 4 miles, turn left onto CR-3 (German Ridge road).  After 1 mile, the entrance to German Ridge will be on your left.  Follow the signs to the site.

    From the southeast, south, and southwest of Louisville, cross the Ohio river at Hawesville into Cannelton.  Take Hwy 66E immediately after crossing the river.  After 3 miles, turn left at the stop sign at Rocky Point, remaining on Hwy 66 East.  After 1 mile, turn right at the stop sign, remaining on Hwy 66 East.  After 4 miles, turn left onto CR-3 (German Ridge road).  After 1 mile, the entrance to German Ridge will be on your left.  Follow the signs to the site

George Rogers Clark Park  Google Road Map

    From Watterson Expressway, go North on Popular Level Road (Hwy 864).  Just past Norton Audubon Hospital on your right (1.5 miles), park will be on your left.  Go past park and turn left onto Thruston Drive.  Turn left into park, just past tennis courts.

 

    From Eastern Parkway, turn South on Popular Level Road (Hwy 864).  Just past St X High School on your left (.5 miles), turn right onto Thruston Drive.  After your right turn, the park will be on your left.  Turn left into park, just past tennis courts.  

Horine (Jefferson Memorial Forest)  Google Road Map  
     From downtown Louisville, take I-65 S to Gene Snyder (I-265). Merge onto Gene Snyder/KY-841W via exit 125. Take the National Turnpike exit (Exit 8) toward Fairdale. Turn left onto National Turnpike. Turn right onto Fairdale Rd. Turn right onto W Manslick Rd. Turn left onto Mitchell Hill Rd. Turn left onto Holsclaw Hill Rd. Turn right into entrance for Horine section of Jefferson Memorial Forest and follow signs to the start.  (Mapquest the following address: 12302 Holsclaw Hill Rd Fairdale, KY 40118)

    From the south (Bowling Green), take I-65N to exit #121 (Brooks Hill Rd.), and turn left (west) on Brooks Hill Rd.  At the top of the hill (2 miles), turn right onto Holesclaw Rd.  After 2 miles, look for the entrance to Horine section of Jefferson Memorial Forest.  Follow signs to the start.  (Mapquest the following address: 12302 Holsclaw Hill Rd Fairdale, KY 40118)

Iroquois Park    Google Road Map
     In Louisville, take the Watterson Expressway (I-264) West from I-65. Take Taylor Blvd. (exit 9) South and go about 2 miles. The main entrance to the park is on the right, across from West Kenwood Dr .  From the south, take exit 6 on Gene Snyder, and go north on New Cut Road about 3 miles.  The main entrance to the park will be on the left, across from West Kenwood Dr.  We sometimes use a shelter on a hill near the entrance for registrations. Other locations used are by the horse stables and at the top of the hill. [ Easy directions to horse stables:  From the north, take Taylor Blvd south to Palatka.  Turn right onto Palatka.  Park will be on your right.  Turn right onto Sanders Gate Road (at a red light).  Stables will be 250 meters straight ahead.  From the south, turn left off New Cut road onto Palatka (2.5 miles).  Park will be on your right..  Turn right onto Sanders Gate Road (at a red light).  Stables will be 250 meters straight ahead.]

Joe Creason    Google Road Map

    From the Waterson Expressway take Newburg Road – west toward the city.  Turn left onto Trevilian Way.  There is a stop light here.  The entrance to the park will be a right hand turn across the street from the entrance to the Zoo.

 

Lapping Park in Clarksville, IN    Google Road Map

    From Louisville, take I-65 N to Exit 5 which is Veteran’s Pkwy.  Take a left at the end of the exit ramp.  Go to third stoplight. (Veteran’s Pkwy and Broadway) and turn right onto Broadway.  Go to the second stop sign and turn right into Wooded View Golf Course. Veer to the left and travel through the park about a ˝ mile,  & look for the shelters.  If registration/start/finish is at the softball complex, instead of turning at the second stop sign, continue through the stop, and make the next right turn into the softball complex.

 

Lewis and Clark Park

    Take I-65 into Southern Indiana and get off at Exit 1.  Stay on the Frontage road until you cross Stansfer Ave.   Then take the exit marked Brown Station Way / New Albany .  Turn left at the first stop light onto Randolph .  Talk this to Harrison and turn right on Harrison .  After Harrison leaves the residential area, you will see the George Rodgers Cabin and a Boat launch area on the left.  Lewis & Clark Park is just past these.  Please look for the sign directing you to parking.

 

 

Louisville Champions--East    Google Road Map 

     Take I-71 to Zorn Ave (Exit 2).  Go North on Zorn, toward the water tower.  Make a left turn into the park, across the street from the Ramada Inn.

McNeely Lake Park  Google Road Map
     North Section of Park:  Get to Gen Snyder Expressway (I-265), South and East of Louisville. Take Smyrna Road (Exit 14) South for about .5 miles.  At the first stop sign, turn left onto Cooper Chapel rd.  The park is about .6 miles on the right.

    South Section of Park:  Take Exit 12 (Preston Hwy) off Gene Snyder Expressway.  Turn South on Preston Hwy and go 1.1miles.  Turn left (East) onto Mt Washington Rd (Hwy 2053) and go 2.6 miles.  Road "Tees" into Hwy 864 (Cedar Creek Rd).  Turn left (North) onto Cedar Creek Rd and go .85 miles.  Entrance will be on your left, immediately after a sharp right bend in Cedar Creek Rd.

Midway Park    Google Road Map

    Take I-65 N into Indiana and take Exit 1.  Stay on the Frontage Road and cross Stansifer Ave.  Immediately take the right exit onto Browns Station Way.  Stay on this through the first stop light.  Upon passing a Marathon gas station on the right, continue on for about 100 meters.  Turn left onto Leuthart Drive.  There is a sign for the park at the corner of Browns Station Way and Leuthart Drive.  The park is right next to the Clarksville Water Treatment Plant.

Mount Saint Francis    Google Road Map
     From Louisville, take I-64 W across the Sherman Minton bridge into Indiana. Take I-64 up through The Cut and exit onto Hwy 150 (Exit 119 toward Greenville). At the third light, take a left and enter Mount Saint Fancis (Paoli Pike will be on your right at the light). Follow signs to the start.

Otter Creek Park    Google Road Map
     From Louisville, go South on Dixie Hwy (31W) past West Point and up the hill into Muldraugh. Take the first right in Muldraugh onto Hwy 1638. The park entrance is on the right just past the bridge. Look for signs to direct you to the starting line.

Paul Yost Section of Jefferson Memorial Forest  Google Road Map

    From downtown Louisville, take I-65 S to Gene Snyder (I-265). Merge onto Gene Snyder/KY-841W via exit 125. Take the National Turnpike exit (Exit 8) toward Fairdale. Turn left onto National Turnpike. Turn right onto Fairdale Rd. Turn right onto W Manslick Rd. Turn left onto Mitchell Hill Rd. Turn left onto Holsclaw Hill Rd. Turn left into entrance for the Paul Yost section of Jefferson Memorial Forest and follow signs to the start. 

    From the south (Bowling Green), take I-65N to exit #121 (Brooks Hill Rd.), and turn left (west) on Brooks Hill Rd.  At the top of the hill (2 miles), turn right onto Holesclaw Rd.  After 2 miles pass the Horine section on your left, and look right for the entrance to the Paul Yost section of Jefferson Memorial Forest.  Follow signs to the start.

Phil Moore Park in Bowling Green   Google Road Map

    From North or South, take I-65 to Exit #22 (Hwy 231, Scottsville Rd.).  At the light at the end of the ramp, turn left (if coming from North), or right (if coming from the South) toward Scottsville.  Park is 3 miles on your right.  Follow signs to registration.  (For GPS, enter 7101 Scottsville Rd, Alvaton, KY 42122)

 

Rough River Dam State Park   Google Road Map

    From Louisville, take I-65S to Wendell Ford Western KY Parkway West.  On Wendell Ford, at Exit #94, take Hwy 79 North to Rough River Dam State Park.  Park will be on your right.  Still on Hwy 79, go past the airport (on your right) and take the next right (Rough River Lodge Rd.).  Follow Rough River Lodge Rd, past the Lodge, to the registration area.  

 

From Bowling Green, Take Hwy 185 to Beaver Dam, then Hwy 75 North to Rough River Dame State Park.  Park will be on your right.  Still on Hwy 79. go past the airport (on your right) and take the next right (Rough River Lodge Rd.).  Follow Rough River Lodge Rd, past the Lodge, to the registration area.

 

From the West, take Wendell Ford Western KY Parkway East.  On Wendell Ford, at Exit #94, take Hwy 79 North to Rough River Dam State Park.  Park will be on your right.  Still on Hwy 79, go past the airport (on your right) and take the next right (Rough River Lodge Rd.).  Follow Rough River Lodge Rd, past the Lodge, to the registration area.

 

Seneca Park – Wilderness Loop  Google Road Map

From I-64W, get off at the Cannons Lane exit and turn north (towards Seneca Park).  Stay on Cannons lane until the stop sign which is at the main entrance into Seneca Park—Pee Wee Reese Road.  Turn left at this 4-way stop and stay on Pee Wee Reese Road until you cross over I-64.  Once you have crossed over I-64 look for the first road to the left which is Seneca Park Road.  Stay on Seneca Park Road and look for a series of gravel pull offs on the side of the road.  The start will be near the bike trail called the Wilderness Loop.

 

 

Shelby Trails Park    Google Road Map

     

From the east or west, take I-64 to Exit 28 (Simpsonville).  Turn North on HWY 1848, passing the Pilot station.  At the stop light turn left onto HWY 60.  In Simpsonville, turn right on HWY 1848.  This is across the street from Shelby Horse Supply.  In 4.5 miles, 1848 will come to a stop sign at HWY 362.  Turn left, and pass through Todds Point.  Immediately after Todds Point, the park will be on your left.  The Park has a sign.  (This is about 1.5 miles from the HWY 362/HWY 1848 intersection.  GPS address for the park is 5063 Aiken Road.

NOTE:  Those coming from the NE side of Louisville, may save some time by using Old Henry and Aiken Road.      

     

Story, IN    Google Road Map
     From Louisville, take I-65 North for about an hour. At Exit 68 (Columbus), take Hwy 46 West and go 13 miles. Just past Gnaw Bone, turn Left onto Hwy 135 and head South. Follow this about 10 miles into Story. We have used 2 different locations as a starting point, so look for a sign in Story. There are other ways to get to Story, they are all an adventure. Consult a map.

NOTE: There are no facilities at Story, so make a pit stop on your way to the meet.

Taylorsville Lake State Park  Google Road Map

 From Louisville :  From the Gene Snyder take Taylorsville Road to the East (155) all the way to the north side of Taylorsville .  Here you will turn left onto Route 44 – this road is two lanes each way all the way to the entrance of the State Park, which is clearly marked. (I think this road officially becomes route 268, you will not notice just stay on the big highway). When you enter the state park you are on Park Road .  Take this all the way to the shelters which are on the right behind a large paved parking lot.  The road ends at the boat ramp.  The shelters are at the top of the hill above the boating area.

You can also take I-64 East to exit 32 and follow 55 south to where it joins 155 ( Taylorsville Road ). You turn left onto 155 and take the same route above.  

Coming from the south and east you may find that using the Blue Grass Parkway is shorter.  It runs just to the south of Taylorsville Lake .  The address on the east side of the park is 1320 Park Road , Mount Eden , KY 40046 .  This will get you into the entrance; follow the park road west until you reach the shelters.

Thurman Hutchin Park  Google Road Map 

    Park is on River Road ( 3734 River Road ) between Indian Hills Road and Mockingbird Road .  Get off I-71 at the Zorn Ave exit and head North toward the Water Tower (River).  Take a right onto River Road at the stop light.  Thurman Hutchins will be on your right, just after Mockingbird Road .  The entrance to the park is clearly marked.  Start will be at the shelter on west side of park. 

Tom Wallace Lake Park    Google Road Map
     This park is in the Jefferson County Forest just south of Fairdale. Take National Turnpike (exit 8) and go South. Go one mile and turn Right onto Fairdale Rd. Go about 1 mile where the road ends. Take a Right and an immediate Left onto Mitchell Hill Rd. Follow this road a little over one mile and you will see the Jefferson County Forest Welcome Center on the Left. The park entrance is on the Right; just across from the Welcome Center. Look for sign to the registration area.

Waverly Park        Google Road Map

      From I-65:  Head West on Gene Snyder Freeway. Go 3.5 miles.  Take New Cut Road exit.  Turn right on New Cut Road.  Go 0.4 miles.  Turn left at Ky-1065/Outer Loop.  Go 1.0 miles.  Turn left at 3rd St Road/KY-907.  Go 0.7 miles.  Turn right at Arnoldtown Road.  Go 1.3 miles.  Park will be on your left.  

Wyandotte Woods and Harrison-Crawford SF    Google Road Map
     Take I-64 West to Corydon Exit #105. Go south about 1.7 miles to Hwy 62. Go west on 62 approximately 7 miles to Hwy 462. Go south on 462 and you will shortly arrive at the park entrance. Look for signs to direct you to the starting line.

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