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State Parks offer discounts to current military, retirees and veterans

Oct. 15, 2013 @ 07:30 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky State Parks are offering lodging discounts to current members of the U.S. military as well as retirees and veterans with the "USA Military Discount" program from Nov. 1, 2013, to March 31, 2014.

The program is available to those on active military duty, retired members of the military, veterans, members of the National Guard and reservists. Proof of military service is required at check-in.

"The men and women who serve or who have served in uniform for our country are appreciated by Kentucky State Parks, and we want to let them know that," said Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker.

With the discount, lodge rooms are available starting at $44.95 a night; one-bedroom cottages for $74.95 a night; two-bedroom cottages for $84.95 a night; and three-bedroom cottages for $94.95 a night. Tax is not included in these rates. These rates are good at 11 resort parks as well as the cottages at John James Audubon State Park.

The rate is $5 more per night at these parks: Barren River, Cumberland Falls, Kentucky Dam Village, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland and Natural Bridge.

This offer may not be used in conjunction with other special discounts or packages. The discount is based on availability, for leisure travel only, and may exclude special events and holidays.

The Kentucky State Parks have 17 resorts offering golf, fishing, hiking on scenic trails, beautiful scenery and full-service restaurants. Many resorts are near or include historic sites and museums and offer programs during the fall and winter, such as elk tours, eagle watching tours and entertainment.

For more information about Kentucky State Parks and to make reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov. For online reservations between Nov. 1 and March 31, use the promo code "USA."

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