Pine Mountain State Resort Park, Pineville

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Pine Mountain State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park located in Bell County, Kentucky, United States. The park opened in 1924 as Kentucky's first state park. Each spring, the park hosts the annual Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival, as it has since 1933.
When Pine Mountain State Resort Park was established in 1926, it was named Cumberland State Park. But the name was changed in 1938 in order to avoid confusion with the newly formed Cumberland Falls State Resort Park. During the park's early years, there was little development. Then in 1933 the Civilian Conservation Corps began constructing the main office building, cabins, roads, bridges, shelters, and hiking trails. In 1960s, the Kentucky State Park System began updating their parks. For Pine Mountain State Park, they constructed a new wing to the lodge that contained 30 more guest rooms, 10 additional cottages, swimming pool, and golf course. Today, the park serves as one of southeastern Kentucky's premier state parks.
Herndon J. Evans Lodge - The lodge has 30 guest rooms.Mountain View Restaurant seats 125 people and has a private dining area that seats 25 people.Wasioto Winds Golf Course - This 18 hole golf course was ranked fourth in the nation by "Golf Digest" Magazine as the Best New Affordable Public Golf Courses in January 2003.Cottages - The park has nine one room cabins that were developed by the CCC in the 1920s. It also has eleven modern two-bedroom cabins.Chained Rock - During the 1930s, the people of Pineville, Kentucky decided to create a new tourist attraction. So in 1933, a group of people hauled a 101-foot-long chain to the top of Pine Mountain and attached it to a massive boulder that loomed above the city. Supposedly the rock was chained to the mountain in order to keep it from rolling down the mountain and destroying the city.Other attractions - Miniature golf, swimming, hiking, Ray Harm artworks (displayed throughout the lodge, restaurant, and convention center), interpretive center, playgrounds, picnicking, and gift shop (at the front desk).
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  • We had a great long weekend here. The cottages were clean and spacious. We enjoyed hiking several of the trails. Honeymoon Falls, Lost trail, and Hemlock Garden were beautiful and easy to do with....  more
    We had a great long weekend here. The cottages were clean and spacious. We enjoyed hiking several of the trails. Honeymoon Falls, Lost trail, and Hemlock Garden were beautiful and easy to do with....  more »
  • My husband has sought out lodges for years all over the US when traveling with his brothers. On a recent visit to Ohio to see family, we were looking for a hotel to stay at on the way home that would....  more
    My husband has sought out lodges for years all over the US when traveling with his brothers. On a recent visit to Ohio to see family, we were looking for a hotel to stay at on the way home that would....  more »
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  • Lodge has good food, trails were nice, pool was super clean. We rented 2 bedroom cabin, lots of space and good location! We’ll equipped kitchen but bring your own coffee if you like it strong. Overall highly recommend.
  • My brother and sister in law took me there for my Birthday. It's was absolutely beautiful 😍 . To be able to look out floor to ceiling windows while enjoying great food and conversation. I highly recommend it. 10 🌟 for sure.

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