Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park


A historic destination

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park combines the beauty of a rolling, wooded hills park with a historic site that honors the pioneers who braved the perils of the wilderness to settle Kentucky. The Mountain Life Museum, a park attraction that brings visitors into a pioneer settlement, is open Friday and Saturday. Buildings in the settlement were moved from other sites or built as replicas on the park. All buildings are filled with lots of pioneer relics including tools, products of agriculture and household implements. The museum consists of seven buildings.

During the last quarter of the 18th Century, more than 200,000 pioneers visited Kentucky by following the Wilderness Road and Boone Trace. Today, hikers can retrace those footsteps on two hiking trails – a total of 8.5 miles in length.

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Tree Top Adventure

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The Treetop Adventure at Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is a brand-new aerial adventure park, featuring 60 elements of adventure in the tree tops. Courses include ziplines, rope bridges, suspended tunnels and many more challenges.


Nestled in open woodlands, campers can relax in a 136 site campground. For your camping, you will find utility hookups, a grocery store, a dump station, and three central service buildings containing an activities room, showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. Open year-round. Pets are allowed if restrained.

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McHargue’s Mill

This reproduction grist mill dates to the original McHargue family mills and has authentic interior works. Outside the mill you will find one of the largest collections of authentic millstones in the country. Corn meal ground in the McHargue’s Mill is available for purchase.

Open: Memorial Day – October 31
Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm


Basketball courts are available. Sports equipment may be checked-out to campers.

Gift Shop

The Mountain Life Museum now houses craft items from local artists.


Between 1774 and 1796, more than 200,000 pioneers traveled over the Wilderness Road and Boone’s Trace during the settlement of Kentucky. Today, visitors to the park can retrace the footsteps of the early pioneers on eight-and-one-half miles of hiking trails that include original portions of these historic throughways.

Community Pool (open Memorial Day-Labor Day)