Welcome to The Kentucky Wildlands. Rich in natural beauty, ancient forests, mist-shrouded mountains, soaring cliffs, lakes, adventurous outdoor recreation, culture, folklore, and tradition, this sprawling 14,000-square-mile region is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. The Kentucky Wildlands, a largely untamed wilderness spanning eastern and southern Kentucky is filled with the same breathtaking natural wonders Daniel Boone first set eyes on when he crossed the Cumberland Gap in 1769. And today, this wide-open playground is still waiting to be explored.

"Hills and mountains, rivers and valleys, forests and open stretches of fertile lands interspersed with rivers fed by pure springs, wind and out and up and down fertile valleys." These exact words described a traveler's first trip to eastern Kentucky more than 200 years ago. Yet, that could have easily been uttered just yesterday.

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The Kentucky Wildlands Waterfall Trail

The Kentucky Wildlands is home to more than 800 waterfalls, but you can experience some spectacular ones on The Kentucky Wildlands Waterfall Trail. While it’s impossible to feature all our great...


Top Things To Do In Natural Bridge State Park

Nestled within The Kentucky Wildlands lies a natural wonder home to one of Mother Nature's most impressive creations: Natural Bridge. The colossal sandstone arch stretches majestically across the...


The 15 Best Things To Do in Corbin, Kentucky

Surrounded by Daniel Boone National Forest and lying at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Corbin, Kentucky is a charming city with a wealth of natural and cultural gems waiting to be...


11 Recommended RV Resorts & RV Parks in Kentucky

Home is where you park it in The Kentucky Wildlands — where there are hundreds of places to post up in your motor vehicle or trailer. The Kentucky Wildlands is a region known for its...