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Mon October 17, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Parks Offer Military Discounts Starting November

Current and former members of the nation’s military services can take advantage of discount rates with the Kentucky State Parks “USA Military Pass” program from Nov. 1 of this year through March 31, 2012.  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.

“Our Kentucky State Parks offer great outdoor opportunities for families looking for a break,” Gov. Steve Beshear said in a press release. “We appreciate the men and women who serve or who have served in uniform for our country and want to let them know how appreciative we are.”

With the USA Military Pass, lodge rooms are available for $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.

The Kentucky State Parks have 17 resorts that offer 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.

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.

For more information about Kentucky State Parks and to make reservations, visit www.parks.ky.gov or call 1-800-255-7275.

During the months of April through October, current and former members of the military can get a 10 percent lodging discount.

(If you’re making your reservation online, use “USA” for the promo code for reservations between Nov. 1 and March 31. During the April through October period, select “military discount” when making an online reservation.)