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Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge

Carpenter Creek Road

About the Refuge

The Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge is a 500-acre preserve, located 13 miles from Danville in the Parksville knob land and bordering a stretch of the beautiful North Rolling Fork.

The refuge is open to all as a protected area for the enjoyment and study of nature in its many fascinating forms-a large typical area of Boyle County set aside as a permanent sanctuary for plant and animal forms native to Central Kentucky, to be enjoyed by future generations.

If you like the outdoors, you will discover here a chance to escape the crowds and traffic and find spiritual enrichment in the simple beauty of nature. Birds, animals, plants and other forms of wildlife are seen on each visit, and they vary with succeeding visits. The bird blind near the caretaker's home provides close-up views of feeding birds for study and photography. Birds include Purple Finches and House Finches, Evening Grosbeaks, Cardinals, Towhees, Carolina Chickadees, Flickers and Nuthatches-just to name a few. Hundreds of wildflowers grow in profusion, such as Lady Slippers, Blue Bells, Bird's Foot Violets, Bloodroot, Trilliums, and Trout Lilies;   Ferns, Mosses and Lichens add to the list. Deer, Foxes, Grey and Fox Squirrels, Muskrats, Flying Squirrels, and Woodchucks live in the sanctuary.


Jessica Manzie

Monday, May 28, 2018
Well marked, easy-moderate hikes. No garbage cans for doggy issues though.

Mike L

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Beautiful. Trails are well taken care of. Lots of hiking trail options.

Kelly Norman

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017
Absolutley beautiful, well maintained walking trails. We always see wildlife when we hike here. This round included hawks, deer, squirrel and frogs. So peaceful!

Ben Sandidge

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Fun hiking with the family

Shifu Careaga

Wednesday, July 5, 2017
This is easily one of the best private refuges in the state. Scores very well and always something to see.

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