Enjoy the many beautiful sites and attractions of Breathitt County Kentucky,
a land rich in mountain traditions.
Pan Bowl Lake This beautiful lake is located in Jackson and is known as one of the better game fishing lakes in Kentucky. It is abundant in bass and crappie.
Douthitt Park is located on Hwy 15N near Pan Bowl Lake. The park has picnic shelters, playgrounds, a walking track, basketball courts, softball field and a soccer field. There is also a boat ramp for accessing the river for fishing and lazy river canoeing. (606) 666-8980. Click here for more information.
Kiwanis Park is located on the bank of the Kentucky River North Fork a 1/2 mile from Douthitt Park. Kiwanis Park was renovated in 2007 and is formally known as the Old City Park. A playground, large picnic shelter, little league baseball field, softball field, paved parking lot, tennis court and a new bathroom and concession facility were added to the park. Kiwanis Park was dedicated in 2008. Jackson Parks & Recreation Department - (606) 666-8456. Click here for more information.
Sugar Camp Golf Course 9 hole golf facility. The course is a challenging layout with Bermuda fairways. Bent grass tees and greens, sand bunkers and water hazards in play on four of the holes. Five sets of tees for all skill levels with championship tees extending to over 3,450 yards. Pro shop, grill and practice facilities. Located on Hwy 30 E, 2 miles south of Jackson. Open for members and public play. Click here for more or call (606) 693-4727.
Barns with quilt blockspainted onto them are a fairly recent addition all over the state. These barns make for a pleasant scenic drive.
South Fork Elk View Station Accessible by black-topped road, the Breathitt elk viewing facility allows visitors a view of the largest elk herd in Kentucky. Surrounded by wetlands, ponds and a variety of plant and animal life, it provides a panoramic view of several eastern Kentucky counties. Located south of Jackson on Hwy 1098. (606) 666-4727
Morris Fork Crafts is made up of around 60 members who showcase their hand-made crafts made in eastern Kentucky - the heart of Appalachia. Located in Breathitt County about 14 miles east of Booneville. They have a wide variety of quality Appalachian handcrafts such as hand woven rugs, place mats, casserole carriers, bibs, clothespin and corn shuck dolls, hand-carved wooden dolls, story book dolls, sock monkeys and stuffed animals galore. Also adult, child, and doll size hickory-bark rockers and footstools, shelves, shaker boxes, towel and tissue holders, many hand carved items, poplar-bark bird houses and feeders. Also a wide selection of traditional quilts, all hand-quilted. Can also find hand-painted gourds, cheese boxes, saws, magnets, grapevine wreaths, and many, many more beautiful handmade items. (606) 398-2194.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park Positioned just along the edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest, this resort appeals to nature-lovers or anyone who just wants to get away from it all. Lodge has 36 rooms with balconies or patios with a view of the lake or mountains or stay in one of the cottages. Hike, fish, boat, swim or play mini-golf. Sand volleyball, shuffleboard and horseshoe pits are also available. Click here for more information.
Robinson Forest large research and educational forest managed by University of Kentucky. 1-1/4 miles nature trail, home of the last operating fire tower in Kentucky as well as migratory songbirds as well as a large elk herd. (606) 666-2438.
Wildlife Management Areas (WMA)
Paul Van Booven WMA (the area is gated and access is by permission only). Elk, migratory songbirds, quail, rabbits, deer, and turkey.
Howard WMA.Deer, turkey, squirrel, raccoon, grouse.
Wild horses can be found all over the county, running free.