...dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park.
The Friends of Wilderness Road State Park is a non-profit organization of private citizens, businesses, civic groups and students, all of whom are dedicated to the continuing growth and development of Wilderness Road State Park. We provide assistance to the park and its staff by supplying funds, materials and labor for park projects, including development of park facilities, programs and special events. We seek funding from state and local government, and we accept contributions from foundations, businesses and individuals.
An outdoor comedy skit with a nature theme. Discover interesting facts about native wildlife through embellished stories presented by three very colorful characters; Bucky, Twig & Squirrel, who seem to have a rather close connection with their furry friends. This can’t miss outdoor event is for children of all ages, including those adults that are kids at heart. Prepare for an evening of unique stories, jokes and a ton of fun! Begins at 7 p.m. See promo poster below.
In appreciation for the community's continued support, Wilderness Road State Park offers a full day of entertainment, including a Back-to-School bash with bounce houses, fire trucks, train rides, games and more! The day includes nature and historical activities, Karlan Mansion tours, a backyard BBQ contest and a free lunch. The event will also recognize the many volunteers who assist the park throughout the year. Admission is just $2 per vehicle.
You are invited to tour the hallowed grounds of Wilderness Road State Park. Visitors will experience a candlelit tour with chilling ghost stories based on actual historical events. Retrace the steps of lost souls on the Wilderness Road, visit Uncle Jack's barn and feel the hair on your neck raise in anticipation as you enter the Karlan Mansion for a haunted dinner experience you won't forget. Advanced tickets are required. Tickets are $10 per person.
"I have been to the park for the Candlelight Ghost Tour and the Mystery Dinner Theatre. I just love these events, I wish they could have them once a month." - Ginger Sullivan
"I have watched this park grow so much over the past 10-12 years. I really enjoy the Heritage Festival and listening to all the Bluegrass bands. And the Wilderness Road Trail is perfect for walking and riding your bicycle." - Janice Lowe
"My kids love to stop by and see the Buffalo. It's so nice to have these facilities right here in our region. The kids love the playground and the Junior Rangers program. And the Indian Ridge Trail is a great location to see some of our area's prettiest wildflowers." - Melissa Jackson