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Description - Information courtesy of the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Golf is the name of the game at Ben Hawes State Park in Owensboro. Tee it up on either our 18-hole, par-71 course or our 9-hole, par-3 course. Pros and duffers alike will find everything from snacks to tees and drivers at our fully-stocked pro shop.

If golf isn't your game, you're still in luck. Ben Hawes offers lots of activities for the whole family, including 4 miles of hiking & biking trails as well as an archery range and plenty of spots for picnicking.

Attractions - Your family or group will appreciate the large well-tended picnic shelter with restrooms and playground near the entrance to the park. The shelter can be reserved for renting up to 1 year in advance.

Recreation - Take in a little bit of country on the one and half mile hiking trail through the park.

Indulge in your favorite sport or discover the fun of archery at the public archery range at Ben Hawes, located near the pro shop.

Endulge in your favorite sport with our Softball field, basketball courts or discover the run of archery at the public range at Ben Hawes, located near the pro shop.

Climate - This state experiences a temperate climate with nearly 50 inches of rainfall annually. Thirteen inches of snow is an annual average in Kentucky. There are four distinct seasons here with summer temperatures reaching 90 degrees F frequently in July and August. Low summer temperatures dip near 70 degrees F at night. Winter high temperatures often reach 45 degrees with lows dipping below freezing. Spring and fall are particularly pleasant seasons in which to visit Kentucky. Fall months are the driest. The humidity levels in the state average near 54 degrees throughout the year. The humidity during the winter months averages somewhat higher.

Location - The park is four miles west of Owensboro off US 60.

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Contact Information:
Ben Hawes State Park, 400 Boothfield Road , Owensboro, KY, 42301-9273 , Phone: 270-687-7134
, BenHawes@ky.gov

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