Pokemon Go hits Kentucky State Parks

Pokemon Go, Jenny Wiley State Park
Pokemon Go at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park (Photo Courtesy: Kentucky State Parks)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – “Pokemon Go,” the world-wide blockbuster app has brought several hikers to state parks in an attempt to “catch ’em all.”

Kentucky State Park officials say visitors are welcome to play the game at state parks and historic sites, but are cautioning players to obey a few basic rules for safety.

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State Park Naturalist Robert Myers suggests the following:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially along trails, roadways, cliffs, streams and lakes.
  • Stay on hiking trails; do not wander off trails.
  • Be aware of park hours. Some parks close at night.
  • Do not enter private campsites or property.
  • Look up and enjoy some of the great natural and historical surroundings at state parks. You may get to see some real wildlife like a bird or deer.

Pokemon hunters have reported success at Waveland State Historic Site in Lexington, John James Audubon State Park in Henderson and Green River Lake State Park near Campbellsville.

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg is planning to have organized hunts for guests during the summer.

You can also learn more about Kentucky State Parks and post photos of your Pokemon Go experiences on the Kentucky State Park Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.