Monticello County


Places to Walk / Bike

ASPIRE Center
Phone: 606-340-9362
Hwy 1275, Airport Road
• Indoor Walking (20 laps in gym = one mile)
• One-half mile paved outdoor walking trail

Mill Springs Park
Corp of Engineers
Hwy 1275
• Open year-round
• Outdoor walking and hiking on various trails

Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park
Phone: 606-348-9551
• Open year-round
• One mile outdoor walking trail

Camps
Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp
Jabez, KY
Safe and approved instructional methods and materials are used in classes taught by our
trained staff. Activities and classes include:
• Swimming Canoeing
• Rifle/Archery Arts & Crafts
• Challenge Course Nature
• Recreation Sports
• Fishing First Aid
• And Much More
Evenings are filled with a variety of fun, social, and creative activities that include
dancing, singing, special events and campfire programs.
http://ces2.ca.uky.edu/wayne/4HYouthDevelopment

Camp Earl Wallace
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources has been involved in
conservation education youth camping since 1946. Camp Earl Wallace, located on Lake
Cumberland outside of Monticello, Kentucky opened in 1951. Camp John Currie,
located on Kentucky Lake outside of Benton, Kentucky opened in 1949. Camp Robert
C. Webb, located on Grayson Lake outside of Grayson, Kentucky opened in 1969. An
average of 1,500 Kentucky students attend each year.
http://www.kdfwr.state.ky.us/impcampinfo.asp?lid=1361&NavPath=C117C147C30

Sports teams
Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park
Youth League T-Ball/Baseball
Phone: 606-348-9551

Community Walk/Runs
Wayne County Cross Country's St. Patrick's Day 5K
Activity: 5K race
Location: 9-1-1 Dispatch Center
Date/Time: 3rd Saturday in March
Registration at 8:00 a.m.
Race Begins at 9:00 a.m.
Contact: Kevin Jones 606-307-1391

Lake Cumberland 5 Miler
Activity: 5K, 5 mile run and 1 mile fun run for youth
Location: Monticello/Wayne County Park
Date/Time: Saturday before Labor Day
Contact: Greg West 606-307-0436 waycoky@yahoo.com

Other
Monticello Country Club
Monticello County Club has a challenging 9-hole golf course with all the beauty of the
Foothills of Ky. The course has an Olympic size pool with a children’s wading pool, plus
a clubhouse ready to rent for your next reception, reunion, or banquet meeting. The Club
is located on the Hwy 90 By-Pass, in Monticello, just minutes off the lake. For more
information call (606) 348-7321.

The ASPIRE Center
One project that was a direct result of the Empowerment Zone designation is the ASPIRE
Center located in Wayne County. ASPIRE is an acronym for Activities, Sports,
Programs, Information, Recreation and Education. It is a unique facility in that it has
multiple components including recreational programs including a swimming pool,
athletic activities in the gymnasium and a multi-purpose room where community comes
together. The ASPIRE Center is located at 225 Highway 1275 N., Monticello. For more
information call 606-340-9362

Lake Cumberland
The lake has more than 1,200 miles of shoreline and 63,000 acres of water Lake
Cumberland provides many recreational opportunities such as houseboating, fishing,
hunting, camping, picnicking, boating, skiing, tubing, canoeing, hiking and just generally
enjoying the outdoors. There are two marinas on Lake Cumberland. They offer many of
the above mentioned activities.
The Corp of Engineers offers camping, a boat ramp and picnicking at Fall Creek
Recreational Area, which is located on KY 2393, Monticello, KY. For more information
call (877) 444-6777.

Monticello/Wayne County Memorial Park
The 86-acre Monticello-Wayne County Memorial Park has walking trails, six shelters, a
gazebo, two playgrounds, three basketball courts, three lighted tennis courts, volleyball,
badminton, horseshoe, croquet, four softball fields, one baseball field, a show arena. The
park houses the Wayne County Fair and Horse Show during the 4th of July week along
with numerous other community events. The park is located on Michigan Avenue. For
more information call 606-348-9551.

Sources of Healthy Affordable Food
Wayne County Farmers Market--Offeris a wide selection of fresh, locally grown produce
Location: Downtown Monticello at the Justice Center
Date/Time: Saturdays 7 am – 11 pm
Contact: Wayne County Extension 606-348-8453