Out & About

In and Around Union

...you'll find natural beauty and countless activities. Here are a few options:


Dr. Thomas Walker Park

4 miles from campus
12- acre park offers mini-golf, gift shop, park tours, picnic shelters, horseshoes,  playground and a lighted basketball court 

Barbourville Recreational Park

Adjacent to campus
Includes a water park, paddle boats, fishing, walking track, basketball courts, tennis courts

Stivers Aquatic and Wellness Center

Less than a mile from campus
Southeastern Kentucky’s only indoor Olympic-sized pool, also featuring a cardio and fitness equipment, a multi-purpose party room and a therapy pool

The Corbin Arena

About 20 miles from campus
Concert venue that has featured performers such as Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Montgomery Gentry, Miranda Lambert and more

Cumberland Falls State Park

About 35 miles from campus
Home of the moonbow, which exists nowhere else in the western hemisphere, and activities such as rafting, horseback riding, hiking, camping, fishing and more

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

About 25 miles from campus
Historic site honoring pioneers who settled Kentucky, offering hiking, camping, swimming, volleyball and more

Daniel Boone National Forest

About 100 miles from campus
Encompasses 635,000 acres in eastern Kentucky and noted for its extensive net work of lakes and trails for fishing, hiking and camping

Pine Mountain State Park

About 18 miles from campus
Home of Wasioto Winds (a championship links-style, 18-hole golf course) along with hiking, playgrounds, swimming, picnicking and more


Timeline of Union's history

A timeline of Union College's history