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Big Bone Lick State Park – Salt and Mastodons

November 20, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Big Bone Lick State Park

Big Bone Lick State Park – Salt and Mastodons

Just south of the Kentucky/Ohio border, in the North River Region of Kentucky, is a fascinating stretch of land known as the Big Bone Lick State Park.

This funny sounding name has a couple of origins. First, a “lick” is a place with salt in the ground where animals converge to literally lick the ground for the salt necessary for their diets.

But what about “Big Bone”?

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