Camping in Kentucky is ideal for people who love being outdoors, and for those who also like a bit of up-scale shopping and dining. Kentucky campgrounds are located around major Kentucky cities such as Monticello, Bowling Green, Lexington, Fort Knox, Louisville, Huntington, and many others. Kentucky’s state parks also have a wide range of campgrounds to choose from conveniently located throughout the state.
Camping in northern Kentucky is perfect for people who want to experience the laid back charm of country life, but with big city entertainment. Campers can enjoy the outdoors at Big Bone Lick State Park and Licks Battlefield State Resort Park. If speed is your thing, you can enjoy motor sports events at the Kentucky Speedway, or visit Louisville which is home to the Kentucky Derby. Campers seeking a bit of excitement, shopping, and night life can find it in Richmond and Lexington.
The Kentucky campgrounds in western Kentucky cater to campers that love bluegrass music and outdoor recreation. This region of Kentucky is known for its musical heritage, and for being the home of Bill Monroe. Music lovers can enjoy the best in bluegrass music at many of the region’s festivals, as well as taking tours through the International Bluegrass Music Museum. Water recreation is big in western Kentucky. Popular destinations for campers who love to fish and boat include the Kentucky Western Waterlands, Lake Beshear, Lake Barkley, and Kentucky Lake.
Eastern Kentucky is known for its mountain adventures and delicious food. Kentucky’s Appalachian Mountains are a favorite destination for campers who want to white water raft, hike, canoe, fish, golf, and more while enjoying the best in mountain hospitality, and cuisine.
Campgrounds in southern Kentucky are popular among campers who want to experience the mountains, as well as caves and lakes. This region of Kentucky is known for its Southern Lakes which draws fishermen and boaters. Campers can explore the mountains, as well as go deep underground in the region’s many caves at Mammoth Cave National Park. Campers who have a soft spot for Corvettes can mix it up a bit and drive over to the city of Bowling Green and tour the National Corvette Museum.
Campgrounds are available in the following state parks in Kentucky: Barren River, Big Bone Lick, Blue Licks Battlefield, Carr Creek, Carter Caves, Columbus-Belmont, Cumberland Falls, Dale Hollow Lake, Fort Boonesborough, General Burnside, General Butler, Grayson Lake, Green River Lake, Greenbo Lake, Jenny Wiley, John James Audubon, Kenlake, Kentucky Dam Village, Kincaid Lake, Lake Barkley, Lake Cumberland, Lake Malone, Natural Bridge, Nolin Lake, Paintsville Lake, Pennyrile Forest, Rough River, Taylorsville Lake, and Yatesville Lake.