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About Big Bone Lick State Park
Drive In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Big Bone Lick State Park is located in Kentucky
38.889 N
-84.748 W
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23 Reviews of Big Bone Lick State Park
Great, small campground and family friendly

This campground is on top of a hill close to the Ohio river. Nice paved sites (not level, but most are not anyway). Water hookup is far away, but we don’t usually hook it up to our pop up. Large sites, and ours has a nice large maple that gave us shade (38). Nice little pool. Bath house was ok, mostly clean. One shower was shut down, so only two working in men’s. Putt Putt was nice, but old and cost 3.50 for adult, 2.50 for kids. Little much honesty. Museum, Bison, two other playgrounds and Ball courts can be found down the hill. Some nice hiking trails as well. Do you self a favor and check our Rabbit Hash general store while in the area. Would come back again.

Nice Park

Spent the Week at BBL. Very nice park with nice hiking trails, hosts where wonderful and no Bugs! They must do an awesome job of spraying because we had no bugs for one week. Downside is absolutely no cell service for me or my wife. Took advantage of the cell free life! Great place!


Beautiful views, mini golf course near campground, secure campground site! Also, for those interested in paranormal activity with legend of strange figures and nosies from woods surrounding campground 👻

Awesome weekend

Great campground and park. We stayed during Camper Appreciation weekend. Lots of activities. Staff was super friendly. Park was clean. Bison herd was an awesome experience. The only down side was our site was quite unlevel. Aside from minor updating needed (like most KY state park campgrounds), this was a great visit.

Nice and Cozy

Great place to learn some history, hike a trail, and view the bison. There are places to have a picnic, and a small campground is available. A visitor center and gift shop is also onsite.

Great park

This is clean and well maintained campground. The sites are large, and RV parking is easy. It's a long way to town, so be prepared. There were 2 camp hosts and they were responsive to campers.


This campground is in a quiet area with amazing scenery. The access to hiking trails is wonderful.

Great family spot close to Cincinnati

There is a museum and playground located on the property. You will also find a lake and a field with bison. The pool is tiny. There is also miniture golf available. It’s a fun place to hike and plenty to do in the area.

Rainy Weekend still Great

we really enjoyed Big Bone. we went to their museum center on Saturday afternoon and walked the Bison trail to see the baby bison they had at the time. it was nice to have something different to do. We had site 10 (i think) it was in the first loop. site was decently level and partially shaded. the pool was not open but the central location was nice. within walking distance of all sites.

Nice Campground

Big Bone Lick Campground inspired us to attempt poetry:

Little Miss [me] sat on her chair,

Handing out chocolate and grahams,

When along came beside her,

A sly, little bandit,

Who stole all her chocolate away.

So maybe we aren't poets, but we did meet our new friend Robert (for robber) The Chocolate Eater. He surprised us one night by joining our campfire before running into the woods with our chocolate. He came out a few minutes later looking for the grahams (see video).

We stayed here for 2 nights and did end up with one of only 2 or 3 sites that were on a slope (#32) and the one below it, toward the entrance. We found a level enough spot to have a good night's sleep. The campground has a nice little pool, a store, laundry, showers, and small playground. The sites are roomy, but in a grass field between the trees--so not necessarily private. The camp host was super friendly.

Oh, and apparently, as we found out the next morning, the raccoons are fairly common and "friendly". I guess they are used to campers feeding them and like to visit. My take: guard your chocolate!