This campground has a newly updated bath house and 20 sewer sites, along with plenty of other sites near the woods or out in the open to choose from. There's always a list of planned activities from tie dying shirts to early morning putt putt competitions, so that's nice if you need to occupy any children. And the playground and grocery store were nice offerings as well. Also, there's a nearby fort from the 1800's to explore if you have a couple free hours.
This is like no other state park we’ve been to: it’s a full living history museum plus a resort campground. There’s so much history to explore in the museum and fort, plus special events like battle reenactments, frontiersmen skill demos, art shows, charming 1700s Christmas, etc. Pros: museum & fort, pool, boat launch, birding, modern campground facilities, great spot not far from highways 64 & 75 (Lexington). Cons: no hiking or other truly outdoorsy activities (but the living history aspect makes up for it), no sites along the river (a few close to it), campsites are too open and close together (but it’s not awful), there’s some kind of quarry north of the site (so stay as far south as you can). FYI: check the living history museum schedule before you make reservations.
This campground is on the banks of the Kentucky River and, like so many other waterways, the levels are really down due to the drought. It's a nicely wooded campground but the drawback is that it's near an asphalt plant that starts early in the morning and runs until dinner time. The smell and noise are yuck!
We usually visit this park year round. In the summer, the pool is the best in the area. The beach makes great fishing, and there's a nice playground for the little ones. The fort itself is a great learning experience for kids and adults!
RV park had plenty of room, and is well taken care of as well.