Campground
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2021

Simple and Small

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The park itself where the camping happens is actually pretty small as in one loop.  We never saw a park representative. We were there on a weekday and we also did not interact with a host at the camp ground. It was very low key. It is right in town and by the main road so you will hear road noise. 

It is also right next to a golf course. We hung out on the golf porch after hours enjoying the rocking chairs. We also drove by several of the local distilleries.  The next morning we had donuts in town before we hit the road to our next campsite. https://www.hadornsbakery.com/

We didn't see any hiking trails but it is interesting to notice that they have a dog/bark park across the street that you can pay for access to for you and your 4 legged friend. 

Tour Information 

Tours are limited to no more than 9 persons to allow for social distancing. Available seven days a week from 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Adults:$14 Seniors(age 62+):$12 Youth(age 13-17):$10 Children(age 6-12):$9 Toddlers(age 5& under): Free Active Military:$5 Bus Groups:$10 School Groups:$5

Information taken from https://parks.ky.gov/bardstown/parks/historic/my-old-kentucky-home-state-park

The primitive campsites by the main road do not even show up on the map or on the state's website.  I am not sure how one would go about camping in the grassy area by the playground as they were nice spots.  

The real reason why we came to the campground is because nearby is https://bernheim.org/  This was a wonderful place to hike and spend the day.  We also got to see the forest giants.   They recommend a donation of $10.00 per car and it was well worth it.

  • Cabin on the grounds
  • Mansion on the grounds
  • Mansion Tour Meet Up Spot outside of the front door.
  • Spring House
  • Spring House
  • Camp ground office/booth at the main entrance for the campground.
  • RV dump station.  There were many RV campers here and very few tent campers in our part of the campground.
  • Campground Bathroom
  • Campground Rules as posted
  • Bark Park is right across the park we didn't notice it right away.
  • We didn't see anyone to open up the firewood shed so you may want to ask around.
  • Dog Park is across the road and one can walk over to it.
  • Ice within the camping portion of the park but again we never saw anyone to approach to buy ice from while we were at the campground.
  • Kentucky Firewood information
  • Shopping and Restaurants
  • Bardstown Local Distillery is right past the campground.  It is a very short drive and most of them are on the same road.
  • Information still posted in 2021
  • More local food information
  • Campground Map it is a very small campground.  It is a little confusing visually when you enter the campground on which way you are supposed to go.
  • Very low key as to how they do reservations, payment, envelopes etc.
  • Campground Rates
  • Campground booth
  • You can go to the Pro Shop to purchase wood and ice. I wish I had known this earlier in the visit.
  • Playground not quite in the loop so it is a short walk from the main camp ground area.
  • Traditional old school metal playground slide and other items.
  • Video of possible non-electric/primitive camp sites
  • Located another camping area that wasn't being used within the campground.  The parking is a slight walk away and non-electric.
  • Beer golf cart for folks golfing most likely.
  • Mansion tours prices. We did not do the museum that was also onsite.
  • No pets and smoking in the golf store.
  • Patio of Golf Store
  • Looks like they do a great BBQ but not while we were there.
  • This may explain the Beer golf cart.
  • Rocking chairs where we enjoyed watching the sun set and watching folks play on the golf course.
  • Bathroom is also the tornado shelter.
  • Shower
  • Other shower
  • Bathroom stalls
  • Notice none of the bathroom stalls or shower seems to be ADA accessible.
  • Dumpster at the campground
  • We hammocked but it was tricky as we didn't have enough trees at our site.
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