Best Camping near Ashland, KY

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Ashland, KY has a lot to offer. Ashland is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Find the best campgrounds near Ashland, KY. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Ashland, KY (88)

    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park

    1.

    Carter Caves State Resort Park

    46 Reviews
    122 Photos
    144 Saves
    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    Hidden deep under the northeast forests of Kentucky, strange formations with names like Giant Turkey, Headache Rock, and The Cathedral mingle with cave corals, underground waterfalls and thousands of endangered bats. This is what awaits visitors to Carter Caves State Resort Park, approximately 90 miles east of Lexington. The park was only established, and the cave environments protected, in 1946. Prior to this, the land—and caves—have a long and storied history. It begins millions of years ago, when North America was in its development stage, with the land rising and falling, cracking and washing away. This began forming the caves as seen today. Fast-forward to the 1800s, and the caves served as a resource during the War of 1812. Today however, this 2000-acre park—both above and below ground—serves as a recreation destination for campers and adventurers.

    The resort at Carter Caves offers a variety of overnight options, including camping, cottages and a lodge. Campers will find a large campground with 89 RV sites with utilities, 30 primitive tent sites, eight equestrian sites, and two bunkhouses. Most RV sites are back-in, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 60 feet; bunkhouses can accommodate up to six people. The campground features bathhouses with showers, water faucets, picnic shelters, horse stables, and a playground. The park’s cottages are fully equipped with linens, cookware, and most have wood-burning fireplaces; these can accommodate up to eight people. The Lewis Caveland Lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities, balconies and patios. Dogs are permitted in designated areas, and must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $18–$55/night; cottages and lodge rooms are $75–$240/night.

    The main attraction at Carter Caves State Resort Park is … the caves! There are six named caves in the park for exploring. Some are open year-round, some are only open during the summer. The park offers guided walking tours in four of the caves. Tours range from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, and require some stair-climbing and stooping. There are also two caves open for self-exploration. These are undeveloped, and require visitors to provide their own light source. For the adventurous, there are also two cave crawling expeditions. These tours are three hours long, and explore tight, undeveloped passages that require lots of crawling, stooping and duck-walking in muddy conditions. For visitors who would rather stay and play above ground, the park features 26 miles of hiking trails, guided horseback rides, putt-putt golf, rock climbing, and fishing and paddling on Smoky Valley Lake.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

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    Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

    16 Reviews
    25 Photos
    40 Saves
    Greenup, Kentucky

    Greenbo Lake State Resort Park, nestled near Greenup, KY, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The campground operates from April 1 to October 31 and offers a variety of accommodations for both tent and RV campers.

    One of the standout features here is the full hook-up sites, though not all of them have this amenity, so make sure to check the details when booking. The campground is big rig friendly, but some sites have steep grades, so plan accordingly. Pets are welcome, and the place is very pet-friendly, which is always a plus for those traveling with furry companions.

    The campground has a lot to offer in terms of amenities. There are clean bathrooms and showers, a sanitary dump, and even a market for those last-minute supplies. If you enjoy a good campfire, you'll be pleased to know that fires are allowed, and firewood is available on-site. For those who like to stay connected, there is WiFi, though it can be slow and spotty.

    Visitors have mentioned that the campground is quiet and family-oriented, with plenty of shade and scenic spots by the stream. There are also two play areas for kids and a beautiful lake that's perfect for kayaking. If you're into fishing, the lake is a great spot, but keep an eye on your gear as there have been occasional reports of theft.

    The nearby lodge offers additional amenities, though some have noted that the food could be better. Still, the lodge provides a nice alternative if you want a break from camp cooking.

    Overall, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is a solid choice for a camping trip, offering a good mix of natural beauty and practical amenities. Just remember to bring your own putter and ball if you plan to use the putt-putt course!

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
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    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA

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    Ashland Huntington West KOA

    14 Reviews
    24 Photos
    16 Saves
    Grayson, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

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    Huntington / Fox Fire KOA

    19 Reviews
    51 Photos
    29 Saves
    Ona, West Virginia

    Welcome to Huntington / Fox Fire KOA, a cozy spot nestled near Milton, WV. This campground is a great choice for those looking for a comfortable stay with plenty of amenities. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking an RV, or looking for a cabin or glamping experience, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the friendly and helpful staff. Visitors often mention how welcoming and accommodating the crew is, making your stay that much more enjoyable. The sites come with patios, picnic tables, fire pits, and even gas grills, adding a touch of convenience and comfort to your camping experience.

    The campground is well-equipped with essential amenities like electric and water hookups, showers, and toilets. For those traveling with pets, you'll be pleased to know that pets are allowed. Plus, there's a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Now, a heads-up: the campground is situated between US60 and I64, so you might hear some highway noise. But many campers find that the overall experience more than makes up for it. The pine trees between sites offer a bit more privacy than you might expect from a typical KOA.

    If you're planning a visit, keep an eye out for the entrance—it can be a bit tricky to spot. But once you're in, you'll find a well-maintained and welcoming environment. Whether you're just stopping overnight or planning a longer stay, Huntington / Fox Fire KOA is a solid choice for your camping adventure.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  1. 5.

    Sandy Springs Campground

    29 Reviews
    114 Photos
    153 Saves
    Stout, Ohio

    Our campground is located along the banks of the Ohio River.  Easy to access right on the Ohio River Scenic Byway or US Highway 52.  View river barges and tugs as they go by several times a day.  Take in the sites of the Kentucky Appalachian foothills on the other side of the river.  Wake up to the sounds of many birds that make their home in the scenic Ohio River bluffs.  Toss a line in as you fish the river from our boat ramp.  Take a hot shower or do laundry in our well stocked and clean bath house.  Our hookups include 50/30 amp electric, sewer and water at each site. For your convenience we also offer honey wagon services and a dump station.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $35 - $125 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Four Coves Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Four Coves Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Four Coves Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Four Coves Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Four Coves Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Four Coves Campground — Beech Fork State Park

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    Four Coves Campground — Beech Fork State Park

    12 Reviews
    42 Photos
    Beech Fork Lake, West Virginia

    Four Coves Campground is open seasonally and is located along the lakeshore. A playground is centrally located within the campground. All campsites in Four Coves, numbered 137 through 224, are available for reservation from mid-April through mid-October.

    The campground’s 88 sites are all equipped with 30amp electric service only. Four Coves Campground amenities include restrooms and a full-service bathhouse with coin operated laundry.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius
    Camper-submitted photo from Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

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    Iron Ridge - Lake Vesuvius

    8 Reviews
    19 Photos
    142 Saves
    Pedro, Ohio

    Overview

    Iron Ridge is one of two campgrounds in the Vesuvius Recreation Area in southeastern Ohio's Wayne National Forest. Iron Ridge offers a great location for outdoor recreation, with activities like boating, swimming and fishing on Lake Vesuvius. Horseback riding and hiking are also available in the rolling hills surrounding the campground.

    Recreation

    Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

    Facilities

    Boating, fishing and swimming on Lake Vesuvius are the area's most popular activities. Anglers may catch bass, catfish, crappie or bluegill. More than 40 miles of trails exist in the area, with trailheads beginning at or near the campground. A 1/2-mile hiking trail connects the campground to Lake Vesuvius. Lake Shore Trail offers an 8-mile loop around the lake and shorter trails lead to Rock House Cave, a grand, tunnel-like sandstone cave that was once used by Native Americans for shelter.

    Natural Features

    Iron Ridge Campground is located on a wooded ridge above 143-acre Lake Vesuvius. A scenic forest of mature eastern hardwoods covers the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    The closest town is Ironton, Ohio, less than 10 miles from the campground.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Grayson Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Grayson Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Grayson Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Grayson Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Grayson Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Grayson Lake State Park Campground

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    Grayson Lake State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    56 Photos
    49 Saves
    Grayson Lake, Kentucky

    Welcome to Grayson Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Olive Hill, KY. This spot is a solid choice for both tent and RV campers looking to enjoy the great outdoors. The campground is open from April 1 to October 31, offering a range of amenities to make your stay comfortable.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to Grayson Lake, a prime location for kayaking and boating. The boat ramp is just a few minutes away, making it super convenient for water activities. If you're into hiking, the trails around the lake offer some fantastic views and are generally easy to moderate in difficulty.

    The campground itself is adjacent to a beautiful golf course, so if you fancy a round, you're in luck. The sites vary quite a bit; some are spacious and flat, while others can be a bit sloped, so bring your leveling blocks if you're in an RV. Most sites come with electric hookups, and there's drinking water available, though you might need a longer hose to reach the shared spigots.

    Families will appreciate the two playgrounds and the open grassy areas where kids can run around. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember to keep them leashed and clean up after them.

    While the campground is generally quiet and peaceful, it can get a bit lively on weekends. Some campers have mentioned that rules aren't always strictly enforced, so you might encounter a bit of a free-for-all atmosphere at times. But overall, it's a friendly place where you can relax and enjoy nature.

    So pack your gear, bring your kayak, and get ready for a great time at Grayson Lake State Park Campground. Whether you're here for the water, the trails, or just to unwind, this spot has got you covered.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $34 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Moxley Branch Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moxley Branch Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moxley Branch Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moxley Branch Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moxley Branch Campground — Beech Fork State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Moxley Branch Campground — Beech Fork State Park

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    Moxley Branch Campground — Beech Fork State Park

    10 Reviews
    20 Photos
    3 Saves
    Beech Fork Lake, West Virginia

    Moxley Branch Campground is open seasonally and is located across the bridge from Old Orchard and Four Coves campgrounds. A playground is conveniently located next to the restroom facility. All campsites in Moxley Branch, numbered 50 through 136, are available for reservation from mid April through mid October.

    Sites 50 through 97 have 20 and 30amp electrical service. Sites 98 through 136 have electric and water. (98-109 20 and 30 amp, 110-136 30 and 50 amp) Moxley Branch Campground amenities include restrooms and full-service bathhouse with coin operated laundry.

    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Showers
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Yatesville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Yatesville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Yatesville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Yatesville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Yatesville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Yatesville Lake State Park Campground

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    Yatesville Lake State Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    23 Photos
    37 Saves
    Adams, Kentucky

    Welcome to Yatesville Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Louisa, KY. This spot is a gem for those who love a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. The campground operates from April 1 to October 31, offering a perfect escape during the warmer months.

    One of the standout features here is the spaciousness. Visitors often mention how the sites are well spread out, giving you plenty of room to breathe and enjoy your surroundings. Whether you're in an RV or pitching a tent, you'll find the setup accommodating. The campground is big rig friendly and offers electric and water hookups, making it a convenient choice for RV travelers.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the boat-in tent camping sites by the lake are highly recommended. Imagine waking up to the serene view of the lake right outside your tent. If you prefer a more traditional setup, there are also drive-in sites with full hookups and primitive tent camping options.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Campfires are allowed, and you can even have firewood delivered to your site. There's a market on-site for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Yatesville Lake itself is a major draw. It's clean and great for swimming, boating, and fishing. If you're into hiking, there are trails nearby, although they might not be the main attraction. For a bit of fun, check out The Cove at Yatesville Lake, which offers a beach, climbable inflatables, and kayak rentals.

    Overall, Yatesville Lake State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a laid-back camping experience with plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the natural beauty of Kentucky.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Ashland, KY?

According to TheDyrt.com, Ashland, KY offers a wide range of camping options, with 88 campgrounds and RV parks near Ashland, KY and 5 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Ashland, KY?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Ashland, KY is Carter Caves State Resort Park with a 4.2-star rating from 46 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Ashland, KY?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 5 free dispersed camping spots near Ashland, KY.

What parks are near Ashland, KY?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 29 parks near Ashland, KY that allow camping, notably Beech Fork Lake and Grayson Lake.