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Top Tent Camping near Lexington, KY

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Searching for a tent camping spot near Lexington? Find the best information on tent camping near Lexington, including sites, reviews, and tips for getting the most out of your camping experience. Each tent site offers quick access to one or more of Lexington, Kentucky's most popular destinations.

Best Tent Camping Sites Near Lexington, KY (48)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Kentucky Horse Park Campground

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    Kentucky Horse Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    70 Photos
    154 Saves
    Georgetown, Kentucky

    Come out, relax and enjoy the complete resort atmosphere of the Kentucky Horse Park Campground!

    A full service facility, our campground has many extras for your comfort including a grocery store/gift shop and two bathhouses with modern conveniences. During your stay, be sure to take advantage of our tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, cool off in our junior Olympic-size swimming pool and participate in our planned activities.

    For those seeking to stretch their legs a little more, venture out on the Legacy Trail, a 12-mile-long (8.5 miles is currently finished) paved walking and biking trail leading from the Kentucky Horse Park Campground to downtown Lexington.

    Campers may also visit the world famous Kentucky Horse Park at a discounted rate and receive free parking with the purchase of their admission tickets when purchased at the Campground Store.

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

    $24 - $45 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Fort Boonesborough State Park Campground

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    Fort Boonesborough State Park Campground

    31 Reviews
    62 Photos
    93 Saves
    Winchester, Kentucky

    Enjoy camping on the banks of the Kentucky River year-round! The campground offers 166 sites with electricity and water hookups; 18 have full hookups. There are 2 central service buildings and 3 dump stations. An activities building can accommodate 150 people, and central service buildings provide showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. WiFi available. There is a small grocery at the check-in area. Open year-round. Restrooms and water fill-up available year-round. Four pull-throughs open year-round. Call 859-527-3454 or email: jack.winburn@ky.gov with inquiries. Primitive campground closed indefinitely.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Cummins Ferry RV Park, Campground on the Kentucky River

    18 Reviews
    133 Photos
    85 Saves
    Wilmore, Kentucky

    Do you like camping in Kentucky? Cummins Ferry RV Park, Campground on the Kentucky River Historic Cummins Ferry RV Park, RV Resort and Campground with a 'tiny' Marina is a gated community that’s all about relaxation and “affordable luxury”. Located less than 30 miles from State Capitol Frankfort and 30 mile from downtown Lexington, KY's favorite City.   There are many Campgrounds in Kentucky - but only a handful of us on the Kentucky River. :-)   check our reviews, we are one of the Best Campgrounds in Kentucky. 

    Our peaceful and quiet RV Park in Kentucky sits high on the Kentucky River bank, with a serene view of the famous KY River Palisades- shear rock formations and Waterfalls. You have to see to believe why people describe us as the friendliest, cleanest and most beautiful RV resort in the area. Kentucky River Palisades Finally there is easy access to one of Kentucky's Best Kept Secrets! 

    The Kentucky River palisades. This area was referred to by early travelers as one of the nation's"natural curiosities". The 300 to 400 foot perpendicular walls of limestone(also known as Kentucky Marble), remain unchanged since Daniel Boone traversed this area. Since the Kentucky River is one of the oldest, most deeply embedded rivers in the world, the Palisades expose limestone deposits of up to 450 million years old. Come and enjoy this undisturbed natural wonder from the gently sloping banks of Cummins Ferry Resort. 

    What's there to do at the Resort? Whether you enjoy camping, boating, fishing, hiking or just relaxing, Cummins Ferry RV Park, Campground, RV Resort on the Kentucky River is a great experience. We are located just south of Frankfort and Lexington, Kentucky in the middle of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. There is so much to do near Cummins Ferry RV Park, Campground, RV Resort is more than just camping, so getting bored is not something that is likely to happen. If you are feeling down from spending too much time inside, like we all have been- don't worry, Cummins Ferry RV Park in Kentucky is a chill place to spend quality time Outdoors. People like to camp here because we are located in Central Kentucky and are within driving distance of many places, such as Shaker Village, all of the Historic Bourbon Distilleries, Old Fort Harrod State Park and a ton of great restaurants, a few Microbreweries- and wineries as well. There are also many local attractions and a variety of outdoor recreation activities close to the resort. 

    Fishing+ Boating! The Kentucky River is a fisherman's paradise, providing the opportunity for anglers to catch their limit of a variety of local species, such as Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, Crappie, and White Perch. Hiking Trails! Self-guided hiking trails allow explorers to follow the river shoreline and meander from the marina to the swimming pool and into the wooded portion of the campground where one of the most intense concentrations of rare plant species in the Bluegrass Region is on display. Sheltered beneath an incredible natural arbor of Beech and Yellow Poplar, Blue Ash, Chinquapin Oak and Sugar Maples lies an abundance of exquisite botanical wonders such as the Snow Trillium, Big BlueStem, Wild Oates, Riverbank Goldenrod, Saint John's Wort and Tufted Hairgrass.

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

    $30 - $55 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Koomer Ridge Campground

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    Koomer Ridge Campground

    45 Reviews
    123 Photos
    347 Saves
    Pine Ridge, Kentucky

    Koomer Ridge Campground, located on Cumberland Ranger District in the Red River Gorge, features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting. The campground provides access to trails in the Red River Gorge. View Koomer Ridge guide & map. The campground amphitheater opens Memorial Day weekend and features a program each Saturday through Labor Day. The programs usually begin at dusk. Check the campground bulletin board or contact the Gladie Visitor Center for more information. Hiking/backpacking trails in the area: Cliff Trail #206 (.5 mile) Koomer Ridge Trail #220 (2.75 miles) Silvermine Arch Trail #225 (1.5 miles) Hidden Arch Trail #208 (1 mile). ACTIVITIES Camping: The Koomer Ridge Campground features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting. Interpretive Programs: Visitor programs are held on weekends. Recreational Vehicles

    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Trash

    $17 - $30 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground — Natural Bridge State Resort Park
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground

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    Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    44 Photos
    140 Saves
    Mount Eden, Kentucky

    Camp out in Taylorsville Lakes RV campground, which has a central service building with laundry. Ten sites of the campground are set aside for horse camping. These sites have water and electricity and share the RV camp's laundry room.

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

    $21 - $32 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Camp Nelson RV Park

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    Camp Nelson RV Park

    4 Reviews
    3 Photos
    13 Saves
    Bryantsville, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Red River Gorge Campground

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    Red River Gorge Campground

    22 Reviews
    124 Photos
    333 Saves
    Slade, Kentucky

    Red River Gorge Campground is known for its picturesque surroundings and range of outdoor activities. The campground is located in the heart of Red River Gorge, a geological wonderland with soaring sandstone cliffs, natural arches and deep gorges. The area is popular with hikers, climbers and outdoor enthusiasts, offering numerous trails for all levels of experience, as well as opportunities for rock climbing, kayaking and fishing. Red River Gorge Campground provides a one-of-a-kind camping experience in Kentucky.

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

    $10 / night

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    Three Springs Campground

    14 Reviews
    36 Photos
    54 Saves
    Sadieville, Kentucky

    Three Springs Campground, located just 10 miles south of the NEW Ark Encounter, has been family-owned and operated for over 54 years. The Heltons are the 4th family to own the park, situated in the foothills of the Appalachian Mtns. The park boasts a protected ecosystem and brings "Nature" back to camping for those inclined to share in the beauty of the outdoors. Come see why Three Springs is so highly recommended!

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

    $40 - $60 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Callie’s Lake and Campground

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    Callie’s Lake and Campground

    17 Reviews
    64 Photos
    78 Saves
    Stanton, Kentucky

    We allow fishing, swimming, paddle boating, and kayaking; We have 4 clean shower houses and also a camp store where we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner Friday-Sunday.

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

    $10 - $40 / night

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