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Top Equestrian Camping near Park City, KY

73 Reviews

Are you an equestrian lover who prefers a more rustic experience when you visit Park City? Equestrian camping is the best way to experience nature. These scenic and easy-to-reach Kentucky campsites are perfect for your horse camping excursion.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Park City, KY (10)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Nolin Lake State Park

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    Nolin Lake State Park

    36 Reviews
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    Sweeden, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

    12 Reviews
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    76 Saves
    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Overview

    At Maple Springs, visitors can enjoy the serenity of the campground and surrounding backcountry trails, or spend their days exploring Mammoth Cave. Campers can explore up to ten miles of the cave through a variety of tours available at the Visitor Center. With more than 400 miles (644 km) of mapped passageways, Mammoth Cave ranks as the world's longest known cave system. Mammoth Cave is named for its grand size and scale. Visit the Rotunda for an idea of just how large this underground world is. The World Heritage Site was explored by Native Americans more than 2,000 years ago, and Europeans discovered its existence at the turn of the 19th century.

    Recreation

    Avid horseback riders head to Maple Springs to explore the lush backcountry trails. Hikers will also find these trails enjoyable.

    Facilities

    Access to the primitive campground is best by ferry. The ferry is six miles from the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center and fits three cars. Ferry rides are free and take only a few minutes. It is closer to take the ferry to the campground. If the ferry is down, you will drive around which takes about 45 minutes. Call (270) 758-2166 for information, ferry schedules and standards for trailers.Horse ties are behind the campsites. A small amphitheater is on site and a large fire pit is available for groups on a first come, first served basis.__

    Natural Features

    This campground is part of Mammoth Cave National Park, a 52,800-acre park that includes the Green River Valley, rolling Kentucky hillsides, and the expansive Mammoth Cave with grand-scale chambers and long, winding passageways. This remote campsite is quiet, peaceful and ideal for those who want to be immersed in nature. Wildlife includes deer, turkey, and coyotes.

    Nearby Attractions

    Take a tour of Mammoth Cave and see landmark cave areas like the Cathedral Domes and Mammoth's famous formation, Frozen Niagara. Or hike above the caverns to explore sinkholes like Cedar Sink.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Group Facilities - Overnight -$10.00 cancellation fee AND forfeit the first night's use recreation use fee if cancelled less than 14 days before the arrival date (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation).______ For rules and reservation policies please follow the link below:__ https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies

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

    $50 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Turnhole Backcountry Campsite — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

    The park offers thirteen designated backcountry campsites that are accessible only by hiking or horseback.

    Backcounty sites are primitive, with only a fire ring and horse hitching posts available.

    All sites except McCoy Hollow have a nearby water source, but campers should boil and treat water before drinking, or plan to carry in drinking water.

    Campsites are limited to one party up to eight people in size. Pickup a Backcountry map at the Mammoth Cave Campground information kiosk, or the Visitor Information desk. Permit Required - $10 per trip. Reservations through Recreation.gov.

    Overnight camping is permitted along floodplains and on islands along the Green and Nolin Rivers. Camping in these areas is only accessible by boat.

    When camping on floodplains, campers must camp at least ½ mile away from Green River Ferry, Houchin Ferry and Dennison Ferry Day Use Area.

    Know where you are. Riverside camping on private lands outside the park may not be permitted.

    Sudden rainstorms can cause rapid flooding along riverways and river levels and currents fluctuate dramatically, particularly during winter months. Always check the river level and weather forecast before launching or camping along the rivers. Pickup a Backcountry map at the Mammoth Cave Campground information kiosk, or the Visitor Information desk. Permit Required - $10 per trip. Permits available online, up to a week in advance. Permits are subject to cancelation due to river levels. River levels must remain below 20 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Equestrian
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Double J Stables and Campground

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    Double J Stables and Campground

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    Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $15 - $25 / night

  5. Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Horse Camp — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Mammoth Cave Horse Camp — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    9 Saves
    Sweeden, Kentucky

    Mammoth Cave Horse Camp is nestled on the fringe of Mammoth Cave National Park in south central Kentucky. While staying here you will experience approximately 60 miles of back country trails offering incredible views of big timber, caves, rivers, waterfalls, creeks, four seasons of color and an abundance of wildlife.

    While in camp you will enjoy first class amenities including water, electric, picnic tables, fire rings and a modern restroom and shower facility, as well as large covered 10x12 stalls for the horses. Book your stay with us, because there's no other place like it!

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

    $25 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from Barren River Lake Resort Lodge & Cottages — Barren River Lake State Resort Park
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Green River Lake State Park

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    Green River Lake State Park

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    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    Green River Lake State Park is a recreational paradise in south-central Kentucky. This 8,200-acre lake provides excellent opportunities for any water sport. Relax in one of the 167 (Standard Electric) improved campsites, 60 tents(no electric or water). Go for a swim at the sand beach or play a game of mini golf. Planned recreation for the children camping. Twenty-eight miles of multiple-use trails for hiking, horses, and biking.

    Green River Lake State Park now offers Wi-Fi Internet Access throughout the campground, see below for rates.

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

    $20 - $30 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

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    Dale Hollow Lake - Primitive Camping — Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

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    Hilham, Tennessee

    Overview

    Dale Hollow Lake Primitive Camping is a unique series of 32 locations with a total of over 70 individually designated family campsites dispersed over 620 miles of shoreline. Campsites are located in both the states of Tennessee and Kentucky. Primitive camping offers a unique rustic lake front camping experience. Remote locations along the shoreline offer campers a peaceful nature experience. Most designated tent sites are accessible only by boat; while a few can be reached by country road.__ Campers are advised that these areas are remote, primitive sites. Toilets are vault/pit type outhouses. Campers desiring on-site attendant, security and law enforcement services are encouraged to use developed campgrounds where such services are provided. These services are not provided for primitive camping.

    Recreation

    Dale Hollow Lake, with its crystal clear water and forested hillsides, is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Dale Hollow is renowned for its fishing opportunities and holds the world record for smallmouth bass and is known as a trophy smallmouth lake. Boating and water skiing are popular activities, and with 27,700 surface acres of water and 620 miles of shoreline, there is plenty of space for campers to explore the lake.

    Facilities

    Primitive camping sites are remote and accessible by boat; a few have vehicle access. Each location is designated and marked. Each area has a vault or pit type toilet and a ground grill or fire circle. Tent camping is permissible within the designated areas. Cove Creek, Eagle Creek Ferry, Gunnel's Camp, Jones Chapel, Plank Yard, Red Oak Ridge A, and Taylors Ford are the only locations which provide for vehicle access. All areas are considered pack-it-in, pack-it-out locations with minimal services. Campers are expected to bring plenty of water and garbage bags. Cove Creek is the only location with drinking water.__ Camping is limited to a 14-day stay within a 30-consecutive day period.

    Natural Features

    Dale Hollow Dam and Lake was completed in 1943. Although the dam was built for flood control and power generation, it has now become a recreational oasis for more than 3 million visitors each year. The dam is located on the Obey River, about three miles east of Celina, Tennessee. Surrounded by a thick expanse of forest, the clear blue lake creates a stunning scenic backdrop for a variety of water and land recreational activities. In the late fall through early spring, the American bald eagle can be spotted flying overhead or perched on low-lying limbs. Dale Hollow hosts the second-largest wintering eagle population in the states of Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Full rules and reservation policies for fees associated with changes and cancellations can be found at https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies__ There is no fee to make a reservation. A $10 service fee will be withheld from any refund for a cancellation. A $10 service fee may be charged to changes made to an existing reservation (see full policies for when this is applicable). A customer who cancels a reservation the day before or on the day of arrival will pay a $10.00 service fee AND forfeit the first night's use fee (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation). No-shows are assessed $20.00 service fee and forfeit the first night___s recreation fee for a campsite. Applicable fees, including service/cancellation fees and change fees, are non-refundable and subject to change. No refunds for recreation use fees may be made locally at the lake.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Equestrian

    $5 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Cecilia Campgrounds

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    Cecilia Campgrounds

    2 Reviews
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    1 Save
    Elizabethtown, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 - $50 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Green River Stables

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    Green River Stables

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    Campbellsville, Kentucky

    We have been open for horse camping since 2002. We welcome all types of campers...horse, rv, work campers, etc. We now have 82 campsites. We have a brand new camper lounge where we host entertainment such as karaoke, live music, potlucks and is a great place for campers to enjoy being together. We have access to over 30 miles of wooded trails at Green River Lake State Park. Campers can saddle their horse, take off on foot, or get out their bicycle and head to the trails to experience the natural beauty Kentucky has to offer. We provide the opportunity to experience the outdoors in a little different setting. Some trails offer a breathtaking view of Green River Lake. Wildlife, such as deer, wild turkey and fox are abundant. Green River Stables is open year round for camping.

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

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