Marissa G.

The Dyrt Pro

Lexington, KY

Joined March 2021

Great little Campground in the heart of Bourbon Country

We just stayed at Elkhorn Campground last weekend. 

On Thursday before we left, the forecast showed we would be getting rain all weekend (bummer). On Thursday afternoon, the owner called and asked if they could move our lot, because where they had us, was known for holding water when we got steady rain. I was so impressed with how thoughtful they were and so appreciative that they moved us to a different spot. 

We stayed on site #41. It was a short walk to the beautiful Elkhorn Creek (at the back of the campground). Perfect little spot for fishing (you will need a fishing license to fish, as it’s public water). 

As I stated before,  It rained most of our stay, so we didn’t get to utilize all of their amenities. There was a poll (not open yet), a putt putt golf course, a playground and what looked to be like a common area where they have group campgrounds. 

They had a very nice bath house. 

We were in a water/electric site, so we used our portable tank and walked it to the dump station for our Grey water dumps. 

It’s a short drive to multiple bourbon distilleries, a short drive to the state Capitol and close to the grocery. 

The staff was super nice and we will for sure go back.

My Old Kentucky Home State Park Campground

This campground was our Maiden Voyage with our brand new 20201 Jayco Jay Flight 294QBS (35ft Bumper to Tongue). 

We arrived late in the evening, so that added a bit of added difficulty into getting the trailer parked. 

We stayed on site 25. It was a hilly site (didn't know this when booking) that had some pretty terribly placed trees for backing in a trailer. Luckily, the hubs is pretty awesome at backing a trailer and eventually got her in. 

Because of the hill, leveling the TT was a task. We had to have the tongue nearly 4 ft from the ground. Thankfully, there was a Lowes near buy to go buy wood to level her better.

The campsites are really close together. Thankfully the spaces on either side of us were empty during our stay, our it would have been a bit crowded. 

Make sure you have long Electric Cords and an extra long water hose, because they're not as close to the sites as it mentions on the website. 

There is only one dump location and it was a zoo come check out time. 

The only time I saw any actual staff at the campground was the girl going around taking down reservation slips Sunday Morning. 

There is WIFI (supposedly) but we never found anyone to get the password.

Nice Campground Right between Lexington and Georgetown

I'll preface this with the fact that I am a Lexington, KY Native and have always lived close to the Kentucky Horse Park and Kentucky Horse Park Campground, but have never stayed there until this weekend. 

We stayed on Loop A in site #38.

First, site #38 was a great large and fairly level site with 50AMP hookups and Water. There were no sewer hook ups, but the park has 2 dump stations that accommodate 2 RV/Trailers being dumped at one time. The site had a large amount of space between ourselves and our neighbors and we had a lot of extra space behind out paved site that was grassy. A great area for the kids/pets to run around. 

The park has 2 playgrounds (one was closed due to COVID and the sanitizing that would have to be done. The park said they didn't have the staff to sanitize the playground further from the office/store). There is a community pool (it was closed because it isn't memorial day yet and the staff is still trying to determine if it will open this season after being closed all of 2020 due to COVID).

You're able to bring your Golf Cart if you would like but you must get a permit from the campground office/store. They say there is a rule that no one under the age of 16 or anyone without a valid drivers license is allowed to drive the golf carts, but this is clearly not enforced, as my kids were nearly run over (more than once) by young kids speeding around on the gold carts. 

The park is great for bike riding and you can travel just a short distance to get to the Legacy Trail (a 12 mile paved trail great from biking/running that runs from the horse park into downtown Lexington). It rained most of the day on Saturday while we were there but in the evening, we got to get the bikes out and go see the horses as they were grazing in the fields. 

Right next door, you have the World Famous Kentucky Horse Park. Their trail rides are back open (Ages 7 an older $25.00 per person) and they also have their Pony ride for kids 12 and under ($5 a person) opened back up. You can go visit the different barns, go to the museums, etc. 

Just 1 exit north on I75 you have  a Camping World, for all of your camping needs and then 1 exit after that you have a Walmart and Lowes for other things. Many food options as well. 

There is a gas station just down Iron Works pike for all of your fuel and and snack needs. Attached to the gas station is also a liquor store. 

Your smack in the middle of Georgetown and Lexington which both offer several family friendly Craft Beer Breweries/Taprooms, a lot of great local eating options and bars/nightlife options. 

On Holidays now, at the Horse Park Campground, you have to have 5 day minimum stay, which can get a bit pricey. 

All around though, great little campsite with easy access to I65/I64.

Perfect Spot right off the Mountain PKWY just over a mile from NBSP.

We stayed here from a Friday through a Sunday. We arrived and checked in. You cannot bring in firewood from outside of Natural Bridge State Park/Red River Gorge, so we purchased some with our reservation. They loaded up a wheel barrow for us and we took it to our site. We stayed at site 11. It was at the end of the row and opened to a nice grassy area in front of the Bathhouse and Restrooms. The staff was super nice and accommodating when my mom arrived the day after. It rained quite a bit while we were there and draining of the campground was good. They have a pond you can fish in. It right next to the KY reptile zoo, which was super cool. Right down the road you have lots of cool shops, places to eat and of course, natural bridge. There is a gas station close by if needed. Our site had 30 amp hook ups and the water pressure was about 40 psi. It’s nestled in between to mountains, so it was a little place for our youngest to hike. We really enjoyed it here and will for sure be back.

Absolutely delightful, clean, quiet campground near Mammoth Cave NP

We stayed at Singing Hills last weekend to celebrate my mother and father in law’s birthday’s and Easter. We stayed in site 17. It was perfect for our 35ft TT and room enough to park our TV in front. Our site was right next to the catch and release pond. We had a little bridge that crossed the creek from our main site to an additional space where our fire ring was. That area provided plenty of shade and quick access to the pond. It’s closely located to I65 south and many of the attractions in Cave City. The owner, Eldon, was such a pleasure to work with. They had a DVD lending Library and other camping needs in the office. There is a bath house and a well maintained dump station in the turn around by the pond. The camp ground was super clean and quiet. Everyone was in by 10. Eldon provided information about local favorites for food, attractions, church services and information about the closest urgent care facilities. My son caught his first fish that weekend and has been begging to go back already. If i could rate it 10 stars, I would. We will definitely be back sooner than later!!!