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Combine camping with rock climbing, horseback riding, and epic views in the Bluegrass State.

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Clayton Geneva Memorial Camp Ground
17 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Williamsburg, KentuckyThank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read...
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The primitive campground is nice for your off-grid camping.
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Patrick's Point River Camp
57 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents212 acres · KentuckyLooking for a quiet peaceful camp on 212 acres in the Appalachians Mountains along side the Upper...
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Barren River Magic
15 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres · Edmonton, KentuckyWe set out on a new path, leaving behind a fast paced, jangled rhythm of being. Searching for...
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Stay Over M.’s Land
10 sites · RVs, Tents1700 acres · Clay City, Kentucky
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Rush Creek RV Campsite
9 sites · Lodging, RVs1 acre · KentuckyCome enjoys this nice and private RV sites in a quite location on the rural town of Rush near...
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Enjoy walking trails around the farm.  Check out the 'Meditation Woods'.
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The Art Farm Women's Retreat
22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents34 acres · KentuckyThe Art Farm Women's Retreat is women owned. We have a few dedicated women's campouts each year,...
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Campsite #1 has great shade to cool down in during the hot summers.
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Kentucky Foothills Retreat
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents350 acres · Blaine, KentuckyThe Big Laurel Cattle ranch is situated at the base of the Laurel gorge and has been in our...
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Lake View long term camping
15 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Reynolds Station, Kentucky30 years ago this was a pay lake it has been shut down for years. I got it a few years ago for a family getaway. So there is some really nice fish in the lakes. We have a outside kitchen with a gas grill, gas griddle and sink.we also have a sink for your use. There is also a toilet with a flushing toilet.
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Teamwork D.’s Land
4 sites · Tents150 acres · Somerset, KentuckyWe saw this land and immediately thought this is our Eden and now we want to share it with you.
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Treehouses, Off the Grid!
3 sites · Lodging285 acres · Germantown, KentuckyOwned by my Dad who said I could build a tree house on it in 2014. It really was a dream come...
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Kinner Kampground
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents10 acres · KentuckySmall hobby farm in Winchester, KY. We fell in love with the views and roaring of an occasional...
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Away at Green Hill
5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents26 acres · Union, KentuckyEntry point to western Boone County in Northern Kentucky, neighbor to Cincinnati and the Ohio...
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Kentucky camping adventures are never boring. Whether you want to saddle up and gallop the bluegrass hills, scale the soaring cliffs of the Red River Gorge, or explore the world’s longest cave system, this southern state provides endless ways to get outdoors. Kentucky’s six national parks and 45 State Parks are brimming with woodlands, waterfalls, and waterways where you can hike, bike, paddle, raft, or even play a game of golf. The natural landscapes are at their most ravishing in spring and fall, but camping is a year-round pastime with RV sites, cottages, and rustic cabins to see you through the winter chill.

Where to Go

Bluegrass Region

The state capital of Lexington is the gateway to the Bluegrass Region, where Kentucky’s horse racing legacy takes center stage. Once you’ve visited Kentucky Horse Park and followed the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, experience 18th-century life and camp with full hookups at Fort Boonesborough State Park, go kayaking along the Licking River, or camp by the lakeside at Kincaid Lake State Park. 

Appalachian Plateau

The misty peaks, sweeping gorges, and natural caves of the Appalachian Mountains blanket Eastern Kentucky. Adventurers will find plenty of fun here, whether rock climbing in the Red River Gorge, riding your ATV through the Black Mountain Off-Road Adventure Area, or hiking, camping, and horseback riding at the many state parks. If we had to pick the highlights, they’d certainly include caving at Carter Caves State Resort Park and admiring the “Niagara of the South” at Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

Central Kentucky

Bourbon distilleries, historic sites, and natural wonders abound in central Kentucky. Once you’ve experienced Kentucky Derby fever in Louisville and enjoyed the urban hiking trails in Elizabethtown, stop by the Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park. Further south, there’s rustic camping and UNESCO-listed caves to explore at Mammoth Cave National Park and popular campgrounds Green River Lake and Taylorsville Lake state parks. Or why not rent a houseboat and cruise around Lake Cumberland?

West Kentucky

It’s not all about bluegrass music and BBQ in west Kentucky—there’s also some great lakeside camping. There are myriad ways to get on the water at the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, from kayaking and tubing to jet skiing and waterskiing, and you’ll find campgrounds at Kentucky Lake, Lake Barkley, and Lake Malone State Park. Or, combine camping and Civil War history at Columbus-Belmont State Park.

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