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Hones Pointe

25 sites · RVs, Tents47 acres · Pendleton, KY
Hones Pointe was established in 1988. It was built by four insurance agents to elude our sales managers in a unique natural setting. Over the years, we have planted many different varieties of trees and perennials to observe. Also evidence exists of this area being an Indian camp long ago as suggested by arrowheads and an old handmade rock wall. Primitive camping where you can pick your own scenic spot. We will furnish picnic table, fire ring, garbage can, and charcoal grill during your campout.Welcome!
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Hidden Valley River Camp

4 sites · Tents7 acres · Westport, KY
Beautiful valley on the Ohio River with 300 feet of beach front, private boat dock, covered 20x30 community pavilion and a large fire pit. A beautiful creek to explore, very secluded and off the beaten path with lots of wildlife to enjoy.Learn more about this land:Beautiful private Valley setting on the Ohio River with private boat dock. Creek bed with rocks and fossils. 2 covered pavillions and fire pit and eagles and wildlife There is a mile gravel road and steep hill is why no rv's. Cars and trucks have no problems.
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Camping Along the Old Bison Trail

21 sites · RVs, Tents153 acres · Sparta, KY
Peaceful Secluded Campsites are what you want. Several beautiful settings will be what you get and much much more. Our campsites lie along the Old Buffalo Trace, the name given by early pioneers to the massive trail left by centuries of migrating bison that traveled right through this property. Making their way between salt and mineral licks along the Ohio and Kentucky Rivers, these herds were part of the plentiful wild game which was the reason so many local native tribes referred to old "Cain-tuk-ee" as their "Happy Hunting Ground". Our 7 campsites are constructed on "The Old Coates Homestead" where we make our home in the original 1858 Homestead house which we recently restored and where we make our delicious gourmet foods. (learn more here: www.steepleviewfarmstore.com) We have sites to fit everyone's needs. Five sites are accessible by vehicle. Two are "walk in" only. The vehicle accessible sites range from sites for one tent, pop up or van campers, to our featured site "Thistledown Gathering Place" which a large group size setting great for scouting trips, church groups, multi-family camping and parties of up to 16 people. Each site has a fire ring, fire wood is available for purchase, we offer clean and well maintained portable toilets, municipal drinking water, hiking trails, and lots and lots of wildlife to help you commune with the absolute beauty of this peaceful farm named Steepleview Farm (learn more here: www.steepleviewfarm.com). But camping isn't the only reason to choose Steepleview Farm. It becomes base camp for so many people looking to take in the amazing itinerary of activities so close by. Here are just a few: The Ark Encounter The Creation Museum Historic Old Frankfort (state capitol) with historic home and capitol tours Historic Madison Indiana, a river captains town of magnificent homes and a quaint little town for strolling, or the Madison Regatta or the BBQ festival Big Bone Lick State Park, massive prehistoric dinosaur dig Buffalo Trace Distillery Neeley Family Distillery Belterra Casino Clifty Falls State Park Old Frankfort Cemetery, burial site of Daniel and Rebecca Boone and so much more.... And don't forget, the history of this place makes your stay that much more than just a night in a campground. You will be sleeping among the spirits of history, the native Americans who hunted this land, the earliest pioneers who mapped it for the expansion west, the early 1800's homesteaders who cleared and worked the land with teams of horses, the centuries of tobacco farmers who shipped their goods to market on the many rivers and streams that surround you. We work very hard to make this THE best camping destination you will find anywhere. And, upcoming.........Pioneer Log Cabins. We have recently acquired a collection of log cabins for a true to life, historic reenactment staycation. We are fortunate that one of the cabins was the frontier church known as "Shilo Baptist Church" from 1830-1840. The pastor of this church baptized Abraham Lincoln's father and is credited with having changed his attitudes toward ending slavery. Our hiking trails and nature trails bring you lots of knowledge, peace, shade, cool breezes and you can bring your horse (no motorized recreational vehicles) oh and lots of wildlife viewing. Here are a few of our featured campsites: REDBUD MEADOW: Our first campsite used by hundreds of people over the years. A secluded lawn in the midst of redbud trees, easy to drive to and from with a pile of firewood and a metal fire ring. The premier site on our property. THE BAPTISMAL POND: As history goes the pond in front of this site was used in the 1800's for baptisms for the church visible from everywhere on the farm, thus our name. This is a tent site, easy to drive into and out of, fires permitted in season. THISTLEDOWN GATHERING PLACE: This is a very large meadow, surrounded by trees with the capacity for large groups, many tents and gatherings of lots of people. Very level, easy in and out with vehicles. Fires permitted in season. WHITETAIL SANCTUARY: Every night for decades a herd of whitetail deer graze in this pastoral setting. Drive in and out, fires in season. Suitable for a family sized tent. THE PENNINSULA: This camping spot is WALK IN ONLY. You can drive to the trailhead on grass and walk the path to the campsite (about 200 yards). One of two remote sites. It sits in the woods, on the bank of a wet weather creek which flows around two sides of the campsite. Fires permitted in season. TOTEM TREES: This site is WALK IN ONLY. A short hike down the hill from the grass parking area and you have a small spot for a tent, in the woods, surrounded by trees and a lot of standing dead ash which appear as if you are in the presence of totem poles. NO OPEN FIRES. MUST USE BACKPACKER STOVE AND FLAMELESS LIGHTING. SPOTTED FAWN HIDEAWAY: This totally secluded walk in campsite is suitable for a small tent only AND PERFECT FOR HAMMOCK CAMPING. NO FIRES as the site benefits from the shade and protection of overhanging cedar trees and the ground is covered in cedar needles. NO OPEN FIRES. MUST USE BACKPACKER STOVE AND FLAMELESS LIGHTING. SO WHAT'S OUR STORY? https://steepleviewfarm.com/our-history So many great people, so many great stories and so many opportunities to share the blessings of our little piece of heaven with you. We hope to see you here.
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A Notch Above-RV Riverside Campsite

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Patriot, IN
If you enjoy camping right on the banks of a major river (Ohio), this may be the place for you! Relax on the riverside with a campfire and one of the best river views on the entire Ohio River! You can even throw in a fishing line if you want!
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M&M SHOW PLACE & LAKE

2 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Worthville, KY
Learn more about this land: We have chickens, ducks, guinees, a large garden, many flower gardens, flowering plants, trees, and bushes, large mature trees, and a small lake, full of large catfish, bass, bluegill and crappie. A small shelter with a large picnic table and benches around the lake. There are chairs and 2 installed hammocks for your enjoyment. There is also 2 fishing benches, a place for a campfire, a stainless steel propane grill, firewood, and a great place for private walks.
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Hidden Lake Farm

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents216 acres · Cynthiana, KY
Welcome to Hidden Lake Farm! We are a family-owned farm and hope you enjoy our little slice of heaven as much as we do. Whether you're a new, inquiring camper or a familiar face, we appreciate your support and wish to make your stay with us as memorable as possible. We offer primitive camp sites (most can accommodate various sizes of RV's), a primitive cabin, and hike-in sites surrounded by woods, a lake, ponds, and unforgettable views. Each site is unique and offers different experiences. Activities include hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing. We also offer day passes for those wanting to enjoy the property without staying overnight and larger groups have the option to rent out the entire campground for a more intimate experience. Feel free to reach out for more information regarding these options or for any additional questions regarding our facilities.
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Happy Daze Camping

8 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Hanover, IN
When you hear Indiana, You’re likely thinking what’s so special about it? Most people don’t realize just how beautiful the scenery and full of history southern Indiana is along the Ohio River. About a 15 minute drive to Old Historic Madison, Indiana. Where they have the beautiful Clifty Falls State park, a Walmart, Kroger, Lowes, Tractor supply, and tons of restaurants and bars. Madison hosts all sorts of summer activities, there’s typically something happening every weekend. 4th of July weekend Downtown Madison has the unlimited hydroplane boat races and roostertail festival. Live music, boats racing at an impressive 200+Mph! Fireworks and a large diversity of food and craft venders. Madison also has wineries and little museums. Or enjoy a stroll/jog on the river walk. If you’re looking to find a little more peace and seclusion we can offer you just that! We have a Fairly decent sized farm It’s nice and quiet, plenty of opportunity to get in touch with nature’s beauty. Enjoy the sun rise Early mornings and sun set in the evenings. Chances are high for seeing some wildlife. We have deer, wild turkey, rabbits, all types of birds including a bald eagle usually flying close by. Fishing! Yes it’s available!! I do have limited access to a pond that can be fished. No license required! Catch and release only River fishing: I am willing to show some good spots on the Ohio river. A fishing license will be required. I have ample space for basic tent camping, Rv/ skoolie parking/ storage. Or if you want to get out there with raw nature, I have a couple great spots for Dispersed camping. Some of our favorite features We have to offer everyone, are the wide open night sky for stargazing and seeing the Milky Way, Private fishing and waterfalls! No Need to worry about crowds, enjoy the nature and waterfalls in seclusion. There really is something for everyone in the Family to enjoy
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Hideaway on Two Crane Lake

2 sites · RVs, Tents223 acres · Frankfort, KY
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Turkey Hill Homestead

5 sites · Tents130 acres · Glencoe, KY
Hidden Gem in rural Kentucky near I-71 within a hour of Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington. Nested in the middle of the KY bourbon trail. Pond, Creek, Valley(Hollows) surrounding property. Offering the following to our guest: Campground Fishing Offroading Hiking Hunting Wild life watching Petting farm Pick and pay fresh produce 100+ acres of choose your own spot camping Power outlets , tents available on request Allows pets There is a half mile gravel drive way and a steep hill that is while no RVs.
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Bourbon Trail Campground

10 sites · Tents35 acres · Lawrenceburg, KY
Primitive tent camping Portable Toilets Group fire pit Catch and release 1/2 acre stocked pond Perimeter walking creek Indoor Gathering 40×50 metal building Stone fence Epic Kentucky beauty on the Bourbon Trail in Anderson county 7 miles off both I64 and Bluegrass Parkway; directly off US 127.
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Bunker Farm

3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Ryland Heights, KY
Experience the best of luxury and relaxation in this secluded canvas tent at Bunker Farm, nestled within the picturesque creekside of the 7-acre farm in Ryland Heights, Kentucky. Step inside this furnished bell tent to discover a spacious retreat complete with a queen size bed. Marshall Road runs through the bottom third of our property making a secluded area along Decoursey Creek that feels like a you're way out in the woods, yet not far from the city. Our canvas tent is situated under large mature trees, secluded from the road. An open field located on the property along Decoursey Creek, which brings in a variety of flora and fauna. This 12 foot canvas bell tent is sure to take relaxation to the next level. Within this tent, a queen size memory foam mattress, lightweight sheets, extra blankets and paired with two firm and two soft pillows are provided. The door way is a double zip closure. For cooking, a gas burner and a small gas grill, a cast iron skillet along with acacia wood plates and bowls, utensils, and knives are available for use. For fresh coffee in the morning, an enamel Percolator and mugs are provided. An extra large cooler (100 gal) for your cold items is available outside of the tent. Please bring your own camping equipment if needing any items outside of what's listed. For your bathroom needs, we are currently building a bath house. It does have a fully functional toilet and sink using water catchment. The shower is not complete, will be in the coming weeks. Please bring water for drinking and brushing teeth. Toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer will be provided. In addition to firelight from the campfire, the tent is lit by battery-powered a LED lantern, battery operated candles, decor and a pair of solar lamps. No electric is available at this site currently. One battery operated fan is provided. First load of wood is included with your reservation. $7 per bundle if you need more. We use the honor system for this, please send any extra money through HipCamp if more wood is used. We provide fire starting materials and a lighter, fire extinguisher is located in the trunk within the tent. Parking area is close to the tent, yet not right next to it. A large rolling cart is provided to help with getting belongings to and from the parking area. Please only park and drive on graveled area. Creekside Hideaway is nestled on Decoursey Creek, you will have access to the bottom area of the property along the creek. Rock steps have been put in along the creek for easy access down to the creek. This property is partially wooded, and has an open field as well. We are always pet friendly, but you must maintain control of your pets and you are responsible for them at all times. Decoursey creek is a natural waterway. It is frequented by wildlife and can be contaminated by runoff from local farms. DO NOT drink the water. Make sure to wash your hands after they have been in the water before eating and drinking. Pink tape on trees are to mark the approximate property lines, please remain within the property. The creek is part of the property but please do not go to the far bank, as the creek marks our property line.
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Riverside Camp & Ramp

6 sites · RVs1 acre · IN
Get away from the city life and come stay down at Riverside Camp and Ramp. This campsite is nested on a beautiful view of the Ohio River just 3 miles outside of Madison, IN. Get away from it all when you stay under the stars at the Riverside O-Asis! With access to a fire ring, picnic table and shared green space, you can enjoy all of the amenities of camp life plus a beautiful view.
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It’s time for a getaway, don’t you think? Take a break and get in your much-needed R&R at General Butler State Resort Park! You don’t have to give up showers, toilets, running water or paved roads here, but you’ll gain crystal blue waters of 30-acre Butler Lake, green and spacious campsites and just the right amount of deep-woods hiking trails. While there’s no motorboats allowed on the lake, there’s plenty of space and quiet to rent a pedal boat or a canoe and float leisurely in the sunlight. After you’ve got your relaxin’ on, take a tour of the Butler-Turpin State Historic House, the old, red-brick, federal-style residence of the Butler family in the 1800’s. And you definitely don’t want to miss out on the highest overlook of the county, where you’ll see the impressive panorama of the Kentucky and Ohio rivers. Take a breather because this park is just a short trip from the hustle-and-bustle of Louisville and Lexington, so no precious unwind time will go to waste.

When to go

The ideal time to visit General Butler State Resort Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its peak. Summer months can be warm, making early morning or late evening the best times for outdoor activities. Winters are quiet, offering a different kind of peaceful experience, though some facilities may be limited.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for Kentucky's variable climate.
  • Review the park's photo and drone policy before capturing your memories.
  • Accessibility options are available; contact the Frankfort Office for specific details.
  • Gift cards are a great way to share the joy of the park with others.
  • Volunteer opportunities exist for those looking to give back to the park community.

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