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Top 5 Campgrounds in Kentucky

ReserveAmerica, the United States' leading recreation reservation service, announced today the nation's seventh annual "Top 100 Family Campgrounds," a guide to help campers and their families plan camping trips at locations across America's great outdoors. Five of the top campgrounds are in Kentucky.

Kentucky is a popular state for camping with some of the most beautiful campgrounds in the U.S. and you are definitely welcome here.

The best campgrounds in Kentucky are as follows:

Columbus-Belmont State Park

Columbus-Belmont State Park is a 156-acre site that played a fascinating role in the War Between the States. This is the site of fortifications built by the Confederates and later occupied by Union forces. The 1861 Battle of Belmont, a raid fought to test the strength of this Confederate stronghold, marked the opening of the Union's Western Campaign. It was also Union General Ulysses S. Grant's first active engagement in the Civil War. Some of the artillery, which shelled the Union troops, and the six-ton anchor that held the great chain stretching across the river, are on display in the park.


Fort Boonesborough State Park

Enjoy camping on the banks of the Kentucky River. The campground offers 167 sites with electricity and water hookups as well as primitive camping sites. An activities building can accommodate 150 people, and a central service building provides showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. 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.
Green River Lake State Park

Green River Lake State Park

Fresh air and good times couldn’t be better than in this 157-site campground. A grocery, a dump station, and three central service buildings with showers, rest rooms, and a laundry facility are available. Camping available March 1 to November 30; however, there are limited services in March.
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park

This park combines the beauty of a rolling, wooded hills with a historic site that honors the pioneers who braved the perils of the wilderness to settle Kentucky.

Nestled in open woodlands, campers can relax in a 146 site campground. For your camping, you will find utility hookups, a grocery store, a dump station, and three central service buildings containing an activities room, showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities. Open year-round. Pets are allowed if restrained.

Zilpo Campground-Daniel Boone National Forest

Large, mostly shaded campground on 8,300 acre mountain lake. Flush toilets, city water, hot showers, telephone service and some Electric hook-ups. Campground store with ice, firewood, camp gear and food in facility. Paved roads and level graveled site pads for RV's or tents. Paved boat ramp. Beach area. Lakeside sites available. Popular activities include fishing, nature programs and abundant wildlife viewing. Electric hook-up sites available for an extra fee, collected at the site. The nearest community is 12 miles away.

The Daniel Boone National Forest is located along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky.The forest encompasses over 707,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain. The land is characterized by steep forested ridges dissected by narrow ravines and over 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs.

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