There’s a state in the southern US known for its fried chicken, bourbon and horse racing but this place has plenty of opportunities outside the race track. With plenty of rolling hills and wide views, Kentucky is very welcoming to RVers. Let’s take a look at my top five RV parks, grounds, and sites in the Bluegrass State.
Lake Cumberland RV Park: Bronson
Lake Cumberland RV Park is a great home base for the enjoying the fishing and on-water fun of the beautiful Lake Cumberland. Amenities and facilities? Lake Cumberland’s got them with full utility hookups in spacious pull-through or back-in spaces with optional cable TV and Wi-Fi access. You have all your regular facilities like showers, restrooms, and laundry as well as indoor pool and even a driving range.
The park is just minutes from the 1200 miles of shoreline of Lake Cumberland. Try your hand at some world-class bass fishing, take out a boat, ski, jet ski, tube, whatever you desire! The park is also close to SomerSplash Waterpark, Cumberland Falls and the Daniel Boone National Forest.
Big Bone Lick State Historic Site: Union
Take a step back in time and walk with Mammoths and Mastodons at Big Bone Lick State Historic Site. The park provides 62 sites with water and electric hookups and a central service station with showers, restrooms and laundry facilities. For fun at the park, there’s a playground, grills and a swimming pool.
The fun of the park comes in the history of the animals that once roamed there. The bones of Pleistocene megafauna were discovered at the site and it prides itself on being the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. There are several nature trails that recreate the scene with mammoths, giant sloths, Mastodon and more. There are also opportunities around the park for fishing, hunting, hiking and other forms of outdoor recreation.
Jellystone Resort Mammoth Cave: Cave City
The popular chain of Jellystone Parks gets right you right into the cavernous side of Kentucky with Jellystone Resort Mammoth Cave. The park has everything you would expect from the popular Jellystone chain including 50/30/20 electrical, water, sewer, free Wi-Fi access, fire ring and picnic table at every site. Comfort stations with showers and laundry facilities also dot the park along with a general store. For fun try the pool, the jumping pillow, playground, mini golf or any of the other fun and family friendly activities Jellystone provides.
Your main reason to stay at Jellystone is the quick access to the sights, spelunking, and wonders of Mammoth Cave National Park, the world’s longest known cave system. The nearby area also provides canoeing and kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, biking, fishing and much more.
Breaks Interstate Park: Elkhorn City
Let your worries melt away as you take in the views at Breaks Interstate Park, the Grand Canyon of the South. This state run park has everything you need. The RV sites have water, sewer and electric to take care of your basic comfort as well as a general store, showers and laundry for your necessities. The park also offers a playground and basketball court for some quick fun.
The beauty of Breaks is in the hiking and biking of the trails around the park. The 4500-acre park provides 25 miles of hiking trails, 12 miles of biking trails and even some areas for horseback rides. You can fish for large-mouth bass on Laurel Lake, whitewater down Russell Fork or just take in the views of the gorge.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park: Slade
Prepare yourself for one of the most breathtaking views in Kentucky when you stay at National Bridge Resort State Park. Natural Bridge doesn’t have incredible accommodations for RVers but you get exactly what you need in 87 sites with water and electric hookups. The park also provides two dump stations and two bathhouses.
Weren’t we talking about a view? The park is so named for the naturally formed 78-foot sandstone bridge that looms over the park. The park itself is over 2300 acres of forests, streams, and hills for you to explore and is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. Bird and wildlife watchers will be happy as 1200 acres of the park is set aside as a nature preserve.
Kentucky may not be your first destination when RVing, but there’s a wide range of activities and adventure waiting to be had when visiting.