5 Awesome Places to Go Camping in Kentucky.
Every season thousands of people go camping, and one of the top sites for camping is the Blue Grass State. Some people out there are experts in the KY camping landscape. While others have never even been to a Kentucky State park. If you are looking for a new place to spend the weekend camping or are well versed in the Kentucky campgrounds, take a look at these awesome camp sites.
Thousands of people go camping every season, and one of the top places to visit is the Blue Grass State. Some people are very familiar with all that KY has to offer campers. Others have never even heard of the greatest parks in Kentucky. If you are looking for a new place to spend the weekend camping or are well versed in the Kentucky campgrounds, take a look at these awesome camp sites. The best 5 on my list is Natural Bridge State Park Campground, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park Campground, Koomer Ridge Campground, Carter Caves State Park Campground, and Lake Malone State ParkCampground.
The Natural Bridge state Park is located near the Red River Gorge National Geologic Area and contains 2,200 acres surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest. The park includes 22 miles of trails, a 60 acre lake, two campgrounds, lodging, and dining facilities. The park also has many attractions for the outdoor oriented camper including boating, fishing, hiking, geological formations, canoe rentals, and much more. There are also some modern conveniences such as picnic areas, putt-putt, a swimming pool, and a Nature Center for families with kids.
At Cumberland Gap National Historic Park you can camp and get a sense of history at the same time. The gap has been used by just about all early settler to the region and was well known to the Native American population and the men who first hunted Kentucky. Only seeing the parks 85 miles of trails first hand can you really understand the scope of their beauty. Cascading waterfalls, lush forests, and the mountain views are enough to entice anyone to the park.
Koomer Ridge Campground is located in the Red River Gorge geological area and is near the Daniel Boone National Forest, Natural Bridge State Park, and Clifty Wilderness. The Koomer Ridge campground offers cabins, trailer spaces, or tent spaces for rent. Outdoor activities located near Koomer Ridge include climbing, biking, hiking, and canoeing. I like this camp ground for its location and staff.
Carter Caves State Park offers a great array of activities for one location. Obviously, there are many caves that can be explored here, but there is also fishing, boating, golf, hiking, biking, and special events. The park offers tent and trailer camping spaces along with offering cottages and a lodge. I really loved the cave tours. It’s one of my favorite things to do when I go camping, and Carter Caves Park does not disappoint a cave enthusiast.
Lake Malone State Park is the smallest park on my list at only 388 acres, but its 788 acre lake and beautiful scenery definitely make up for its small size. Lake Malone boasts of the best hikes through its forest and amazing views of sandstone cliffs along the water’s edge. If you enjoy an exciting day of fishing, it doesn’t get much better than Lake Malone’s stock of large mouth bass, blue gill, crappie, and channel cats. Other activities around Lake Malone include boating, hiking, biking, picnicking, canoeing, jet skiing, volleyballArticle Search, and horseshoes. Lake Malone has both primitive and improved camping sites.