Kentucky campgrounds offer relaxation and fun at your home away from home

This is the summer for RV travel! Need a family road trip or a spontaneous weekend getaway? Visitors and residents alike - grab the RV - it’s time for a road trip in the Bluegrass State! We have some amazing campgrounds throughout Kentucky for you to spend a night (or two).

Note: Most Kentucky campgrounds reopened June 11 following a period of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic; however, be sure to contact campgrounds prior to visiting to confirm hours and amenities. 

More than half of Kentucky’s 45 State Parks spread across the state have campgrounds. Find more places to explore and stay with your RV at

For Adventure Seekers

Natural Bridge

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

Kentucky’s Land of Natural Arches is a geological wonderland, featuring rugged sandstone cliff lines culminating at the famous “Natural Bridge,” which stands at an amazing 65 feet tall and 78 feet long. Featuring two campgrounds, plenty of hiking and boating, it’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular state parks in Kentucky.

ATV on rock at Black Mountain Adventure Area

North Evarts and South Evarts RV Parks & Campgrounds

In the heart of Harlan County, these campgrounds are close to the one of the most popular off-roading destinations in Kentucky – Black Mountain Offroad Adventure Area. Both the North and South campgrounds have over 20 full-service RV hook-up sites available. The South park has river access for those who enjoy fishing, kayaking and tubing.

For Lake Life Enthusiasts

boat on Lake Cumberland at sunset

Lake Cumberland State Resort Park

With more than 52,000 acres of water and 1,225 miles of shoreline, Lake Cumberland is considered one of the finest fishing and boating areas in the Eastern United States. Perched above the lake, the 129-site campground offers a wide array of activities from tennis to trails and nearby golfing. 

Moss Creek beach at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Explore this 170,000 acre outdoor playground on a peninsula in western Kentucky, surrounded by Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. With more than 20 camping locations ranging from full hook-ups, day-use, basic or those with boat ramps – choose to camp on the water’s edge or in the woods. 

Two people water skiing at Kenlake State Resort Park

Kenlake State Resort Park

A beautiful lakefront resort located on Kentucky Lake, with standard electric hook-ups at campsites. Enjoy a nature stroll or hike and catch a glimpse of wildlife including a Bald Eagle, deer and turkey, water ski on the lake and feel the cool lake breeze. 

Gentleman sitting outside RV in front of lake

Paintsville Lake State Park

Steep, rocky cliffs and wooded coves make for endless exploration on this 1,140 acre lake. The campground offers on-site laundry facilities, sewer, electrical hookups, restaurants and an onsite marina. Nearby is the U.S. 23 Country Music Highway, celebrating musicians born in eastern Kentucky. 

For Families with Kids

Water inflatables at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ at Mammoth Cave

The grounds are only a short drive from Mammoth Cave National Park, offering a convenient place to stay while checking out adventures above and below ground. Near I-65 in Cave City, Jellystone Park™ has spacious campsites available for RV’s, travel trailers, pop-ups, vans and tents. 

mom and son fishing at a lake

Diamond Lake Resort

A perfect place for family fun in Owensboro, choose one of the 270 campsites and settle in. Featuring five free fishing lakes, three go-kart tracks, pedal boats, mini golf and more, there’s something for everyone. 

Marwari horse at Kentucky Horse Park

Kentucky Horse Park Campground

Conveniently located just outside of Lexington near I-75, campers can enjoy easy access to the Kentucky Horse Park, a horse-lover’s haven. From meeting Thoroughbred legends to seeing interesting breeds and enjoying barn tours, the Kentucky Horse Park is fun for all ages.

Family in front of RV at General Butler State Resort Park

General Butler State Resort Park

Stunning views of the Ohio River valley from the hilltop Butler Lodge, mountain biking on the Fossil Trail and family-friendly activities including mini-golf, tennis and pedal boating will entertain all ages at this beautiful, historic park. The campground offers more than 100 campsites with utility hookups and grills.  

For History/Culture Lovers

exterior of My Old Kentucky Home mansion

My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Perfect for history lovers, this state park is home to the iconic 200-year old Federal Hill mansion transporting travelers back in time with tours hosted by actors in period costumes, culinary classes and the historic Stephen Foster Story musical performed in the park’s amphitheater. Admire the beautiful grounds at the 39-site campground near Bardstown. 

trail sign at Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park

A place where history, nature and fun await, with 51 campsites. Throughout history the prolific springs at the park have attracted prehistoric animals, Indians and pioneers, such as the legendary Daniel Boone. Visitors can walk the very grounds of what is thought to be Kentucky’s last battle of the Revolutionary War on August 19, 1782.