KY - Taylorsville or any other?

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  1. soots

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    We are headed to Ky (Louisville/Lexington area) in late July/early August.

    Is anyone familiar with the KY State Parks system? We are looking for shaded, level spots with some privacy and kid-friendly atmosphere (i.e. swimming and playground would be nice).

    We think we have 3-5 days of activities in Louisville, then we'll either head over towards Lexington/Frankfurt or down towards Mammoth Cave.

    We'd like to get at least the first few days of reservations made for the pop-up.

    Any advice??
     
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    We are headed to Ky (Louisville/Lexington area) in late July/early August.

    Is anyone familiar with the KY State Parks system? We are looking for shaded, level spots with some privacy and kid-friendly atmosphere (i.e. swimming and playground would be nice).

    We think we have 3-5 days of activities in Louisville, then we'll either head over towards Lexington/Frankfurt or down towards Mammoth Cave.

    We'd like to get at least the first few days of reservations made for the pop-up.

    Any advice??


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    We stayed at Nolin Lake S.P. near Mammoth Cave a couple of years ago. We liked it.

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  3. bobkat

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    Try this see if it works for you.http://parks.ky.gov/reservations/campgrounds/

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  4. pop daddy

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    If you are in Lexington I would HIGHLY recomend
    Kentucky Horse Park, only about 2 mile off of
    I-75, around exit 120 I think. Very nice, spacious sites, with trees, jr. olympic size pool. You can also ride horses if you like.
    If you want to drive a little East of Lexington,
    I would also suggest Natural Bridge State Park (if you like hiking around), or Ft. Boonsborough.
    Check out http://parks.ky.gov/ for others.
    Good Luck,
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  5. soots

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    Thanks for the tips!

    We are pretty excited as we've not been in the area before - can we set up shop at any of the parks you've suggested and drive into Louisville - or it is a bit too far?
     
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    Probably a little too far away, depending on where your activities are in Louisville, I'd say
    you are at least 75 minutes away from Lexington,
    and that's from the Horse Park.
    Sorry, I don't know much about Louisville camping
    spots, but I would suggest My Old Kentucky Home,
    in Bardstown, just south of Louisville.
    Ever heard of the Stephen Foster Story? They have
    a large outdoor theatre where they perform all summer long. Also in Bardstown you can visit the
    Jim Beam and Maker's Mark plants (Kentucky Bourbon) where you can take tours & taste samples, if you like that kind of thing.
    Hope this helps,
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  7. soots

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    Joe:

    Thanks for the insights - we've not been to the area before, so your advice really helps - My Old Kentucky Home sounds great - and I'll look up info on the Stephen Foster story - it sounds right up my family's alley. I'd imagine the Jim Beam and Maker's Mark tours could be a bit of fun too! Probably too many kids to enjoy too much tasting - but we would love to see the process.

    I'll probably look to make reservations soon - so thanks a bunch for the feedback!
     
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    We just visited Fort Boonesborough SP last week -- located just south of Lexington, 5 miles off I-75 (exit 95). It was very nice. The staff was friendly. There were kids everywhere. I felt out-of-place not having a child with me. The park is located within walking distance of a re-created historical site complete with craftsmen of that time-period, the Kentucky river (fishing), and the community pool which has a huge slide. The campground also has a mini-golf. The showers were excellent. I'm glad we pulled in for a couple of nights.

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    Rob & Sheila,

    Are there any places to do a little trout/fly fishing in the Boonesborough area? The historical site sounds great!

    Jim
     
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    We didn't notice any fishing at that location. After leaving Boonesborogh, we went on to Smoky Bear Campground in Gatlinburg. Six miles south-west of Gatlinburg on Little River Rd. is an area referred to as Elkmont. You are well within the grounds of the Smoky Mtn National Forest. There is a large national park campground there that we checked out -- it's all primitive but with toilet facilities. Anyway... There's a trail that follows a river. I saw lots of men trout fishing that afternoon. And for being a primitive campground, it was packed full. Seemed like a really nice place.

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    We are camping at General Butler SP July 27, 28 & 29... we drove down and almost all the sites are shaded, some are larger then others... some were very tiny... if you need any recommendations let me know, and I'll dig out the CG map...

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    thank you for the offer!! I would love some tips on sites at General Butler. We are thinking of July 29-August 2 and have no idea where to go.

    Also - any tips on Taylorsville vs. General Butler - we have three kids and a new Jayco pop-up. We would like to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum one day and maybe go to a ball game in Louisville.

    I also was thinking of the Kentucky Derby Museum - then we are going to head over to Mamouth Cave and Horse Country in Lexington for a few days.

    Do you think we are packing in too much?

    Thanks for any help you might give.

    Nancy too!
     
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    they are in the truck... and it's going in the shop tonight... so I'll try to remember... I remember the first loop off to the right all were kinda small... if I forget to get it out, I know DH will remember.... if you do go to General Butler, let me know, and we'll try to "hang" around till you get there... to at least meet... (unfortunately I have to be back home by 4:30 to get ready for work, so that would mean we have to leave by 2:30)...

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    without driving back down again, we are leaning towards possible sites 64-67... 64 and 65 are coming out of a small loop and just across form the shower/bathroom/laundry area...

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