RV Camping in Kentucky: The Spots You Can’t Miss


Kentucky looms large in American geography, in no small part due to its location amongst the other Lower 48 states. If you're an RV traveler heading east from the west or west from the east, there's a good chance your route is going to take you through the Bluegrass State. Rather than simply pass through it, though, Kentucky is worth an extended stopover.

There are many beautiful state parks in Kentucky with RV camping, and they're spread out all over the Commonwealth. If you've never considered RV camping in Kentucky, then now's the time to do so!

State Parks in Kentucky With RV Camping You Can’t Miss

It's time to have a look at six of the best spots for RV camping in Kentucky to see where your next adventure may very well take you!

Green River Lake State Park

There's almost too much to recommend at Green River Lake State Park. Cyclists, hikers, and horseback riders will love the 28 miles of all-purpose trails. Anglers can visit Green River Lake and fish for largemouth, smallmouth, and Kentucky bass or try for crappie, walleye, and muskie. Boaters can rent a small vessel and head out on the water, and everyone can enjoy swimming in warmer months. Then at night, hit the hay in your RV — parked at the campground!

Capacity: 167 RV sites

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General Butler State Resort Park

Why visit General Butler State Resort Park? One reason is to go canoeing or take your personal boat out on the 30-acre Butler Lake, but that's not all. There are catfish, bass, bluegill, and crappie in the lake's waters, so anglers have every reason to visit General Butler, as they stand a good chance of catching some of those fish. More active outdoorsy types can explore the park's several trails or go mountain biking on the dedicated Fossil Trail from April to November.

Capacity: 104 RV sites

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My Old Kentucky Home State Park

Situated on a former plantation and centered around a mansion on its Federal Hill site, My Old Kentucky Home State Park is best known for its connection to conductor Stephen Foster's ballad, "My Old Kentucky Home." Today, on a visit to My Old Kentucky Home State Park, you can learn about the history of the mansion and farm and/or go golfing, and then spend the night in your RV at the campground.

Capacity: 39 RV sites

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Carr Creek State Park  

Some of the best RV camping in Kentucky is said to be found at Carr Creek State Park. Located in Sassafras, Carr Creek State Park will never leave you bored. Whether you opt to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of your southeastern Kentucky surroundings or prefer to venture out onto Carr Creek Lake for some boating, you're bound to have a good time. And, if fishing is your game, then don't forget your gear, as Carr Creek Lake's fishing is top-notch.

Capacity: 39 RV sites

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Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park

Most people who visit Dale Hollow State Resort Park in southern Kentucky are there to play 18 holes at its nationally-ranked golf course. But that's not the only thing to do. Non-golfers can hike the park's 15 miles of trails or bike around Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park's 3,400 acres and numerous bike-friendly trails. For seasonal watersports and swimming, or year-round fishing, visit the 28,000-acre Dale Hollow Lake, with its 620 miles of shoreline.

Capacity: 121 RV sites

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General Burnside Island Campground

Situated on the only island park in the Commonwealth, General Burnside Island State Park beckons RV travelers for a truly unique RV camping in Kentucky experience. The Cumberland River that flows around it is a draw for anglers and boaters, while golfers will surely appreciate General Burnside Island's 18-hole golf course. Open season for camping is from early spring through late fall, so plan on a visit here in the warmer months to take full advantage.

Capacity: 102 RV sites

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Go RV Camping in Kentucky With Cruise America

The state parks in Kentucky with RV camping listed above are just the tip of the iceberg. Each and every state park RV campground in Kentucky has its own draws and charms, but what they all have in common is the natural beauty for which Kentucky is well-known.

In order to see it for yourself, you owe it to yourself to rent an RV from Cruise America and head out to see what the Bluegrass State has going for it. Kentucky is waiting for you, and Cruise America can get you there. Give Cruise America a visit today to start planning your Kentucky RV vacation!