Sleep Under the Stars at These 7 Campgrounds Near Georgetown

With summer right around the corner, it’s time to start planning your warm-weather adventures. If this includes sleeping under the stars at a local campground, you have lots of choices in and around the Georgetown, Kentucky, area. Take a look at some of the top-rated camping spots, with sites that will fit whether you prefer an RV or a tent.

Hidden Lake Camping & Retreat

Hidden Lake is the perfect spot for a relaxing retreat. The campground has sites for tent camping, or you can rent a cabin. The cabins sit in the middle of the campground, offering space for up to eight guests. These have full kitchens, sit steps away from the grilling area and cook shack, and have fire pits. Tent camping is available throughout the entire 380 acres of the farm.

When you spend time at Hidden Lake, you can hunt, fish, hike, and explore the mountain biking trails. There’s also swimming in the lake, horseback riding, and much more.

Whispering Hills RV Park

Whispering Hills RV Park sits in the heart of Georgetown’s horse country. It’s an ideal campground for families with lots of activities for all ages right at the park. There’s swimming and fishing at the large pond, a basketball court, a playground, and a clean bathhouse with laundry. The pool has lots of umbrellas, so you can sit in the shade,  or jump in and enjoy the cool water on a warm summer day. This is a dog-friendly campground, so you can bring the entire family, including the four-legged members.

The campground has 230 sites and nine premium sites. There’s Wi-Fi and picnic tables, and most sites have a fire ring.

Kentucky Horse Park Campground

Spend your summer vacation at Kentucky Horse Park Campground. This campground has 260 large sites with 50/30/20 amp electric and water. All the sites are 55-foot paved back-ins and have fire rings and picnic tables.

Kentucky Horse Park Campground is the ideal spot for equestrian lovers. The park offers horseback riding, pony rides, and a full schedule of equine events. There are horseback trail rides Wednesday through Sunday, with guided 35-minute rides suitable for first-time riders.

Elkhorn Creek RV Park

Elkhorn Creek RV Park in nearby Frankfort, Kentucky, sits at the two forks of central Kentucky’s Elkhorn Creek, making it the perfect spot for fishing, canoeing, and kayaking. The RV park has a variety of sites, including hook-up sites, pull-throughs, and electric and water-only sites. There’s free Wi-Fi throughout the park and all the amenities you’ll need for an enjoyable RV vacation. Guests enjoy a clean bathhouse with hot showers, fire pits, and cable on most sites.

The kids will love the playground and Putt-Putt golf, and the pool stays open from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Kentucky River Campground

Kentucky River Campground and RV Park has everything you need for a fun camping getaway. All the sites have full hookups with sewer, electric, and water. This year-round campground has heated and air-conditioned restrooms with showers for guests, and there’s on-site propane service. The camp store has supplies if you run out of necessities, and the indoor pavilion is always open with a big screen TV, refrigerator, and stove.

You’ll never run out of things to do at Kentucky River Campground. The riverfront property is perfect for fishing, boating, kayaking, and swimming, and the campground has a playground for the kids. While you are in the area, make sure to visit the Salato Wildlife Center and West Sixth Distillery, take a Bourbon Boat Tour, and go hiking at Cove Springs Park.

Cummins Ferry RV Park and Campground

Cummins Ferry RV Park and Campground in Salvisa, Kentucky, has sites and rates for every budget and tons of fun and activities for guests. Every Saturday night, you can head to the pavilion for food trucks and bands with live music. The pavilion also has a pro darts setup. There are over two miles of hiking trails, a boat launch, and a large pool. The disc golf mini-course is fun for the whole family, and the 300-foot fishing dock on the Kentucky River is the perfect spot for an afternoon of fishing.

Every campsite has a fire pit with grates, and there are also communal fire pits by the waterfall. The campground’s location on the river means you can bring your boat. There’s marina access and a boat launch, which are all complimentary when you stay at the resort.

The camp store has the best candles, gifts, ice cream, necessities, and much more. Make sure to stop by and check it out.

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Head to Fort Boonesborough State Park for your camping adventure. The park has 166 campsites with electric, and 18 of these have full hookups. There are pull-through sites and back-in sites, and all sites are pet friendly. You’ll find all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including a bathhouse, fire rings, grocery store, and showers. An activities building has room for 150 people, Wi-Fi is available, and there are laundry facilities. This campground stays open all year round.

While at the park, there are activities for all ages. Spend time exploring the Fort, or launch your boat on the river at one of the launching ramps. There’s always fishing on the river, with lots of bass, bluegill, and catfish. The park has over a half-mile of hiking trails, and once you’ve gone for a hike, you can have some fun at the miniature golf course or relax at one of the picnic shelters and have some lunch. One of the newer attractions at Boonesborough State Park is the Kentucky River Museum. This museum provides visitors with a look at the lives of families who lived on the river in the early 1900s.

These are some of our favorite camping spots near Georgetown, Kentucky. Do you have a favorite spot that we missed? Come down to Dan Cummins Chevrolet Buick of Georgetown and tell us about it. While you’re here, we can show you a new SUV or truck with plenty of power to tow your camper on your next trip.

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