Department of Parks
Five Park Campgrounds Among Top 100
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Five Kentucky state park campgrounds are among the “Top 100 Family Campgrounds” in the United States, according to ReserveAmerica, the nation’s leader in campground reservations.
ReserveAmerica releases the list of the top campgrounds annually based on feedback from park rangers, managers and campers. Recipients are chosen based on criteria that includes park amenities, outdoor scenery, educational facilities, the quality and availability of hot showers, laundry facilities, hiking trails, family beaches, radio-free zones, visitor centers, children’s events, and location
Making the list this year are: Big Bone Lick State Park in Union, Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park in Mt. Olivet, Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park near Burkesville, Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenup, and Natural Bridge State Resort Park in Slade.
All five have different things to offer. For history lovers, Big Bone Lick is the site of important discoveries in paleontology, while Blue Licks is the site of Kentucky’s final Revolutionary War battle. Dale Hollow Lake offers one of the parks’ award-winning Signature Series golf courses and crystal clear water for diving. Greenbo Lake is a hotspot for anglers looking for a trophy catch. Known for its spectacular cliff lines and hundreds of natural arches, Natural Bridge is a hiker’s paradise.
The “Top 100 Family” campgrounds will be featured in a special issue of Camping Life magazine and on ReserveAmerica’s Web site.
“We hope this recognition draws national attention to what hidden gems we have here in Kentucky,” said John Kington, deputy commissioner of the Department of Parks.
Reservations for these sites can be made by calling 1-888-4KYPARK or by visiting www.park.ky.gov or www.reserveamerica.com.
The Kentucky State Park System is composed of 52 state parks plus an interstate park shared with Virginia. The Department of Parks, an agency of the Commerce Cabinet, operates 17 resort parks with lodges -- more than any other state. Each year, Kentucky parks draw 7 million visitors and contribute $317 million to the economy. For more information on Kentucky parks, visit our Web site at http://www.parks.ky.gov