Fort Boonesborough State Park

     


Richmond, Kentucky
Phone: (859) 527-3131

Sites: 167
Avg. Rate: $26

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Latitude: 37.899332
Longitude: -84.269858

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 19
  • Average 6
  • Poor 2
  • Terrible 0

33 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

elduque

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

A very large campground along the Kentucky River. We were allowed to drive around and select our own site. They have huge influxes of people into the park for special activities, and during the Halloween season, they have lights at night and other displays that can draw thousands of people. Big rig friendly with many level sites to choose from. Cell service good and we were able to get our satellite dish to get a signal, as we were not parked in the trees. Downside is that the park is adjacent to a very noisy road with trucks using braking coming down the hills. there is also a huge cement plant adjacent to the park, that starts up early and goes all day. It was shut down at night during our visit. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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dandd

Review Count: 189
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

While this is a pretty park with grass sites, paved roads and conveniently located just 6 miles from I-75, the staff we encountered needs improvement. On checking-in, the young gal at the gate was too engrossed in a personal phone call to provide us with all of the materials we were supposed to receive. Another stopped by our site and to give us a message and, instead of knocking on our door, pounded on it. Also, their "people skills" need a vast improvement! Further, we had reserved a site with sewer facilities but there was none on site 161. Traveling through the campground can be an adventure as too many people, with and without campers in tow, drive way too fast while kids on bikes and skateboards (not one was wearing a helmet) and others on foot seem oblivious to vehicle traffic. Further, it is annoying to have kids wandering and biking through our site. All of these issues are resolvable with better management oversight. If staying in sites 1-9 or 160 or 161, a generator for the dump station can be noisy at night. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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coldwaterconch

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great family friendly campground. There was so much to do within walking distance. Lots of activities run by the campground (clogging was our favorite), a pool, Fort Boonesborough, a beach along the river, and geocaching. Even though every site was taken when we were there it was very quiet and well controlled. Most of the staff were very friendly, especially the ones working in the store. Would definitely stay here again. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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gatordan

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We normally stay at another park on our way north but thought we'd try something new this trip. We weren't disappointed. However, the site we had was a little smaller than it should have been for our 33' motorhome (it stated a larger coach should fit). We backed as far as we could and yet have our jacks resting on the asphalt. That left not much room for our tow car. The electric was close but the water spigot, shared by two sites, was quite far away. No problem-we used our tank water. There was quite a lot of space between sites and the grounds were very well maintained. We visited the Fort while here-next to the campground. It would be a mistake not to! This reconstructed fort (in the 1970's) consisted of many rustic cabins arranged in a square. Many of the cabins were "occupied" by "1800s residents" displaying period clothing. They demonstrated yarn spinning, candle making, deed preparations, blacksmithing, woodworking, etc., all done as it was during Dan's period. The docents were very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We highly recommend visiting here. There are many other historical places to visit close by but we were limited by time. We WILL visit here again. Thanks Kentucky, for a great state park! We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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Kent and Margaret

Review Count: 133
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park, make no mistake about that. The forest is dense, in fact so dense that we could not get DirecTV from our spot. Our crank up antenna, however, was able to capture enough local channels to satisfy us. Our Verizon cell phone and broadband Internet connection was great. The park is pretty much dated with mostly asphalt pads that are short and narrow for larger RVs, and your tow vehicle has to be parked on the adjacent grass. Our spot #4 was level enough to make leveling our motorhome a breeze. Our space was on the road that leads to the park entrance and traffic past our motorhome was speedy and noisy at times. Speaking of noise, the traffic on the nearby highway is noisy, and the close-by park sewage treatment plant is very noisy; it runs all of the time. The electric and sewage hookups are adequate, but the water hookup is far enough away to require our 50 ft water hose. As I walked around the park, I noticed that a couple of RVs had to use at least 100 ft of hose to reach their water hookup. There are lots of activities in the park and lots to see and do in the area. I am not sure we would return to this park again with the high price of staying here not reflected in the park quality. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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DeltaViking

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Main advantage was close proximity to Interstate Highway. This is an old park and there are some indications of both it's age and the degree of maintenance. For example, just about all of the shower heads and controls need to be replaced or repaired. Just plain worn out. A lot of water is being wasted. Washrooms nicely heated, kept clean. The park is quiet at night, but when the trucks are running back and forth on their way to and from the next-door quarry operations, you can't help but notice. There's a 'herd' of feral cats here and indications that someone is throwing out food to them on a regular basis. We were using only lights in our newer 19 ft trailer when the circuit breaker tripped. Before that, the lights flickered. We never had this problem before and we are inclined to suspect the camp's electrical wiring. Grass was well maintained and in good condition. Extra charge for Wi-Fi. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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WayDre

Review Count: 35
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is quiet and easy to find. Roads are paved, as are the sites. Sites tend to slope quite a bit and we sought a different site than the one assigned. We found a different site but still had to put the motor home passenger side dual on a block to avoid extending jacks more than we desire. Water service is shared by two sites so you very well may need an additional hose to connect. The sites are short and our 36-foot was backed in so the jacks were barely on the pavement. Our toad barely fit in front of the coach but only by parking parallel to the drive and parking partially on the grass. The park is maintained by the state and is okay. The park is located south of Lexington but remains a convenient trip into town and distilleries. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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DC500

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Large, very popular campground. The landscape was well-kept and attractive. The big attraction is the total reconstructed fort with enactments and this is walking distance from the campground; although, a bit of an uphill hike. We are in our 60's and were comfortable doing this. Nice campground store. We had good satellite reception and our Mi-Fi worked well. There was lots of room to walk the dog. The only downside was a large mill of some sort next door that was noisy during the day but quiet at night. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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kycamper02

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay at this campground a lot and enjoy it every time. The bathrooms are decent and the employees are friendly. They have a camp store on site and it is reasonable in price. We really like this campground, but it could use some more updates. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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summergames84

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a pretty nice state park campground. We had full hookups in site 22. Great majority of the sites have no sewer. Shade trees are abundant. Water hookups are a distance and a long hose is needed. The park was quiet and clean. Store on site is handy for snacks or drinks. Park is convenient to I-75 and a quick trip into Lexington. We never could get a satellite signal on Directv. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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A hitch and hop

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Just need to add to previous review comments. They do sell internet hook ups.$3.50 per day. The water hookups are a distance and you will need a long hose. Don't miss going to the fort. There is also a well stocked store. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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6.4 tow rig

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is not bad, but not the greatest. The noise and smell from the rock quarry next door can get a little annoying depending on where you stay but isn't a deal breaker. Some of the sites offer some shade but others not so much. It was off season but everything was clean and there were pretty many people camping. We have been in the summer too and the pool is very nice, but you do have to drive over to it if you don't want to walk 3/4 mile. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 371
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Paid $28 weekday, $30 weekend less 10% senior discount. A bit on the high side, but close to Lexington so they can charge more. Limited number of sites with sewer on the first loop. Most of them have some grade but a couple are OK. Sites vary but many of them are level. Some are pretty short. Overall not a bad park. The Waterfront Lounge across the river had good reasonable food and daily specials. For a nice scenic ride take CR 169 across the free ferry (cars and small trucks only, it handles 3 cars max). This becomes Highway 1974 and goes thru nice horse country and ends up right in the middle of Lexington. A nice option to or from the city vs I-75. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

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Stave

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

On arrival, the gate staff were welcoming and gave us full directions to our site. The pad itself (number 49), although asphalt, wasn't particularly level and was covered in straw. We found out later that day that the straw was to cover the mud that the heavy rain dragged down off the bank behind us and deposited on the pad. The wet weather meant that we couldn't explore the amenities on site although there was a well stocked store which we did visit. The bath house was really dated and, in my opinion, not particularly clean. However, all the services worked and the showers provided plenty of hot water. On leaving, I suggested to the gate staff that the pad could do with some of the mud being removed but my suggestion was met only with a steely stare! Fort Boonesborough suited us as a one night stop over, but I'm not sure that we'd stay longer. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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streamfisher

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Very busy campground on the weekends. Mostly families with kids running, playing and bike riding as kids should do. Blacktop roads and fairly level sites. Many sites are small; choose wisely if you have a big rig. Nice mixture of shaded and open sites but very few with any privacy. Some water and electric hookups are in odd positions so bring extra cord and hose. The constant noise from traffic and the rock quarry next door is as loud as others have stated. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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