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Richmond, Kentucky

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Richmond, Kentucky



Richmond, Kentucky
Phone: (859) 527-3131

Sites: 167
Recent Rate: $38 9/2016

Latitude: 37.899332
Longitude: -84.269858

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $5.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 5.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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42 Reviews

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed here twice and have always had a wonderful time here. They have a ton of activities to keep the kids busy, access to the Kentucky River, and the pool is wonderful. Most of the sites are going to require some sort of leveling, as most of them are slightly off level. All sites are paved as well as the road. AT&T cell service is good. Sites 1-26 are full hookups. Some sites will not have access to satellites due to the foliage. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 36
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are numerous things to do around Fort Boonesborough State Park. There is a canoe rental on the Kentucky River, fishing on the river, you can tour Fort Boonesborough which is right down the road from the campground, hiking in the park, and numerous bourbon distilleries within 30 min drive.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice site, pads are on the short side but sufficient. Can see Kentucky River from our site thru the trees. 50a power, shared water hookups with high pressure- recommend not fully opening if you don't have pressure regulator on your rig. Nice facilities, bathrooms are typical for a state park- clean but older. Several dumping stations available. Would come again, good value. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
141 pull thru
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Sites were crowded and the place was full. Some campers believed we should all enjoy their choice of music! The river was low and not good for wading or swimming. We moved on after one night. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed Fort Boonesboro next to the park. The reenactors/volunteers were interesting and there were great artifacts there with good identifications. The hatchet throwing is not to be missed!

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful state park. We used their junior Olympic pool several times and it felt great! We rode around the park, but didn't visit the Fort...then found out that the pool and the Fort would be closed the next day so we moved on. This is very pretty and full amenities except for sewer in our pull through. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
96
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes

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Review Count: 70
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Not sure why this is listed under Richmond, Ky. It is located MUCH closer to Winchester. Tengo Internet is garbage on weekdays and worse on weekends, so save your money. I wouldn't call this place big rig friendly. Very few pull thrus and none with FHU. Water pressure was very good though water hookups are 20+ feet from the site. Gets pretty packed on weekends, but still a relatively quiet park. No fenced dog run. Many campers fail to leash their dogs at their sites. Guess they think Fluffy will stay put and not cause any problems. Some road noise from the highway, but not bad. Good camp store. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Stop by the Winchester/Clark County tourism office for all kinds of good info. The ladies who work there are very knowledgeable and very friendly. If you like Beer Cheese, do the Beer Cheese Trail. Bluegrass Museum was interesting to visit. Graze Restaurant requires reservations and is open 5 days a week for dinner only. Halls is a good restaurant close to the cg. Cairns is downtown and is a "new age" sandwich shop. Lexington is a short drive.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at Boonesboro State Park for five days during the week. Overall I enjoyed staying at the park. Sites in the park itself were very clean campground store was very adequate with everything you would need. Both Winchester Kentucky and Richmond Kentucky are within a 10-15 minute drive. Sites are level, Water and electric were in the easy reach but on some sites an extra hose would be needed. I was told by the campground host that the park is very crowded on the weekends. One unsightly part about the park is that around the full hook up sites there is a large sewage processing building that looks in bad shape. Very close to a major roadway but the road noise was not a problem for me. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is a rustic park in the trees. Our biggest concern is that it is not as big rig friendly as we would have liked. We phoned ahead a few days earlier and they said things were getting slow so no need to booked ahead even though we were a big rig (39 foot 5th wheel). When we got there on Saturday afternoon there were 2 pull thru sites left. We were told to go ahead and drive around and choose what we wanted, either the pull thru or a backin. One pull thru was long enough so we choose that. A bit narrow to get in around the posts and trees. Not level front to back. Good thing we went back to the office immediately to register since the woman in the office was on the phone saying only 2 pull thrus left. I quickly interrupted and said ours was taken.

The water connection was on a shared pedestal on the other side of Rv so we needed 2 hoses to reach it.

Overall probably a good park for smaller rigs but be ready to level your rig. The backin sites were maximum 35 feet if that, and then you would have to put your vehicle on the grass. No noise from the quarry this weekend. Water pressure appeared to be very high. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

What a great state park! Our site was large, but not level, causing us a bit of trouble to get settled, but once we were it was worth it. Unfortunately it rain/poured almost the entire time we were there. Due to weather we were unable to use the pool, although it was beautiful and would have been fun! The small camp store had basic necessities and there is a Walmart within 10 miles of the park. We arrived on a Sunday and could see that on a weekend the park would be packed. The fort, pool, etc. are closed on Monday and Tuesday, so if they are important to you, be advised. The weather really was a contributing factor to our stay there, the park has a fantastic warning system for weather, which is loud enough to wake us even at 3 AM! I can't wait to come back through this area and stay here when the weather is nicer and we can enjoy the amenities. We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
98
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Winchester, KY Is close and has fast food, Walmart, Lowe's, etc. Graze Market and Cafe is a small farm to table restaurant that was fantastic.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Check-in was a little awkward as no one was at the booth, and there was no real parking to check in at the store. Campsites were mostly asphalt and there were enough trees scattered about to make it a little tricky to get satellite. The grounds looked well-taken care of. The big problem with the campground was the next door stone quarry and the gravel or stone trucks that climbed and then braked on the way down on the steep roadway next to the campground. It was noisy, even at night. In addition, I had to drive the less than a mile to the actual fort to take a tour. I don't understand why the state cannot manage to have a park road, or at least a paved bike path the less than half-mile from the campground to the fort, since the main road is full of big trucks and not safe for walking or biking. They seem to own all the property in between, and even have one roadway in the day use area that comes within 500 feet of the fort. Could also use better access to the Kentucky River from the campground--maybe removing some trees and putting in paths? We camped at Fort Boonesborough State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

You might want to get a site as far away as possible from the roadway used by the gravel trucks.

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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 236
States Visited: 54
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $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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Review Count: 164
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $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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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $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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