Union, Kentucky

Big Bone Lick State Park

Union, Kentucky



Union, Kentucky
Phone: (859) 384-3522

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $27 4/2015

Latitude: 38.8838508636033
Longitude: -84.7475481033325

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • 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 ?
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • 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 yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

39 Reviews

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CmcDowell

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Great state campground. Appears most site weren't level but didn't take much for us to get level front to back and side to side. We stayed site 33. Make sure you have at least 50 ft in water hoses. Bathrooms looked very clean, we didn't use showers. Very good spacing between sites which was a great surprise. They have several campground hosts and patroled the park, which made me feel safe. They would also deliver firewood if needed. Great hiking to see bison, trails in pretty good condition. Verizon cell phone worked like a charm. Very friendly staff. Pets welcomed, didn't see a dog park. Road to state park pretty good incline. We came from 71 North and one of the roads to get to the park is very windy and steep (use caution) but we got through it. Not sure how the road would be if coming from 75. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

If you are traveling with a buddy suggest sites 33 and 34 great layout.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Daryn

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a very nice 2 night stay. The sites are well spaced and are paved with a gravel patio area on most sites. The grounds were very clean and well maintained. The two camp host seem to do a great job keeping an eye on everything. Very nice fire rings with adjustable grates. The camp store was very minimally stocked, but they close at the end of October so that was understandable. The 18 hole mini golf was not fancy, but was well maintained. Shopping and Restaurants were only 15 minutes away. Would stay again. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Motorhome.

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Denny Pike

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This state park was a delightful surprise as we were traveling through the area. The gentleman running the office was wonderfully helpful with information about the park and the surrounding area. As can be expected of most State Parks, the utilities at the site are only water and electric and there is no WiFi. Sprint phone service is virtually non existent. We loved the trails and the Bison herd and the historic nature of the Park. Would definitely stay here again when passing through. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Motorhome.

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Jandj1026

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Very friendly staff. Pretty steep hills getting to campground. Need at least a 50ft of water hose to reach hookup. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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montana10

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice but well used state park. The bathrooms need updating but they were clean. Very steep road getting to your site but once there the sites are very nicely spaced. From the interstate the road to the park is a little twisty and narrow but doable. Will stay again. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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napoleon1168

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great park! There are no sewer hookups, but aside from that it was quiet, there is a museum on site, the history of the area is great, and 25 minutes from Cinci. I only gave it a "9" because of the "state park" bathrooms that nearly always have bugs and are a bit well-used. But, having camped all over, one gets used to those. The kids got to go look at an onsite Bison herd and the trails are fun to walk. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Jtroop

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice state park. Ample room on sites. Bath house was dated, but clean. Medium size pool proportionate to the size of the campground. Friendly staff. There were three different camp hosts for different sections of the campground. Cell service from Sprint was poor. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here. We camped here four nights. We would stay here again. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Motorhome.

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Penny C

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. Our site (#41) was the probably the most level lot we have ever had at any campground. Most camp sites were nicely spaced. Campground is located fairly close to the Cincinnati area, so there are plenty of things to do within 30 minutes away. Our only complaints about the campground is as follows: The grass at our campsite needed to be mowed (not real bad, it just needed to be mowed), our fire ring was FULL of ashes that we had to shovel out and put beside the fire ring, the dump station is not very convenient to get in and out of (had to circle back through the campground due to difficult turn), and for my husband and sons (who like to fish) this is not a good park for fishing. However, despite these complaints, we would stay at this park again when in the area. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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MacQude

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice and quiet at night. Had good laundry service. Swimming pool was open. Overall it was a good stay with some nice hiking trails. It was close to the Creation Museum. Taking the back roads we discovered the small town of Rabbit Hash. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Motorhome.

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jmcmanama

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

All paved campground so that's nice. Basic state park, with pool, playground, and pond. A few things to do around the park, see the buffalo, hike some of the trails, and fish. Very quiet campground; we have stayed here several times. Most of the sites are wooded. No sewer, but they have water and electricity. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Motorhome.

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PRIMOPJ

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park not too far from Cincinnati. Very quiet at night even on the 4th of July (maybe due to ban on campfires due to fire hazard). Make sure you have at least a 50' water hose, since water hookups are shared between sites. Mixture of very large sites to average size sites. Some sites are not level, although the grade is usually front to back rather than side to side. Be sure to check out the museum and learn about the park's importance in paleontology. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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EricandAlice

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park on top of a mountain. Getting our 40' rig up there and backed in required a little work but it worked. Just choose your site carefully if a big rig. Site was level but not all sites are. Has putt-putt in park, trails to walk and bison! Price high due to online reservation (they don't do phone reservation). You might be able to avoid the online fee by simply paying when you arrive if you want to risk it. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Banjo103

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed two nights in this park and really enjoyed it. The park is well kept and as with most parks in Kentucky very green! The hosts were very helpful and friendly. We will certainly return when going back that way. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Motorhome.

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joemama

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The site we were on was tight for our fiver but was called a 43 ft. Luckily we bring extra hoses as the spigot was halfway in the woods. It was rather narrow, but the worst part was the side to side leveling was at least 6" off. It's a clean park with nice hosts and very quiet but then again it's only May. Wouldn't go back, but for small trailers it's ok. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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makinmemories

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is only 15 minutes away from our house but is so nice we plan on making it a yearly thing. The programs offered for the kids by the naturalist are entertaining and informative. Pool is adequate size with handicap lift. Many shaded spots for hot KY summer days. Enough space for friends to camp next to each other and have privacy. Nice common area between spots where games of toss, tag and corn hole were played. Two very large common area fire rings with stone walled seats if you want to have a large get together. Highly recommend! We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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