7.8 Good
     
Union, Kentucky

Big Bone Lick State Park

Union, Kentucky


3380 Beaver Rd
Union, Kentucky 41091
Phone: (859) 384-3522

Sites: 62
Recent Rate: $20 5/2017

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Latitude: 38.883850863603
Longitude: -84.747548103333
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 no
  • 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 no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • 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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,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 no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

45 Reviews

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice state park CG. We were only here overnight so did not hike any of the trails or see the bones. The sites are paved but not very level. The park is about 10 very hilly and windy miles off I-71. There is 30 amp power and water at every site. Dump station on the way out. Lots of trees, and sites are not close except for a few right by the pool/bathhouse. Well-maintained and probably jammed on busy weekends. I don't know if there is much to see/do in this area but this is a pleasant state CG for a stopover. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Make sure you have plenty of water hose when camping here. We had 50' of hose, which was not enough, and then had to go in search of an additional hose. Sites are fairly short and unlevel. Staff is friendly. State needs to spend some money on upgrades for the restroom, laundry facilities, and maintaining trails (muddy). Mini-golf course could use some upkeep also. Good location for visiting Ark & local attractions in and around Cincinnati. After visiting some of the privately-owned campgrounds in the area, we were pleased we chose this one. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Well maintained park. Only 35 minutes from downtown Cincinnati but feels like it's a world away as it's a pretty setting up on a hill. At & t cell signal was weak to nonexistent. Received 17 over the air TV stations. Bathrooms were old but clean. Sites were somewhat shallow (many had to park sideways in front of their campers or elsewhere) and the sites were mostly unlevel. Sites had decent separation with the exception of those in the two circle loops which were too close together for our comfort. The camp store has the basics but Florence is only a 15 minute drive with all the stores you could ask for. A rather small bundle of firewood was $5 but just outside the park there's a guy selling firewood out of his driveway for the same price and a larger bundle. There's a nice playground in the campground and this place is loaded with families. Minature golf 0n site. As others have stated bring enough water hose because the water hookups are shared and might not be very close. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place for a weekend trip. The museum is a little out of date but they have great trails, good facilities and a bison viewing area. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

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Review Count: 128
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 16

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

This was an overnight stop for us and this appears to be a very popular campground with a mix of tents and RVers and lots of kids. Looks like that it is big rig friendly depending on the site. Utilities were fine but the bath house was old and needed much more attention due to the high volume of users. Had 2 bars of Verizon LTE at our site but only 3G at the campground entrance. Campground hosts were very friendly and attentive. Public roads to the campground are pretty narrow. Do not take Exit 171 off I-75 because some of the roads are extremely narrow for our dually truck. Campground had a very popular pool and miniature golf. I liked this place better than my spouse and we probably would not stay here again. SWe stayed in a motorcycle tent trailer. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my tent trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

No nearby grocery stores. One has to hop on the interstate and go either north or south on I-75. Fuel located near interstate. Not far from Cincinnati.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

we enjoyed our stay at big bone lick , with about 60 sites it is a quiet out-of-the-way camphround, but still minutes away from the Florence Kentucky area with shops, a mall, restaurants galore. It appeared that the majority of the sites are a bit unlevel but not so much that it could not be corrected. Electric and water were an easy reach . Campground does have a pool and two large playgrounds, The bison herd was interesting but the park museum is small. We enjoyed our stay . We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Very nice campground. Sites were a little short for our 31 foot trailer (had to park the suburban next to camper to stay off the road). Showers were clean but old looking. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Great out of the way state park. We stayed here for almost a week. Office staff is super friendly and helpful. Sites are well spaced although quite sloped for the most part. We had a level site on the back (south) loop of the campground. Lots here for kids. We liked hiking the trails, but they're quite muddy when we. One trail leads to the bison field. You can easily walk to the lake, museum, and other places from the campsites. The campground is clean and well maintained. Grocery store, restaurants, and other amenities are only a few miles away in Union. No wifi service, but there's a strong Verizon signal. Lots of beautiful countryside makes for great driving tours. Be sure to drive along the Ohio River and visit the town of Rabbit Hash. The boonecountyheritage.org website has some driving tour maps you can download showing places of historical interest. The Adair Wildlife Management Area is nearby with some great hiking trails. Boone County is an area favored by local road cyclists, so if you have a road bike, you'll enjoy the backroads. Overall, this state Park is a great value. We camped at Big Bone Lick State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

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

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
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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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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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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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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