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See below for information on the following Kentucky Campgrounds

Big Bone Lick State Park

Campsites 3/11/60/61 are good group sites. There is plenty of open grassy living space between them. We stayed on Site 11 and did have to level our camper on one side. Sites 40/42 are good, level sites.  Sites 4/5/12/13 are good group sites also. They back up to each other and have a level grassy living area between them. There are also several trees on site. I would not recommend site 45 - it was very small with no living area or grass. Sites 15 and 45 back up to the playground (too close in my opinion).

You can tell this campground is well taken care of. There were flowers planted throughout the campground, the bathrooms and pool were clean, and the staff was extremely friendly. We did see the ranger driving through the campground throughout our stay. There was a nice laundry facility located at the bath house. Water hookups are available to each site.

There is a small fishing lake within walking distance from the campground. The nature center and museum are both free (at the entrance of the park) and were very nice. We walked several manicured trails that were kid-friendly. There is a herd of bison that you can walk a short trail to see.

They could use another bathroom in the campground but other than that this was a wonderful place to stay.

General Butler State Park

We had 3 families in our group, and had sites 71, 72 and 73 on a corner. These were nice group sites. Site 72 is full sun. All sites had access to water/electric right on site (no sewer hook ups). They are also across from the playground but not too close. Sites 20 and 21 were very nice sites in the second loop with flat pads. The other sites in that loop, especially in the circle are not recommended. There is almost no living space outside of the driveway. Another set of sites we liked: 33, 34, 35 and 36. If you are tent camping, site 32 is great.

We enjoyed riding bikes around the campground and the large playground. On Saturday night, there was a 2 person band playing in the circle down from our sites that we enjoyed listening to.

We had family staying in the cabins (also located in the campground). They enjoyed their stay and said the cabins were clean and accommodating.

The lodge is a short drive from the campground and had a beautiful view. They had a small restaurant/bar and a pool. We were able to swim at the pool after 4:00pm and we did several days. It wasn't overly crowded and felt great.

We walked from the campground around the lake on a nice hike up to play putt putt and ride the train (both available for a small fee).

The whole park and campground had a nice family atmosphere and we would definitely recommend a visit!

Taylorsville Lake State Park

 This was a beautiful campground. There are only 45 sites here, but they have room for double that. Each site is very spacious, and has a large, level, gravel pad for your car, camper, picnic table, etc. A fire ring is in the corner of the gravel pad.

Sites: We stayed on site 30, one of the best in the campground. It had a very nice level grass area. Sites 33, 34, 35 and 36 were also nice and level.

Sites 27 and 28 were very good if you want two sites together. They sit back by themselves in a loop.

Sites 41-45 are nice, private sites. They sit back across from the boat parking area.

If you are looking for a site right by the playground – 5, 7 and 9 were good. Sites 8 and 10 were not as nice as they didn’t have any level living space outside of the gravel pad.

Sites 15, 16 and 18 – these also did not have much of a level area outside of the gravel pad.

The staff and campground host were very friendly. We saw the park ranger drive through numerous times throughout the weekend.  Everything in the campground was very well-maintained. The grass was beautiful, the bathrooms were always clean, and the playground was very nice.

There isn’t a lot of shade on the sites as the trees around the sites were smaller. However, most sites back up to the woods so you could get some shade from that at different times during the day. We brought an instant shelter that provided plenty of shade.

The primitive camping area also had several very nice and private sites. They share a shower-house and playground with the horseman camp area. Both of these areas were nice.

The only other negative about the campground is that they do not have a camp store. They do sell firewood and ice at the office, but if you need anything else you have to drive 5-10 minutes to a gas station.

There were several marked trails in the campground and park. We saw several horseback groups doing the trails also.

There was a marina, several boat ramps and a dam where you can fish or have a picnic. The marina had a nice store and rents houseboats and pontoon boats.