03/29/2014 Betsy

KENTUCKY HORSE PARK 4089 Iron Horse Parkway Lexington, KY  40511 Telephone:  888-459-7275 Reservations:  www.parks.ky.gov Campground Website:  www.kyhorsepark.com   The Kentucky State Park campgrounds are real gems and our favorite is the Kentucky Horse Park State Park located just outside of Lexington and adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park grounds.  A very large, open campground, it has large, mature tree draped over the campsites and is situated among the pastoral setting of chorals and paddocks with horses grazing in adjacent fields.  We just love it here and try to make this a stop when coming through this part of the state….

03/28/2014 Betsy

Corp of Engineers Barge Canal Campground @ Barkley Dam Grand River, Kentucky Telephone:  270-362-4840 Reservations:  www.reserveamerica.com  Recommendation:  YES   Directions:  From I-24, take Exit 31 (Grand Rivers).  South on Highway 453  .  This is the first time we stayed at a COE and will definitely seek them out in the future.  This campground is situated along a peninsula between shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake.   Canal Campground many sites many right along the Lake. (more…)