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Old 01-10-2019, 05:42 PM   #1
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Kentucky Louisville South KOA

Hey all,
We are putting together a bourbon trail tour in June for about four - five days.
Any thoughts on Louisville South KOA? Is it a sardine can?

Looking at state parks My Old Kentucky Home (not many good reviews) and Taylorsville SPs (great reviews). On the way out stopping at Land between the Lakes before arriving in Memphis.
Thanks all...Cheers
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:56 PM   #2
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We don't camp in our own backyard so to speak so we have not stayed there. You can Google map the KOA , zoom in and switch to satellite view. Sites are very close together.
Don't know where you're coming from but the Kentucky horse park near Lexington is nice. We've been there several times. There's a bourbon trail in the area.
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:54 PM   #3
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Stayed at Taylorsville Lake SP last fall and is a very nice campground. Also centrally located somewhat in the middle of the Bourbon Trail between Louisville and Lexington. Would recommend it.

Also Hillman Ferry campground in LBL is one of our favorite campgrounds. Will be there 3 weeks in July-August. Mammoth Cave NP campground is nice but no electricity or water.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:14 PM   #4
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Kentucky Louisville South KOA

The Louisville South KOA, we usually get the spots near the entrance, no sewer/cable hookup, but theyíre not as close together and are a bit from the other sites. Feels more like a state park than KOA parking lot.

If you can get into the upper ring at My Old Kentucky Home SP, itís a nice little campground. Book early as they fill up quick. Depending on your rig, some sites are tight.

Diamond Lake RV resort outside of Owensboro is nice, but pricey.

Enjoy the Bourbon.
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:53 PM   #5
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Hey all,
We are putting together a bourbon trail tour in June for about four - five days.
Any thoughts on Louisville South KOA? Is it a sardine can?

Looking at state parks My Old Kentucky Home (not many good reviews) and Taylorsville SPs (great reviews). On the way out stopping at Land between the Lakes before arriving in Memphis.
Thanks all...Cheers
I recommend the Kentucky Horse Park Campground just north of Lexington, KY. I don't recommend this campground over others in the area, as I have not stayed at other (campgrounds) in the area, but this is nice. Have stayed there about 12 different occasions over the past 5 years as my daughter went to University of Kentucky.
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Old 01-12-2019, 02:18 PM   #6
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we stayed at General Butler SP last summer when we go to Nascar Kentucky speedway, its very nice and big, going back again this year
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We stayed at Louieville South KOA a few years ago. Had a really nice spot with patio on the hill overlooking the play area. Very clean and nice people.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:02 PM   #8
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I recommend the Kentucky Horse Park Campground just north of Lexington, KY. I don't recommend this campground over others in the area, as I have not stayed at other (campgrounds) in the area, but this is nice. Have stayed there about 12 different occasions over the past 5 years as my daughter went to University of Kentucky.
Agree whole heartily about this campground, especially if you love horses. Can be busy though when something is going on at the park. Also, ask about water pressure. On our last visit, they were pushing 95 lbs and advising everyone to use a regulator. Good luck.
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:45 PM   #9
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Agree whole heartily about this campground, especially if you love horses. Can be busy though when something is going on at the park. Also, ask about water pressure. On our last visit, they were pushing 95 lbs and advising everyone to use a regulator. Good luck.
We've stayed there. Sites aren't level. Sites weren't too close. Grandkids enjoyed the playground. Bath house must have been ok, because I can't remember it. For me, it was over priced. But that's just me.
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We did the bourbon trail a couple of years back. We had a wonderful time and have been back to that neck of the woods several times since.

A couple of pointers... schedule 5 days at least unless you want to feel pressured.

The campground are all so, so. None of them would be destination campgrounds, just a place to kick back in the eve around a fire and sip some of the bourbon you bought that day.

Weíve stayed at Louisville West KOA, Elizabethtown Crossroads, and White Acres campground. Most of the distilleries that you might want to visit tend to be pretty far south and east of Louisville so you need to take that travel time into account.

If I were going back today I would either stay in Elizabethtown or White Acres. Elizabethtown is nothing to write home about but it is just a place to hang your hat. It is not a bad campground but just a campground.

White Acres was adding a new section when we stayed there for the Bourbon Festival. Iím sure they are done now. I like the location of White Acres. It is on the edge of Bardstown which is the Kentucky Bourbon Heritage Center and Heaven Hill Distillery (did a nice tasting there, I donít believe they have a tour) and a good central point to the significant distilleries. Again, just a campground.

The best tour we took was Jim Beam. Also toured Wild Turkey. We really liked
Makers Mark also. Barton 1792 distillery in Bardstown is a nice stop. Did mostly tastings at the other distilleries. Just a lot to do so make sure you have plenty of time and enjoy yourself.

Unless you are a super picky person any campground will work for you. As long as they are safe, we can stay most anywhere and I feel any of the campgrounds I mentioned are safe and clean. Enjoy your trip, Iím envious
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