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Old 03-06-2019, 01:16 PM   #1
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Kentucky Speedway camping, Cup race July 13

Looking for anyone who has experience camping at KY Speedway.
July 13
We would like full hookups, or at least a sewer sucker, water, and/or nearby showers. It's a night race and are thinking about taking 3 grandkids (ages 6 to 15), so would like to be nearby, walking or trolly distance.

I understand this is a family friendly venue with kids 12 and under for $10.

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Old 03-06-2019, 11:54 PM   #2
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I'm following this one. Might go myself.
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:00 AM   #3
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I've gone to plenty of races there and camped but never on the grounds. I always stay at a state park that's about 20 minutes away. Big Bone Lick State park. It's a great little state park, has a pool, Bison herd, a decent size fishing lake full of bluegills and small bass and a pretty cool historical story about the wooly mammoths and why the area was so attractive to them.

If the 20 minute drive doesn't bother you, I promise the kids will have a ball with the hiking trails, the bison, deer every night walking the fields at the top of the hill and sometimes in the campground and the pool. Plus most there are shaded sites which can come in handy if the temps get hot which they have numerous years when I went.

There is also a neat little river town about 10 minutes away, Rabbit Hash, that has an old time general store and some picnic tables next to a BBQ joint right on the river to watch boat traffic and barges move by. Parts of the movie Tom Sawyer were filmed in that town with the river as the backdrop.

Hope I've peaked your interest if being on site isn't critical.

If you do camp there, when you drive in for the race, the track provides trolleys that take you from the parking lot to the gates, free of charge.

I'll throw out there that there is plenty of camping on site but they are very proud of it (as in very expensive). Prices range from $200 for off site upwards of $600 for Millionaires Row.

For $25 a night at BIG Bone Lick with water and electric (Dump Station), I decided to forgo the Generators running all night, not having partiers cackling and screaming and getting a good nights sleep.
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Race is in July, not June. BIG ERROR. Just made reservations for the wrong dates. LOL
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Old 03-07-2019, 03:18 PM   #5
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JULY 13 as requested.
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Race is in July, not June. BIG ERROR. Just made reservations for the wrong dates. LOL
Thank you, I had the site team change the date on the Title, my bad
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Old 03-07-2019, 09:36 PM   #7
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Reservations all changed. I'm at Big Bone Lick State Park Tuesday through Monday.
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I went to that race a few years ago. I stayed at campground about 20 miles away. Don't remember the name of it. What I do remember is the traffic was horrendous. It took 4 hours just to get out of the parking lot. Not enough roads. I had to go through the same thing the next day due to a rainout.
I have gone to many NASCAR race tracks and Kentucky has the worst traffic. Never going there again.
If you remember the first cup race there people were stuck in traffic for so long they missed the first half of the race. Just be aware.
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Old 03-08-2019, 08:08 AM   #9
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If you remember the first cup race there people were stuck in traffic for so long they missed the first half of the race. Just be aware.

After the 1st cup race the state added extra lanes on the interstate and on the access exits.
I'm not gonna say the traffic is all gone but they have vastly improved traffic flow since those first few races.
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Dont let the traffic worry you. Find a parking and traffic map. This will help you be in the correct parking area for the correct direction for you after the race. Go early Sunday and enjoy the atmosphere of the day. Lots to do. There may be driver appearances that you can access Sunday morning in the midway area. After the race enjoy the on track and victory lane post race. It will take some time to get out of your lot but once you get on the road things will move along nicely. Have a great time and enjoy!!!!
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we go there every year, stay at general butler state park about 17 miles south, need more info from me let me know and if anyone wants to hook up pm me
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Old 03-08-2019, 03:30 PM   #12
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Another option super close to the Kentucky Speedway is Follow The River RV Park located in Florence, IN and is 9.7 miles from Kentucky Speedway. It is super Kid and Family Friendly, with a pool play ground and rec room. Also located close to Belterra Resort...and they offer free transportation from the Park to the Resort. http://www.followtheriverrvresort.com
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I'm doing the infield at California motor speedway next weekend
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I donít go for the race, but the General Butler is a great place to stay. There is also a city owned Two Rivers campground in Carrollton.
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Old 03-09-2019, 05:51 PM   #15
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For those following, I've been searching for more information and this site is helpful https://www.kentuckyspeedway.com/camping/camping-rules/

Basically, there is one phone number to call for all the campgrounds on site 859-578-2300. When you call, they treat it just like if you were calling to get tickets to a concert, by trying to place you in the best available site and campground.

No sites have full hook up. Two or three campgrounds do have electric but as others have said are pretty expensive, up to $600, but you get Tues thru Sunday in case a rain out. The others are $200 but you get the same 6 nights for that Tues thru Sun.

A couple of the campgrounds, Ponderosa and Millionaires row have shower facilities. All others you are on your own.

They do provide a number you can call for fresh water refill or sewer dump, but pretty expensive like about $50 per trip.

Shuttle services are available and walking distance doesn't look too bad.

Sites are all about 20x50, so only one tow vehicle per site.
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