5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Kentucky

5 Gorgeous Beach Campsites in Kentucky

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Kentucky’s magnificent natural areas boast everything from densely forested spaces, to hills and mountains, to enchanting meadows. The Bluegrass State is also home to some beautiful, enormous lakes that are best experienced via tent, RV, or cabin. To absorb the truly beautiful nature of Kentucky, camp overnight at one of these gorgeous beach campsites in the state. 

1. Kentucky Lakes/Prizer Point KOA, Cadiz, KY

You can never go wrong with a KOA. This campground’s long list of exciting features include: an indoor/outdoor pool, splash pool, jumping pillow, mini golf, a giant chess set, basketball court, volleyball, playground, pedal carts, and much more! This is the perfect family-friendly accommodation. To experience the magnificent Kentucky Lakes, rent aboat and spend the day on the water! 

2. Greenbo Lake State Resort Park

Greenbo Lake is a Kentucky favorite. At this state resort park, you’ll find basketball courts, trails for hikers, horseback riders, bikers and mountain bikers, birding, boating, and more! The campground features 58 sites with utility hook-ups, as well as 36 primitive sites. There are three dumping stations available in the area, as well as service buildings with showers and bathrooms.

3. Nolin Lake State Park

This widely popular Kentucky campground features 59 lodging options that include 32 campsites with water and electric, 27 primitive sites (several of which have waterfront views), a building with bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and more. There is a playground in the area for children and pets are also allowed (as long as they’re leashed). For the anglers, there is great fishing opportunity at Nolin Lake, too.  

4. Twin Knobs Recreation Area

This 700-acre campground is a can’t-miss. There are 200 campsites on the grounds for both RVs and tent camping. Twin Knobs is very family-friendly as it has amphitheater programs available and scheduled campground activities to get everyone involved. You’ll also find a great beach with ample opportunity for swimming (and boating outside of the designated, roped-off swimming area). You will also find opportunity to play basketball, volleyball, and horseshoe pits. 

5. Grayson Lake State Park

Grayson Lake has a little something for everyone. According to its site, Grayson Lake State Park’s natural characteristics feature “sheer sandstone canyons and gentle slopes.” Grayson Lake has 74.2 miles of shoreline and plenty of opportunity for boating. There are also 71 campsites with servicebuildings offering bathrooms, showers, laundry, and more. Enjoy canoeing, fishing, golfing, hiking, picnicking, and more at Grayson Lake State Park. 

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