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Taylorsville Lake State Park, Taylorsville

4.5
#28 of 61 in Nature in Kentucky
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  • Camping for everyone. Tent camping, trailer with horse camping and motor home camping. Hike, trail ride it all here. Really peaceful and private. Highly recommend. 
    Camping for everyone. Tent camping, trailer with horse camping and motor home camping. Hike, trail ride it all here. Really peaceful and private. Highly recommend.  more »
  • This park is well located if you are doing the Kentucky Bourbon tour- but you should know it is in the middle of no where. The staff is great and the camp sites are level and clean. Nice facilities... 
    This park is well located if you are doing the Kentucky Bourbon tour- but you should know it is in the middle of no where. The staff is great and the camp sites are level and clean. Nice facilities...  more »
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  • One of the single best campgrounds we’ve been to in America. Large sites with water and electric, easy to park and get set down. The playground was nice and the restrooms were clean and well built. Will absolutely come again. Awesome side note: this place is almost equidistant to all the major distilleries on the bourbon trail!
  • Overall this is a nice campground for primitive camping. The majority of the sites are spaced out and private but unfortunately I couldn't find any pictures online of the sites so the one we got was not private. We stayed at site #4 and it is best suited for a group of friends because your neighbors are 10-15 yards away with no trees or anything in between. The biggest issue with site #4 is there is no picnic table. Luckily we were only staying one night so not a big deal but there was no mention of it on the booking website (Reserve America). Aside from that, it is well kept and the bath house was pretty immaculate for such a full weekend. Several playgrounds nearby if you have kids to occupy. The main overall issue is the lack of staffing. I'm not sure if it's the usual or if there is a lack of staff in general but we got in shortly after 7PM and there was no ranger or staff to be found to get firewood. No honor system or anything so we had to venture out to find some after we got our tent up because the main office was closed as well. As a heads up, the Dollar General does not sell wood nor does the new Lakecity Mart gas station. We found a large white house/business of some sort that had an honor system and it was $10 for a massive bundle of wood. Oh and when we left on Sunday, as of about noon, there still wasn't any staff anywhere in the park that we saw. Not sure what was up with that. Some of the hiking trails were well marked and up kept but some others were not so if you aren't good with navigation, choose wisely. Biggest issue we had was with the Gazebo Loop Trail/Pioneer Trail. Several spots were overgrown and not marked so you had to guess a little bit until you ran back into a well worn trail. Didn't do any lake activities but the water looked nice and there was a lot of activity on it. Nice boat ramps as well. Overall a nice stay but choose your site wisely. I took several pictures of each site to help others in the future. I didn't get site 7 or 10 because they were occupied but they are pretty nice as well but 10 is slightly open and not as secluded.

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