Blue Licks Battlefield State Park RV & Campground Guide

Kentucky

Located in Northern Kentucky, Blue Licks Battlefield State Park marks the site of a historically significant engagement during the American Revolutionary War. The area is also home to natural springs with significant salt levels that have attracted mammoth, buffalo, deer, and other animals for thousands of years. Today, this 148-acre state park is also home to a resort that welcomes visitors from around the country. The closest community is Carlisle, KY, which is 15 miles directly south of the park, while Lexington—the closest large city—is just 48 miles to the southwest.

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Summer 59-86 F
Fall 34-77 F
Winter 26-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park sits in a rural section of Kentucky. The park is one of the favorite spots in Kentucky for vacationers to visit in their RVs. Those visitors choosing to rent an RV for a stay at Blue Licks Battlefield State Park can find one in Carlisle, KY, through RVshare.

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park Campground

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park Campground offers 49 modern campsites with electrical and water hookups for RV campers. While the campground is open year-round, the office is closed from mid-November through March. During the winter months, water hookups are not available.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No, a dump station is available onsite
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $20 per night
  • Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. during the peak season

Zilpo Recreation Area

Zilpo Recreation Area offers 30 RV campsites with electrical hookups. The campground sits on the shores of Cave Run Lake and provides a sandy beach for sunbathing and lakeside fun. Fishing, hiking, biking, boating, and kayaking are among the favorite activities at this campground. The park service provides restrooms and showers. Picnic tables and fire rings are included at every camping site. Water is available in central hand-pump locations.

  • Water Hookup: No
  • Electric Hookup: 15/20/30/ amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No. A dump station is available
  • Wi-Fi Available: No
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $30 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. during peak season

Kentucky Horse Park Campground

Twenty-five miles to the southwest of Blue Licks Battlefield State Park lies the Kentucky Horse Park Campground. This park provides 260 well-spaced RV campsites that take RVs and trailers up to 55 feet in length. Each camp comes equipped with a picnic table and a fire ring. Restrooms, showers, and bathhouses are available for each visitor. The park provides a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool for fun and games during the summer months. A 12-mile hiking and biking trail allows anyone wishing to stretch their legs to venture beyond their campsite.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: No. Two dump stations are available at the park entrances
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $35-$40 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday and Monday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday

Fort Boonesborough State Park

Fort Boonesborough State Park is a reconstruction of the original settlement led by Daniel Boone. Along with the fort, the park offers 166 RV campsites on the Kentucky River's shores. All the campsites have electrical and water hookups, and 18 sites enjoy sewer access. A lifeguarded junior Olympic-sized swimming pool is available during the summer months, and a boat ramp allows easy access for anglers and skiers to enjoy the river. Tours of the fort help educate children on the hardships of colonial life. Miniature golf, horseshoes, and volleyball are additional activities that many visitors enjoy.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 15/20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes, for 18 campsites
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $33 to $45 per night
  • Office hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

Whispering Hills RV Park

Whispering Hills RV Park is a welcoming site for RV campers. The park sits 43 miles southwest of Blue Licks Battlefield State Park. Over 230 RV camping sites are available with electric, water, and sewer hookups. Each campsite provides a picnic table and a fire ring for camping enjoyment. Restrooms, showers, and bathhouses are spaced throughout the park. Additional amenities include a playground, basketball court, pool, fishing pond, and laundry services. As a special treat, the park plays a movie each Friday night for its guests.

  • Water Hookup: Yes
  • Electric Hookup: 20/30/50 amp
  • Sewer Hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Available: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Fee: $36 to $46 per night
  • Office hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday

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Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

Inside Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

One of the most popular attractions of the park is the battlefield monument, which was erected in memory of American settlers' 1782 defeat by British forces. Another popular feature is Fort Tanner—a small fort constructed over one of the salt springs to protect settlers while distilling salt. A well-trodden buffalo trail reminds all visitors of the vast herds that once roamed this area. A gift shop and additional educational tours are great additions for those who want to know more about the history while visiting the park.

Outside Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

The area around Blue Lick Battlefield State Park has plenty of restaurants and shops. Several attractions that beckon to visitors in the area are also available. Both small and large communities are plentiful, making the selection of which to visit first your only concern.

Restaurants

Spala San Fernando

For cuisine with a western Mediterranean flavor, visit Spala San Fernando in Brooksville, KY. The restaurant provides unique Spanish dishes specially designed to create a fine dining experience.

Type: Spanish, Mediterranean

Location: Calle San Fernando N. #27, Brooksville, KY 41004

Carson’s Food and Drink

When you make that inevitable day trip to Lexington, stop at Carson’s Food and Drink for a hearty meal. At this restaurant, you find an exotic version of traditional American cuisine. Even their hamburgers come with an added twist.

Type: American

Location: 362 E. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Italx

When you are looking for a taste of Italian cuisine, head to Italx. The restaurant offers the best in Italian cooking in Kentucky.

Type: Italian

Location: 160 W. Main Street, Lexington, KY 40507

Shopping

The Summit at Fritz Farm

If you have an array of shopping needs, stop at The Summit at Fritz Farm in Lexington, KY. This is the closest shopping mall to Blue Licks Battlefield State Park. It includes 48 shops in a small area, making shopping an easy and quick task.

Location: 120 Summit at Fritz Farm, Lexington, KY 40517

Mulberry and Lime

Mulberry and Lime is one of the finest gift shops located in Lexington. You will find gifts such as handbags, jewelry, and unique soaps in this shop.

Location: 216 N. Limestone, Lexington, KY 40507

Kentucky for Kentucky

Visit Kentucky for Kentucky to find souvenirs to send back home for everyone to enjoy. At this shop, you will find everything from tee-shirts to pen sets and greeting cards.

Location: 720 Bryan Avenue, Lexington, KY 40505

Sightseeing

Bourbon Drive-In Theater

While staying at Blue Licks Battlefield State Park, drive 33 miles south to the Bourbon Drive-In Theater for an evening of fun. Treat your children to a little nostalgia when you attend a movie in one of the last drive-in theaters remaining in the country.

Location: 147 Jackson Road, Paris, KY 40361

Central Kentucky Kayaking

Family fun comes in many forms. At Central Kentucky Kayaking, you and your family get to take a tour of the farms and communities along Stoner Creek. This is an excellent experience for beginners as they learn to handle a kayak in calm waters, preparing them for more animated adventures.

Location: 394 Stoner Avenue, Paris, KY 40361

Clover Hill Farm

While you are visiting Kentucky, don’t forget the state’s most famous asset—the horse. Visit Clover Hill Farm with your family for a brief encounter with this vital part of Kentucky history. Let your kids take some riding lessons and learn how to care for animals.

Location: 985 Millersburg Road, Paris, KY 40361

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How to Get to
Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

Blue Licks Battlefield State Park is located next to United States Highway 68 (US-68). Most visitors approaching from the south come through Lexington, KY, via US 68. 

Travelers approaching from the north usually take Kentucky Highway 9 (KY 9) out of Cincinnati, OH, until they reach exit 14. Take this exit onto United States Highway 27 (US 27) and follow the signs to Mount Olivet, KY. At Mount Olivet, access United States Highway 165 South (US165 S) and travel 15 miles directly to the park's northern entrance.

Entering Blue Licks Battlefield State Park

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