Fort Boonesborough State Park RV & Campground Guide

Kentucky

If you love nature and history, you will want to go to Fort Boonesborough State Park near Richmond, Kentucky. Here, you can see various birds, paddle a canoe while enjoying scenic Kentucky River views, and go fishing. Many people come to this park to see the reconstructed 18th-century fort and watch the resident artists perform various pioneer crafts, which you can purchase at the gift store. This park is 27 miles southeast of Lexington, 21 miles south of Winchester, and 43 miles east of Harrisburg. 

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Weather
Spring 43-65 F
Summer 64-85 F
Fall 55-75 F
Winter 24-49 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Fort Boonesborough State Park

You'll want at least a day to explore all the natural attractions at this state park and at least another one to explore the fort. That's why you should bring your RV and set up camp at the park's 166-site campground. If you do not have an RV, gent a rental through RVshare

Oh Kentucky RV Park & Campground

Oh Kentucky RV Park & Campground is just 26 miles south of Fort Boonesborough. Here, you can go swimming in the pool and shop in their store. Rates start at about $30 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: No
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: convenience store, swimming pool, dump station

Walnut Meadow RV Park

Enjoy camping under large shade trees at Walnut Meadow RV Park. Rates start at about $30 per night.

  • Water hookup: Yes
  • Electrical hookup: Yes
  • Sewer hookup: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Pet-friendly: Yes
  • Other amenities: large pull-thru sites

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What to Do at
Fort Boonesborough State Park

Inside Fort Boonesborough State Park

Daniel Boone and his men discovered this site in 1775, and soon after, soldiers built a fort here on the Kentucky River. You can explore the reconstructed fort and see how people lived during pioneer times. If you want to get out on the water, launch a canoe or kayak to enjoy amazing views. Borrow a fishing pole from the park’s headquarters to go fishing. The swimming pool and sandy beach are a great place to unwind after a full day of activities. 

Outside Fort Boonesborough State Park

This park is conveniently located just a few miles from Interstate 75, so it is easy to explore the region. Richmond offers several great places to go shopping and dine, or you can head to Lexington and explore everything it has to offer. There are many other nearby tourist attractions you'll want to visit. 

Restaurants

Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill

While dining on your favorite entrees and sipping on a handcrafted margarita at Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill, you can watch live sporting events on television. This restaurant has belonged to the same family for more than 35 years.

Type: Mexican

Location: 240 Eastern Byp, Richmond, KY 40475

Jackson's

If you are looking for a juicy hamburger, then head to Jackson’s. You can also find fantastic baked steaks and fried pork chops at this restaurant.

Type: American

Location: 203 S 3rd St, Richmond, KY 40475

Masala Fine Indian Cuisine

Imported spices are used to season local produce and meat to create outstanding curries at Masala Fine Indian Cuisine. Since chefs prepare every order from scratch, they can alter the heat level to suit your taste buds.

Type: Indian

Location: 1003 S 3rd St, Richmond, KY 40475

Madison Garden Bar & Grill

Since 1982, hungry diners have been coming to Madison Garden Bar & Grill to gather with friends and eat New York-style pizzas, burgers, and tacos. If you are looking for something more substantial to go with their full bar, try the grilled chicken breasts and the fried fish dinners.

Type: American

Location: 152 N Madison Ave, Richmond, KY 40475

Koto Japanese Bistro

Find your favorite sushi and hibachi at Koto Japanese Bistro. You can choose to dine in the cozy dining room or outside.

Type: Japanese

Location: 2127 Lantern Ridge Dr Ste 100T, Richmond, KY 40475

Shopping

Apparitions Vintage Village

Find vintage and antique home décor and furniture at Apparitions Vintage Village. Pick up artwork from local artists and a homemade candle or two.

Location: 208 W Main St, Richmond, KY 40475

Olive You

Select from a wide range of women’s contemporary and classic clothing at Olive You.

Location: 118 Meridian Way #1, Richmond, KY 40475

Soft Shoes, Inc.

Pick the perfect pair of shoes from over 100 brands at Soft Shoes, Inc, where you can get your foot scanned and find orthopedic inserts.

Location: 805 Eastern Byp, Richmond, KY 40475

Richmond Greenhouse & Flower Shop

Find some new plants to take home with you at Richmond Greenhouse & Flower Shop. Alternatively, pick up a potted plant for your RV or camper.

Location: 111 Westover Rd, Richmond, KY 40475

Big Hill Hobbies

If you love building remote control vehicles, then head to Big Hill Hobbies for your supplies. They often hold swap meets and races on their property. 

Location: 620 Big Hill #10, Richmond, KY 40475

Sightseeing

White Hall State Historic Site

See the beautiful home built in the late 1700s at White Hall State Historic Site. Tour the inside of the house and stroll around the beautiful grounds that include a grist mill.

Location: 500 White Hall Shrine Rd, Richmond, KY 40475

Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts

Check the event calendar at Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts to see what concerts and live performances you can catch.

Location: 822 Hall Dr, Richmond, KY 40475

Paradise Cove Aquatic Center

Slide down the water slide, stand under the big bucket, scamper to the top of the aquatic climbing wall, and more at Paradise Cove Aquatic Center.

Location: 274 Lake Reba Dr, Richmond, KY 40475

Battlefield Park

Eat a picnic at Battlefield Park before strolling along the 2.5-mile trail with interpretative signage telling about how soldiers fought a Civil War battle at this location. The trail surrounds a home built in 1824.

Location: 101 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Richmond, KY 40475

Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University

Listen to an expert discuss the night sky during a stop at Hummel Planetarium at Eastern Kentucky University.

Location: 4440 Kit Carson Dr, Richmond, KY 40475

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How to Get to
Fort Boonesborough State Park

If you are driving on Interstate 75, take exit 90 and get on US 25/US 421. Turn right on US Business 25 South. Turn left on North 2nd Street. Go straight to get on Kentucky 388 and continue until you reach the park. 

Entering Fort Boonesborough State Park

Many facilities at this park are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may have to pay extra for some activities.

Per person over age 12 : $8

Per person age 6 to 12 : $5

Must be accompanied by an adult

Per person under age 6 : $0

Must be accompanied by an adult

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