Levi Jackson State Park RV & Campground Guide


Levi Jackson State Park in Kentucky, also known as Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park is an 896-acre park that encompasses a section of the Wilderness Road. In the late 1700s and 1800s, this was a main route used by early settlers, including Daniel Boone, traveling by horseback or foot from Virginia to Kentucky. The park is named for settler Levi Jackson who operated a farm and tavern in the area in the 1800s. His descendants donated the park to the state of Kentucky in 1931, and the state transferred park ownership to the City of London in 2019. RVers staying in the spacious campground can learn more about the city park’s history at the Mountain Life Museum and enjoy the many activities that include a zip line adventure, swimming pool, mini-golf course and three trails.

Nearby Cities

  • Richmond, KY

  • Lexington-Fayette, KY

  • Danville, KY

  • Knoxville, TN

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Spring 29-71 F
Summer 63-88 F
Fall 46-81 F
Winter 31-50 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Levi Jackson State Park

Campground Accommodations

Levi Jackson State Park Campground Loop

  • Water hookup: Yes

  • Electric hookup: Yes

  • Sewer hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Max RV length: 40 feet

  • Other amenities: Picnic tables, fire rings, restrooms and showers, coin-operated laundry, dump station, playground

Westgate RV Campground

Located 7 miles north of Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park, Westgate RV Campground is in a great location and a good stop for an overnight stay. Restaurants and stores are within walking distance.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electrical Hookup: Yes

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other Amenities: Picnic tables, swimming pool, playground area, scenic drive, dining shelter with BBQ grill, restrooms with showers, historic sightseeing

Corbin/Laurel Lake KOA Journey

The Corbin/Laurel Lake KOA is located near Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Laurel Lake. Being a Kampground of America, this RV park has a convenient reservation process and plenty of on-site amenities. Campers can enjoy canoeing, hiking, horseback riding, and water rafting.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electrical Hookup: Yes

  • Sewer Hookup: Yes

  • Wi-Fi: Yes

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other Amenities: Dog park, camping kitchen, cable TV, swimming pool, public access boat ramp

Grove Campground

Grove Campground is near many attractions, such as Laurel River Lake and Daniel Boone National Forest. Located just minutes away from a marina and beach on Laurel River Lake, this campground attracts many boaters on the weekends.

  • Water Hookup: Yes

  • Electrical Hookup: Yes

  • Sewer Hookup: No

  • Wi-Fi: No

  • Pet-friendly: Yes

  • Other Amenities: Groceries at the Grove Marina, picnic table, showers, drinking water, ice, and flush toilets

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What to Do at
Levi Jackson State Park

The activities in this park will keep you busy because there are hiking trails, a bird sanctuary and a pool. You can visit McHargue’s Mill where workers still grind corn the old-fashioned way with a millstone. There is an 18-hole miniature golf course open all year and a playground, too. If you are a history buff, the Jackson Family Cemetery is located on the east side of the park off the Wilderness Road trail, and the Defeated Camp Cemetery is located on the south end. There is also the Mountain Life Museum, a recreation of a pioneer settlement with original and replica buildings. All seven buildings have pioneer artifacts like agricultural and household items on display.

The park has plenty of adventures that include hiking the three trails and going on the Treetop Adventure, an aerial adventure course with 60 elements like zip lines, suspended tunnels and rope bridges. A visit to McHargue’s Mill is always in order. It was built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps as a reproduction working watermill that was brought over the Wilderness Road in 1805.

Inside Levi Jackson State Park

While a historical site, the Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park also offers plenty of recreational options throughout the year. Visitors enjoy hiking on multi-use trails, playing mini-golf, swimming, and horseback riding. One of the most popular on-site attractions is the aerial adventure park; it features 60 elements, including zip-lines, rope bridges, and suspended tunnels. History buffs will want to check out the Mountain Life Museum, which houses crafts from local artists, and McHargue’s Mill, a reproduction working watermill.

Nature Watching Nature Watching

There is a bird sanctuary in the park where you can enjoy birdwatching. You may see cardinals, blue jays, woodpeckers, indigo bunting, white-breasted nuthatch, chickadees and many more. You may spot some small wildlife along the trails, like rabbits and lizards.

Flora and Fauna

The park has large wooded area with oak, hickory and sourwood trees. In the fall, the leaves change color and make a spectacular site. When the leaves fall, you can see the surrounding area on the Frazier Knob Trail which goes over a sandstone outcropping. The fauna includes colorful birds, snakes, opossums, rabbits and white-tail deer.

Hiking Hiking

There are three hiking trails to choose from. The Boone Trace Trail is an easy 2.3-mile hike. Sections of the trail pass through wooded areas. The Wilderness Road Trail is an easy 1.3-mile walk. It will take guide you to the historic Jackson cemetery where Levi Jackson and family members are buried. The trail is designated as a National Recreational Trail. The third trail is the Frazier Knob Trail. It is located at the park’s highest point and offers some great views. The trail covers a distance of an 8.5 miles and is rated as moderately difficult.

Swimming Swimming

Lodge and cabin guests can take advantage of the indoor pool. Several other natural swimming areas are located within minutes of Mount Magazine State Park at Spring Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, and Cove Lake.


Biking is permitted at this park along the paved roads. Roads that are open for biking include Blow Horn Place, Park Access Road, and State Park Road.

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How to Get to
Levi Jackson State Park

From Richmond, KY, merge onto 1-75 S. In 48.6 miles, take exit 38 for KY-193 E and turn left. In 1.9 miles, turn right onto S Laurel Rd. In 1.5 miles, turn left onto State Hwy 1006/Levi Jackson Rd/Levi Jackson Mill Road. The park entrance will be in about a half mile.

From Lexington-Fayette, KY, merge onto I-75 S via the ramp to Richmond/Knoxville and go 71.1 miles to take exit 38 for KY-192 E. Turn left onto KY-192 E. In 1.9 miles, turn right onto S Laurel Rd, and in another 1.5 miles, turn left onto State Hwy 1006/Levi Jackson Rd/Levi Jackson Mill Road. You'll see the park entrance in about a half mile.

From Danville, KY, head east on W Main St toward N 2nd St and turn right onto Wilderness Rd. Continue onto US-150 E and, in 31.1 miles, continue onto US-25 S/S Wilderness Rd. In 2.0 miles, get on 175-S and in 20.6 miles, take exit 38 for KY-192 E and turn left. Then, head right onto S Laurel Rd and in another 1.5 miles, turn left onto State Hwy 1006/Levi Jackson Rd/Levi Jackson Mill Road and you will see the park entrance after about a half mile.

From Knoxville, TN, get on I-275 N to Lexington and, in 3 miles, continue onto I-75 N. In 91.4 miles, take exit 38 for KY-192 toward London. Take S Laurel Rd to State Hwy 1006/Levi Jackson Rd/Levi Jackson Mill Road until you see the park entrance.

Entering Levi Jackson State Park

Parking is available at the pool and campgrounds. There is no entrance fee required to enter the park.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Levi Jackson State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Levi Jackson State Park?

May to September is the best time to visit the park. The weather is warm enough for swimming and other outdoor activities. If you want a quieter time to visit, the park is open all year, though activities like the Treetop Adventure are closed during the winter months.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Levi Jackson State Park?

There are many birds you can spot, including a variety of songbirds like American robins, northern cardinals, American robins and the Kentucky warbler. In the spring and fall, you might catch site of some of the migrating birds, like the purple martin, scarlet tanagers and hooded warbler.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Levi Jackson State Park?

There are over 100 campsites to choose from at the campground, most of which are suitable for RVs, though some sites are larger than others. 24 of the sites come with full hookups, while others have electric and water only.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Levi Jackson State Park and what is the cost?

Yes, you must make a reservation for a camping site and you can make a reservation for up to a year in advance of your arrival date. The costs vary, but sites with full hookups for $40 per night. Other sites cost $30 per night. You will also have to pay a $3.50 reservation fee.

Are pets allowed at Levi Jackson State Park?

Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash. You cannot tie the leash to shrubs or trees.