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Camping in Kentucky
Posted December 1st, 2012 - 11:46 am by from Ojai, United States (Permalink)
Hi, I'm coming to Kentucky in Feb. or March. Is that a good time to camp there or is it still too cold?

Also, please tell me about some of your favorite camping places in Kentucky (for Feb/March or when it's warmer--either one).

Thanks. I love Kentucky. My grandfather was born and raised there.

Posted December 2nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm by from Athens, United States (Permalink)
Hi Bunny , while I live in Athens Ohio , all my daddy's people lived in Paintsville Ky . In the mountains it is cold at nights during Feb and March. The mountains hold the cold . If your travels take you to South East Ohio we have a simple trailer near a wonderful college town. Lots to see and do with great locavore meals . Ck out our CS site .

Posted December 3rd, 2012 - 5:23 am by from Louisville, United States (Permalink)
Hi Bunny!

I live in Louisville, and I do love to camp however, David and I are not familiar with camping in the state of Kentucky since both of us hail from Indiana.

It's generally pretty cold for camping unless you have the gear to do it. We get warm days but usually things get much more comfortable the closer we get to spring.

I'll look into some more for you.


Posted December 9th, 2012 - 11:53 pm by from Louisville, United States (Permalink)
Hello again Bunny!

Sorry for the delay - we've been dealing with some serious flu here.

Feb and March are not camping season in KY.

One could get lucky and find a warm march day, but even April can be marginal weatherwise ... especially as it is quite wet.

Late April and May are good. June can be, but it can start to get hot.

The best camping is Sep and Oct, as they are mild and drier than the spring.

This is all not to say that I have not camped from March thru November. For a seasoned camper, go for it. For fair weather, stay with the above.

As far as places go, we know southern Indiana, best.

KY does have some great parks. Red River Gorge, Land Between the Lakes, and Cumberland and Dale Hollow are places I hear about. David has camped at Cumberland and Dale Hollow, and the camping was part of boating and scuba expedition.

Not much help, I am sure, but perhaps some keywords for more investigation. And we do know more places in S. Indiana if you are interested.

Good luck!

Posted December 17th, 2012 - 12:15 am by from Jeffersonville, United States (Permalink)

It is generally too cold for camping in KY around then, but I've done it with the right supplies and a toasty fire. My favorite camping spot is Red River Gorge. It's great. There are lots of good spots and anywhere in the forestry is fair game as long as you have a back country pass. There are lots of natural caves and interesting topography. You should check it out if you are still planning a trip. I live in Louisville and it about and hour and a half from there. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy camping!