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Camping Grounds Winchester KY

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Clay's Ferry Campground
(859) 626-1330
8950 Richmond Rd
Richmond, KY
 
Kentucky Horse Park
(859) 259-4257
4089 Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY
 
Pikes Ridge Campground
(270) 465-6488
544 Lake Rd
Campbellsville, KY
 
Cumberland Falls State Park
(606) 528-4121
7351 Highway 90
Corbin, KY
 
Chimney Rock Campground
(859) 748-5252
160 Chimney Rock Rd
Harrodsburg, KY
 
Fort Boonesborough State Park
(859) 527-3131
4375 Boonesboro Rd
Richmond, KY
 
Elkhorn Campground
(502) 695-9154
165 N Scruggs Ln
Frankfort, KY
 
Crystal Onyx Cave & Park
(270) 773-2359
8709 Happy Valley Rd
Cave City, KY
 
Fort Boonesborough State Park
(859) 527-3131
4375 Boonesboro Rd
Richmond, KY
 
Walnut Meadow Campgrounds
(859) 986-6180
1201 Paint Lick Rd
Berea, KY
 

Campsite Courtesy



"The highest compliment anybody can pay you occurs when he arrives at a campsite the day after you left it and wonders whether anyone's camped there recently," says Les. "Your objective should be to leave it much as it was when you got there, if not better."

According to Les, the first and foremost campsite rule is to leave no sign of human waste. He recommends using a shovel to dig a small hole, then using the shovel to properly cover any fecal matter and toilet tissue. It's disgusting to think about, but Les says he's seen more than one campsite ruined in this regard by discourteous campers.

When it comes to other kinds of refuse, he notes, "If you can pack it in, pack it out."Don't leave trash behind, even if it's not yours.

When pitching camp, Les says to make sure you're back a minimum of 200 feet from water and trails. "A water source is your prime requirement," he says of site selection. But, he adds, proximity to water often means boggy ground. To avoid damaging the area, look for a sandy or rocky strip of beach to use as water access.

Les also recommends that you check with jurisdiction authorities to determine current fire regulations. If your campsite has a pre-established fire pit, don't make a new one. If you're in an area that's never had a fire pit before, asbestos cloths made for such use helps protect the ground. When gathering fuel for your fire, use only dead and downed timber.

"We're really strong proponents of leave-no-trace camping,...

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