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Location and Contact Information

Taylorsville Lake State Park is situated in the heart of Spencer County, Kentucky, approximately a 30-minute drive from Louisville. This park encompasses a large area around Taylorsville Lake, a man-made reservoir.

Contact information:

  • Address: 1320 Park Rd, Taylorsville, KY 40071, United States
  • Phone: +1 502-477-8713
  • Email: Not publicly listed; however, queries can usually be directed through the official website or phone number.

Camping Facilities

Taylorsville Lake State Park offers a range of camping facilities to accommodate various preferences, including RV, tent, and equestrian camping sites.

  • RV Campsites: Equipped with utility hookups (electricity, water, and some with sewer). Reservations can be made, and many sites offer pull-through convenience.

  • Tent Camping: For those who prefer a more rustic experience, there are tent sites with access to restrooms and shower facilities.

  • Equestrian Camping: This unique feature caters to horse enthusiasts, providing campsites with horse stalls. Equestrian trails are also available.

All sites typically have access to the same amenities, which may include picnic tables, fire rings, grills, and easy access to restrooms and showers.

Reservations and Fees

  • Reservations: Can be made online through the Kentucky State Parks website or by calling the park directly. Advance booking is recommended, especially during peak seasons.

  • Fees: They vary depending on the type of site and amenities. A complete fee schedule can usually be found on the park's website or obtained by contacting the park.

Activities and Amenities

The park offers a variety of recreational activities which include:

  • Hiking and Biking Trails: Explore miles of scenic trails throughout the park on foot or bike.

  • Boating and Fishing: The 3,050-acre lake invites anglers and boaters (there are boat rental and ramp facilities available).

  • Wildlife Observation: The park's location in the beautiful Kentucky countryside provides opportunities for viewing deer, wild turkeys, and a host of other wildlife.

  • Playgrounds and Picnic Areas: Suitable for family gatherings and activities for children.

Park Rules and Regulations

  • Pets: Allowed but must be on a leash not longer than 10 feet and under control at all times.

  • Alcohol: Is prohibited in all public areas of Kentucky State Parks.

  • Fishing License: A Kentucky fishing license is required for fishing in Taylorsville Lake.

  • Quiet Hours: Enforced typically from 11 PM to 7 AM to ensure a peaceful environment for all campers.

  • Fires: Should be kept in provided receptacles and never left unattended.

For a complete list of rules and any seasonal restrictions, it's important to review the park's regulations or contact the park directly.

Safety and Preparedness

  • Weather: Be prepared for varying weather conditions; bring waterproof gear and sun protection.

  • Wildlife: Store food securely and be cautious around wildlife.

  • Navigation: Have a map of the park and trails or a GPS device when hiking.

  • First Aid: Bring a first-aid kit for minor injuries or emergencies.

Conclusion

Taylorsville Lake State Park offers a peaceful retreat for camping and outdoor activities in Kentucky. Ensure a fulfilling experience by making reservations in advance, adhering to park rules, and being prepared for the natural environment. Whether you're there to enjoy the lake, trails, or simply to relax, the state park provides an array of options for adventurers and families alike.

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