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Fort Boonesborough State Park is a historical park located in Madison County, Kentucky, United States. The park is home to a reconstructed fort that commemorates the original Fort Boonesborough, founded by Daniel Boone in 1775. Visitors can explore the living history museum, where costumed interpreters demonstrate life in the 18th century.

Camping Information

Camping Facilities:

  • The park offers a large campground with over 150 campsites for tents and RVs.
  • Sites typically include electric hookups and water, and some have sewer hookups as well.
  • The campground has modern restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities.


  • Campsites can be reserved in advance online or by calling the park. Some sites could be available on a first-come, first-served basis, but reservations are recommended, especially during peak seasons and weekends.


  • Campers can enjoy a swimming pool during the summer months.
  • The park includes a camp store for purchasing basic supplies and snacks.
  • There's also a picnic area and a playground for children.
  • Wi-Fi is available at the park's community area.


  • Hiking trails meander through the surrounding woods, suitable for all skill levels.
  • The park hosts various events throughout the year, including reenactments and educational programs.
  • Fishing is available along the Kentucky River, which borders the park.
  • Mini-golf and a game room offer additional recreation options.


  • Pets are generally allowed in the park but should be kept on a leash. There may be areas such as the pool or buildings where pets are not allowed.

Firewood Alert:

  • Many parks have restrictions on bringing in firewood from outside sources to prevent the spread of invasive species. Purchase your firewood at or near the park if this policy is in effect.

Rules and Regulations

  • Quiet Hours: The park enforces quiet hours, usually from late evening until morning, to ensure that all guests can enjoy a peaceful environment.
  • Alcohol Policy: State parks in Kentucky do allow alcohol consumption in designated areas, but check specific rules for Fort Boonesborough State Park as they can vary.
  • Vehicle Limits: Typically, there's a limit of one vehicle per campsite, with additional vehicles requiring extra parking permits or fees.
  • Check-In/Check-Out: Check for specific check-in and check-out times to avoid any inconvenience or additional charges.

Nearby Attractions

  • Kentucky Horse Park: An equine theme park and competition facility.
  • Lexington: Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," nearby Lexington offers dining, shopping, and cultural attractions.
  • Berea: Famous for its arts and crafts scene and the Berea College Craft Festival.

Contact and Address

Before setting out on your camping trip, it's advisable to contact the park directly for the most current information:

  • Address: 4375 Boonesborough Rd, Richmond, KY 40475, USA
  • Phone: You can obtain the phone number from the park's official website or a reliable travel guide.

Ensure you check the latest updates on weather conditions and park advisories that may impact your stay at Fort Boonesborough State Park.

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