KHP Campground

Set amidst the rolling hills of the Bluegrass lies one of America's finest resort campgrounds - the Kentucky Horse Park Campground.

Amenities

Come out, relax and enjoy the complete resort atmosphere of the Kentucky Horse Park Campground! 

Campground Map

Our campground offers 260 spacious sites with 50/30/20 amp electric and water. All sites are 55' paved back-ins with fire rings and picnic tables. Two dump stations are provided for your convenience as you exit the park.

A full service facility, our campground has many extras for your comfort including a grocery store/gift shop and two bathhouses with modern conveniences. During your stay, be sure to take advantage of our tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, cool off in our junior Olympic-size swimming pool and participate in our planned activities. 

For those seeking to stretch their legs a little more, venture out on the Legacy Trail, a 12-mile-long (8.5 miles is currently finished) paved walking and biking trail leading from the Kentucky Horse Park Campground to downtown Lexington. Learn more at www.mylegacytrail.com.

Campers may also visit the world famous Kentucky Horse Park at a discounted rate and receive free parking with the purchase of their admission tickets when purchased at the Campground Store.

The campground also has electric primitive and primitive available for those wishing for a more rustic stay. These areas are first-come, first-served, and fill quickly on special weekends.

The Kentucky Horse Park Campground is pet friendly.


Campground Store

The Campground Store carries a wide variety of grocery items including ice and firewood plus RV supplies and Kentucky Horse Park souvenirs. Store hours vary according to season. 


Golf Cart Permit

A golf cart permit is required in order to operate a golf cart or other approved golf cart-like vehicle on the grounds of the Kentucky Horse Park (300 KAR 7:010). Permits must be purchased at the time of check-in at the Campground store. 

  • Weekend permit $10 (2-3 days)
  • Week permit $25 (up to 7 days)
  • Seasonal permit $50 (expires 12/31/current year)

Guests must adhere to the Park’s policy on proper operating procedures for a golf cart-like vehicle. No one under 16 without a driver’s license is allowed to drive the vehicle while at the Kentucky Horse Park. Failure to follow permitting or driving rules will result in the loss of use of the vehicle for the remainder of your stay at the Park.


Rules Regarding Mopeds, Go Carts, and Scooters

  • Must have a valid driver’s license to operate a golf cart and motorcycle.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license to operate a scooter and/or moped that is capable of more than 30 mph.
  • A learner’s permit or moped license is sufficient on a scooter and/or moped that DOES NOT exceed 30 mph.
  • Mopeds, scooters and golf carts must observe all traffic regulations.
  • ATV’s are not allowed to be operated on Kentucky Horse Park property.

Scheduled Events

The following 2014 events are scheduled to take place in the campground:

  • April 19  Hippity Hoppity Hunt
  • May 23-25 Square Dancers
  • June 12-15  Festival of the Bluegrass
  • July 5  July 4th Celebration
  • August 29-30  Square Dancers
  • October 17-19  Halloween Camp-Out I
  • October 24-26  Halloween Camp-Out II

Hippity Hoppity Hunt - April 19, 2014
Come join us for our fourth annual Hippity Hoppity Hunt. An egg hunt, a petting zoo, the Easter bunny, and other fun activities are scheduled to help us ring in the camping season. Activities start at 11:00 a.m. Activities are subject to change.

4th of July Celebration Weekend - July 5, 2014
Celebrate the 4th of July weekend with your camping friends and take in local bands and a golf cart parade.

Halloween Camp-Out I and II - October 17-19 and 24-26, 2014
The Halloween Camp-Out returns for its annual fright with two great weekends in 2012! Come see what your friends are talking about with our kid's crafts, costume contests, trick or treating, golf cart parade, entertainment and a haunted house - just to name a few. This is the perfect way to send the camping season out with a bang. Sponsored in part by Northside RVs and the KHP Foundation.

For more information about these events, contact the Campground Store at (859) 259-4257.

Volunteer at Campground events!

 

Dates of Operation & Rates

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March 15 - November 15, 2014
Improved Sites (electric/water):

  • Sun-Thu: $30 per night
  • Fri & Sat: $32 per night
  • Holidays & Premium Weekends: $35 per night

Primitive (electric) $26 ($28 premium*) per night
Primitive (no electric/water) $20 per night

November 16, 2014 - March 11, 2015 (Closed Sundays)

  • Improved sites (electric only) $25 per night
  • Primitive (electric) $25 per night
  • Primitive (no electric/water) $20 per night

*Premium rate applies to holidays and special event weekends which requires a 3-night minimum stay.

Maximum site occupancy is one RV/trailer or two tents, two personal vehicles, and 8 persons.

Water is turned off at sites November 16 - March 14 but is available at dump stations.

10% discount for Seniors 62+, Active Duty Military and Veterans, and those suffering from a disability.


Campground Pavilion

98' x 31', concrete flooring, lighted
Roof and solid walls on short ends, open on long sides
Available electricity is 110 with 20 amp outlets and one 30 amp outlet
Park will supply up to 10 picnic tables and sufficient number of trash cans
Restrooms approximately 300 yards away (groups of 25 or more are responsible for renting portable toilets)
In-ground water hydrant available (renters must supply their own garden hose)
Campground Store opens at 8:00 a.m. and offers a variety of convenience food, necessities, and park souvenirs
Contact Special Events at (859) 259-4226 for rental information


Extras

Pavilion rentals include access to all recreational areas except the swimming pool on a first come, first served basis. By leaving a deposit with the KHP Campground store staff, Pavilion renters may sign out recreation equipment to use in the Campground. Equipment must be returned before the store closes for the day; depending on the time of year, this varies from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Group rates on admission to the park are extended to renters on the day of the rental.  Adults: $12.00, Children (7-12): $6.00, Children (6 and under): free of charge.

Other Rental Facilities

 

Reservations and Registration

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Please call the Campground Store at (800) 370-6416 or Reserve America at (888) 4KY-PARK or (888) 459-7275 to make reservations.  Online reservations can also be made at one of the following:

Kentucky State Parks

Kentucky Horse Park Reservations

Reserve America Member Login

Groups of 20 or more, please call (859) 259-4257 or (800) 370-6416.

Maximum stay is 14 days unless approved by Campground management.

Check in time is 2:00 p.m.

Check out time is 12:00 noon.

All guests are required to check in at the Campground store upon arrival before going to their site.


Reservation Transaction Fee

There is a $7.50 fee to make a future reservation. This fee is charged regardless of where you make your reservation. This is a per site, not per night, fee.


Location

The Kentucky Horse Park Campground is located approximately 4 miles north of Lexington's New Circle Road and 9 miles from downtown Lexington, and 3 miles south of Georgetown on Iron Works Pike, at I-75, exit 120.  The campground's entrance is just east of the main entrance to the Kentucky Horse Park.