KHP Campground

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

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Reservations and Registration

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If you do not have Internet access, you may place a reservation by calling Reserve America at (888) 4KY-PARK or (888) 459-7275.

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.


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.


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

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.

Plus, the campground is offering short term storage during the summer season. Space is limited and located in the Electric Primitive area. The fees are $25.00 per week or $75.00 per month.

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. Winter hours are Monday through Friday 8 am - 5 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 5 pm. Campers arriving after hours may still use the night drop box located at the front of the campground store. The campground remains available to campers after hours.

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 2016 events are scheduled to take place in the campground:

  • Saturday, March 19th - Hippity Hoppity Hunt
  • Weekend of May 28th - Memorial Day Campout
  • June 9th-12th - Festival of the Bluegrass
  • Weekend of July 2nd - Fourth of July Campout
  • Weekend of September 3rd - Labor Day Campout
  • Weekend of October 15th - Halloween Campout I
  • Weekend of October 22nd - Halloween Campout II

Hippity Hoppity Hunt - March 19, 2016
Come join us for our fourth annual Hippity Hoppity Hunt. An egg hunt, 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 Campout - Weekend of July 2, 2016
Celebrate the 4th of July with your camping friends and a golf cart parade.

Halloween Campout I and II - Weekends of October 15 and 22, 2016
The Halloween Camp-Out returns for its annual fright with two great dates in 2015! Come see what your friends are talking about with our costume contests, trick or treating, golf cart parade, entertainment and a haunted trail - just to name a few. This is the perfect way to send the camping season out with a bang. Sponsored in part by the KHP Foundation.

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

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Campground Map

Dates of Operation & Rates

Paved Sites

Spring Rate (March 15 - May 26)
$33 per night Sunday – Thursday
$35 per night Friday and Saturday
$38 per night for special events*, holiday weekends (five-night minimum stay)

Summer Rate (May 27 - September 5)
$35 per night Sunday – Thursday
$37 per night Friday and Saturday
$40 for special events*, holiday weekends (five-night minimum stay)

Fall Rate (September 6 - November 6)
$33 per night Sunday – Thursday
$35 per night Friday and Saturday
$38 per night for special events*, holiday weekends (five-night minimum stay)

Winter Rate (November 7 - March 14)
$28 per night
$160 per week (7 night minimum required)

  • Note: Pull-through sites, when available, will be an additional $3/night over Paved Site rate.

Primitive Electric Sites

Summer/Fall Rate (May 27 - November 6)
$31 per night
$33 per night for special events*, holiday weekends (five-night minimum stay)

Winter/Spring Rate (November 7 - May 26)
$28 per night
$31 per night for special events*, holiday weekends (five-night minimum stay)

Primitive Sites

Summer/Fall Rate (May 27 – November 6)
$24 per night (swimming not included)
(Two-night minimum stay for special events)

Winter/Spring Rate (November 7 - May 26)
$22 per night
(Two-night minimum stay for special events)

Swimming passes may be purchased at an additional cost of $4/adult and $3/child (up to eight campers per site). This applies to primitive camping only.

All sites are allowed up to five campers per reservation. Each additional camper is $2 with a maximum of 8 campers per site.

Premium Demand Periods:

  • Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event
  • Memorial Day
  • Fourth of July
  • Breyerfest
  • Labor Day
  • Halloween Campouts

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

Water is turned off at sites from November - March 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

Winter Storage Space Rentals

Storage will be held during November 1, 2015 through March 1, 2016 on B-Loop (which has gated access). The cost will be $200 for the full term or $60 per month.
Storage Space Rental Agreement Form


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

Campground Map

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Campground Store Phone Number: (800) 370-6416