Date Of Stay: September 11, 2016
What a pleasure it was to stay at the Kentucky Horse Park Camoground, whose entrance is just down the road from the Horse Park. The $33 per night Fall Rate gets you water and 50 amp electricity, but no sewer. There are two large dump stations near the exit.
Each loop has a playground and bathroom and laundry facilities in the center, together with a small video arcade for the kiddos. The loop with campgrounds A and B has basketball courts and volleyball courts; the loop with campgrounds C and D has tennis courts. Sites are paved but narrow and not very level.
But the real attraction is not the campground itself; it is the park next door. Kentucky Horse Park is a working horse farm, competition space, home of national equine and equestrian groups and agencies, research facility, and tourist destination. Discount tickets are available at the campground store.
A major site is the grave and memorial to Man O’ War and his offspring.
Legacy Trail, a walking and biking interpretive trail, starts in downtown Lexington and run 12 miles north to the Horse Park campground.
I stayed at the park on the Sunday after Labor Day, when most of the sites were empty and the campground was peaceful. I imagine it’s pretty crowded and bustling and loud during the summer months, but I really enjoyed my overnight stay there in September.
Tammy’s Tip: Water pressure is very high. Be sure you are using a regulator. Also be aware that water is shut off from mid-November to mid-March at individual campsites, but is available at the dump stations year-round.