Fort Boonesborough State Park


From Alumapalooza, we headed south to Fort Boonesborough State Park in Kentucky. The campground has 167 sites. The sites were almost all filled on the weekends we were there. During the week, it was much quieter…. relatively. We learned an important lesson. Don’t just rely on reviews for a campground. Take a good look at an aerial view of the area and see what surrounds the park. In this case, one side has a two lane state road. Typically this is fine. Except in this case that two lane road is a short-cut between two Interstates. So there was traffic almost all day long, including truckers using their jake brakes. Then, just in case that wasn’t enough, a second side adjoins a quarry. And yes, our site was in the corner of those two.We still enjoyed our time here, but it wasn’t quite what we normally associate with a rural state park. The sites themselves typically have quite a bit of room and many have shade. The workers and volunteers keep the place very neat as well. If it wasn’t for the ambient noise levels, this could be a nice little regional park.

Here’s our site.

Parked amidst the trees

And a view of some of the campground.


While here, we met Clare who is travelling across the country in her 16′ Airstream.

Clare's Airstream

We also spotted this Airstream. They had an Alumapalooza 3 decal on their back window. They only stayed one night and left the next morning before we could say hi.

Airstream in the mist

There are several entertainment opportunities at this park, including fishing, swimming, minature golf and of course bike riding.

Pedal faster Mom!

Part of the park is also a reconstructed settlement, Fort Boonesborough.

Here are some more pictures of the park.



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