Kentucky’s Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground is the best place to enjoy camping, hiking, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking and boating. Located less than an hour’s drive from Louisville and Lexington, this 1200 acre park is the perfect getaway amidst amazing horse country in heart of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
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Camping at Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground
Taylorsville Lake State Park
1320 Park Road, Mount Eden, Kentucky Contact or Reservations: (502) 477-8713
Reservations and Rates
You can either reserve your campsites via Reserve America or call their office during normal business hours. Reservations must be made 1 Day(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance. Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground has a 1 year booking window.
Be aware, as with all Kentucky State Parks, Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground has different campsite fees for peak times such as holidays and weekends.
Taylorsville Lake State Park 2022 Camping Rates
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A non-refundable reservation fee of $6.00 for campsites and cabins/cottages, will be included in the total payable fees. Your credit card account will be charged at the time that the reservation is made. Please allow up to 24 hours for your reservation to be confirmed.
Changes may be made online at www.reserveamerica.com or Contact Us at least 1 day prior to your scheduled arrival. Any reservation made with a departure date that is more than 12 months from today cannot be changed for 18 days after the reservation was made. There is no fee for changes made to a reservation, unless it is cancelled.
If you cancel your reservation you will be assessed fees. The closer to your arrival date you cancel, the less money you will be refunded. Cancelling 15 days or more prior to arrival – Reservation fee $6.00 + Cancellation Fee $10.00 is applied.
The use fees are refunded. Cancelling 14 days or less prior to arrival – Reservation fee $6.00 + Cancellation Fee $10.00 + the use fee of the first night’s stay is applied. The remainder is refunded.
To cancel a reservation on the day of arrival you must call the park.
Kentucky State Park Camping Discounts
Kentucky State Parks offer several discounts on camping. However, you cannot stack discounts to get an even lower rate. You can use only one discount per reservation.
Active & Retired Military with proof of service, can receive a 10% discount by choosing the “Military” customer type upon booking online. You will be required to show your military ID at check-in.
Kentucky POW (Prisoner of War)
Camp for FREE with POW card issued by Kentucky Department of Parks. POW card must be presented at check-in.
Age 62 & Older can receive 10% discount by choosing the “senior” customer type upon booking online. ID required upon check-in.
Current AAA Members can receive 10% discount by choosing the “AAA” customer type upon booking online. AAA membership card required upon check-in.
Other Discount Qualifiers
For other discounts not mentioned above (Kentucky Resident, Kentucky State Employee, and Kentucky 100% Disabled Veteran), refer to Kentucky State Parks Deals.
Checking into Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground is easy. Once you enter the campground, present your reservation name to the gate attendant. They’ll hand you your campsite assignment, site map and campground rules and send you on your way to your campsite.
I highly recommend hitting the dump station after entering the campground but before getting to your site as there are no individual sewer hookups at your campsite.
There are three camping areas:
45 RV standard – 30 amp electric and water hookup (no sewer) (big rig friendly!)
15 tent only – primitive camping.
10 equestrian sites with 30 amp electric and water hookups.
Group Camping – primitive camping for organized groups (church, scouts, 4H, etc.)
There are handicap sites available.
Campsite are spacious with mowed grass and small gravel pads. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and trash hanging hook.
Be aware, some campsites are on mild slopes. You’ll need leveling blocks for some of them; especially if you don’t have a leveling system on your RV.
Taylorsville Lake State Park and adjoining Campground has plenty of amenities and things to do without leaving the park.
Taylorsville Lake State Park has a great 16-mile multi-use trail system for hikers, mountain bikers, and equestrian riders. And, the Lake has amazing fishing; whether on the shore or on a pontoon boat. Tons of other amenities and fun things to do at the campground and the Park itself.
Amenities within Campground
- Check-in Gate House
- Bathhouse (separate women’s and men’s)
- Volleyball Course
- Horseshoe Pits
- Boat Trailer Parking
- Dump Station
- Trails – Hiking, Biking and Equestrian
Within Taylorsville Lake State Park (including Taylorsville Lake Marina)
- Bird Watching – Scenic Overlook
- Boat Launch Ramp, Boat Slips and Boat Rentals
- Bait & Tackle Shop
- Canoeing & Kayaking
- Docks, Fishing/Crabbing
- Dump Station
- Fire Rings
- First Aid Station
- Fishing Pier & Equipment Rentals
- Fishing Spots
- Handicap Access
- Information Center
- Ice and Firewood
- Jet Skiing & Water Skiing
- Park Lake (Fishing Only)
- Picnic Areas
- Ranger Station
- Snack Shack
- Seasonal Concessions
- Trails – Hike, Bike & Equestrian
You are on your own for Wifi data. We’ve found that both AT&T and Verizon worked okay (about 3 bars each). However, it was harder to get a signal on busy weekends and holidays.
Things to do near Taylorsville Lake State Park and Campground
Within 10 miles of Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground, there’s lots amenities and things to do and places to dine.
In Taylorsville itself, you can find everything you need; groceries, ATMs, dollar stores, restaurants, The Tea Cup cafe, pizza delivery, fuel (including diesel), propane (not for big rigs or motorhomes), Urgent Care, Emergency Services, Veterinarian (we use Elk Creek Animal Hospital), kennels, boat services and maintenance, Eagles Motel and more.
If you’re looking to play a round of golf, Tanglewood Golf Course is right up the road one the left towards the city of Taylorsville. And, if you have friends or family who are going to be in the area, you may want to direct them to Edgewater Resort for cottage style lodging.
Taylorsville Lake State Park and Campground is also located close to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail where you can visit 25 craft distilleries. And, if wine is your game, check out the 9 Best Wineries Near Louisville.
Taylorsville Lake is also 44 miles from Louisville Kentucky where you can explore:
How to get to Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground?
GPS (Latitude, Longitude):
38.02639, -85.25694, or 38°1’35″N, 85°15’25″W
Driving directions from Louisville, take I-64 to the Gene Snyder Freeway south and KY 155 to Taylorsville; turn east on KY 44 and drive three miles and then proceed onto KY 248 and then turn right onto KY 3230.
From Bluegrass Parkway, take the KY 55 exit to Taylorsville.
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Wrapping up Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground
We’re a bit partial to this amazing Kentucky State Park because we lived in Taylorsville for 7 years before hitting the road full-time with our RV.
Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground and the Park itself is clean and wonderfully managed. It’s a great place to relax, take your own boat, jet ski, kayak or canoe, rent a boat, go fishing, or just relax around the campfire at your campsite.
It’s an ideal place to go as a solo, couple or take the family to enjoy the outdoors and get some quality family time. Just be aware, it’s at full capacity and very busy on weekends and holidays.
Watch Flatlanders RV Travels video below on their visit to Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground:
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