In the past several decades, through federally protected preserves and wildlife conservation programs, America’s magnificent bison can be seen in the wild once again. Perhaps not the vast numbers of pre 1800’s, but today, 19 bison herds in 12 states roam the Plains and Prairies of America. And, in 2016, the bison was designated as our National Mammal of the United States. So, let’s find where the best places to see bison in America are!
My Old Kentucky Home is known for several notorious icons; Corvettes and Colonel Sanders, Bluegrass and Bourbon. Kentucky is also recollected for a huge cash crop; tobacco. However, there’s something else inside those black-tarred tobacco barns that’s smokin’ hot!
During our recent month long stay in Kentucky in May of 2017, we took a field trip to Lexington but stopped in Frankfort, Kentucky’s State Capitol. Frankfort has an array of historical and cool architectural buildings to see. We were getting quite hungry as granola bars and coffee we had for our breakfast-on-the-run weren’t very sustaining.
We’ve been asked numerous times to share our story of how our dream began over lunches, dinners, campfires, happy hours and small talk. Though our story resonates with other full-time RVers our age, it still piques interest of those who may think we’re crazy. Though we’ve been doing this for over a year now, we thought a thorough explanation might help some appreciate the process we went through to get to where we are now.
Campground/RV Park: Taylorsville Lake State Park
Location: 1320 Park Road, Mount Eden, Kentucky (502) 477-8713
Date(s) Stayed: Various
Length of Stay: Various
Site #: 36
Cost per night (with taxes): $25
Discount Used: 10% Military
Connections: 30 amp Electric/Water and Dump Station
We’ve stayed at Taylorsville Lake State Park several times throughout the spring, summer and fall of 2014. The campground is located approximately 20 miles from the Blue Grass Parkway, 15 miles from I-64 (Shelbyville Exit – Follow signs to Taylorsville Lake State Park) and 5 miles to the small town of Taylorsville. You can either reserve your campsites via Reserve America or call their office during normal business hours.
Campsites are spacious and clean with a picnic table and fire ring. There are three camping areas; primitive (tents only), Equestrian (horse trailers only) and the RV section. Big Rig friendly!! Very few 50 amp sites; a few pull throughs and a couple Handicap sites available. Bath houses are clean and roomy. The primitive/equestrian area bath house may show a little dirty as where the sites are located. Sometimes they have a Camp Host, sometimes not. Staff tries to accommodate.
Ice and Firewood are located for sale at the entrance station during daytime hours. Playgrounds and horse shoe pits located in each area. Family and Dog friendly. You’re on your own for WiFi. Recommend having a hotspot or jetpack if you plan on staying longer term. Lots of cool hilly trails for hiking. Lake is about 2 miles down the road for fishing and ramp for boating. Close to the Bourbon Trail and about 40 minutes to Louisville. We gave this campground a 4 out of 5 because there is no sewer and lack of regularly scheduled Camp Host. We will camp here again!