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Big Bone Lick State Park

3380 Beaver Road, Union, Kentucky 41091-9627 USA

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Mon 9a-5p
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“Campground with something for everyone!”

Spacious campground features 62 campsites with utility hookups, grills, a swimming pool and a playground. Showers, rest rooms, and laundry facilities are available at a central service building. The campground is closed Nov 30 - Mar 1. There is a campground grocery store on-site for your convenience, which is open April 1-October 31. Check-in time begins 2pm and check-out time is 1pm.

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  • 6 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
March 19, 2021
Rated 5.0

This was a delightful campground. When we arrived the power and water were out, but they worked tirelessly to get it back on. We stayed right next to the playground and our kids played endlessly. On the grounds were a herd of bison that we made the short hike to. They also have a small museum in the visitor center that details the history of the Bone Lick. My kids learned a great deal. We did not make it to the salt springs, but know that is an option. Camp was clean and pleasant.

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  • 8 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
June 09, 2017
Rated 5.0

Perfect first time ever Rpod camping experience. If you buy from Jeff Couch Nation highly recommend for first night.

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  • 332 Reviews
  • 187 Helpful
September 22, 2014
Rated 4.0

There's some pretty good hiking in the park and it's not far from Rabbit Hash, Kentucky which is a really cool little town that's definitely worth a visit. Combined it makes a great day trip from Cincinnati.

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Ken Valuska

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June 30, 2016
Rated 4.0

Great spot to hike and it's a stone's throw from Cincinnati. Great road-trip stop if you need to stretch your legs!

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Kerri deVries

  • 18 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
October 23, 2015
Rated 4.0

Lots of trails, a museum, bison, easy to see a lot in a small amount of time. Great spot if you need a short break on a road trip.

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Derek Neuland

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April 19, 2014

Some great rugged hiking trails for an afternoon stroll can be found here. There are also buffalo here! They are in a fenced area but you can still get pretty close to them.

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  • 0 Helpful
August 09, 2022

This was a great place to take the family camping while going to the Ark Encounter. I would give it 5 stars but be aware that the sites are not completely level. They are not bad just a challenge and not a full hook up. Loved the amount of things to do from swimming, miniature gulf and hiking.

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March 07, 2022
Rated 4.0

Awesome hike around the river to see the salt spring and licks, then on to the mastodon trail to see the Bison grazing, and finally up and over the mountain on Gobblers Trace for a total of 3.6 miles. Really pretty park, easy trails to navigate. Loved the recreation of the Willy Mammoth in the tar pit. If you’re a history buff and love to hike, this place is fantastic!

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Big Bone Lick State Park

3380 Beaver Road
Union, Kentucky
41091-9627 USA


Open now until 5:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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45 ft
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  • Laundry
  • Showers
  • Big Rigs
  • Firewood
  • Fifty Amp
  • Tent Sites
  • Full Hookup
  • Paved Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Water Hookup
  • Potable Water
  • Swimming Pool
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  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
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