FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2008) – Five Kentucky State park campgrounds have been listed as among America’s “Top 100 Family Campgrounds” by ReserveAmerica for 2008.
The campgrounds on the Top 100 list are: Barren River Lake State Resort Park near Glasgow, Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park near Burkesville, Green River Lake State Park near Campbellsville, John James Audubon State Park at Henderson and Nolin Lake State Park near Mammoth Cave.
The Top 100 Family Campgrounds were selected based on testimonials, campground ratings and feedback provided by park rangers, regional park management and campers throughout the year. Nearly 4,000 parks were reviewed and the final 100 campgrounds were determined based on specific family-friendly criteria ranging from educational programs and visitor centers to camping amenities and overall beauty and scenery.
Factors including the quality and availability of hot showers, laundry facilities, hiking trails, family beaches, radio-free zones, visitor centers, educational programs, children’s events and location were also considered. (for more information, visit www.ReserveAmerica.com) ReserveAmerica is North America's leading camping reservation and campground management solutions provider.
Several other Kentucky State Park campgrounds were selected as the best places in other categories including best fishing spots and best tours and events.
“The Kentucky State Park campgrounds offer excellent services and great camping experiences,” said Parks Commissioner Gerry van der Meer. “We’re looking forward to another great camping season in 2008 with all 31 of our campgrounds.”
Here are the other categories and Kentucky State Park campgrounds that are listed:
Amazing Spots: Carter Caves State Resort Park, Olive Hill; Columbus-Belmont State Park, Columbus.
Biking Trails: Greenbo Lake State Park, Greenup.
Bird-Watching Spots: John James Audubon State Park, Henderson.
Canoeing Spots: Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park, Mount Olivet.
Educational and Historical Facilities: Big Bone Lick State Park, Union; Blue Licks Battlefield State Park.
Fishing Spots: Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park, Burkesville; Greenbo Lake State Resort Park; Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville.
Hiking Trails: Greenbo Lake State Resort Park; John James Audubon State Park; Natural Bridge State Resort Park, Slade.
Kid-Friendly Parks: Big Bone Lick State Park; Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.
Picnic Areas: Blue Licks Battlefield State Resort Park; Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.
Romantic Spots: Columbus-Belmont State Park.
Scenic Views: Columbus-Belmont State Park.
Tours and Events: Carter Caves State Resort Park; Greenbo Lake State Resort Park; Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, Prestonsburg.