RV Parks Near New Castle, Kentucky

RV Parks Near New Castle, Kentucky
New Castle is a small town situated between Louisville to the west and Frankfort, the state capital, to the east. RV campers will find that the New Castle area affords a good location for exploring the north-central Kentucky area. Getting in and out of the RV park is an easy matter, because every campground in the area is a short drive from either Interstate 71 or I-64. It is also in the midst of a beautiful, rural country with good fishing at places such as Taylorsville Lake State Park or on the Kentucky River.

Lake Jericho Recreational Area

Lake Jericho is less than 5 miles from New Castle. The campground at this 137-acre lake has 62 sites for RVs and is open for use from April to October. Half of the RV sites have full hookups, and the other half have only water and electrical. The recreational area's facilities include picnic tables, barbecue grills, a dump station and a boat ramp for the lake. The recreational area is also pet-friendly, but visitors must keep their dogs on a leash at all times.

Lake Jericho Recreational Area
1317 Lake Access Road
Smithfield, KY 40068
(502) 743-5205
henrycountyky.com/community/LkJericho.htm

Kentucky River Campground

Set on the banks of the Kentucky River, this Frankfort-area campground is 25 miles from New Castle, most of it over rural roads. There are 109 sites for RVs with full hookups in this wooded campground. Kentucky River Campground's features and facilities include picnic tables, an open pavilion with a fireplace, coin-operated laundry room, playground, courts for horseshoes and basketball, a boat ramp and a camp store that sells LP gas.

Kentucky River Campground
1489 Steele Branch Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 227-2465
kyrivercampground.com

Elkhorn Campground

Another Frankfort-area campground, this campground is on the banks of Elkhorn Creek instead of the Kentucky River. While not suitable for boating, the Elkhorn is still a good place for fishing. The wooded campground offers 129 sites, 61 of which have full hookups and most of the remainder have water and electrical. All sites have a fire ring. There are courts for horseshoes, volleyball and basketball, as well as a game room, miniature golf and a playground. The campground's other facilities include a camp store with firewood and propane sales, coin laundry and outdoor pavilion with fireplace.

Elkhorn Campground
165 North Scruggs Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
elkhorncampground.com

Lake Shelby Campground

Lake Shelby is 10 miles to the south of New Castle. It is a small, forested campground with only 10 sites for RVs, but all of these sites have full hookups. The 20-acre lake has a boat ramp and can be fished, and both paddle and row boats are available for rent. There is a dump station at Lake Shelby but no other major facilities.

Lake Shelby Campground
1433 Burks Branch Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065
(502) 633-5069
kytourism.com/Listing/4837/

Article Written By Edwin Thomas

Edwin Thomas has been writing since 1997. His work has appeared in various online publications, including The Black Table, Proboxing-Fans and others. A travel blogger, editor and writer, Thomas has traveled from Argentina to Vietnam in pursuit of stories. He holds a Master of Arts in international affairs from American University.

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