|Address:||1320 Park Rd, Mt Eden, KY 40046, USA|
We were in Louisville for a travel volleyball tournament in our RV at the end of April 2016. We decided to drive 25-30 minutes to Taylorsville Lake campground since we were on northeast side of Louisville. We arrived late, on great roads, to find they had a drop box honesty system. We picked a spot, dropped our $ and hooked up. We did not realize how beautiful and peaceful the park was until morning. Each spot is huge, flat with crushed gravel and supplied with fire pit and picnic table. Plenty, and I mean plenty, of room for large rigs. If you are looking for pools, activities, campground stores, and a lot of the extras other campgrounds have them this is not the place. However, if you have a big rig (like us) , need a very convenient place to a hook up for a day or 3, with a clean bathhouse, beautiful scenery, and a lot of room then this is it. PS: I was traveling with my wife and 3 teenaged girls. The ranger checked on us as soon as we arrived to make sure we got settled in ok. This was 10 pm. Safe park.
My rating is strictly based on the hiking trails. Coming here for boating is a totally different story and I had a great experience with that. I came out here to go hiking through the trails and they were a bit of a mess. I came out earlier in the year due to good weather so Im sure that the trails hadnt been cleaned yet. I am a fairly experienced hiker/backpacker and am quite good at reading my location. My main issue was that the trail markers were very poorly placed and the map did not line up with them. There were trails that I came across that were not drawn on the map and many of the trail names were not the same as on the map. This is also a horse trail so you have to deal with that, which im sure is a much different experience than what I had as a foot hiker.
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The shade trees have not grown enough to provide cover from the intense KY sun. Clean, orderly, strict rule enforcement, and boring, boring, boring. Unless you have a horse or a boat you will be board to tears. Very abundant wildlife in camp. The "lake" is not open to swimming from shore and my kids complained the entire time we were there. We even left early out of shear boardem. If you want to watch grass grow and old timers sleep all day in their high end campers, book it for a week. Basicly a large field St. Peters waiting list. Also could not get a refund for departing early due to unsatisfaction.
Great size spots available. Kids enjoyed the playground and it was very close to the site so I was comfortable letting them play while I cooked. One of the only state parks weve been to that actually had soap in the bathroom (first one in 7 states actually). Great hot water in showers with great water pressure. Nice RV dump site as well-the grade on the drain actually drained properly which isnt always the case at some parks!The staff wasnt available at the campground check-in but when we got to the main office they were very accomadating and super helpful.
The amenities are great: volleyball nets, playgrounds, washer and dryer, etc. The hiking and horse trails are exceptional. As with most campgrounds, you have to found the best shower head in the bathroom, and I wish the tree line was closer to the grounds in the improved camping, but Ive been coming to this park my whole life, and I always will
The lake itself smelled like sewage everywhere, I would not recommend it to swim in. Unless you have a boat there are very few spots to even enjoy the lake. It was a terrible experience as we went there for the Taylorsville "Lake" part. The campgrounds and facilities for just camping and overnight stay are well maintained though.
Some campgrounds attract people who like to camp. This campground seems to attract people who just dont want to pay for a hotel. Dirty, loud, lots of low-class behavior. And if youre going to run a generator ALL NIGHT, go camp next to the RVs they wont mind.
Shower houses were very clean. Friendly staff. Primitive camp sites were spaced out well and shade coverage was perfect to keep the tent from becoming a sauna at 6am. Fishing on the pier by the boat launch was good.
GREAT lake,marina,fishing, camping, and everything else you could possibly think of i LOVE everything about this lake marina staff is so helpful and the camping wash houses are very very well maintained and clean!
This is the only place that I take my kids camping. I have only had great experiences with the staff. They are friendly and knowledgeable and I always recommend this part for both boating and camping.
Beware when reserving online because after 30 days you will be charged a $69.95 active network fee. Its a real shame that a state park would actually hide this in the registration.
The staff helped me book campsites even though they were overbooked, calling me when they received cancellations. And I shared our campsite with a double or triple booking. :)
There is nothing much to do here! Drive 50 minutes from Louisville to see the lake... If you have a boat then its a nice place to have fun and do some water sport in the lake
The campground is clean, so is the bathhouse. There are laundry facilities there also. My daughter and I stayed here recently, but its not my first time camping here.
Great primitive campsites for tent camping, clean bathrooms. Large lake for boating and miles of hiking and horse trails. A great state park and an excellent wilderness.
Nice Campground. Only thing missing are shade trees. Hiking trails would be good if you didnt have to share with the horse riders. Too muddy, most of the time.
Very beautiful park. Went there for boating but unfortunately they closed at 4. Not many things to do there but great for boating, camping and horse riding.
Such a beautiful natural resource to visit.. if you wait close to the end of the summer you will get a great deal on the boat rentals.
If you like boating, then you have to check out Taylorsville Lake. Plenty of people out on Memorial Weekend. The Lake system is huge.
We ride horses here. They have a wonderful day ride parking spot for trailers. Picnic tables and water for your horse.
Took an hour and a half to get our boat out of the water due to the line. However, we loved the swimming coves!
Beautiful, quiet place. That campsites are spread out with lots of room. We will be returning soon.
Great place to visit! The campground is nice, but if you dont have a boat there isnt much to do.
Great place for fishing. Swimming from the shore can be challenging due to all the stick ups.
Se pesca muy bien y bueno
Good fishing lots of squirrels but that makes it hard to bow hunt
The place is beautiful and clean for such a well traveled lake
Ana & Michael
se pasa bien
Great ramp and good primitve camping. Some RV camping.
I loved it so much going back this summer cant wait
Boat ramp and marina, ample parking, nice scenery
Very beautiful park. Large sites. Easy in and out
Love it here.. Quiet good fishing, safe