Kincaid Lake State Park
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Introduction

Get out in your RV and have your own adventure as you head to Kincaid Lake State Park in Pendleton County, Kentucky! From exploring a 183-acre lake to hiking the open woodlands, you’ll be glad you visited this state park. Escape from the day to day bustle to a quiet campfire under the stars at your RV campsite. There is a multi-purpose room with a kitchen that is perfect for work retreats or a family reunion. Take a break from the water with a lakeside picnic, a game of mini-golf or hike the park’s two main trails - Spicebush and Ironwood Trails. You can enjoy the tranquility of the park or participate in the many outdoor recreation opportunities afforded to visitors such as basketball or the playground. Soak up the sun at the lakeside swimming pool that is open for most of the summer season and available to campers at a discount. Great for RV camping options for both campers who enjoy the experience of being deep in the woods, some sites provide electrical hook-ups along with a dump station. Enjoy a round a golf on the new nine-hole golf course set in wooded, rolling terrain with undulating fairways. From hiking to stargazing, this park has everything for visitors of all ages. Make your reservation today - just get here!

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Transportation in Kincaid Lake State Park

Driving

Perfect for a day trip or a week-long vacation, you’ll be glad you selected Kincaid Lake State Park as your next destination! Less than an hour from Cincinnati, you will find the park pretty accessible. The park is just over an hour from Lexington and just under two hours from Louisville, KY. The road to accessing the campground is considered by some, a little narrow, and does not provide a shoulder as a resource.

Parking

A more rustic camping site, be aware that the internal roads may take some patience to navigate. The camping sites with electricity are not quite level and may cause difficulty for parking larger RVs. Consider packing leveling blocks to make this part of the trip easier as the campground is located at the top of the ridge. The dump station is located at the exit of the campground. Travel Tip - there are no pull-through sites at this park so be prepared to back-in your RV.

Public Transport

Campgrounds and parking in Kincaid Lake State Park

Campsites in Kincaid Lake State Park

Reservations camping

Kincaid Lake State Park Campground

Set off on a remarkable road trip in your campervan or trailer to make memories that will last a lifetime at this great Kentucky state park. Tucked away in the middle of the state park, enjoy a little peace and quiet at one of the 84 camping spots. Each RV campsite provides standard electric hookups along with water, a fire ring, grill, and picnic table. There is a bathhouse with restrooms and showers along with a playground and dump station near the campground.

Open from April to the end of October, advance reservations are strongly encouraged for all campers. Bring Fido along as pets are welcomed to join you on your vacation! They will need to be on a leash while they are in the state park due to campground rules.

The site is gravel and you may want to pack leveling blocks. Sites allow for back-in parking. Within the campground, you’ll find a general store that opens up in mid-April and through October that offers groceries and souvenir items. Catch your breath and take in a beautiful sunset from your campsite. Come and experience what Kentucky has to offer at Kincaid Lake State Park!

First-come first-served

Alternate camping

Seasonal activities in Kincaid Lake State Park

In-Season

Get Out On The Water

Enjoy an afternoon out on Kincaid Lake in a rowboat, pedal boat, motorboat or pontoon boat at this awesome state park. One of the main attractions for the area, the marina is open from May until the end of September and offers pedal boat rentals to visitors during that time. Swimming is not allowed in Kincaid Lake but there is a swimming pool at the state park for visitors to enjoy. Easy to access, you’ll have a great time floating out on this beautiful lake!

Playing Miniature Golf

Have a unique camping experience by playing a game of miniature golf during your stay at this great Kentucky park! Perfect for visitors of all ages, the nine-hole golf course is located not too far from your RV camping site. There is a small fee to play and the course is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Make sure to grab your camera to capture how you and your guest test your putting skills!

Swimming

Pack your swimsuit and take a dip in the Kincaid Lake State Park swimming pool! This lakeside swimming pool is a perfect way to spend your RV vacation. A bathhouse serves the pool as a perfect place to change and shower after your fun in the sun. Open starting Memorial Day weekend and through the summer until Labor Day, campers receive a discount on admission. Lifeguards are at the pool so grab your towel and sunscreen to have a great time!

Off-Season

Fishing

Take time in America's favorite pastime as you enjoy the tranquility and beauty of Kincaid Lake. Perfect for anglers or those wanting to try their hand at this popular sport, this is the perfect place for you. From your boat or at the lakeside, cast your line and catch your dinner! From trophy-sized largemouth bass, channel catfish, bluegill, sunfish, and crappie - your meal options are endless. You will need to have a valid Kentucky Fishing License and if needed, bait and tackle supplies are available for visitors.

Exploring the 1878 Boston Steele Log House

Kincaid Lake State Park is perfect for history lovers as the park maintains the 1878 Boston Steele Log House. Unique in its construction, the house was built without nails and only wooden pegs and dovetailed joints. One of the few remaining structures in Pendleton County from that era, this house represents most of the homes and barns built during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Pack a picnic and enjoy the enhanced beauty of Kincaid Lake and the historical sites this state park has to offer.

Hiking

Stretch your legs as you travel the dirt paths through Kentucky's untouched wilderness at this 850-acre state park. Take time to hike the Spicebush and Ironwood Trails that offers visitors over two miles of connected loop trails. A good combination of easy and moderate, these trails are great for all activity levels. Pack your hiking shoes and head out to the trails today as you take in the beauty of Kincaid Lake State Park.

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