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When thinking of a motorhome camping trip, consider a drive through south-central Kentucky to the gorgeous Barren River Lake State Resort Park! Located amid the famous Kentucky Cave region, and just 36 miles from Mammoth Cave National Park, Barren River Lake State Resort Park is an ideal camping destination. Renting an RV is a preferred way of moving around the area, and you’ll find loads of affordable RV rentals in Barren County. The state park also extends into the neighboring Allen County and Monroe County, and you could include a visit to these areas too. 

Covering over 1000-acres, Barren River Lake State Resort Park is popular with visitors who travel here to partake in the park’s myriad recreational offerings. While the main attraction of the park remains the 10,000-acre large Barren River Lake, visitors flock here for excellent fishing, boating, and water skiing opportunities. And not just that; camping at Barren River Lake State Resort Park opens up great hiking and horseback riding trails, and even a tournament of highland games that are organized by the park annually. And since you’re about half an hour from the Mammoth Caves, use the opportunity to drive in your Barren County camper rental to check out the world’s longest cave system. 

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Getting Outdoors

The great outdoors beckons adventure enthusiasts at Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Anglers have wide, open expanses of lake waters to cast their fishing rods into, in hopes of a good catch. With a rich fish population that includes species lie bluegill, channel catfish, groupie, hybrid bass, largemouth bass, crappie, rough fish, and white bass, fishing is a pleasure in Barren River Lake. Remember to have a valid Kentucky state fishing license. 

RV camping at Barren River Lake State Resort Park is ideal for boaters. Equipped with a marina, 100 open slips, 40 covered boat slips, and a launching ramp, there is easy access to the lake for boating. Canoes, kayaks, pontoon boats, motorboats and jet skis out on the lake are a common sight; if you haven’t brought your watercraft, boat rentals are available at the marina. 

Put on your hiking shoes and head out to explore the many trails in Barren River Lake State Resort Park. Choose from easy to difficult trails that meander around Barren River Lake and other parts of the state park. Should you prefer horse riding instead, stables and horse rentals are available too. 

For sporty guests, indulge in a game of basketball, tennis, shuffleboard, or volleyball. Try your hand at a round of golf at the 18-hole regulation golf course. 

Camping at Barren River Lake State Resort Park  

Park your RV rental at Barren River Lake State Resort Park to enjoy easy access to a multitude of recreational offerings. With 99 campsites, amenities at the campground include pull-thru sites, tent camping, full hookups, 30 and 50 amp electric service, water, sewer, and a central water spigot. Campers have access to restrooms, showers, and laundry facilities. There’s a playground for the kids to run around in, and plenty of recreational trails to explore. With proximity to the lake, enjoy fishing and boating too. Bring your pets along to this pet-friendly campground. In addition to the campground, there is fixed accommodation as well with a lodge with 51 rooms and 22 cottages. 

When you’re looking for a place to camp in an RV near Barren River Lake State Resort Park, drive to neighboring Glasgow to Bailey’s Point COE. With over 200 campsites, amenities include pull-thru sites, big rig access, tent camping, 30 and 50 amp electric service, water, a dump station, and limited cell phone coverage. There are restrooms, showers, and a playground for the kids to have fun in. Bring your furry friends along to this pet-friendly campground. 

Exploring the Area

The city of Bowling Green is about 36 miles from Barren River Lake State Resort Park, and worth stopping by during your RV rental vacation. With museums, natural attractions, great food, and shopping joints, and lots of history, Bowling Green shouldn’t be missed. 

Start your journey through the city with a visit to the Aviation Heritage Park that showcases five handpicked aircraft that honor local military veterans. 

Spend a day of fun at the Beech Bend Amusement Park and Raceway. Over 100 years old, the park offers a heady dose of adventure and fun for the entire family. With lots of rides, rollercoasters, and drag racing events, it’s a guaranteed fun time here for everyone. 

Stop by at the Downing Museum to marvel at the great artworks of Joseph Dudley Downing. The museum is located within the Baker Arboretum that sits of 115 acres of rolling hills. Enjoy the gorgeous seasonal landscaping of flora at the arboretum, including a variety of trees like Japanese maple, dogwoods, and magnolias. 

Car enthusiasts will love the National Corvette Museum and the General Motors Corvette Assembly Plant. Go on a tour to see how the country’s favorite sports car is put together. Tour the museum and don’t forget to reserve a ride in one of the sports cars.

Visit the Historic Railpark and Train Museum that has exhibits showcasing information on the railroad history of the area. Check out the train cars displayed behind the museum, each with their very own story to tell. 

For southern food, you’re in the right city! With dozens of locally-owned restaurants churning out true-blue southern favorites, you’re in a great city for food. 

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