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General Burnside Island Campground

A 90-minute drive south of Lexington, Kentucky is where you will find General Burnside Island Campground, a fabulous camping area located on an island in the middle of the Cumberland River. This peaceful recreation area in southern Kentucky is surrounded by lush forests and fabulous riverfront habitats teeming with wildlife, and when you're camping at General Burnside Island Campground, you will see some amazing sights beyond your wildest dreams. That coupled with views of the Appalachian Mountains and the nearby Daniel Boone National Forest make General Burnside Island Campground a wonderful place to stay with your RV rental.Once owned by the United States military, General Burnside Island Campground was given to the state of Kentucky for recreational purposes. What was formerly called Bunker Hill was renamed in honor of General Ambrose Burnside, a Union General during the Civil War. As far as campground amenities go, the offerings are quite basic at this rustic RV park. Fortunately, you won’t need much while the natural beauty of the area dazzles you. Ninety-four campsites are ready and waiting for you when you arrive in your campervan rental, with basic showers, restrooms, fire pits, picnic areas, and more.When you're ready to immerse yourself in the stunning scenery and vibrant communities of south-central Kentucky, head to General Burnside Island Campground with your rental motorhome and start exploring.



Find the perfect RV for your campsite

Camping with an RV

Camping with an RV

Have you ever wanted to sleep at the foot of a mountain or wake up to the sound of the ocean’s waves gently crashing on the shore? When on a road trip, do you like to stop at every weird and wonderful roadside attraction? Do you ever just want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great outdoors? Then renting an RV is definitely for you.

Camping in an RV allows you to adventure on your terms. Whether you’re looking to bond over an open fire with family and friends or you just want to get away for a while, there’s no better way to do it than from behind the wheel of an RV.

How Outdoorsy Works

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Find the perfect RV

Choose your location, dates, and send the owner a request to book.

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Delivery or Pickup

Arrange a pick up time with the owner or have it delivered to your driveway or destination.

Let us help

Most owners have the option to deliver and set up the RV right to your destination.

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Adventure awaits!

Enjoy the freedom of the open road nd the assurance of 24/7 roadside assistance.

After your trip, return the RV to the owner on the same condition you recieved it.

The Great Outdoors

Kentucky is an outdoor enthusiast's dream, with countless parks and forests to get lost in, and a whole bunch of lakes, rivers, and ponds. When you camp at General Burnside Island Campground, you’ll be in the midst of General Burnside Island State Park. There is room for boating, swimming, fishing, and hiking here, along with one of the best golf courses in the entire state.Green River Lake State Park is within an hour's drive of your campsite at General Burnside Island State Park. Its massive marina houses hundreds of boats for its guests, and a large campground can be used for overnight stays in your Burnside travel trailer rental. Fishing, swimming, canoeing, kayaking, motorboating, and waterskiing are commonly enjoyed activities for those staying at this riverfront park in Kentucky. Twenty-eight miles of nature trails can be used by cyclists, hikers, and horseback riders, making this a well-rounded nature park to visit.When you book an RV in Pulaski County, you'll be close to Daniel Boone National Forest, a two-million-acre wonderland in southern Kentucky. Packed with wildlife and lush forest canopies, Daniel Boone National Forest is visited by more than two million people each year. Hundreds of recreational sites, 600 miles of hiking trails, and several National Natural Landmarks like the Red River Gorge can be found while trekking through this sprawling forest. Hiking, hunting, fishing, and camping make this forest an excellent day trip destination when you're camping at General Burnside Island Campground. Mammoth Cave National Park is Kentucky’s sole national park and an amazing one at that. The park is named for its cave system that ranks among the largest and longest in the world. These sublime, subterranean caverns have over 400 miles of passageways and chambers to explore.

City Sightseeing

There are a few hamlets and villages dotting the rural landscapes surrounding General Burnside Island Campground, like peaceful Monticello no more than ten minutes’ drive away. It has its fair share of BBQ restaurants with famous Kentucky southern cooking, taverns, wineries, galleries, antique shops, and many other local shops to peruse when you walk around town. Historical homes like the West-Metcalfe House and the Brown-Lanier House. The West-Metcalfe House was a headquarters for Civil War generals in this fiercely contested area. The Raccoon John Smith House is another fabulous piece of architectural history where you can see how the pioneers of Kentucky once lived.History lovers can rejoice about the existence of the Wayne County Historical Museum, where you may take a guided tour. This depository for artifacts and old antiques is a blast to explore, situated in an old Victorian hotel with a naturally air-conditioned cave located beneath the structure.Depending on the time of year, you can catch some exciting festivities while renting an RV near General Burnside Island State Park. The Autumn Raft-Up is a great place to experience the local culture, but the Cornbread Festival is perhaps the most famous and fun event held in Monticello. Here you can take part in the celebration of Southern cooking, with interesting takes on cornbread, along with a smattering of other soul foods with live music and fun games too.


Ready to grab your gear and hit the trails? Before you hike, here are a few things you should check off your list. Learn more
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Find the perfect RV for General Burnside Island Campground

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All towables

Trailer

Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.

Fifth-Wheel

Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.

Other

All other types of drivable vehicles.

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Questions about RVs?

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What type of RV should I choose?

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Start by determining how many people are planning to travel with you. Going on a solo-journey? Choose a camper van or a teardrop trailer. Bringing the whole family along for the ride? Consider a spacious Class A or five-wheel.

You’ll also want to consider amenities. For example, if you’re planning to cook on the road, you’ll want a kitchenette. If your campground doesn’t have public restrooms, you’ll want to search RVs with bathrooms. Check out full descriptions of our models to help you decide here.


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Do the RVs have bathrooms?

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Yes. Class A’s, Class B’s, and Class C’s and five-Wheels typically have bathrooms. Depending on where you plan on camping, you’ll want to double-check the availability of restrooms if selecting a rig without a bathroom. Nervous about renting an RV with a bathroom? Owners can help show you how to clean the tank or will offer to do it for you for a fee.


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How does check-in work?

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Once an Owner approves your RV reservation, you can coordinate a time to pick up your rig or have it delivered to your doorstep or campsite. At that point, the owner will do a key exchange with you and walk you through the RV and answer any questions you might have.