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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We have always been told that camping during Halloweenfest is a big deal, and loving to camp and loving Halloween, we booked a nine day trip. Be aware that you need to book a year in advance to get a spot, and it requires a 7 night reservation. The Halloween lights drive through starts in early October so the campground itself decorates as well as the campers at their camping sites. The campground goes all out for the campers, scheduling tons of activities over thirteen days culminating in a parade, trick or treating, and campsite decorating contest. Trick or treat used to be open to the public but due to such large crowds and legitimate safety concerns, it is now for campers only. Campers are given two extra passes to give for trick or treat, and they close off the campground to all traffic during trick or treat. My grandkids and nieces kids all had a wonderful, safe, and fun-filled evening thanks to the park staff! The activities were wonderful, the parade was great, trick or treat was so much fun, but the camper decoration awards were a bit odd. Don't get me wrong, a lot of campers used a lot of time, money, and passion in putting together great decor, but there were a couple of sites that were absolutely amazing (one on a corner that was crazy good, and another towards the middle) but neither of those even got an honorable mention? Kind of weird. But everything else was wonderful and a lot of fun. Each visit to the camp store was met with friendly and helpful staff. The park was clean, the atmosphere was a blast, and wonderful memories were made with family!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank TravelinMaggieJ
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stayed in site #51, which abuts a very busy highway with heavy/loud truck and car traffic throughout the night. Bright street lights are scattered throughout and at this site in particular, it made 10:00 PM almost bright as day in our tent. The sites are small and crowded; tons of RV campers. If you're looking for peace and quiet, darkness at night and a bit of privacy, take your tent elsewhere.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with family
2  Thank QuietCampingFan
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Great location. Awesome beach, lake and trails. Huge fire rings. Super nice staff. Loved it. Can't wait to go back! Close to shopping. Wish I had time to rent a bike. Lots of historic sites as well. Great value.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Laurie W
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We arrived on a Saturday and camped at site 86. It was on a corner, level, with a lot of trees and plenty of room. Be aware that you may need an extra water hose line as the water hook up is a little further away than most. It was extremely busy on Saturday/Saturday night, and people did like to cut through our campsite area to get to the playground which was directly behind us. The majority of people stayed away from the middle of our site when cutting through (which was no big deal to us and we appreciated that), but some of the kids would ride their bikes right through the middle of where we were set up. Sunday was busy in the morning with a long line of campers waiting at the sewer site. Sunday evening through Wednesday was very nice, quiet, and relaxing.

At this time of year the pool is closed so we took our grandkids for a walk down to the site of the original fort and to the beach area. And of course they loved and played a lot on the playgrounds. On the weekends there were many park run activities to participate in. There is also a boat ramp if you want to get out on the Kentucky River (but no dock). Boonesborough State Park is great with having many monthly activities for campers so just check the events calendar to see what they have going on. The Fort is a short hike or a quick car ride away and it is a great place to visit for a day. The bathrooms near the store and playground were clean and in good working order. But the one closer to the back of the park near the river looked like it needed a good cleaning. I needed to use the handicapped shower due to limited mobility and the shower was dirty. The sink and rest of the area was clean, though.

Everyone at the front gate to the employees at the store were kind, helpful and personable. We really enjoyed our visit. It is a beautiful state park with so much history. We will definitely camp here again.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
2  Thank TravelinMaggieJ
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Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We traveled from northern Michigan to camp for 8 nights, choose this State Park specifically for the pool. Picture showed a huge water slide - nope! Arrived on 8/11/16 and the pool went to a weekends only schedule on 8/8/16. It's 95 degrees and no place to cool off. No mention of that on any website. The site pads are very small and along the fence line there's garbage. Campground Host is in a huge red RV but we haven't seen the host - it's been 5 days. The workers at the entrance and the camp store were all very friendly and informative. Very crowded and noisy on the weekend, quiets right down on Sunday afternoon. Laundry room was clean and cheap. $5.50 total for 3 loads of washing and drying. Bathrooms were not as clean as they should've been.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
2  Thank SusieD55
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