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Wildlife Tours Covington KY

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Margaret Laforce
(513) 841-8251
15 W Central Pky
Cincinnati, OH
Agency
AAA Allied Group, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Antarctica/Arctic Region, Asia-Southeast Asia, Australia / New Zealand, Caribbean, Central America, Latin America & Mexico, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Luxury Travel, National Parks, Senior / Mature Adult
Website
www.providenttravel.com

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Winton Woods Campground (Hamilton County Park)*
(513) 851-2267
10245 Winton Rd
Cincinnati, OH
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Limited Groceries
Recreation
Pavilion, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Basketball, Volleyball, Sprayground, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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Oak Creek Campground
(859) 485-9131
Walton, KY
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Portable Dump, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Groceries
Recreation
Rec Room, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basketball, Hiking Trails

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Miami Whitewater Forest Campground (Hamilton County Park)*
(513) 367-9632
9001 Mt Hope Rd
Harrison, OH
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Clubs Welcome
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood
Recreation
Lake Fishing, Playground, Bike Rentals, Volleyball, Sprayground, Golf Nearby, Sports Field, Hiking Trails

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Indian Springs Campground
(800) 421-7116, (513) 353-9244
3306 State Line Road
North Bend, OH
Campground Availability
73 Total Camp/RV Sites, 73 Electric and Water, 80 Max RV Length, 13 Pull-Thru Sites, 73 Sideouts,
Services
Dump Station, Group Area, Internet Access at Specific Locations in Park, Pets Welcome, Phone Service at Site, Propane, Store,
Recreation
Boat Launch, Equestrian Friendly, Fishing, Golf Facilities, Mini Golf, Nature Trails, Swimming Pool,

Steamboat Bend (Hamilton County Park)*
(513) 851-2267
8401 Steamboat Dr
Cincinnati, OH
Campground Availability
Apr 01-Oct 31
Services
Dump Station, Portable Dump
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Fire Rings
Recreation
Pavilion, River Fishing

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Indian Springs Campground*
(888) 550-9244
3306 State Line Rd
North Bend, OH
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Rec Room, Coin Games, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes

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Big Bone Lick State Park
(859) 384-3522
Walton, KY
Campground Availability
Open all Year
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Rec Hall, Pavilion, Pool, Stream Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Tennis, Basketball, Volleyball, Hiking Trails

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Little Farm on the River Camping Resort*
(812) 438-4500
1343 E Bellview Lane
Rising Sun, IN
Campground Availability
Open All Year
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station, Non Guest Dumping Allowed
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Accomodates Big Rigs, Clubs Welcome, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, RV Supplies, RV Storage, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Full Service Store, LP Gas by Weight, LP Gas by Meter
Recreation
Rec Hall, Equipped Pavilion, Coin Games, Pool, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, River Fishing, Pond Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Horseshoes, Basket

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Boone''s Landing
(800) 421-7116, (859) 384-9800
14036 Boat Dock Road
Union, KY
Campground Availability
24 Total Camp/RV Sites, 24 Electric and Water, 3 Electric Only, 1 Rental Units, 1 Total Rental Units, 20 Tent Sites,
Services
Cabin Rentals, Firewood, Ice, Pavilion, Store,
Recreation
Boating, Boat Launch, Canoe Rentals, Fishing, Nature Trails,

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Appropriate Conduct around Wildlife

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Appropriate Conduct Around Wildlife


From the pages of Camping Life

Every year, visitors to the backcountry are injured by wild animals that are, for one reason or another, put in a situation that leads to dangerously close contac with humans. Most of the time, it isn’t the animal that chooses to have such close contact.

There are some basic rules we can follow to help make our experiences with wild animals less stressful for them and less dangerous for us. The first rule is to check your warm/fuzzy feelings at the door, because these aren’t Disney characters. They’re wild animals that deserve the space to live without feeling menaced by humans.

Baby Animals

From time to time, young animals, such as fawns, will be left alone temporarily by their mothers. Do not intervene, because it will only cause problems. If you approach closely or handle a young animal, a lingering human scent may lead to total abandonment by the mother.

• If the mother catches you messing with her young, she may perceive you as a threat and attack you.
• Never, ever get between a mother and her baby.

Small Animals

Don’t feed them, even if they come into camp looking hungry. It’s a strong temptation to feed seemingly friendly wildlife, but that accomplishes two negative ends. It makes them dependent upon human food, and it encourages them to hang around a human camp, both of which can be dangerous for them.

• Don’t try to touch. A startled animal may scratch or bite you, which can transmit dangerous diseases.

Big Animals

The No. 1 rule for all wildlife is to keep your distance.

• The best thing you can do if you want close-up photos is to buy a telephoto (200 mm to 400 mm)
lens, so you don’t have to crowd the animal.
• Do not shout, wave or throw objects to get the animal to “look” at the camera.

Bears

Food and surprise encounters are the two biggest problems between humans and bears when in bear country. Black bears are opportunistic foragers, always looking for a free meal, so it is important to keep a clean camp. The grizzly bear is a powerful predator, capable of outrunning a horse. Keep in mind that when you are in grizzly country, you are now just part of the food chain. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs, and will not hesitate to charge intruders.

• Don’t leave food in your vehicle. Bears can and will break into vehicles if they see or smell food.
• In the backcountry, hang food high in a tree. Sleep at least 100 feet from where you hang the food,
cook and eat. Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap and shampoo may also attract bears, so store them
as you would food.
• Don’t sleep in the same clothes you wore while cooking and eating. Hang that clothing in plastic bags
away from camp.
• At campsites without bear-proof garbage cans, treat garbage and leftovers the same as food. When
leaving camp, pack out all food scraps. Place food and garbage in tightly sealed plastic bags. Double-
bag everything to prevent the ...

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