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Camping with Kids Leitchfield KY

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Double J Stables & Campground
(630) 554-2758
542 Lincoln School Rd.
Mammoth Cave, KY
 
Nolin Lake State Park
(270) 286-4240
Leitchfield, KY
Campground Availability
Mar thru Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry, Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Wax Site (COE-Nolin River Lake)
(270) 242-7578
Leitchfield, KY
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Late Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Putting Green, Playground, Planned Group Activities

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Cave Creek (COE-Rough River Lake)
(270) 879-4304
Falls Of Rough, KY
Campground Availability
3rd Fri in Apr thru 3rd Sun in Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Wood
Recreation
Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Axtel Campground (COE - Rough River Lake)
(270) 257-2061
Mcdaniels, KY
Campground Availability
3rd Fri in Apr thru 3rd Sun in Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Shuffle Board Court, Horseshoes, Volleyball

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Moutardier (COE-Nolin River Lake)
(270) 286-4230
Leitchfield, KY
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Late Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Planned Group Activities, Hiking Trails

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Dog Creek (COE - Nolin River Lake)
(270) 524-5454
Leitchfield, KY
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Late Sep
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Control Access Gate, Partial Handicap Access
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Hiking Trails

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Laurel Branch Campground (COE- Rough River Lake)
(270) 257-8839
Mcdaniels, KY
Services
Non Flush, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails

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North Fork (Corps of Enigneers-Rough River Lake)
(270) 257-8139
Mcdaniels, KY
Campground Availability
1-May thru Mid Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Limited Grocery
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Rough River Dam State Resort Park
(606) 636-6450
Falls Of Rough, KY
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Shuffle Board Court, Planned Group Activities, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf Nearby, Hiking Trails

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January 31, 2010 by Brea · 4 Comments  

little campers

My little campers about to say goodnight.

When’s the last time you took little ones camping? I mean little-little ones. My sons, Callum and Quinn are one and two years old respectively. Do you know how demanding the young toddler set can be? Well, we bought a hybrid travel trailer and we found out!

Our first question when packing up for our very first foray in the RVing world was “what on earth will we take to keep them happy”? If you have (or have ever had) little kids, you’re well aware of the Toys-R-Us-Tornado-Effect they have on your home. And the smaller the kids, the bigger their primary colored plastic toys can be. So which of all these “absolutely essential” things make the cut? Our answer was…whatever we can fit into one plastic storage bin. Books, cars, some shape sorters for the baby, stuffed animals, a couple music CDs and movies. Of course this doesn’t take into account the big old double stroller and pack-n-play…but hey, it was a start.

So we packed as best we could, knowing that it would take dozens of trips to actually have our own “system” down. Our stuff was easy. The kitchen supplies, no problem. Bathroom and bedding essentials? Got ‘em. But, which lovey from their cribs will they NEED? How many outfits per kid? 

Were we over thinking things? Totally. We packed what we thought would be needed and set out…we’d done our best.

What a wake-up call. My boys were more interested in the rocks at our campsite than the cars and trucks we packed. They were mesmerized by the bouncing flames in the fire pit and had no need for the stuffed animals. Most of the movies went unwatched, replaced by lots of walks around the campground and time at the playground. I quickly realized I’d packed all those things for me…to ease my worries. Lesson learned…kids don’t need “stuff” to have fun camping. They need parents with a little sense of adventure. 

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