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I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle.

Carr Creek State Park
(606) 642-4050
Sassafras, KY
Campground Availability
1-Apr thru 31-Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Partial Handicap Access, Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Lake Fishing, Fishing Supplies, Playground, Horseshoes

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Buckhorn Dam Recreation Area (COE-Buckhorn Lake)
(606) 398-7251
Buckhorn, KY
Campground Availability
April thru 30-Sep
Services
Non Flush, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Mini Golf, Horseshoes, Tennis, Volleyball, Hiking Trails, REC Open to Public

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Horse Cave Koa Kampgrounds
(270) 786-2819
489 Flint Ridge Rd
Horse Cave, KY
 
Indian Point Rv Park
(270) 388-2730
1136 Indian Hills Trl
Eddyville, KY
 
Boone''s Landing
(800) 421-7116, (859) 384-9800
14036 Boat Dock Road
Union, KY
Number of Sites
24 Total Camp/RV Sites,24 Electric and Water,3 Electric Only,1 Rental Units,1 Total Rental Units,20 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Cabin Rentals,Firewood,Ice,Pavilion,Store,
Recreation
Boating,Boat Launch,Canoe Rentals,Fishing,Nature Trails,

Trace Branch (COE-Buckhorn Lake)
(606) 672-3670
Hyden, KY
Campground Availability
1-May thru 30-Sep
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Lake Swimming, Boating, Canoeing, Lake Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, REC Open to Public

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Tailwater Campground (COE-Buckhorn Lake)
(606) 398-7220
Buckhorn, KY
Campground Availability
Mid Apr thru Mid Oct
Services
Standard Flush, Basins, Hot Showers, Dump Station
Policies
Pets OK
Additional Facilities
Picnic Tables, Grills, Fire Rings, Ice, Wood, Laundry
Recreation
Pavilion, Lake Fishing, River Fishing, Playground, Horseshoes, Sports Field

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Salvation Army Camp
(270) 433-5801
Cherry Tree Ridge
Burkesville, KY
 
Jellystone Park Camp-Resort Mammoth Cave
(800) 421-7116, (270) 773-3840
1002 Mammoth Cave Road
Cave City, KY
Number of Sites
200 Total Camp/RV Sites,60 30 Amp Service,50 50 Amp Service,200 Electric and Water,100 Full Hookups,3 Group Sites,70 Max RV Length,40 No Hookups,50 Pull-Thru Sites,48 Total Rental Units,15 Seasonal,60 Sideouts,30 Tent Sites,
Amenities
Dump Station,Firewood,Fenced Pet Area,Group Area,Handicapped Restroom Facilities,Ice,WiFi Parkwide,Laundry,Pavilion,Pets Welcome,Propane,Religious Services,Showers,Snack Bar,Store,Cabin Rentals,
Recreation
Game room,Basket Ball,Beach Volleyball,Fishing,Golf Carts,Hay Rides,Mini Golf,Picnic Area,Planned Activities,Playground,Recreation Hall,Swimming Pool,Theme Weekends,Water Slides,

Lake Cumberland St Resort Park
(270) 343-3111
5465 State Park Rd
Jamestown, KY
 
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Sitting around the Campfire

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February 16, 2010 by Denise N. Crew · 2 Comments  

sitting by the fire

Baby Girl keeps C's lap warm as we start the campfire

I know not everyone who camps enjoys a campfire, but for us one of the best parts about camping is sitting around the campfire at night and enjoying each others company. Plus certain foods taste better over the campfire, you really can’t make a s’more with a candle. Also there’s the enjoyment of just chatting with family and friends with no gadgets to interrupt the conversation.

The most important thing about cooking over the campfire is having long enough forks, trust me your non-singed knuckle hair will thank you. We love s’mores, there’s just something about that gooey mess that tastes so good. We learned it’s better to do your cracker/chocolate setup before roasting your marshmallow, nothing worse then having your perfectly toasted marshmallow hit the dirt while you fiddle around breaking the graham cracker in half, there’s no 5 second rule for that. A word to the wise, if you’re thinking a marshmallow Peep is going to make a s’more taste even better, think again, you toast the Peep and the sugar coating reaches the temperature of molten lava. So while those sitting around the campfire might enjoy the laugh, you’ll have a burnt tongue for your efforts. Please don’t ask how I know, I just do. Also when your kids have a brilliant idea, let them try it out first!

eating a s'more

Little Man enjoying a s'more

I’m a pretty creative cook, so I know about 10 different ways to cook a hotdog, but the best way is over the campfire. We also like to do pigs in the blanket for a treat. Roast your hotdog over the fire and when it’s almost done, wrap the hotdog with a crescent roll. (be careful, it’s hot) then return to roasting the hotdog over the campfire till the crescent it toasted. Don’t try to cook the hotdog and the crescent at the same time, the crescent will be doughy and gross on the inside. Now if you want a more grown up taste try Johnsonville Brats, they are out of this world cooked over a campfire.

So while all this cooking is going on, there’s usually some good conversation shared as well. Whether it’s just our immediate family or we’re camping with extended family and friends there’s always jokes and laughter. We’ll talk about camping trips past, what the plans are for the following day, sometimes even a hope or a dream one of the kids have. A campfire seems to bring out the best of family camping.

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