A suburb of Louisville, Ky., Newburg is located approximately 10 miles south of the Indiana state line. With easy access to campgrounds in both Indiana and Kentucky, options for camping are plentiful. Campers seeking most of the amenities available at home can enjoy several modern campsites in the area, and those looking to escape into nature have options, too.
Louisville South KOA
Located approximately 15 miles southwest of Newburg, the Louisville South KOA offers all the amenities of home in the outdoors. Campground activities include swimming, fishing, miniature golf, bicycle rental, jumping pillow -- a cross between a trampoline and an inflatable bounce house -- an outdoor cinema and a dog park. Just minutes from Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby Museum, the Louisville South KOA also offers Wi-Fi Internet access and a hot tub with sauna. Campers will find firewood and propane available for a fee as well.
Otter Creek Park
Owned and operated by the Jefferson County Metro Parks department, Otter Creek Park covers 2,600 acres of nature. Located approximately 25 miles southwest of Louisville, the campground serves both full hook-up camping -- with water, electric and sewer -- and primitive tent camping. Activities include boating, swimming in a pool, fishing and lake swimming. The park bills itself as pet-friendly. You'll find Wi-Fi Internet connection, cable television, an on-site general store, laundry facilities and a dump station available as well.
Trackside RV Park
Located behind Churchill Downs, the Trackside RV Park remains the closest campground to the racetrack. The limited-frills campground offers the basic essentials for campers making their home in an RV. Campers will find full hookups -- including water, electric and sewer -- available in the park which welcomes pets, but not tents.
Charlestown State Park
Situated in Charlestown, Ind., the Charlestown State Park has nearly 200 campsites available. Offering a scenic view of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, the campground boasts elevation changes of more than 200 feet, making it perfect for hikers on more than 12 miles of marked hiking trails. Birdwatchers enjoy views of 72 species of birds, such as bluebirds, vultures and bald eagles. Other activities and amenities available at Charlestown State Park include picnic areas, fishing, children's playground and full hookup.
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