Bluegrass. Horses. Bourbon. Just a few words that come to mind when you think of Kentucky. Camping in this part of the country invokes sunny days filled with sweet country air, cool bluegrass under your feet, and sun-dappled waterfalls. Country post fences and lush pastures roll off into the horizon, framing quiet roads that lead to even quieter parks. In fact, the Bluegrass State is home to 40 national and state parks, and locals make excellent use of their open spaces with hiking, biking and boating.
When pioneers Daniel Boone and Felix Walker stepped foot upon Kentucky’s beautiful land, Walker famously noted, “It appeared that nature, in the profusion of her bounty, had spread a feast for all that lives.” And so it still goes for those lucky enough to live off the land for a few days in this sleepy southern state.