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Zilpo Campground

FR 918, Salt Lick, KY 40371
Zilpo Campground
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It was raining during our stay. We rented one of the small cabins with the intentions of putting up my tent outside. The rain prevented that from happening. The cabin was ok, but don't expect a Hotel room it is bare bones but does have heat and air. The campground is several miles back in the woods but the views... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This campground is wonderful! It's very large and all sites have ample spacing between them. All sites come with a firepit, picnic table, and two latern posts. The tent areas are large and well set up for tents up to 12x12. The restrooms were clean, really clean. The shower heads leave much to be desired, but it was too cold... More 

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Oldsmar, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Overall, my family enjoyed the stay at Zilpo. No gas or Walmart for miles, so come prepared. I have a few kids and another kids was staying with us so I researched how many folks can sleep in a cabin as I could not find any photos of the cabin's bunks. I purposely took a photo of the bunk room... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

It's ok if you don't mind the roar of boat motors early in the morning and sometimes late afternoon. My father always liked this place, but for us, we are private people and like quiet and relaxation. Went one time to swim in the water & had to avoid so much dog poop on the beach. That was not fun... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The first thing that attracted me to the Zilpo and Twin Knob campgrounds are the private campsites, secluded amongst the trees and brush. At other campgrounds in KY I have found campsite loops with no privacy between sites. Still, if you don't have a boat at Zilpo campground, you might be missing out on the fun. I'm not sure what... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I spent three nights at Zilpo in the prefab cabins (D loop, #123). We enjoyed our stay there but came with very low expectations given previous visitors' reviews. The pros about this place are that it is in the middle of beautiful wilderness of Daniel Boone National Forest. The Forest is spectacular and varied; and well-worth a 3 day visit.... More 

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Louisville
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We spent one night and a half day at Zilpo campground and I would like to inform everyone about the risks of swimming in Cave Run Lake. Because of the geese living on the beach of the recreational area, the lake is contaminated with certain bacteria that cause swimmer's itch. I contracted it and am now covered with very itchy... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Restrooms were dirty & had mold on the walls. Previous complaint had the facility paint over the mold. Our next trip the mold was back. Hosts are not readily available. Trash along shoreline bordering campgrounds. We have loved this campground for years but it has fallen apart this year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

My family stayed two nights in one of the small, electric cabins. It was very nice! Nothing fancy, 2 bunkbeds, a small table and chairs, a room air conditioner, a nice sized covered porch as well. It was very well kept and clean, inside and out. The camp hosts were very nice. One of them even heard my 2 year... More 

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Winchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

My family and I have been wanting to go camping at Cave Run Lake for the past couple of years. We decided on Zilpo because it is a little more secluded than Twin Knobs. Be prepared for a bit of a long drive on curvy roads to get to Zilpo, but it is worth the drive. Try not to forget... More 

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