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FR 918, Salt Lick, KY 40371
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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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Louisville, Kentucky
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012 via mobile

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 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Flemingsburg
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

My family and I have planned a camping trip to zilpo for 4 years now. We have already been there once this year and planning to go back before summer is over. The camp sites are very spacious and clean. There are bathhouses and bathrooms that are walking distance. We have stayed in B,G,F,H loop. It is a very quiet... More

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Additional Information about Zilpo Campground

Address: FR 918, Salt Lick, KY 40371
Location: United States > Kentucky > Salt Lick
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Zilpo Campground Hotel Salt Lick

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