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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did some random searching for places to swim in KY and came across Cave Run Lake. There are two beaches here, one at Twin Knob campground on east side of lake and another on west side, Zilpo. We personally favored Zilpo as it was a little less crowded and more reminiscent of an actual ocean beach. Water was clear.... More 

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Richmond, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We went to Cave Run Lake to camp. Zilpo was a large and clean camp ground. The sites were large and not right on top of each other. Plenty of bathrooms and shower houses. It was the most quiet campground I have visited. The host were nice and courteous . My opinion is this is the cleanest and well kept... More 

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1 Thank Sheliatipton
Ashland, Kentucky
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We camped at several loops this past year. The camp host were so nice to us! Ask us if we needed anything...plus the campgrounds are kept up so neat and clean! The bath houses are very clean also. We plan on making more trips out there come next year. Well worth the drive! Total peace and serenity...and the fishing is... More 

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1 Thank Gloria W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

We weren't sure quite what to expect since we didn't reserve a site before visiting, and we had never been to this particular region of KY before. I could view images of the reservable sites online, but not the walk-up only sites. We did some research online, and heard that the H loop was the best, so that is where... More 

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4 Thank Brooke W
Georgetown, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Although a flood put most of the campground under water, it was in pretty good shape. Stayed in H loop for three days this past weekend. I have been coming to Zilpo yearly since 1985 and love the campground. The host do an excellent job, are very personable and friendly and do a great job keeping the sites looking nice.... More 

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2 Thank Dwayne S
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

The campground was a bit flooded when we camped this past weekend but it was still a great time. The sites are mostly secluded even though the U.S. Forest Service had to go in and cut down a few trees for safety reasons and clean up from the recent storms. When we arrived the park had experienced very severe weather... More 

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2 Thank joejr78
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

I actually have not been to Zilpo in years, but have a trip planned. I think visitors should be reminded that this is not a "State Park"...it is managed by the National Forest Service. It is a primitive campground, which is why I love it, but it operates on very little money. I am saddened to hear of an abundance... More 

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4 Thank Karen S
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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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5 Thank KyDuke
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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4 Thank DukesAngel
Oldsmar, FL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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  • Free Parking
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking

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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