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 I paid for with a site where the water pump was shared by five different sites, and select others had their own pump. There was no electricity, even though we didn't need it. The firewood was wet and hard to burn. The campground map indicated foot paths between site loops and the beach area, but they had all been overgrown. There was not really a good place to go fishing. Where we put our poles in, we barely had a bite. We tried hiking some of the trails, but the trailhead was poorly marked and overgrown. The rest of the trail had not been maintained in YEARS - suffering from downed trees and missing trail makers. After a while, we had to turn back. Although the entire park is very pretty and scenic, and our campsite was well-maintained and clean, the rest of the stay was sub-par. The swimming area was pleasant, although the bottom is covered in hard rocks, making it very uncomfortable to walk in and out.
- Also Known As:
- Zilpo Campground Hotel Salt Lick