Whether it’s an RV camping trip or a sleeping bag and tent camping trip that provokes one to head to camping grounds in Kentucky, the state parks of Carter Caves, Grayson Lake and Greenbo Lake are a must for senior travel. Located in Carter and Greenup Counties just off I-64 in Eastern Kentucky, these three beautiful state resort parks draw folks of all ages and from all walks of life.
Carter Caves Kentucky Camping
The campground at Carter Caves State Resort Park is great for senior travel because it is within minutes of many activities. Park the RV or pitch a tent in the remote camping grounds of Carter Caves, then enjoy a three- to four-minute walk to play a fun game of putt-putt golf. After eating lunch, put on your swim suit and lounge around the pool just minutes from the campground.
If that isn’t enough, the other activities at Carter Caves will surely be up any senior’s alley. Here are some of the activities to look forward to while camping at the park:
- horse back riding
- hiking trails
- bird watching
- cave tours
The park offers special events throughout the year such as movie night in the caves, Halloween camp outs, ghosts stories in the caves, craft fairs, primitive festivals, haunted trails and much more.
Grayson Lake Senior Travel
If you are looking for RV camping for senior citizens, visit Kentucky camping at Grayson Lake State Resort Park . With more than 1,500 acres of park, wildlife can be seen on an ongoing basis. The boat ramps are located just under ten minutes from the RV campsite. The boat docks are open for visitors to walk out over the water and enjoy feeding the fish and ducks that have come to expect a meal from those passing by. Just a hint: They love crackers.
Within walking distance from the campsite, Hidden Cove Golf course awaits. Bring along your clubs or rent some from the park, or if hiking is more your style, Beech Hemlock Forest Trail is just under a mile long and circles the campground. For those who are more experienced at hiking, there is Lick Falls Trail that winds the forest of the park for nearly 3 miles.
On weekends during the summer months, enjoy old fashion Appalachian clogging like you would have experienced it in the old days. At different times throughout the evening, the caller will ask for audience members to come out to the middle of the dance floor and will teach them new dances to music such as “The Wild, Wild West” and “Cotton Eye Joe.” It is a lot of fun for all ages.
Greenbo Lake Camping for Seniors
Greenbo Lake State Resort Park in Greenbo, Kentucky, is known for their hiking trails. The trails are marked for ease and convenience totaling around 25 miles when put together. Picnicking, gift shopping, fishing, basketball, tennis, putt-putting, water sliding, a pool and much more awaits those visiting the park. It might be possible to find more locals at this park than visitors as it is one of the favorite Kentucky parks in the area.
There is nothing like cooking over an open fire, but when travelers want someone to prepare the meal for them look no further than Anglers Cove Restaurant. The restaurant is known for using local foods and its delicious catfish recipes. Senior travel shouldn’t be limited. Instead, find things you love to do and explore the possibilities at one or all of these Kentucky State Parks.