Get your RV on in Georgetown
By: Kathy Witt
If it feels like RVs are taking over the highways, it’s because RV ownership has reached record levels, with more than 11 million U.S. households now owning a Recreation Vehicle – the highest level ever recorded.
According to the RV Industry Association, RV ownership has increased a whopping 62% since 2001 (with the interest really climbing since the pandemic struck) and it’s easy to see the appeal. Owners love the freedom of taking their vacation-home-on-wheels for frequent weekend getaways or mini-trips to see America in style and comfort. From the mountains and beaches to popular tourist attractions and small towns, there are parks and campgrounds of all shapes and sizes to pull into as whim and wanderlust dictate.
Georgetown is just the type of getaway RVers long for – that off-the-beaten-path destination set amidst the rolling hills of Kentucky Horse Country where there is so much to discover and enjoy: Elkhorn Creek, the perfect watering hole for fishing and floating; the four-season Yuko-en on the Elkhorn, a Kentucky-Japan Friendship Garden, made for strolling and reconnecting with nature; Whispering Woods Riding Stables, where you can ride like the wind over more than 250 rugged acres; Veterans Memorial Wildlife Park, for hunting, fishing, birding and hiking (see related ChatSnap, “Hiking, hunting, fishing, trapping at Veterans WMA”; and acres of farmland where you can buy fresh produce and flowers, visit the petting zoo, eat homemade fried apple pies washed down with fresh apple cider and more.
Not only that, but two Georgetown businesses are equipped to sell and service RVs of any kind. They also sell accessories and gear for your RV.
And then there is the quiet beauty of accommodations that are surrounded by greenspace and sheltered by stands of trees and featuring all the amenities that elevate the camping experience to resort-level fun.
Georgetown RV/Camping Guide
Pull in here:
Whispering Hills RV Park, 257 Rogers Gap Road
Guests enjoy dropping a line in the fishing pond, taking a dip in the swimming pool or lake, playing basketball or climbing about the playground structure, walking your dog or just whiling away the hours reading, napping or making new friends.
A Good Sam Park, Whispering Hills offers the exceptional and personal camping experience in a clean, safe and comfortable environment for which the brand is known.
Sites include a combination of 230 back-in, pull-through and premium spots 50/30/20 amp, each with water, electric and sewage. A full scope of amenities is on the menu: bathhouses, laundry, Wi-Fi, fire rings at most sites as well as a community fire ring, fishing pond, pavilion, playground, picnic tables and more. Additionally, the park offers a book exchange and DVD rentals.
Good Sam Club members receive a variety of perks and discounts, including member-only pricing at Camping World SuperCenters and fuel savings at select Pilot Flying J locations.
The Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Kentucky Horse Park
A shuttle or quick drive from the Kentucky Horse Park is a shady campground with 260 spacious sites – 55-foot paved back-ins, each with fire ring and picnic table – with 50/30/20 amp electric and water. Electric primitive and primitive sites are also available.
Campers can shop at the Campground Store, fish at Rolex Lake, splash around the junior Olympic-size swimming pool, and participate in a variety of planned activities and more at this pet-friendly park. Everything needed for a stress-free getaway is found here: bathhouses, laundry, Wi-Fi, sports courts and hiking/biking trail, plus discounts and shuttle to the Kentucky Horse Park. (See related story, “Camp near the horses at Kentucky Horse Park,” for more details.)
A 10 percent discount is offered to seniors 62+, Active Duty Military and Veterans and those suffering from a disability. Campers may also visit Kentucky Horse Park at a discounted rate and receive free parking with the purchase of their admission tickets when purchased at the Campground Store.
The campground is open year-round; however, water is turned off at all sites from November through March and is available at dump stations.
Buy, sell and get serviced here:
Both businesses sell new and used RVs – toy trailers, travel trailers, fifth wheels, motorhomes, etc. – from a variety of manufacturers as well as provide service and parts. For those new to RV’ing, check out Camping World’s introductory videos here.
Author: Kathryn Witt
Kathryn Witt is an award-winning travel and lifestyle writer, syndicated columnist and author of several books, including Secret Cincinnati, The Secret of the Belles and Atlanta Georgia: A Photographic Portrait. A member of SATW, Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Books & Illustrators, she lives in northern Kentucky.