Deep caves, an iconic river and fast trotters can turn your visit to Kentucky and Virginia into an exciting excursion. Enjoy delicious local cuisine found nowhere else in the world.
Find an adventure below and then book a stay at a nearby RV Park (click on the links for more information).
Hunt and Fish in the Land Between the Lakes
Encompassing rivers and lakes, Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is a 170,000-acre playground with ample fishing and boating opportunities. Hunting for deer and small animals is also an option. In south-central Kentucky, Lake Cumberland entices anglers with up to 30 species of fish.
Love the Horses in Lexington
Nestled in the rolling hills of northern Kentucky, Lexington is the horse capital of the world. Check out the International Museum of the Horse, with exhibits focused on the equines, the jockeys and owners who made history at the Kentucky Derby, held every May in nearby Louisville. At the Kentucky Horse Park, you can learn about more than 50 breeds, peruse art galleries and witness equestrian demonstrations in the 1,200-acre park. If gambling on the horses is more your style, place a bet on your favorite filly at Keeneland or any of the other racetracks in the area.
Go Deep in Mammoth Caves
The world’s longest cave network extends for more than 360 miles below the mountains in southern Kentucky and is home to many strange nocturnal creatures. Tours of the cave have been offered since 1816. Hiking and riding trails and the Green and Nolin rivers offer hours of outdoor recreation above ground. Mammoth Cave Campground has no hookups, but each site has a fire ring, picnic table and a paved parking area. Full-service restrooms and a dumping station are available. Each site costs $17 per night with a 14-day limit. View camping regulations. See for yourself why Mammoth Cave ranks #17 on the Good Sam Club list of “20 Trips Every RVer Should Take” (details in Highways November 2007).
Stay here during your Kentucky visit:
Drop a Line From the Virginia Shoreline
From Norfolk to Virginia Beach and beyond, there are several charter companies vying for the chance to take you on the sport-fishing excursion of a lifetime. Depending on the time of visit, boats regularly land record-sized sea bass, amberjack, flounder and more. Some of the top boats can be found in Rudee Inlet at the south stretch of Virginia Beach.
Play on the Shenandoah River
Shenandoah River Adventures in the town of Shenandoah promises a wild ride or a lazy day on the water—whichever floats your boat. Canoeing, kayaking and tubing are popular ways to enjoy the beauty of the Shenandoah River. If you’re angling to catch some fish, Shenandoah is prime bass territory. The smallmouth species is plentiful in the river—so much so, many anglers find they can snag at least two fish an hour. You’ll also have luck with crappie, muskies and channel catfish.
Stay here during your Virginia visit:
Americamps RV Resort, Ashland
Lake Gaston Americamps, Bracey
Cape Charles/Chesapeake Bay KOA & Sunset Beach Hotel, Cape Charles
Madison Vines RV Resort & Cottages, Madison
Picture Lake Campground, Petersburg
North Landing Beach RV Resort & Cottages, Virginia Beach
Candy Hill Campground, Winchester