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    Big Bone Lick State Park/Historic Site

    Located just south of Covington
    Click here for link to website.

    A very nice family oriented park, can be full most weekends during summer due to local patronage, had several open spots during week when I stopped.
    Very well manicured park with a lot of amenities such as swimming pool, minature golf, lake, Bison herd to observe, museum/gift shop.
    Cost for me to tent camp was $20 (after my senior discount)

    Note to hammock campers, nothing is allowed to be tied to trees thus NO hammocks.
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    Re: Big Bone Lick State Park/Historic Site

    I live just afew minutes from here been going here since I was a young kid.A lot of good rides around here if you are in the area of here and want to do some back road rides curves and along the Ohio River with alittle bit of history send me a message if I am off work I would be glad to show you around.Go to Rabbit Hash it's the center of the universe the mayor is a dog if you stay at Big Bone just afew miles away it's a little town in most cases there Is always motorcycles hanging out with a general store from the 1800's on the Ohio River.

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    Re: Big Bone Lick State Park/Historic Site

    Thanks Meach for the CG review!!

    Big Bone Lick State Park is now on my "to do" list for this years riding.

    And many thanks to you, Toad for pointing out Rabbit Hash, another highlight of the area. A couple years ago I rode into Rising Sun, IN for a quick lunch and found that to be an interesting little river town. And just think I was just a stones throw over the river from Rabbit Hash!!

    Toad, is there any other unique things to see and do or nice roads to ride while in your neck of the woods?

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    Thanks, OP.

    I like this park and have been there a few times. It is problematic for me that I can't put up a hammock, not because I sleep in a hammock (I use a tent), but because after a long day of touring on a bike, I really want (and sometimes need) to stretch out and relax in a hammock for a few hours. The hammock for me is my Lazy Boy recliner at the campsite. Reading, relaxing, snoozing during the day.

    Other than that, the park is awesome. Kentucky is one of those jewel States that sometimes gets overlooked. It has some beautiful riding roads and gorgeous country. And the parks are very nice indeed.

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    Re: Big Bone Lick State Park/Historic Site

    Quote Originally Posted by 3SportBiker View Post
    Thanks, OP.

    I like this park and have been there a few times. It is problematic for me that I can't put up a hammock, not because I sleep in a hammock (I use a tent), but because after a long day of touring on a bike, I really want (and sometimes need) to stretch out and relax in a hammock for a few hours. The hammock for me is my Lazy Boy recliner at the campsite. Reading, relaxing, snoozing during the day.

    Other than that, the park is awesome. Kentucky is one of those jewel States that sometimes gets overlooked. It has some beautiful riding roads and gorgeous country. And the parks are very nice indeed.

    -3Sportl
    Get one of these for stretching out when hammocks are out.
    https://www.amazon.com/Apow-Inflatab...6VX0SB7V8X35W0
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    Re: Big Bone Lick State Park/Historic Site

    Quote Originally Posted by mcrider1959 View Post
    Thanks Meach for the CG review!!

    Big Bone Lick State Park is now on my "to do" list for this years riding.

    And many thanks to you, Toad for pointing out Rabbit Hash, another highlight of the area. A couple years ago I rode into Rising Sun, IN for a quick lunch and found that to be an interesting little river town. And just think I was just a stones throw over the river from Rabbit Hash!!

    Toad, is there any other unique things to see and do or nice roads to ride while in your neck of the woods?
    In my opinion this park has changed for the negative in the last few years. This last Park Manager had to save money due to budget. They rebuilt the Gift shop and trail walk but other parts have been neglected with none or poor mowing and NO parking on the grass signs every where. Chptr G has it's last of season campout here each fall. They require online camp site reservations only. Now the large Ash trees are all being taken down ... SAD to see. They will not allow you to drive through the campground unless you have a camping spot. I think this is all of KY State Parks now though. BUT KY state parks are still the best in the nation, again my humble opinion! Came in the fall when they have a Salt Lick Festival, awesome. There are other events posted on the park site. One Sunday a month there is a national outdoor antique sale at Boone Cty fairgrounds. Every weekend their is a large flea market at Richwood next to the Indian dealership. Daves' Famous BBQ is pretty good also. The horses maybe running at the track and the KY Horse Park (camping there to) is close by.
    Roads are great everywhere here to ride. A hot twisty road is just out of the park gate turning left. It will take over to the river. The dead end roads are posted so you can't be to lost. Did you take a float plane ride in Rising Sun? I'm about 7 miles from the park myself. PM me when you get up here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcrider1959 View Post
    Thanks Meach for the CG review!!

    Big Bone Lick State Park is now on my "to do" list for this years riding.

    And many thanks to you, Toad for pointing out Rabbit Hash, another highlight of the area. A couple years ago I rode into Rising Sun, IN for a quick lunch and found that to be an interesting little river town. And just think I was just a stones throw over the river from Rabbit Hash!!

    Toad, is there any other unique things to see and do or nice roads to ride while in your neck of the woods?
    There is so many different route numbers I could recommend.If I know the direction you are headed into the area or out I could think of some that would put you in your direction you are going or coming here.If you like the curves there is a few different roads I would send you down and along the Ohio River.Lake Kincaid also has a campground and good roads around.i personally have not camped there but have rode all around Nothern Kentucky.some route numbers to mention are 338(this is the rd. Big bone is on) 536,22 ,8,16,127,227,36,27,42,25 hike LOL.Not sure of the type of things you are interested in and how long you would be around but feel free to pm me I maybe of more help. If I am off work (I work 2nd shift) I would be glad to go for a ride show you anything that is in the area that would interest you.There are some other campgrounds around me just haven't stayed at them just because it's so close to home.woodland mounds is close too just across the rive near Cincinnati.Horse racing,Casinos on the river,Not far from the bourbon trail,Hofbrauhaus,Creation Museum.The Union Terminal,Anderson Ferry,Ark Encounter,NASCAR track Kentucky Speedway,Devou Park great view,here a few things to mention Google these and you will know more about them so you would know if any of them interest you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lytle1gw View Post
    Get one of these for stretching out when hammocks are out.
    https://www.amazon.com/Apow-Inflatab...6VX0SB7V8X35W0
    HEY! Now THAT is a cool product! Thanks a million my friend. I have not seem them before, and I'm an Amazonaholic - especially camping equipment. Looks super comfy, packs small enough, and no trees required.

    Can't believe this product escaped my notice. I couldn't press "ADD TO CART" and checkout fast enough. It'll be here in 2 days. What's cool about this, not only are some campsites frowning upon attaching things to trees, some campsites as you know have NO TREES to attach a hammock to. My hammock takes up no room at all when packed, so I'll start traveling with this new air lounger and the hammock. if I happen to be able to set up the hammock, so much the better, but if not, I'll have the "air lounger". Heck, I'll have both the lounger and the hammock, so if a friend stops by, he/she will have something to lounge on as well.

    I thank you, my back thanks you, and my lazy bones thank you.

    -3Sport

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    Does look a nice addition. But, per Amazon, "Customers frequently bought together 'Woman's seamless wire free nursing bra". ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndianaRon View Post
    Does look a nice addition. But, per Amazon, "Customers frequently bought together 'Woman's seamless wire free nursing bra". ?
    Didn't see that, Ron. Too funny. Well, the way Amazon works, if only ONE person orders something WITH something else, they combine it and post what that ONE person bought. Either that, or this inflatable lounger is just DANDY for nursing your baby.

    I tend to buy one thing at a time, since I rarely buy "Add-On" items. My guess is most people bought only the lounger. One person happened to buy the lounger AND the nursing bra, so "Frequently" means ONE TIME in this case.

    It would have been hilarious if someone happened to buy the lounger and some sort of adult item, if you know what I mean. That REALLY would have been a scream. But they's probably not put an adult item in the "Frequently bought together". Or maybe they would?

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