Jefferson Memorial Forest features a campground for tent camping and can accommodate both families and groups. Although the Forest is only minutes from Metro Louisville, camping here seems like a much more remote camping experience. Located within the Horine Reservation, the campground is in the uplands of the Forest and has good separation between individual campsites. Seven family campsites and four group campsites are available. Latrines and water are near all the sites. Hiking is one of the main activities within the Horine Reservation and the campground is conveniently close to the trail system.

Reservations: (502) 368-5404   


    Family Sites - $15 per night/ $20 per night during Event Camping        
    Group Sites - $30 per night/ $35 per night during Event Camping

Event Camping
In response to high demand for camping during local events (listed below), the following changes will occur during these event weekends:

  • Standard camp pricing will be increased by $5 per campsite. 
  • We will open a field for additional, non-standard, event camping.  Event camping is $15 per night/per tent.  A central campfire and portable restrooms will be provided.

The weekends affected include:

  • Kentucky Derby (May)
  • Forest Fest (May)
  • Forecastle Festival (July) 

Dates subject to change based on event scheduling.

To reserve a site, please call (502) 368-5404. Camping reservations can be made over the phone using a MasterCard, Visa or Discover card or in-person using a check or cash.  For larger groups invoicing is available.

Group Sites

All sites have picnic tables, fire ring, lantern posts, parking for two vehicles per site. Additional vehicles can park in the main parking lot outside the campground gate. 

GS #1 - Open area, water, private latrine, two picnic tables

GS #2 - Wooded, water, three picnic tables

GS #3 - Wooded, water, private latrine, three picnic tables

GS #4 - Wooded, pavilion, four picnic tables, shared water and latrine with sites in family loop

Family Sites

All sites have fire ring, picnic table, tent pad, and lantern post. Five people per site and one vehicle per site are allowed. Additional vehicles can park in the main parking lot outside the campground gate. Family sites have shared water and shared port-o-pots between all family sites. Family sites are situated in wooded areas with good separation between individual sites. 

FS #1 FS #2 FS #3 FS #4

FS #5 FS #6 FS #7

Camping Refund Policy:
A 24 hour notice of cancelation must be given in order to receive a full refund.  As we are an outdoor facility, Louisville Metro Parks Department/Jefferson Memorial Forest shall not be liable for delays or cancelations occasioned by: acts of God, act or omissions of the user or its designated participants, weather conditions, or other conditions beyond its reasonable control.

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