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 to 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   

Special Discount!
During our 2015 season we are offering discounts on camping for those individuals who participate in our paid Public Programs.  Family site camping is $10 per night and firewood is $5 per 20 pieces.  Camping must take place during the weekend of scheduled program and this discount must be mentioned at the time of booking.


    Family tent camping sites - $15 per night/ $20 per night during Event Camping        
    Group sites - $30 per night/ $35 per night during Event Camping

 NEW!  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 slots will be marked off in 20 x 20 increments, assigned in the order reserved, and charged $15 per night.  A central campfire and portable restrooms will be provided, along with a staff on duty until quiet time begins at 11:00 pm

·         The weekends affected for 2015 are:

o   Kentucky Derby (May 1-2, 2015)

o   Forest Fest (May 15-16, 2015)

o   Forecastle Festival (July 17-18, 2015)

To reserve a site, call (502) 368-5404. Camping reservations can be made over the phone using a MasterCard, Visa, Discover 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

Follow this link for more detailed information on sites.

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

Follow this link for more detailed information on sites.

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.