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Attention: Burn Bans may be in effect. Please contact the Park for details on restrictions.


Status: Open through Thu Dec 31 2015
Max reservation window: Thu Jul 07 2016


Columbus-Belmont State Park is a 156-acre site that played a fascinating role in the War Between the States. This is the site of a fortification build by the Confederates and later occupied by Union forces. The 1861 Battle of Belmont, fought to overtake the Confederate stronghold here, marked the opening of the Union's Western Campaign. It was also Grant's first battle.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Admin Service, Copying
  • Admin Service, Faxing
  • Art & Museum
  • Artifact/Petroglyph View
  • Bathhouse
  • Bird Watching
  • Boat Ramp
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Comfort Station
  • Concession
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Information Center
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Lookout Tower
  • Maintenance Housekeeping
  • Maintenance, Facility
  • Meeting Space
  • Museum
  • Nature Study
  • Officer/Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicing
  • Playground
  • Programs, History
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt course
  • Ranger Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Retail, Supplies
  • River/Stream
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shelters
  • Telephone
  • Tourist Attraction
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water Access, River/Stream
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • Churches
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Grocery store
  • Newspapers
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Town
Within 10 Miles
  • Catering
  • Emergency Services
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Maintenance
  • Medical Clinic
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Hospital
  • Maintenance, Rv/Camper
  • Motel
Alerts and Important Information
The park now has WIFI connection capability. The access code can be purchased at the Campground Booth. Variable rates apply starting at $2.99 for a 1 day pass.

Please note:

  • The maximum reservation window is 12 months in advance to the date.
  • New Inventory is made available when the call center opens.
  • There is a 1 night minimum stay during the week at all parks.
  • There is a 2 night minimum stay on peak season weekends at all parks with the exception of the Kentucky Horse Park.
  • The minimum stay on peak season weekends at the Kentucky Horse Park is 1 night.
  • Customers may arrive on a Friday or Saturday and stay a minimum of two nights.
  • Customer service is authorized to fill in any empty spaces caused by the 2-night weekend stay rule.
  • Please note the following:

  • Longer minimum night stays are required at most campgrounds during holiday periods.
  • Parks prohibits the importation firewood by campers from any state outside of Kentucky. This is in an effort to help prevent the introduction of the Emerald Ash Borer into the state. Firewood is available for sale in the state park campgrounds.http://parks.ky.gov/regulations/firewood.htm
  • Please note that the Kentucky Department of Parks permits the use of non-licensed vehicles in campgrounds, including golf carts, only by those individuals with a disability. This policy will be enforced for the safety of all guests.
  • Kentucky Campground sites can be occupied by a maximum of 8 occupants. Four (4) adults and children 16 and under are included in the base rate. Each additional adult is $5.00 per night will be collected upon arrival at the park.
  • Getting There:

    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    36.7625, -89.10944
    36°45'45"N, 89°6'34"W

    Driving directions to Columbus-Belmont from:
    • Purchase Parkway at Fulton, KY - take exit 1 to Clinton and then left on Hwy 58W.
    • Purchase Parkway at Mayfield, KY - take exit 22 to Hwy 80 Wickliffe, KY - take Hwy 51south to Bardwell, then right on Hwy 123.

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:

    P.O. BOX 9
    COLUMBUS  KY  42032

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (270)677-2327