This park, one of the best-kept secrets in the Daniel Boone National Forest, is nestled in a beautiful mountain valley at the forks of the head waters of Beech Creek, about three and a half miles northeast of Manchester on Beech Creek Road. The RV park offers matchless mountain scenery and features trails that take those hardy enough to walk or ride horses to the tops of the ridges that define the park.There is a large community swimming pool and kiddies pool, tennis and basketball courts, and a banquet room complete with kitchen and event facilities. A large shelter house adjacent to the RV park has room for 250-300 people along with grills and electricity. Great fishing is a cast away in Bert T. Combs Lake, a short walk from the park. Located on a hillside adjacent to the center is the final resting place of former Kentucky Governor Bert T. Combs.
The Governor's RV Park of the Bert T. Combs Park is now open to campers. Recent improvements include the addition of hook ups for 70'+ RVs.
Other improvements and enhancements include:
-Enhanced access to Bert T. Combs Lake.
-A General Store and check-in.
-Registered Campers free access to the pool, tennis and basketball courts.
-New equestrian trail is open with 8+ miles of trails.
-Gas lights around the park
-Nature and wildlife walking/hiking trails
-Local flora and other points of interest.
-- RESERVATIONS: A one night deposit must be paid in order to make a reservation. Refunds will be made for cancellations within 10 days of reservation date. For Reservations call 606-598-1554.
-- QUIET TIME: To assure the tranquility of our guests Quiet Time begins at 10:30 p.m.
-- ATVs, DIRT BIKES, etc.: Permitted with prior approval of campsite host. Only those who are occupants of the RV park and plan to ride on local trails are allowed inside the camping area.
-- GOLF CARTS: Must be accompanied by a licensed driver at all times inside camping area or adjacent parking lots.
-- ATVs, GOLF CARTS, etc.: Must stay in graveled or black top areas of the campground and are to be parked after dark.
-- CAMPGROUND SPEED LIMIT: 5 mph in entire campgroud
-- NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ALLOWED.
Set in the beautiful Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, the Bert T. Combs Equestrian Trail offers the area’s best horseback riding.
As you ride along the 3 ˝ miles of mapped trails (provided by request), plus unlimited miles of trails in the Daniel Boone National Forest and Beech Creek Wildlife Management Area, you will experience nature at its best. The Equestrian Trail offers breathtaking views, wildlife and several picnic areas with amenities for both you and your horses. There are picnic tables and trash receptacles for you and hitching posts and natural springs to water your horses.
Surrounded by the Beech Creek Wildlife Management Area and the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Equestrian Trail provides easy access to the 25 acre Bert T. Combs Lake. The lake offers some of the areas best fishing and is stocked annually with Rainbow Trout and Catfish. Bert T. Combs Lake also gives anglers great opportunity to fish for Bass and several different varieties of pan fish and is easily accessible for boating. But please remember ELECTRIC MOTORS ONLY.
Governor’s Campground and RV Park amenities:
·39 campsites - 24 gravel, 7 paved and 8 tent sites.
·Water and Electric Hookups
·Camp Store for all your camping needs
·Bathrooms and Shower House
·Sewage Dump Station
·Playground and fenced Bicycle Track for children
·Picnic Areas and Shelter
The Manchester Recreational Park Beech Creek Recreational Building is an approximately 80’ x 50’ meeting room available for rent with tables and chairs an equipped kitchen and bathrooms with showers. There’s also abundant parking.
The park has two shelters with picnic tables and grills which can be reserved for special events.
The swimming pool is closed for repairs.
“We have been RV camping for about 10 years. The bath house and grounds are the cleanest we have ever seen in any state or campground!”
Our full-featured Governor's Campground is one of the nicest RV parks in Southeast Kentucky
There's something for everyone at one of the best kept secrets of the Daniel Boone National Forest
(From a campground survey)