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Reservations may be made Wednesday - Friday between 9am and 5pm by calling (502) 492-9854.
Walk-ins are welcome but must check in between 9am and 5pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
Office Hours:Wednesday - Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open Wednesday - Sunday from dawn to dusk.
(Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except on Memorial Day, Labor Day and Fourth of July.)
2022: The area is closed on the state holidays of:
2023: The area is closed on the state holidays of:
Campground Info and Reservations:502-492-9854
Trail Status Hotline:502-942-5052(Trail closure information, water conditions on Otter Creek and other info pertinent to fishing)
Sanctions: A person Identified by the area manager as being in violation of these rules may:
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The other electrical sites had to be abandoned due to safety and code concerns. They will be replaced in the future.
Note: There is a $30 cash cleaning deposit that will be returned at check out
4 Electric Cabins - open room with 7 twin-size bunk beds that sleep 14 people, refrigerator, table, chairs, AC & Heat, NO WATER
1 Primitive Cabin - open room with 8 twin-size bunk beds that sleep 16 people, table, chairs, NO AC, HEAT or WATER
Pine Grove Pavilion - is available for rent for events (i.e. weddings, business functions, family reunions, etc.). Electric is available for use at the pavilion and 3 portable lavatories will be on the site from April to October 31 each year.
Cedar Hill Pavilion - is available for public use only. There is no electric or lavatories provided to this pavilion.
Horseback riding is allowed on the Red Cedar Trail (RCT) and the Boone Hollow Trail (BHT).
Please note: To participate in horseback riding at Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area, you must provide your own horses.
Travel East on US-60 to KY -144, turn left onto KY-144 and travel approximately 30 miles. At the intersection of KY 144 and KY 79 turn left and follow KY 79 for 2.4 miles. At the intersection of KY 79 and KY 1051 turn right on to KY 1051. Follow KY 1051 and then merge to the right onto KY 448. From KY 448 you will travel approximately 2 miles to the intersection of KY 448 and KY 1638. Turn left onto KY 1638 and follow it 5 miles to the entrance of the area on the left.
Travel North on US 31W to the intersection of US-31W and HWY 1638. Turn left onto HWY 1638 and follow it approximately 4 miles to the entrance of the area on the right.
Take I-64W to Exit 19A, to KY 841 South, Gene Snyder Freeway. Take the US-31W/US-60 exit, EXIT 1, toward FORT KNOX/LOUISVILLE. Turn LEFT onto DIXIE HWY/US-31W S/US-60 W. Continue to follow US-31W S/US-60 W. Turn RIGHT onto KY-1638 and follow it approximately 4 miles to the entrance of the area on the right.
Follow DIXIE HWY/US-31W S/US-60 W to the intersection of US-31W S and KY-1638. Turn RIGHT onto KY-1638 and follow it approximately 4 miles to the entrance of the area on the right.
The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources provides services to all Kentuckians and our visitors, while operating on user fees and related grants. Licenses, permits, Kentucky Wild memberships, and boating registrations enable us to achieve our mission. Thank you for investing in fish and wildlife conservation and recreation programs in Kentucky through your purchases.