• Mandy-Gentry

Rabbit Hash - Kentucky

Updated: Oct 26, 2020

While out exploring, we saw a sign for "Rabbit Hash" and just knew we had to check it out. We found ourselves in the middle of a historical little Kentucky community on the banks of the Ohio River, circa 1813, right in the midst of a mayoral election gathering. The hottest candidates seeking votes were "Wilbur" the bulldog and "Jack Rabbit" the beagle. No joke - there were five or six pooches running in the election, an annual tradition for the Rabbit Hash community. We voted for Jack Rabbit, as his resume was most impressive. {Anyone can vote, resident or not, with $1 each vote to raise money to help preserve Rabbit Hash.} We met some really nice folks who shared so many local tips with us.


In northern Kentucky we stayed at the campground in Big Bone Lick State Park. It is considered the birthplace of American vertebrate paleontology. Attracted to the salt licks, many animals gathered in the area and often became stuck in the marshy lands. Fossilized remains of giant mastodons, bison and many more were discovered here in 1739. In 1807, Lewis & Clark spent 3 weeks in the area gathering fossilized bones at the request of Thomas Jefferson. There are also some great hiking trails, a resident bison heard, and the remnants of an early 1700's root cellar from homesteaders.



The campground was wonderful - clean, surrounded by trees, not too big and the campsites were nicely spread out. It even had a little camp store and mini golf. Everyone was super friendly and the weather was perfect for sitting around a campfire in the evenings. The campground hosts even put on a little halloween parade for the kids. So far, we're loving Kentucky, y'all.











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