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Union - Big Bone Lick State Historic Site

3380 Beaver Road

Big Bone Lick is a unique state park showcasing the remains of some of America's most intriguing Ice Age Megafauna. Once covered with swamps, the land that makes up Big Bone Lick featured a combination of odorous minerals and saline water that animals found difficult to resist.

Big Bone Lick State Historic Site now has 813 acres with 40 acres of picnic grounds and a 62-site campground with electricity, water, grills, bathhouse, and a pool. There are facilities for various recreational pursuits and mosaic trail system. The park's modern museum and visitor center has paleontological and archaeological exhibits on display and the adjacent grounds also feature life-sized replicas of mammoth, mastodon, ground sloth, and bison.


Greg Arnold

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Nice people, clean bath house. 30 amp power went out throughout the campground overnight, but they got it fixed the next afternoon. Bring a 30/20 adapter to keep your battery charged. As you see in my picture, the water sources are centralized between sites. I needed 85' to connect. Other sites only needed 25-50 depending on location and orientation. The buffalo were neat, but they were in a different pasture, and we could barely see them far away. Other days they sad they were closer. Overall, it was a neat place, lots to do. I would go back.

Robert Wagner

Monday, April 2, 2018
First visit and I liked many things about this park. First, I am an amateur fossil Hunter so I enjoyed the paleontological history of the park. Second, I found the historical significance of the park quite fascinating. Lastly the trails made for a fun and adventurous hike. The bison were pretty neat to. Well worth the drive, only an hour or so from Cincinnati.

Josh Bosse

Thursday, April 5, 2018
Our family loves this campground. Friendly hosts and overall pretty clean. We love how close some of the sites are to the park and the pool.... Perfect for camping with little ones. On site laundry too.

Clint Willson

Friday, March 23, 2018
Absolutely beautiful! Now it doesn't compare to Red River Gorge in size, but its good place to fish and hike that isn't very far away from the Ohio River. If you like nature and appreciate history this is a great place to spend time and explore!

Jennifer Hatfield

Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018
Very small park. We would like to go back and see the Visitor's Center. The Bison are a 5 min or so hike with small hills. There is also a trail around the Bison enclosure. They have lots of room to roam so be prepared to follow extra trails to see them. A lot of history surrounds the area and a walking path is there with good information.

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