239 West Main St; Richmond, KY 40475 | (859) 623-1000

About Camp Catalpa

Camp Catalpa Park is located on the East Side of Lake Reba. In the 1970’s the land was designated as a bird sanctuary by meeting guidelines including: hunting is not allowed, trees are plentiful, and there is a water source.

Beginning in 2014, the Richmond Parks & Recreation Department has made the following improvements: updated bathrooms, removed the old metal shelter and installed a new large wooden shelter, installed new roofs on the bathroom and the small shelter, removed 10 acres of honeysuckle and invasive species/ overgrowth, expanded the 0.5 Mile Walking Trail to a 2 Mile Walking Loop, installed a new playground, and installed new signage. Throughout the project, we worked with the KY Department of Fish and Wildlife to ensure that anglers were able to have more opportunities to fish on the lake, which was an added benefit to the increased mileage of the trails. The disc golf course was expanded to an 18 hole course.


If you have ever been curious about what sounds you are hearing when you are out at the Camp Catalpa Bird Sanctuary visit this website and figure it out! CLICK HERE

Park Amenities:

  • 2 Shelters
  • Playground
  • 2 Mile Walking Loop
  • Disc Golf Course
  • Access to fishing (Lake Reba Fishing Guide)
  • Lake Access
  • Perfect for hammocking

Disc Golf Course

Disc golf is a game for all ages. The first hole is located next to the parking lot and the course map.  This 18 hole, PDGA course was built in 2017 by H.B Clark Designs. This course offers challenging holes, long and short holes, and beautiful views.  Bring your own discs and your friends for a fun filled day at the park.

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Shelters' Information

Large Shelter Reservation

Camp Caltalpa’s Large Shelter

  • Includes:  8 picnic tables, 1 grill
  • Cost to rent:  $75.00

*For More Information about shelter reservations, please contact 623-8753

Round Shelter Reservation

Camp Caltalpa’s Round Shelter

  • Includes:  4 picnic tables, 1 grill
  • Cost to rent:  $25.00

*For More Information about shelter reservations, please contact 623-8753

Camp Catalpa Contact Information

2200 Catalpa Loop Rd., Richmond KY
Take Hwy 52 East
Take a Right onto Catalpa Loop Rd.
Go approximately 1/2 mile and take a Right into Camp Catalpa Park.

+1 859 623 8753 (Information & Shelter Reservations)