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About Trooper Island

Trooper Island Kid’s Camp was developed by the Kentucky State Police as part of a long-range program of public service to the youth of Kentucky: a place where the tensions and turmoil of our everyday lives can be forgotten, and for one-week young people can be given a touch of hope and desire of a better tomorrow. Spearheaded by former State Police Director Colonel James E. Bassett, the idea was to establish a permanent recreational site where trooper and child could share a week-long experience. A location was selected in a secluded corner of Dale Hollow Lake near the Cumberland and Clinton County line, where an island was leased from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a non-profit charitable corporation was formed.

2024 Raffle Car Information


Thank you for your support of Trooper Island! This year’s Trooper Island Camp Raffle vehicle is a 2024 Ford Mustang® GT Premium Convertible. Tickets are $10 (plus small processing fees if purchased online) and can be purchased online until August 23rd 2024, at noon EST. CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets!

Online sales may end sooner depending on availability. While online ticket sales end on August 23rd, 2024, we encourage you to stop by our booth in the State Fair to purchase a ticket in person.

The drawing will be held on August 25th, 2024 at 3:00 pm EST. You do not need to be present to win. Purchasers do not need their ticket stubs for any reason. However, the stubs will be kept until raffle winner has taken possession of the vehicle.

Donate to the Island


All construction and camping expenses are paid from tax-deductible contributions. Many industry, civic, and business groups have supported this program.

Contributions and/or Request for Further Information should be directed to:

919 Versailles Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone # (270) 433– 5422

or online at:

2024 Trooper Island Camp Schedule

May 27 – 31
Post 1 Mayfield – Post 2 Madisonville

June 10 – 14
Post 9 Pikeville – Post 13 Hazard

June 24 – 28
Post 4 Elizabethtown – Post 15 Columbia                                       

July 8 – 12
Post 5 Campbellsburg – Post 12 Frankfort

June 3 – 7
Post 10 Harlan – Post 11 London

June 17 – 21
Post 3 Bowling Green – Post 16 Hendersonville

July 1 – 5
Post 6 Dry Ridge – Post 7 Richmond

July 15 – 19
Post 8 Morehead – Post 14 Ashland  

Trooper Island Camper Application (For Ages 10-12)
Trooper Island Scholarship Program
KSP Youth Academy Program Application (For Ages 16-17)


Julia Sams

It may have been 11 years ago, but sometimes the memories I made at this camp still feel like it all just happened yesterday. I went to a couple of camps when I was a kid – but this one was the only one that made a difference.

Richard Kindall

I was 13 at the time. I really enjoyed my time there and I really appreciate the Troopers and everyone that is involved with Trooper Island for the chance. I just wanna thank everyone involved for sending me to camp back in the summer of 1971, – many years ago. Thank You and God Bless!

Trooper Island Boat Dock

Directions from Northern Kentucky
  • Take I-75 South
  • Turn onto KY 461 (Exit 62) toward Somerset
  • Turn right on KY 80
  • Turn onto US 27 South
  • Turn right on KY 90
  • Turn left on KY 449
  • Turn left on 1206. This road will take you straight to the dock where the Trooper Island barge picks up guests.
Directions from Western Kentucky
  • Take Louie B. Nunn (Cumberland Parkway) East
  • Exit 14 (KY90)
  • Turn right at bottom of exit ramp
  • Turn right on KY 449
  • Turn left on KY 1206. This road will take you straight to the dock where the Trooper Island barge will transport guests to the island.
Directions from Eastern Kentucky
  • Travel either North/South on US 27 to the intersection of KY 90
  • Travel West on KY 90
  • Turn Left on KY 449
  • Turn left on KY 1206. This road will take you straight to the dock where the Trooper Island barge picks up guests.