11 Unforgettable RV Camp Spots in Kentucky (Both Parks and Rustic)

I come from near Cincinnati, which is also near Kentucky. I’m interested in learning about places to camp all over the country, so I decided to research some unforgettable RV camp spots in Kentucky.

Listed in this article are 11 unforgettable RV spots to camp in Kentucky. They aren’t listed in any particular order, and they each have something that makes them a great place to go.

1. Singing Hills RV Park and Campground

North East of Bowling Green, in Cave City, Kentucky, is the Singing Hills RV Park and Campground.

This campground is right by Mammoth Cave National Park, which is a must-see if you’re in the area. It’s also close to Dinosaur World, Kentucky Action Park, the Diamond Caverns, and many more local attractions.

The site itself is fairly simple, but as most people will be going out and about during the day, that’s not usually a big deal.

This site has plenty of pull-through and full hookup options available for RV campers. There is also basketball and volleyball, horseshoes, a bathhouse, fire pits, fishing, and free WiFi.

This site is run by Eldon and Beth Brown, who love to help their guests feel welcome, and they create a family-friendly atmosphere. Hospitality is something that Singing Hills is known for.

This campground is open year-round. The pricing here ranges from $40 to $44 a night.

2. Louisville South KOA

In Shepherdsville, Kentucky, south of Louisville, is the Louisville South KOA. KOA stands for “Kampgrounds of America” which is a chain of privately-owned campgrounds located across the country.

Many of them are similar to each other, and you can almost always expect good service and a pretty campground. Each one has something that makes it unique, however.

The Louisville South KOA says that it is “Kentucky’s largest family-oriented KOA,” according to their website. Indeed, this site does a lot to keep kids happy during their stay here.

This KOA has a pool, a dog park, fishing, a book exchange, activities throughout the year, horseshoes, nature trails, an outdoor cinema, a “jumping pillow” activity, as well as WiFi.

It also has up to 50 amp hookups and 90-foot pull-through options for RVs. It is also very pet-friendly and has a “Kamp K9” for dogs to play in.

This site is also pretty close to Louisville, which can make for some great daytime outings with the family. There is the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, the Kentucky Derby Museum, Churchill Downs, and more.

This campground is open all year. Pricing ranges from $40 to $90 a night, depending on the time of year, hookups, pull-through options, and other variables.

3. Whispering Hills RV Park

Photo Courtesy of: Whispering Hills RV Park

In Georgetown, Kentucky is the Whispering Hills RV Park.

This is a simple site, but it still boasts plenty of amenities. It has basketball courts, a swimming pool, fishing, a playground, a pavilion, bathhouses, fire rings, laundry facilities, WiFi, and even DVD rentals. It has 20, 30, and 50 amp hookups available, and it is accessible for large vehicles as well.

“So glad we stayed here it was beautiful. Our view we had was the pond, with a little fountain in the middle… This a very nice RV Park if you don’t mind a drive down the back roads.”

-Rebecca N. Yelp Reviewer

This location is only an hour from both Louisville, Kentucky and my home of Cincinnati, Ohio. It’s only 20 minutes from Lexington, Kentucky. The nearby area has horseback riding, the ARK Encounter, a wildlife park, and the shops that are in historic Georgetown.

The prices here range from $36 to $46 a night, depending on what you decide to get. It also does discounts for Good Sam Membership holders.

4. Cave Country RV Campground

Photo Courtesy of: Cave Country RV Campground

Another campground in Cave City, Kentucky, the Cave Country RV Campground has it’s own unique feeling to it.

This site is big rig friendly, with pull-through’s for RVs of all sizes. It also has full hookups available, as well as WiFi and Cable TV. There’s a nice game and fitness room, a bathhouse and laundry, a camp store, and a bark park, for dogs to play in.

This site may be simple, but with plenty of green grass and green trees, and a down-to-earth atmosphere, it’s another great place to check out. It’s also near Mammoth Cave National Park and all of those surrounding attractions, so there will be plenty to do during the day.

This campground has rates ranging from $41 to $46 a night, but there are various discounts available, and it is a Good Sam park for those with a membership.

5. Elkhorn Campground

The capital of Kentucky is Frankfort, and this city contains the Elkhorn Campground, a great spot to stay when visiting the capital, or just to visit.

This site has a camp store with groceries, a pool, hand-dipped ice cream, laundry facilities, a pavilion, a small arcade, a playground, basketball and volleyball, horseshoes and shuffleboard, mini golf, fishing, fire rings, and more.

There are full hookup options available, as well as pull-through sites. There’s also a dump station near the bathhouse.

One of the best features of this site is actually its location. It’s close to many cities with exciting things to do and is right near the city part of Frankfort.

The Elkhorn Creek also runs around this campground, which is a pretty sight as well as a nice spot for fishing, so long as you have a license.

This site is open from April 1st until October 31st. Rates start at around $30 per night, but to get an exact price, you’ll need to contact the owners.

6. Corbin / Laurel Lake KOA

In the south of Kentucky, in a place called Corbin, Kentucky is the Corbin / Laurel Lake KOA.

This site is “the closest KOA to the Cumberland Falls State Park, known as the Niagra of the South, where you can see the famous ‘Moonbow,'” their website boasts.

This is also close to the Laurel Lake, as well as the Cumberland Gap National Park, Big South Fork Scenic Railway, and plenty more local attractions. There’s also water rafting, horseback riding, hiking, and canoeing nearby.

There are flea markets in the local area as well that are fun to visit.

“I give this KOA 5 stars just because Ed (the young manager) and his wife deserve it for running such a nice family-friendly campground… Great bathroom & shower facilities, pool, community room with games for rainy days.”

-J.S. Yelp Reviewer

The site itself has pull-through’s available up to 80 feet, up to 50 amp hookups, WiFi, cable TV, a pool, a kitchen, a pavilion, a dog park, cornhole and horseshoes, a playground, and even hay wagon rides for children to enjoy. Boat rentals on the lake are available as well.

This site is open all year long. Prices range from $36 to around $90 a night, but there are often deals and discounts available for a cheaper stay.

7. Aurora Oaks Campground

In the southwest part of the state, in Hardin, Kentucky, there is the Aurora Oaks Campground.

This is a peaceful campground that is family owned. It’s in a convenient location, with plenty to do in the local area.

It’s right by the Kentucky Lake and the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. It’s near Amish country, with lots of great shops and restaurants.

The site itself has a pool, WiFi, full hookups and pull-through options, fishing, a playground, a game room, laundry facilities, restrooms and showers, and more.

The main appeal of this campground is its seclusion. It is in a quiet, peaceful location in the woods, near beautiful water. For anyone who wants to truly get away from the hectic atmosphere of the city and truly enjoy nature, this is a great place to go.

The season here goes from March 15th until November 15th. The rates are some of the best in the state, with it costing about $30 a night. It’s only about $150 a week and $360 a month.

8. Bailey’s Point Campground

In Scottsville, Kentucky, right near the 10,000 acres Barren River Lake is Bailey’s Point Campground. This campground has plenty of waterfront campsites, with beautiful views of the lake. It’s a large site, with plenty of space to roam.

It is also the largest Army Corps of Engineers campground on the Barren River Lake.

This site has an amphitheater, basketball and volleyball, a camp store, BBQ grills, picnic tables, and fire pits, laundry facilities, cable TV, hiking trails, and boat ramps. There are also water and electricity hookups and a dump station. The lake has a place for swimming, boating, and water skiing.

This campground is also near other local sites, in addition to the lake. There is the National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Down Under, the Diamond Caverns, and more. It’s about an hour away from Mammoth Cave National Park as well.

This is a nice place to go if you love the water, as there’s so much you can do on the lake. It has a quiet and peaceful feeling to it and is a great getaway into nature.

The campground is open from April 19 to October 26 for 2019. Rates vary from $17 to $50 a night, depending on what you decide to get, and for the time of year that you go.

9. Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf

In Park City, Kentucky, another location right by Mammoth Cave National Park is the Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf site.

This is a perfect site for a family on vacation, as it is special because it has a full 18-hole golf course, which is great for anyone who wants to relax for a bit and swing some clubs.

This site also has full hookups available, hiking and biking trails, a pool, a clubhouse, mini golf, a playground, basketball, volleyball, horseshoes, and bocce ball, laundry facilities, restrooms and showers, WiFi, and more. Pets are welcome as well.

This is also close to the National Park, the Diamond Caverns, and many other local attractions. If you’re thinking of vacationing in this area of Kentucky and seeing the sights, this is a good option because there’s enough here to keep the whole family entertained.

This site is open all year long, although their active season is from Memorial Day to the end of October, and during the time of November until Memorial day, the amenities and activities will be limited.

Prices average around $46 a night, but exact rates vary depending on the size of your vehicle, hookup options, time of year, and other variables. Checking the website is the best way to see what price you can expect to end up paying.

10. Twin Knobs Campground

In the northwest part of the state, near Cave Run Lake is the Twin Knobs Campground in Morehead, Kentucky. This is a 700-acre campground with plenty of amenities.

Some of those amenities include restrooms and showers, boat ramps, fire rings, picnic tables, an amphitheater, a beach, hiking trails, volleyball and basketball, horseshoes, and more.

“This place is great for families, friends, or couples who want to go camping with some of the extra amenities… The grounds for your site is groomed and the place is relatively quiet. Perfect place for a weekend or a longer stay. The wildlife is great too.”

-Dan H. Yelp Reviewer

This is another great place to go for a family who loves to spend time at lakes and around the water. It’s a part of the Daniel Boone National Forest, which offers plenty of hiking trails and nature experiences.

The camp is open from Mid-March until early November. Rates go from about $25 to $55 a night depending on location, time of year, hookups, and other variables.

11. Falls Creek Cabins and Campgrounds

In Corbin, Kentucky lies the Falls Creek Cabin and Campgrounds site. It offers, as the name shows, cabin options, but there are also several RV sites here. This is also near the Daniel Bone National Forest with all of its beautiful trails and nature hikes.

The RV sites have pull-through options, water hookups and 20, 30, and 50 amp hookups available, as well as sewer connections and a dump station.

There is also free WiFi and a good satellite connection. There are picnic tables, fire rings, and grills. There are restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, and more.

Falls Creek Cabins and Campgrounds is also a part of the Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort. This means that activities such as zip lining, paddle boarding, biking, a climbing wall, whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking are available. There are also hiking trails and places to go geocaching.

This site is open year-round, but with fewer accommodations during the months of November through March. Pricing ranges from $33 to $46 a night for RV camping, depending on the time of year, location, hookups, and other variables.

Related Questions:

What is the Mammoth Cave National Park? Mammoth Cave National Park is a national park in Kentucky that includes some of Mammoth Cave, which is the longest cave system known in the world. It is 52,830 acres with a few rivers, and over 400 miles if surveyed passageways in the caves. It also contains fossilized remains from the earth’s past.

What is the difference between a park and a rustic campsite? A park often has full hookups and several amenities that could be seen as extras. A rustic site typically only has basics and doesn’t have anything extra. Rustic sites are for more primitive camping than parks.

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