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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Ferne Clyffe State Park, Goreville, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Nice Campground off the beaten path but still close to interstates 57 and 24. Sites are large paved with gravel and generally level. Good electric. Fresh water hydrants throughout the park and at the dump station. Clean well kept dump station area. No full hookups. Electric only. Spots are well shaded. One bathroom/shower area it is ok but needs to be updated. There are some pit toilets also. We were here for the 2017 eclipse. The park was in the path of totality. It was crowded but didn't feel overcrowded. No pool, there is a lake for fishing and some scenic trails. Not sure we would make a trip here just to visit because even though scenic, not much going on. Good place to relax and if we are in the area would stay here again. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
47
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Marion IL about 20 miles north restaurants, shopping etc available there.

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States Visited: 2
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Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Gilbertsville, Kentucky

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a older campground that hasn't kept up with changing trends in RVing. Electric and Water hookups were a stretch to get to. We backed up almost to the end of the pad so the electric would connect. Electric held 30 amp service.

Before I go on, we stayed on a holiday weekend and the place was overrun. My guess is that under normal non-holiday times the park is large and roomy.

With the crowd, I have to give the staff a pass on the cleanliness of the bathhouses.

They are still old and in need of refurbishment.

Just driving in and out of the park was challenging with bikes and all golf carts.

Not for us. Won't be back. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This state park is laid out a bit differently than most. It is stretched out along a county highway with the campground being at the north end. A little tricky just finding the campground.

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Cadiz, Kentucky

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

If you reserve through Reserveamerica.com their definition of slight grade is more likened to a OTR driver than an RVer. We had what was described as a "a slight grade" but my TT tongue wouldn't go any down far enough to level, it was off plumb (level) for the three days we were here.

We were here pre-season, before Memorial Day. Bathrooms were clean and comfortable. When summer rolls around. It's likely very hot humid and lots of toilet traffic. No sewer hook ups. AC, no, sorry. I could say something derogatory about KY. But really the nations RV parks across North America need to realize the Boomers are coming and adjustments need to be made; because we like to commune with nature but comfortably.

Ok. Shady sites many with water views (slight in spring and summer). Bugs? Yes. Lots of shade though.

It is a resort so you can rent a boat or play a round of golf on the "Boots Randolph Golf Course." The resort Is about 20 miles off of I-24. The sites are mostly unlevel except for the ones near the main bath house. (Top of the hill). The thing that bugged me most; the dump station is located on the wrong side of the street. I had to back my RV up and reroute to get it to the septic dump. Who designed this place? Narrow road in and out. We camped at Lake Barkley State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
40
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Land between the lake is a few miles away. Federal land/animal preserve. It is the land that was high enough to survive the construction of Kentucky lake by the TVA and the Army Corps of Engineers. It's interesting.

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