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Date of Stay:
September, 2018 -
We stayed in the Thousand Trails Phase 2 section of the joint campground. We had heard that they had made a lot of improvements over the past year and they have...to the new phase 5 section. The KOA and Phase 2 section (which are very close together) the sites were lacking upkeep. A lot of swampy areas and tall grass. Our site had not been cleaned and there was a small amount of garbage we cleaned up. Our fire ring (basically paving stones stacked up) was in disrepair and unusable. We also had a very small concrete patio with a rusty grill (filled with garbage) and no picnic table. We also only could get a water/electric only site due to the number of campers. The electric service wasn't that great but the water pressure was good. Our site was surprisingly level and stable for for our travel trailer and truck. The pool is very nice and large and well kept; the main playground is large and offered a lot of different activities for our two elementary children. There are a few other small playgrounds throughout the campground that seemed to be in good shape as well. The common areas were mowed and the trees looked to be in good shape though most open sites are in direct sun with the seasonal/permanent sites in the shaded areas. The staff were very pleasant at the ranger station and camp store but we didn't see any regularly going throughout the campground. Being a holiday weekend, the place was filled to capacity but there seemed to be enough convenient garbage bins to handle the crowd. We camped at Indian Lakes RV Campground Thousand Trails in a Travel Trailer.
We enjoyed a nice summer evening dinner in nearby Batesville at LiL' Charlie's Restaurant & Brewery and would dine there again if passing through.
Date of Stay:
May, 2018 -
The setting of this KOA is fantastic and the grounds are kept natural but well maintained. The office and pool area have recently been updated/remodeled as has a new paved road into the facility. We stayed in the B loop (which is a mixture of full hookups, tent sites, and electric/water only sites) that sits at the top of the campground. The sites themselves are slated to have additional stone put in by 2019 but even with 18+ inches of rain over 3 days, we managed to keep relatively mud free. The playground is small and more suited for young (5 years and under). We plan to stay at this campground again next year to see what further improvements have been made. We camped at Asheville West KOA in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay:
April, 2018 -
We stayed in the off-season so most of the amenities were closed. The campground was very clean and had a few long-term residents but plenty of available sites. It was easy to manage our 32' travel trailer on the property and in a pull-through site. The staff seemed very friendly, and patrolled regularly. Our children had a great time playing on the playground equipment which in a sand bed. This was fortunate given the amount of rain we had but the playground drained quickly. Wifi is available from an outside vendor and we received 6 over-the-air channels (no cable available). We have Verizon cell service and which was very good. The campground is about 7 miles from Mammoth Cave. We camped at Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf in a Travel Trailer.
Bowling Green is the closest large town (about 30 minutes drive) with several options for food, shopping. Glasgow (about 15 minutes drive) is a little smaller but has a Walmart. Kentucky Down Under is nearby and offers a fun afternoon and chance to pet kangaroos and tour a small on-site cave.