Date of Stay: August, 2010
Exceptional state park with large clean sites and good separation from adjoining campers. Camp is a little distant from any groceries but not too remote. Lake front lots are actually a short walk down a short path (10-15 steps) but most are very convenient for bank fishing. We found a rope swing at site 27 and quite a few arrow heads at the bank of site 19/21. If you want proximity to water, try the sites 19 through 29 (odd) and 30/31. There is a small swimming area and good trails to ride bikes with the kids. Short runs for most electric and water lines 25 feet or less. Great park!
Date of Stay: August, 2010
This is an old campground, and the overall park shows its age. We camped in the very back which was a great spot EXCEPT for the never ending rock quarry noise, highway trucks with their jake brakes, and VERY high water pressure. Made the mistake of not using a regulator and blew two water lines inside the camper. This was probably a great location in the 70's, but it is near the bottom of my list of KY parks. The swimming pool was poorly maintained and staffed with inattentive kids. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of families and great people who come to this park year after year but frankly it was so poorly maintained that I feel it was a waste of money. PS: Bring shower shoes and don't expect clean showers or restrooms. Be happy the water works.
Date of Stay: July, 2010
Nice park with clean bathrooms. Bring extra water hose and electrics. The lake is accessed by hiking a trail. You can fish from the ledges as you walk along the ridge next to the lake, but best to have a boat. We chose this over Carter Caves as most of the caves are closed due to white nose fungus. It's an OK lake and park. Good value for the money. Decent lots and if you select well, you'll enjoy some shade. We were in lot 16 which was great. Spots 14 through 16 were nice and shaded.
Date of Stay: October, 2009
We camped late in the season, October 23-25, and the park was almost empty. Beautiful fall foliage and cool temperatures allowed for a wonderful weekend away from the city. Originally our site was #70 with a small deck however there is a smelly dumpster between 70 & 71 so we moved over to site 19 which was great! Plan on long electric and water runs. We were lucky with a 50' hose / used 35' and 25' of electric. Also the majority of sites state slight grade but you should bring extra cribbing to level with. Overall a great park with most of the sites recently updated. Very clean facilities and some of the most beautiful fall colors we have ever witnessed.