Good value with senior discount. This is a big CG and sites vary from level to very inclined. CG is on a side hill next to lake. The interior roads in loop B are pretty steep in places. As mentioned in another post, the CG is a bit off the beaten path with not much of anything nearby. Good place for boaters and fishing. TV via batwing was very good, Verizon cell good, broadband was OK at 3G. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park lots of grass and shade with most sites. Some sites very close to the water. Paved access roads and gravel sites. Our site was level but for big rigs it is a little tight. Restrooms were somewhat clean, but not great especially on the weekends. The laundry was available but had one washer and one dryer. Enjoyed staying here. We stayed for a week and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one nice campground. It would be a 10 if there was sewer. Large shaded sites near the lake. Utilities are a bit far so hose and electric extensions might be needed. A few useless speed bumps at the gate. I'll use this spot again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is great Army corps campground. Very good interior roads. Many sites are paved. Great mixture of large RV, small RV, and tent sites. Many sites are nicely shaded. There are lots of sites with great views of the lake. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. No sewer but that's normal for a Corps park. A few sites needed extension cords and hoses. I just can't figure out why they would install the hook ups so far away. A lot of shade and level sites. The really nice sites get reserved fast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a beautiful campground! This is by far the largest campground we have stayed in and it was super nice! The bathrooms/showers were very clean. Had TV reception via antennae. Swimming available at the lake which is not far from every campsite. Some campsites were very close to the water. It was very quiet and clean, and the campground host was awesome, as was the lady running the camp store! We absolutely loved this campground and plan a return trip very soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful campground on Barren River Lake. You can see the lake from just about every site, and the fishing is great. Very clean, and bathrooms were nice. The walk to the water is down a fairly steep hill so it can be a little tiring to carry fishing gear and beach chairs up and down. The camp store is adequate but has limited hours. There is a small store about 15 minutes away and a Walmart about 35 minutes away in Glasgo. We were there for the annual Halloween event. Everyone decorates their sites and passes out candy to the kids. There is even a "haunted walk" set up that rivals most professional haunted houses. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground was beautiful. Had a wonderful view of the lake. The site they put me in was horrible. Took me 45 minutes to get into the site. It was actually too small for my 5th wheel rig and my truck. Really wasn't sure I was going to get out either. Someone else across from me also had trouble and actually left. They need to re-assess the sites and what size rig they will actually accommodate, otherwise had a nice vacation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We've stayed at this campground several times and it's a favorite. The showers are clean, the campground is tree-filled and spots are shady, and overall it's just a beautiful place. You can see the lake from practically every site. There really isn't a bad spot here. If you want shade, however, opt for a spot that isn't lake front. Those sites are out in the sun. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park overall. The lake is great. We rented a pontoon boat from one of the marinas. Some of the sites are a little tough to get a long unit leveled but with a little work, you can get level. There are several beach areas to swim and the fishing is good. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Overall a very nice campground, probably the most beautiful we have been to. It is a little bit off the beaten path and it is quite a drive to the local towns if you need anything. The campground does have a small store for any little things you may need but there is quite a mark up on the prices. The park rangers were very visible throughout the week end it just seemed as though they were a bit selective on which rules they chose to enforce. The campsite next to us had 10 adults and 4 kids and 3 dogs all staying in a popup camper. The rules clearly state a maximum of 6 people per site. This would not ordinarily be a big deal to us but the dogs constantly barking, kids running around and cars lined up in front of their campsite became a bit anoying after a while. Other than this, it was a very pleasant weekend and we have another camping date scheduled. The lake sites are breath taking. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicest campgrounds we've stayed in. Large sites with great views. With the exception of the winds on Thursday it was a great week. We will be coming back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is one of the best campground I have ever stayed in. There are five different sections (a,b,c,d,e,f) to the campground. We were in sections B and C. The primitive areas(e and f)are close to together and very congested. At least they were on the holiday weekend. We had about 5 campsites total. 3 were on the waterfront. Was able to have the boats at the shore near the campsites. We will be going back. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice campground with large level gravel pads surrounded by railroad ties. Sites have lanturn hook and fire pits. Both shaded and sunny sites many with view of the lake. Small camp store that includes firewood, ice, and emergency items. Boat ramp into Barren River Lake. Playgrounds for the kids. One bath house per loop. Highly recommended. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The nicest CG we've stayed in. The only thing that would have made it a perfect 10 would be sewer hook ups. The park was full the weekend we went but did not seem crowded at all. Most sites are large, private and shaded. Nice picnic tables, lantern hooks, fire rings and table for grill. Between each loop is a swimming area and place to tie your boat. Very clean and run well. Will make plans to go there one weekend a month next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This CG is on Barren River Lake. Sites were gravel, with a lantern pole, picnic table, and prep table provided. Lakefront sites are great, and there is a boat ramp, lake swimming, and ampitheatre nearby where they have music programs on th e weekend. the Kentucky State Parks system is one of the nations finest, and this park shows it. We will come back here often! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This COE CG is part of the Barren River Lake State Resort Park. All roads are paved. The sites are somewhat close together, but there is plenty of room to open awnings, slideouts, etc. Some of the pull thrus are tight, so you might want to drive through and look for a site that works for you. There is lake swimming, playgrounds, volleyball, and places for kids to ride bikes, rollerblade, etc. You can rent a pontoon or ski boat at the State Dock and pull up to a boat ramp for a day on the lake. We would go back here any time. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This is a Corp of Engineers park. It is very well suited to fishing, boating, etc. There are views of the lake from most sites. It is very clean and well run. We camped here in a camper.
This campground is directly accross the road from Barren River Lake Park south of Glasgow 12 miles on Hwy 31W. This is a bare bones campground, with no shower/bath house, but it is kept clean, neat and tidy. We were staying in the area more than 14 days so the state park would not work for us and found this to be adequate. The manager is actually a park ranger also, so he is very familiar and helpful with knowledge of the area. Caution however: There is no swimming pool, playground equipment, or facilities of any kind. This is however a good place to get away from the crowds if you want peace and privacy. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Rate reflects senior pass. This is a very nice COE campground, sites and campgrounds were very clean, as well as the restrooms and showers and laundry room. I loaded the washing machine and put money in and the machine did not work. I reported this to the gate attendant and was told they weren't responsible for the machines and was told the lady that owned the machines would be by to see me. I suggested they put a note on the machine stating it was out of order and again was told it was not their responsibility. I never saw the lady that owns the machines and on our last day, there still was not a sign in the laundry room. It wasn't about the money, but rather the fact the machine did not work and they could have posted a note that it did not work so other campers would be aware. We did like the campground so we would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The Corps does it again. This is a very nice COE park. Easy access to each site. Sites are gravel and mostly level. The grounds are very well maintained. We only stayed one night enroute home to North MS from Rochester NY. The $11 rate was with our Senior Pass. Non seniors pay $22. Would recommend this campground to anyone passing through or spending a few days. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Reservations via internet makes check in easy. Well maintained COE Lake Campground with nearest store 8 miles away in Glasgow. No liquor allowed on COE land. Large, well defined sites well spaced. A playground is in good condition with artificial padding. Sand volleyball court and horseshoe pits also. Main recreation is fishing. Lake swimming beach area closed due to low lake level. Not many sites are level or can accommodate 'Big Riggs'. Was in 36 ft motorhome and it was tight backing into long site. 'A' area is best, but was closed for season. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were not accosted by Ranger Rick as the above post states, but they do patrol quite a bit, but that's one thing I like about the CG. We camped with about 4 other families and were drinking alcohol, but as long as you don't make a fool of yourself you will be OK.(This CG is located in a 'dry' county). Rent a pontoon boat from the Barren River State Dock and pull it up to one of the available slips which back up to your site and take off for a day of great family fun of swimming/tubing/skiing or just sunbathing. This CG is great. We go every Memorial Day weekend and at
least one other weekend. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 1 / 10 ]
Nice campground, run by the Gestapo. If you want to be under constant surveilance by Ranger Rick, I'd suggest this campground. We were there camping with a group--family mind you. The rangers would sneak up behind the campers, then suddenly
appear in the open and demand to know what you were drinking. We had soft drinks. Once they even parked on the road down from our campsite, and turned the high-beams on blinding everyone sitting around the fire while they snuck up from behind. Woe be the one that actually gets a wheel off in the grass or parks more than two vehicles on a campsite. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.