12 Parks near Bowling Green, Kentucky
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Overnight stop heading to our next stop. FHU with WiFi and cable TV, all worked fine. Over-the-air HDTV was excellent also. Verizon and ATT, both voice and data, excellent. Some traffic noise during the day, but did not bother us at night. Overall, a good place to stop for the night and get a good rest. - moderate camper
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Stopped in after hours on the chance they had a space. Led to an open site and paid the next morning on our way out. Friendly helpful staff. Site plenty long enough for our 40' and toad: pull-through site with patio. - TNBlondie
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Very nice KOA. Very clean and quiet. Very reasonably priced. I will stay here again. - arkansasmel
Sep 2016 - $40.00
We called this park when we were on the road. We were told there were plenty of spots and they had 50 amp available. This park is located on the grounds of an amusement park, but now that school is in session, the rides are shut down and the park was about 1/3 full.
However out of around 200 spots, only 24 are actually 50 amp. We go through a gate, pay our $80 for 2 nights and with no escort and only a campground map which was not very clear, we were told to take "any 50 amp spot". That was the first clue that there might be a problem.
We rode through 11 rows looking for 50 amp spots that were not clearly marked and some that were not marked at all. ALL of them were taken. The spots were very narrow and very uneven even though they were paved. At this point it is beginning to get dark so we had no option but to get our money back and leave. We had seen 3 other motorcoaches circling around and then leaving. We would not recommend this campground to anyone with a motorhome, a large fifth wheel. It is suited for those who can use 30 amp, run their electric underneath their rig, and are short enough to park at the front, middle or end of the narrow site. - leciel19
Aug 2016 - $30.00
Good - My husband and I attended the Tri Five Nationals and the Raceway is accommodating for such a large event. Lots of parking, trash cans, and space for all of the events happenings. Beech Bend caters to the dragstrip/raceway.
Bad - The camping area is HORRIBLE!!! Even though the Tri Five is a national event and I would think Beech Bend would have time to plan and get the campgrounds in shape; the campgrounds was deplorable. The campgrounds had very tall grass; drinking water was randomly brown; many people were having trouble with sewer system; had to share water spigot; 50 amps were not working on some of the sites; trashcans were far and few between (some without lids); first come first serve for picnic table, picnic tables needed to be scraped and painted; flies were out of control and some of the permanents had too much trash stuffed underneath trailers/motorhomes. Be very careful not to park downhill due to the sewer issues. This campground doesn't cater to tourism. Even though there is security at the gate of the campground; I never did see any staff from the campground empty any trash; or check on any of the leaky faucets; or check on any of the unusable 50 amp outlets. We stayed five nights and had a chance to witness many unhealthy issues - we will not return. - PhenT
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is the single worst RV park we've ever stayed at. It is probably meant to appeal to families visiting the amusement park and not traveling RV'ers. Unfortunately, because we were traveling around a holiday weekend, our choices were limited. We found this park deplorable because:
- Sites flood heavily after rain
- Sites SHARE water on single faucet
- Sites very un-level, potholes
- Very few 50 amp sites
- Open sewer hookups
- Sites not well marked
- No directional signs
- Clutter at many permanent resident sites
- Picnic tables 1st come
- Trash cans 1st come
- Lack of maintenance!
The best part about this park? Seeing it in our rear view mirror! - CWinLV
Jul 2016 - $37.00
My wife and I stopped here on our way to, and from Mobile, AL and Pensacola, FL. I can't say enough about the friendliness and welcoming spirit that this campground's showed. This facility used to be called Bluegass RV Park...these are the new owners, and the Park is a work in progress. It is situated right off of I-65. When travelling south, I will use this RV Park as a rest way station again. - MSGLeatherneck
Jun 2013 - $32.00
Quaint RV Park not far off of the Highway. We stopped here on the way to Memphis. We only stayed one night. Park could have used a little more attention to detail, T.L.C. Not bad for an overnight stay. - MSGLeatherneck
Jun 2013 - $36.00
This is the same park listed as Franklin KOA. Sites are gravel and not very level. since we were there overnight I didn't want to unhitch. I couldn't get the rig level while hitched up. The site width is OK, but the gravel portion is narrow. Wi-Fi is poor. Could barely connect and performance was erratic; mostly poor. Manager knew this and said I could come to the office if necessary. Couldn't find the dumpster. It wasn't where the map showed it. Park could use some signs indicating path to exit, site numbers, etc. A little pricey for the quality of the park. - dem
Jul 2016 - $11.00
This park is in a remote area, but is beautiful. Roads are in good condition, but very hilly. Inside the campground roads are narrow and have steep drop offs on the edge. We stayed in site B5 which is not level. It has a four inch drop from one side to the other and has a very steep declining driveway. I had to use chocks on our tow vehicle when parking. This was a very busy and noisy park because lake access roads are so steep vehicles have to really strain to get back up hill. Rangers do patrol during all times of the day. We had to call about a barking dog and they responded within a few minutes. Good mifi, but no OTA channels. Satellite was being used, but you have to have a long cable. Water faucets are in a common area and I had to use two 60 foot lengths to reach it. They have two dump stations, but there was still a line on Sunday. - JC69
May 2016 - $11.00
Some sites are a little short. We were on A3 and had to park crossways to get the truck out of the road. Also, some of the roads in the A loop are crowded by trees, so be careful if you have a long camper. The sites on the C and D loop are typically shorter sites. Some of the bathrooms need a little maintenance. Some of the sites right next to the water on the B loop are very exposed if you have high winds. Also no trees on these sites. There are typically a fire ring, picnic table, small table next to the fire ring/grill, but there are no stand-up grills on the sites. Otherwise this is another good COE campround. Good value. - Bama Camper
Oct 2015 - $11.00
The campsites at this nice CoE campground are terraced along the lake and most of the sites are on, or at least have nice views of, the lake. The campground is on a finger of land, so driving to it means traveling down some country roads. The roads are okay, but are rather narrow and hilly. The sites are mainly water with 50 amp electric although there are some that were obviously designed for tents and smaller campers. Parking in most every site includes backing up a sometimes steep entry ramp. Once you get to the top of the paved ramp the sites, themselves, are level gravel. Several of the site ramps are long enough and steep enough that I wouldn't want to back my 5th wheel up them for fear that the back bumper of the camper would scrape the paved surface of the ramp. When you make camping reservations online you can see photos of the individual campsites. You might want to pay attention to the photos to get an idea of just what it would take to back into the sites. I had no problem getting satellite TV and my Verizon 4G as weak but usable. The campground is well cared for and the scenery is great. We'd be happy to have a longer stay here in the future. - nazpaz
Aug 2016 - $10.00
Nice large TT Encore RV campground with gravel roads and sites with table and grass. Most sites have trees and most are back in with FHU. Good for big rigs. Unsecured and slow wi-fi only at pavilion, ok cell signal and 4G, no cable tv, many sites open for sat tv. Nice large grass areas. Pool, playground, mini golf, large pavilion. Park older but maintained and staff friendly and helpful. We will return. - Pepper Dan
Jun 2016 - $11.00
If you are looking for a park to visit while checking out mammoth caves then stay here. The park is decent but old, however, the staff are SUPER friendly and helpful. When we stayed it was rather hot so the park power source was straining to keep up with the AC units going full tilt in all the rigs on the property. This is a nice park. Everything is dated. The "fitness" room and the TV room are old as well as the rooms that accommodate them. They had activities for adults and kids and a very nice pool. The mini golf course needs a major overhaul but it was fun to play. We would stay here again. - scruggsfamilyRV
May 2016 - $1.00
This is a very quiet park with lots of hills and paths to walk. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We were in the A row which backs up to the trees. Some sites are long enough for a very long rig, even our 40' fifth wheel and truck parked in line. Good but pricey WiFi at the sites. Good Verizon service. The grounds are beautifully kept. - KD7UCH
May 2016 - $10.00
Great spot for staying while exploring Mammoth Cave. Campground is a short walk from visitor center where all guided tours of the cave start.
If you are into birding there are many different species you can watch from your campsite. There are also miles hiking trails but make sure you take an underground cave tour. We've taken two. and hope to to back and take another.
There are no hookups so if you need AC or water at your site then check the other campgrounds in the area. Just remember it's a few miles onto the park so you will need to drive in from other campgrounds.
During the season you will need to book your stay through reserveamerica.com. Off season (check with them for dates) you can usually just drive in and pick a site.
Sites are among the trees so there is plenty of shade on most sites.
Sites are packed stone and you will need to do some minor leveling on most sites if RVing it.
IMPORTANT!!! There is poison ivy growing on the trees at almost every site!!! Be especially aware if you have small children that may go near it.
This is a National Park so they wont do anything about it.
Campground has water, dump station, and a small general store.
I gave it a rating of 8 since there aren't hook-ups on the sites (although water and dump station are available) and there's poison ivy all over the place. - Old Radios
Oct 2015 - $20.00
This NPS Park is really beautiful! It's dry camping at its best. Shade everywhere, quiet, clean, and friendly. Our 28' Allegro had enough room to maneuver the loops, but be forewarned, tree limbs are everywhere. Light scratching to your rig may occur. A $5 bundle of firewood bought at the camp store will last about an hour or so. No outside wood should be brought in due to the emerald ash borer bug. Didn't need the showers, but the price is now $3 for 10 minutes. Dump station and potable water are available at the entrance at no cost. 2 sites at the entrance are full hookup, but $50 per night. Lots are really large, all are paved. Quiet time 10pm to 6am was respected. - mjngerti
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Very typical NPS campground. The campground is very well maintained, and exceptionally clean. Our motorhome is a bit big for this old style campground. Of the non-reservable sites, many of them we could not access because of tree limbs. Satellite TV was impossible with the tree coverage. The dump and water stations are near the camp store. - simonsrf
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Nice and quiet state park. Kind of off the beaten path, but but was easy to get to. Paved interior roads and gravel campsites. Most had nice views of the lake, I would not mind staying here again. - Doxie Mom
Sep 2013 - $11.00
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. - stella fouche
Jun 2013 - $11.00
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. - dmoore1108
May 2016 - $35.00
The park was clean and well kept. Sites are large and level. Plenty of room between the sites. There are no pull thru sites but we have plenty of room to back in. No local stations were available through Direct TV. The host was friendly but not overly helpful. We would definitely stay here again! - Marley B Jones
Sep 2015 - $27.00
Mammoth Cave, KY - Nolin Lake State Park - Great state park! Sites are very large with a good amount of spacing between them. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring and the driveway and patio are made of the fine gravel. Some sites have view/access to lake for fishing. Site are W/E only with dump station. Have bath house looked nice but did not use. Have basketball and volleyball and several places to fish. Outside the rv part of campground is a beach and primitive/picnicking area as well as a boat ramp. Verizon signal was decent better than expecting. Roads getting to park are your regular roads to a lake so no surprise and in good shape. Have a very small selection of items at registration office and sell firewood and ice. - CmcDowell
Jun 2015 - $26.00
I hesitate to write a stellar review for this campground, as it might mean that more people will go there. ;-) There are only 32 sites, all with water and electric. It's a newer park (in comparison to most state parks), and the sites are so large and nice; finely crushed limestone bordered by buried landscape timbers are the base for each site. Most of them were actually excavated, and the extra dirt was used to create small mounds between some of the sites. We had THE premium site in the property, all of about 15 steps to a little, stone 'beach' area from our site, lot #21, which is huge. Every site is level, and each has a picnic table, lantern post and fire ring with cooking grate. Good and bad news- there is no OTA television, and ZERO cell signal on AT&T. Driving to the entrance to the campground you can get a slight signal. The state's web site says there is a small camp store on the property, but we were told no, that is incorrect. There is a pretty good little country store about 3 miles away that has groceries, hardware, bait, ice, gas, etc. (it's surprisingly large and well-stocked). Camp office sells firewood. Shower is the cleanest, nicest we've seen. Campground has an overnight mooring area for boats, and a public beach that you can walk to. It's a small, clean, quiet campground, on a beautiful lake. We rented a pontoon boat at the closest marina, which is a 30 minute drive (only 10 minutes from the campground across the lake, though). No fee to enter the park, as we're accustomed to in Indiana. The drive to get there is the worst part, as state roads in Kentucky are little more than most county roads in other areas. It's 45 minutes off the interstate on rolling, winding roads, but for us, it was worth the drive. We'll go back as soon as we can, but the lakefront sites are booked for months...! - fastalker64
Aug 2016 - $10.00
Would have rated excellent if it had sewer. But restroom was close. Would have been nice if showers had curtain between actual shower and changing area to keep water out of that area. This site is 85 feet long and easy to pull through. Great view of lake. Did get good Verizon cell and MIFI. Also able to get DirecTV satellite connection. - phyllen
Jun 2013 - $10.00
I frequently use COE campgrounds, but this one will not be on my return list. It isn't a bad one and would do OK for week-end of family camping. For me, there were too many annoying, pet peeves negatives. First, the interior roads are laid out like a go-cart track: circled, narrow, and curvy. Big rigs can maneuver on them, but it is best to pay attention. There were overhanging tree branches along some parts of the roads and over some sites. Most sites have some degree of sloping; although, none are drastic. The space between sites is less than most COE parks. The hook-up locations are not standard. My site had power on one side and water on the other. All of the lake side sites lack utilities. The noise from someone doing weed eating started at 7:45 am. The roads leading to the park are what would be called "back roads". They are narrow, without a shoulder, hilly, and a chore to drive on with a rig of size. At the time of visit, about half of the park sites are closed due to current administration budget shortages, but that would not be the campground's fault. Now on the plus side: The location is scenic and the sites are long with a nice picnic table and fire ring. There is some nice playground equipment. The bath houses (there are several) are a bit better than average. Utilities were good. 3G cell was 3 bars. Satellite signals would depend on the site due to trees. The rate is based on an A.T.B. Access Card discount. - RLM
Sep 2012 - $22.00
We chose this location as a good jump off point to Mammoth cave, for that purpose it worked out well. This campground is pretty remote for supplies and at least 20 min from the nearest shopping area. That said, it's also a good 30 min from Mammoth cave. Our registration was fast and simple through reserve America. We were given a garbage bag and map at the park entrance and we were off to the campsite. The campsite was well kept and the area appeared to be in good repair. Our biggest problem was the cleanliness of the bath house. There were dead bugs all over, and I mean all over everything, to include the sink counter, the urinal, the toilet and the showers. As for the live bugs they weren't that much of a problem but they need to install a fan to move the air and keep bugs from settling in. The view we had from our campsite was incredible, overlook of the lake breathtaking especially the next morning when the sun came up. We would camp there again when in the area. - deuce241