General Burnside Island State Park

     


Burnside, Kentucky
Phone: (606) 561-4104

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $17 5/2012


Latitude: 36.973062
Longitude: -84.592981

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 1
  • Good 4
  • Average 0
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 0

9 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Bob and Inga

Review Count: 376
States Visited: 53
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Weekday rate of $19 less 10% senior discount, tax included. We had a 50 amp, water, paved back-in site. Hookups tend to be in between sites and may need extra length to reach. A good selection of level sites. TV via bat-wing was poor, 4 PBS type stations, no networks. Verizon cell and broadband both very good. The water at dump station was either off or not working, used the site next to it to rinse hose. Golf course looked very nice, but weekday rate of $39.75 had us looking elsewhere. Dry county so BYOB; the End Zone ($ pizza & pub style food) and Gauthries ($$$ great steaks) in Burnside both serve but not on Sundays. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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luv2campCanada

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a nice state park, and practically empty mid week in mid-July. The sites were large, the park was quiet. There is a golf course at this park, but no swimming. The boat dock is massive and it was interesting to watch the activity of boats being launched. With the proximity to Lake Cumberland it was disappointing that there was no park access to the water. And there were no trails, no beach, no swimming pool, no playground. The washrooms/showers were newly renovated and very clean. We camped here mid-July during a heat wave. There is a waterslide park in nearby Somerset (20 minute drive). We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Half Retired

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park at $18.90 per night in weekend with AAA discount. Sites are gravel and very level. Bathrooms and showers are clean, but why don't they realize you don't clean restrooms at 8 am! This is the most busy time of the day, duh! It was a nice quiet park until the trains started up around 7pm which was around the same time the stock car races started! The races ran until 11pm and the trains all night, about 2 every hour. But all through the mid west it was hard to escape trains. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Truck Camper.

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John and Kathi

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A clean park, but not much here. Misleading name (island). Sites close together and too open, very little shade, will not camp here again. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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kentuckymom

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

If you are not a boater, this is not the campground for you. The sites are very small and close together and most people have a camper, a truck, a boat and maybe even a tent on their site so you feel totally claustrophobic. When we arrived, we were informed that the pool was closed for major repairs and it was a very hot weekend. We ended up leaving two days earlier than we had planned. The campground is literally built on a cliff and you wouldn't even know that you're right near a huge lake. This campground needs some major renovations to improve the facilities and enlarge the sites to fit the size of today's campers. Some restrictions as to what you can have on your site as far as number of vehicles, etc. would also help!! We would not return to this campground. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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mary mcmoo

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park on the Cumberland River, but it is very low in excitement. If you are looking for a nice, quiet place to stay while you go to Cumberland Falls, this is the place for you. We had a nice pull thru site, but a lot of the sites were located side by side, which some people might not like. I would definitely stay here again. The golf course is closed right now, which was a disappointment, but is scheduled to reopen in 2008. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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RGVBaptist.com

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

I have to give this park an overall poor rating, because the quality is just not there, and most of the advertising is misleading at this time. First, it's not an island. It's a peninsula and barely that. The dam for the massive lake that forms the water barrier to Burnside has issues and therefore they are operating it a lower level for the foreseeable future (many years to come). Second, the golf course is being rebuilt and is not open...instead it's just a big muddy mess with lots of construction going on. Third, the pool is closed for "major mechanical issues" according to signs...no expected date to open. So, that leaves one with pretty much nothing to do in the park. The sites vary widely in terms of size and hookup availability. Many sites are suited only for smaller trailers, though we found a number that could handle our 37' 5th wheel. However, many of those are very unlevel. As was mentioned, all hookups are shared between 2-3 sites and some hookups are at least 50-100 feet from the RV due to the rocky terrain. Some sites are also very close to one another -- at one point the back-end of the RV on the site next to us was literally 3 feet from our living room slide out. We were there in the summer and boats were everywhere. Parking rules were definitely not enforced. The single site across from us had 1 RV as well as 4 cars and 4 motorcycles. We saw two sites down the hill that had 2 RV's total, but at least 4 cars and 4 boats. Next, when the park office closes you are all alone. The power went out one night due to a storm (tree fell on the line). I was up when it happened but had no one to call. As a result, the power was out for 9 hours; until they arrived the next morning and discovered it. Only took about 30 minutes for the power company to arrive and fix the problem. Bathrooms were filthy and only partly worked. The only reason I'm giving them a 3 is that we wound up with a decently level site, they had a nice children's playground and the hookups functioned properly. Other than that, it was not an overly pleasant experience. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7268
States Visited: 56
Helpful Reviews: 3

Overall Rating:      

For being in the heart of the bluegrass state, this park was somewhat of a disappointment. The scenery was not much to speak of at all and the park did not have enforcrd parking rules. One campsite had four vehicles plus the RV. The central area of the campground was a mix of tents, RV's, cars, tarp covers, and boats. Some sites were occupied by a boat. It was not clear if the boat belonged to a tent camper or an adjacent RV'er. Regardless, it was not occupied by an RV or a tent. Most of the sites have shared hook-ups. Unless you know exactly what site you're going to have, don't show up with anything less than 50 feet of water hose. A few sites would require at least 75 feet of hose! One usually doen't expect this for a landscaped campground (mostly grass and a few trees). We camped here on a Saturday night, which apparently is race night at the nearby race track. On a more positive note, the activity program was fun for both kids and parents. The kids made a craft in the afternoon and we all returned later in the evening to play Bingo. The fact that the kids really enjoyed the activities really saved the whole stay. (Rated 4) We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7268
States Visited: 56
Helpful Reviews: 3

Overall Rating:      

Stayed here two days. The park is on an island with a 18 hole golf course. We did golf.
The course was nice, very sloping. The drive back into the park where the sites are is hilly. The sites are good size and among trees. We have a 32'
motorhome and were pulling a trailer. The golf course and park employees were great. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Motorhome.

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