6.6 Good
Burnside, Kentucky

General Burnside Island State Park

Burnside, Kentucky

Burnside, Kentucky
Phone: (606) 561-4104

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $17 10/2015

Latitude: 36.973062
Longitude: -84.592981

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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9 Reviews

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful park that we enjoy staying at, on an island in Lake Cumberland. Most of the sites are down in the trees with a few open and sunny. Some sites have an electrical box that has to be shared, with 50 amp and 30 amp for whoever gets there first. Easy to access laundry facilities. Lots of shopping about 10 miles to the North in Somerset. The only downside with this park are the never ending train whistles, and we love trains. Burnside is actually listed as a top place to watch trains, in some railroad books, but it's a major crew changing point and there are whistles all night long. We usually have to have the windows closed, fans on, even earplugs, to get a good nights sleep. The Stearns scenic railroad is also about 25 miles to the South. It is a beautiful resort State Park however, with a huge marina nearby. The sound from the train seems to travel from the large bridge across Lake Cumberland,down the water, to where the park is. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Motorhome.




Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We got to campground on a saturday evening. It was busy, but still had plenty of empty spaces left. When we looked at camp map online we thought we were getting a spot towards the rear of the campground and when we got there it was a spot up front. It was decent, but right up on another campsite. We had to share electrical box with next campsite and it looked like some of the other sites were like that also. Great campground if you are in a group or owned a boat for sure. We hiked some trails in the area, but drove some to get to them Our site we used 50 ft of water line to hook up and basic for electric. Overall the staff was friendly and helpful to us. We stayed in a 21' travel trailer and will stay here again if we get a chance. We camped at General Burnside Island State Park in a Travel Trailer.





Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 397
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 24

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $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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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $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: September, 2010 - $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: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $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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mary mcmoo

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $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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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $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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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $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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