17 RV Parks near Cave City, Kentucky
Oct 2017 - $29.00
As the other review says - this place is certainly 'quirky'. Water and 50amp service ran us $25, plus $4 for sewer - a value in this area, though we were late in the season. Multiple rock cabins as well as dilapidated trailers are strewn about the property. The owner is EXTREMELY helpful - helped us pull through into a site after our arrival. 5 minutes down the road from the Mammoth Caves which is really why we're here. Will update if anything changes. Don't be turned off by the outward appearance of this park. - Harks_723
May 2015 - $21.00
Tiny, quirky, and delightful! This unusual property is being revamped by new owners. We scored last minute reservations here on a busy holiday weekend when all other campgrounds were overbooked and overpriced. The property is situated around tiny rock cabins, originally built in the 1930's. Full hookup RV sites are located between and behind the cabins. A large adjacent field also accommodates tent campers. Owner and his dog, Harvey, make the rounds regularly to stop and chat and make their guests feel welcome. He even let our buddy pitch a tent in our site for no extra charge. The property is a little overgrown at the far edges, and a couple of ancient campers are scattered about waiting for renovation. But all that adds to the oddball quirkiness of the place, which we loved! One of the staff gave an aerial show with his RC planes, a group of fire jugglers entertained us in the field at night, and there was a swell fireworks display for Memorial Day. It's cute, it's odd, and it's just our style. - Flying Mantis
Nov 2017 - $16.00
Very nice, small RV park. Awesome WiFi for streaming Netflix, 18 on air TV stations, clean restrooms and showers. Terrific owners!!!
I stayed for 2 nights on my way south for the winter and will definitely stay here again while travelling north in the spring. - kccwoodworks
Oct 2017 - $28.00
Check-in was easy, friendly, and the epitome of southern hospitality! We stayed here two nights to explore Mammoth Cave and do some hiking. We really spent very little time in our rig or at the campground, but it was very convenient to the national park - about 10 minutes away. We had a gravel, level site with water and electric only. There are mature shade trees but they're kept trimmed - meticulously squared off at the entrance so they don't hit taller rigs! Our Verizon service was on roaming here, which hardly ever happens. This campground was perfect for what we needed and we'd definitely stay again if visiting the area. - Roaming Together
Aug 2017 - $18.00
Stayed during the eclipse, so park was full and we got the overflow spot ... the barn. I loved it, although it was tight in my 40 ft. MH. I was concerned about some branches and the owner came out and trimmed the tree immediately. Very quiet and nice, although equally rustic. I'd stay there again. For value, it's a 10. But, it's not a resort and lacks entertainment facilities. Great place to set up a tent (or RV) and enjoy peace and quiet. - Therealvor
Nov 2017 - $40.00
This is a beautifully landscaped metropolitan park off of the I-65. As it is so close to the main road there is quite a bit of traffic noise as well as frequent trains. The sites are all pull through and especially long and level. Utilities were well placed and easy to use. Water pressure was adequate at 45 PSI . There was cable available however OTA television stations were adequate. Both Verizon and Sprint worked well.There was an especially nice fenced grass dog area as well as grassy open areas to walk along. There was a fairly large grassy area between each RV but little tree coverage for shade. Most of the spaces had in ground fire pits, but because of the lack of privacy between sites we didn't use this feature. Within a few blocks are several eating establishments as well as fuel stations. - bbmidwife
Oct 2017 - $36.00
Very clean, simple park. Second time staying here, perfect on and off from I65. Site was long enough for our 40' fifth-wheel and truck without unhooking. Owner is great! - laurly
Oct 2017 - $40.00
Great campground. Very clean and easy to maneuver. We stayed on a Friday night when all the area schools were on fall break, so it was good we had a reservation as the CG was full. Site was gravel and fairly level. This park is definitely big-rig friendly. We have a 25 foot class C with towed car (44 ft.) and had a lot of extra room front & rear. All sites are FHU. Water pressure was 60 PSI. I am not sure why we were charged an extra $7.00 for 4 people (2 seniors + 2 grandkids 13 & 11) plus an extra $2.00 for booking (online, I guess), but we got Good Sam discount. We arrived after office closed at 6:00 and late check-in was easy, also firewood was right there for $4.00. Fire ring was stone, so we were able to cook out hot dogs and smores. CG was far enough from I-65, could barely hear sound from it. There is a railroad line nearby, but it didn't bother us as we live in an approach path for an airport and are used to jet planes flying over. Everything is close by, restaurants, attractions. Mammoth Cave is about 20 minutes west. One thing I didn't know until check-in: Check-out is 11:00 AM, but additional time can be purchased at $3.00/hour. Since we planned to stay until 4:00 PM Saturday, that would have $15.00 instead of booking for a second night for $40.00. If we return to Mammoth Cave area, we will definitely stay here again. - TomAndKathy
Jun 2017 - $70.00
We stayed for 7 nights at site 94. Our neighbors sewer line was right in our yard area, which was a bowl shape. His leaky sewer line pooled on the area. We asked to be moved several times, but no other sites were available apparently. Grass/weeds was overgrown on our site. Cable and wifi was not working the entire stay. Splash pad had cracking cement which I picked up so as not to cut little ones feet. Camp staff had difficulty working the computer systems making check in and out as well as any purchases a 50 minute affair. They did have a small snack bar which we did not use, and a water slide area. If you stay, would look into sites in the 100's, or the new area they are building. - Campingmom11
Jun 2017 - $75.00
More expensive than we usually like to pay, but includes use of two pools, spray park, water slide, Mini golf, basketball and volleyball courts and many planned activities for kids. Grandkids loved it. Also very convenient to Mammoth Cave tours. Water wars week was a ton of fun. Nice level site with shade. - suzeeque
Apr 2016 - $47.00
We love this park and come back every year over our boys' spring break. They love the campground more than Mammoth Cave. :) Lots of activities! Very clean! Nice sites! - Kadavis08
Oct 2017 - $134.00
We stayed in a cabin for 3 nights and the cabins are fine. The only problem was they were not cleaned well before we got there. Still had soap residue on the sink and dirty shower. The shower head barly put out any water so you had to hug the wall to get wet. The campground is located directly off interstate 65 so the road noise can be heard inside the cabin all night long. Get use to hearing big rigs using their jake brake to slow down to turn off at this exit for the Loves truck stop. - NC RV Travler
Aug 2017 - $45.00
Stayed three nights for a visit to the National Park. This KOA is located right off the highway and is VERY noisy. Additionally, the park is located near some rather seedy adult entertainment venues which would make it questionable for those with children. The park itself is well maintained but the pull-through spaces are far from level. Our front jacks were almost completely retracted while we nearly ran out of blocks for the rear jacks. That's a first. Also, there's really no place or space provided to park the tow vehicle, which was a real pain. The staff was friendly and the small camp,store seems well-stocked but the location and noise prevent me from giving this a good rating. - RadioZulu
Jul 2017 - $95.00
I have been camping since I was 9 (44 now) had have never had a worse experience. I had a choice to stay in a cabin with a bathroom for $200 a night or this camping cabin for $95 a night. Both outrageous but it was a family reunion so I took the camping cabin. I was told since we have had five I would have to $10 extra a night. :( We arrived and when I saw the cabin I almost fell over. I have seen doll houses bigger. Inside is a full bed (with a sleeping mat, no mattress) and a bunk bed (2 twins). There was no way my daughter (18) could sleep in the cabin and they had to know that when they charged me $10 extra dollars. The cabin barely slept 4. The full bed was like sleeping on the ground. They advertised a putt-putt which was 9 holes of double stacked red bricks around straight putting greens under construction. The Wifi did not work for anyone in our group. The bouncing pillow was their only attraction and it stayed so packed my boys could barely get on it. The pool is just a simple 3-5 foot pool like any motel has. Next year our family will have the reunion somewhere else. We will never stay at Horse Cave KOA again and I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy. Overpriced, under staffed, and highly disappointing!!!! - James Holaday
Sep 2017 - $4.00
Just off Interstate. Manager was wonderful. Ushered me choice of campsites. Part of the Thousand Trails. Close to Interstate - Tampajohn
Aug 2017 - $1.00
We stayed 5 days in C area. Very nice well maintained Park. Security took me by available sites in a golf cart and we discussed available amenities then chose a site. Will definitely stay here again. - Hobbes
Jul 2017 - $46.00
This was just an overnight stop while traveling on I-65 so we did not get to see all the caves and etc that the area has to offer. The setting is very nice and the campground is in a hilly area. This place is 'big rig friendly" - sort of. The roadways are tight and the lot spacing and driveways are close. Do not attempt to drive thru here with the towed vehicle still attached. Seemed pricey given that there is no OTA TV available, no cable and only spotty WiFi. - rv time
Mar 2017 - $20.00
Great stop for cave tours. Dry camp only, but plenty of water faucets and restrooms nearby. Lots of trees, no satellite service. Spotty cell service. Lots of firewood stacked throughout the campground, free for the taking. It takes an effort to find a level friendly site. - rvrrat520
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
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Stayed at this park with a group of friends. These are equestrian/group sites and about a 1/2 acre each. There were several groups and several single families spread out over the generous sites. The large sites are very private and we had no trouble with a travel trailer, two tents and 4 cars on a single site. The loop is paved and there are generous parking areas for horse trailers and trucks. There are several adjacent hiking and biking trails as well as a charming dirt road down to an old Baptist Church in the woods. There was minimal evidence of horses but abundant wildlife. This is 20 min and a ferry ride away from the Mammoth Cave visitor's center and cave but it feels like its 100 away. RVs cannot cross the ferry so must come in across other roads. The toilets are well maintained pit toilets and there are no showers. I assume they would let us dump in the main campground but its over an hour drive to get there without using the ferry. Everyone was impressed with this little gem and we plan to be back. - Dennchristen
Aug 2017 - $23.00
Sites on loop A are pretty large but are quite close to one another. Loop B sites are also close together and some are not very big. B also has more sites that would be a challenge to level. All site pads are gravel and have a very nice picnic table/fire ring area. All sites are E/W, but bring extra hose if you plan to use the water, since the water station for each site is shared with neighboring site(s) and could be pretty far from your intake location. Over the air TV signal good (at least in loop A which is higher elevation). Verizon very slow. When I was there, the grass was very long. Small swimming beach downhill from Loop A. Large marina and boat ramp easy walk from campground. - aowcarol
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
Jul 2017 - $22.00
Dog Creek is our go-to spot for lake camping, and we return every year. It's a smaller campground, less crowded than others on Nolin Lake, and has direct access to the water from many sites. We like the privacy and seclusion of Dog Creek, but our city friends got a bit bored. The only activity offered is the lake, and we spent 3 afternoons floating in the cove at the beach, which wasn't enough to keep their (overactive) grandson entertained. Next time we return to Dog Creek we'll bring the right kind of company who know how to kick back and chill at a campground way out in the country. - Flying Mantis
Sep 2016 - $12.00
We really loved the views from most everywhere in the park. Each campsite was clean and spacious. Each is equipped with water and electric except for a few tent sites. People brought their boats and there was easy access to putting them in the water. There's a lovely beach we did not take advantage of swimming there. We found it very comfortable, quiet and people were very friendly. We would strongly recommend this location to people but be aware there is no cell reception. You would want to come well-equipped with supplies. - John-Jean
Jun 2016 - $10.00
An older Corps park. Many sites not very level. Quite tight, compared to other Corps parks. In need of some basic maintenance (doesn't look like grass has been cut in weeks). Mostly locals who camp here often, and all seem to know each other, but lots of families and well behaved kids.
Not many sites that are big rig friendly, and a dump station that is very difficult to get in to. (We found it easier to just use our porta tank).
We generally prefer the COEs, but won't return to this one. - Mark&Jane