15 Parks near Cave City, Kentucky
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
Apr 2016 - $44.00
In area to tour Mammoth Cave. Decent campground, lots of activities and friendly helpful staff. Liked had heated pool open early in season. Close to whatever needed, good cable TV, internet was hit/miss ! - tncampin family
Aug 2015 - $42.00
A good location to visit nearby Caves and attractions - right on the main route. We've stayed here twice, and even though this is a resort catered to children, we enjoyed the activities and amenities as well. The campground is on a sprawling campus, with many roads, cul de sacs, and loops. Campsites are intermingled with cabins. The sites are large and big rig friendly. Full hook up sites are available for a premium fee. Overall, the camping sites are well maintained. However, the facility buildings and landscaping have taken a beating. This property desperately needs to be refreshed, as it's a busy resort and nearly always full in the summer. The staff are super helpful, and do a great job to accommodate you. - Flying Mantis
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
Sep 2007 - $11.00
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. - Kytravl
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here while visiting Mammoth Cave National Park, about 15 minutes away. Access from the interstate is easy but the entrance road is somewhat steep when entering the park. The park is set on the side of a large hill with the parking spaces and roadways terraced into the hill. I liked the unusual layout. The roads approaching and exiting the park are asphalt. The interior roads are gravel. Our site had a large puddle in front of our door that required me to relocate slightly after it rained. The dump station on the exit road is located on the curb side, the wrong side for my trailer. I could connect with a long hose but the outlet on my trailer was on the high side, so that the tank would not completely drain. I had to exit the park then re-enter in the opposite direction so that the sewer connection would be on the downhill side. - R V Camper
May 2016 - $32.00
Most of the sites were closed for repair prior to the Memorial Day weekend so we were in the lower very open sites closest to the interstate. Lots of grass and open spaces in this lower section (8-10 sites) but no trees or shade. Pull through the sites are easy to get in to and relatively level. Down side was the hwy noise all night and the noise from the animals in the on-site barnyard. I'm guessing the roosters started crowing, the ducks quacking like crazy and the donkeys braing starting at 2:30am (probably because of the high intensity yard lights they probably thought it was morning) were more than we could sleep through. Probably the upper part of the park, that was closed at the time, is much nicer and quieter. We stayed here to visit Mammoth Caves and the Abraham Lincoln birthplace and childhood home parks. We might stay again if we could stay in the upper section. - Corona-travels
Jul 2015 - $40.00
I like this KOA but it comes with some caveats. Good things include wide enough roads to maneuver, nice pool and other activities for the kids, including a very worn mini-golf course. My only real hesitation is the lack of level sites. We stayed in one of the ten full hookup pull-throughs at the lowest level. I was able to level my 5er by lowering the nose landing gear fully. I don't like doing that, but at least I was able to get level. Some of the other campsites up the hill were laughable. Many slope both front to rear and side to side. Granted most of these were their smaller sites but still, do some leveling before graveling in these sites. We also rented one of their cabins for a few days and it was very nice for about $100 per night. Wi-Fi connected okay but seldom provided an Internet connection. Both Verizon and AT&T had good signals. There is road noise from nearby I-65 too. The KOA put on a very nice fireworks show on the 4th. I'd stay here again but be ready for leveling challenges. - Danno
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
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
Sep 2012 - $11.00
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. - Bob and Inga
May 2005 - $15.00
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. - pipelnrwife
Jun 2016 - $16.00
This is a Really nice park! Just 2-1/2 miles from Interstate 65, the campground is situated on gently rolling land. Our site was spot on level, which was great! All the w/e hookups look brand new. There a nice little catch and release fish pond on the property. The owners are retired missionaries and very nice people. The park is all pull-throughs in the middle with back-ins along the edges. There are also tent camping sites and each campsite has its own fire ring and picnic table. A few permanent residents, but very well kept trailers. Park is well maintained; the bathrooms are a little dated but clean. - Maga04
Jun 2016 - $17.00
We were able to get a W/E site for 3 nights. A dump station is available. Park is smaller, sites are pull-thru or back-in, gravel and level. The owner is very friendly, checks to make sure all is well and provides an info sheet on nearby attractions, restaurants, stores. There is no pool, laundry or activity room, but the park is clean, wifi worked well and tv stations were fine. It is very close to Mammoth Cave NP and I65. There is a small fishing pond and field where kids can play. Would stay here again as the value is excellent. - mohocamper
May 2016 - $25.00
This campground is very close to any of the caving activities in the area. The campground was very clean and even have a pond to fish. There was open areas to walk and for children to play. The rules in the park are no bathing suits in public and no alcohol in the campground. The parking configuration of the campground doesn't lend much privacy. But there were lots of trees and grass. The Wi-Fi was satisfactory. - vtaylor
Apr 2014 - $25.00
We were able to get a spot with a lake view close to the boat ramp. Slideout/awning friendly level sites are few and far between in the lower section by the lake, however. Water and electric are spaced apart from each other and we had to choose which one as our 50' water hose was not enough. Very hilly (not bicycle friendly) but that's to be expected so close to a lake. The restrooms were clean but dingy. We had no problem getting our 34' trailer around the grounds. No pool and no playground (that we could find anyway.) Hardly a flat area to throw ball or Frisbee even. It was not awful but we will not return. not what I was expecting for a state owned park. Disappointed. - sacmarata
Mar 2012 - $20.00
Very narrow paved roads lead to very narrow paved sites that are seriously off-level. Narrow grassy areas between sites provide no privacy. Some electric hook-ups were inadequate but sites are close enough together that hooking to the neighboring electric may be possible though inappropriate (a neighbor was using ours when we arrived). AT&T phone and data service were weak but serviceable in the area. - never settled
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Great pull-through site. Nice clean park. Great fishing and boating. Near Mammoth Caves, the Corvette plant and museum in Bowling Green and Lincoln's Birth Place. - M GO BLUE
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This park is located north of Bowling Green, Kentucky on I-65. The campground is about a quarter mile from restaurants and gas stations but we stop for diesel either north or south of the exit.
The RV park is level and quiet. Train whistles are heard through the night. The showers and bathrooms were spotless and the sites were very level although all gravel. They have a large fenced in area for a dog park. It was very clean and they had bags for your use in a box. The majority of sites are pull through. - pwr
Jul 2016 - $39.00
The wifi worded once in a while, the water pressure 30psi, and loud trains at night/early in the morning were about the only negatives. - Dennis_K
Jul 2016 - $35.00
The value wasn't "bad", but I think the place is overpriced for what you get. Unreliable park wifi, meager water pressure, loud trains at night/early in the morning. I thought the water pressure problem was with my coach, but the next park we stayed at had great pressure, so it wasn't my coach. If you have a fifthwheel, you're better off pulling as far into your site as possible and parking behind your coach if there is room, unless you face the center road. To park in front of sites that face the outer road, you are supposed to drive nearly around the entire park to get to the front of your site. They do not want you driving thru an empty site and only the center road is 2-way. The staff is friendly and they pick up your trash if you put it at the front of your site. Cable worked well. They have a nice fenced dog park. Other than the trains, it is a pretty quiet place. - TH travelers