16 Parks near Cave City, Kentucky
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
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Owners were very nice, welcoming and friendly. Our site had a nice "front yard", one of the larger in the park. We only needed minor leveling to get everything perfect. Proximity to Mammoth Cave Park was terrific: two turns and 4 miles to the visitor center. - Bandguy
Sep 2016 - $19.00
We supposedly got the last site - next to the barn. Some people might not like this, but we thought it was kind of quaint! Very nice and helpful owners. Spacious sites with grass and trees, hills and a pond (w big fish - catch and release - per Chris). Stayed here to go to Mammoth Cave. We definitely stay here again! A nice, quiet, peaceful park with nice campers - rowdiness is discouraged. - Deb and Chris
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Chose this park for location to Mammoth Cave which is five miles away. What a pleasant surprise! But we had a very good spot overlooking a large, well mowed field! The people next to us overlooked our sewer hose so reviews could be dependent n your site. The park is neat and quiet. The sites rate from tent site to large full hook ups. Antenna reception gave us about 10 channels, AT&T phone was acceptable, wi-fi was OK. We stayed a week and tried to extend it but they were filled. Took a few of the park cave tours, went to Bowling Green to the Corvette Museum, and into Cave City. We would definitely return as we are leaving with things left undone, like a Green River float. The host has a list of recommendations which you are given upon registration which we found helpful. - TailsAwagging
Oct 2016 - $37.00
long gravel pull thru site. hookups well placed, cable and wi-fi good. close to interstate, road noise not a problem. The only negative is the train noise thru the night, 3 times from 3 am till 6 am we were awakened by the train whistle. - DBSnowbirds
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Really nice RV park with functioning utilities, very clean restrooms and showers and good Wi-Fi. The park also features a very large dog park. Service is friendly and informative. Its location is great for exploring the Mammoth Cave area. We would stay here again when in the area. - OldeJohn
Oct 2016 - $43.00
This park is very nice. Our site was semi level gravel and had grass on both sides. Utilities are good, wi-fi is good and there are no large trees. The staff is great and you can wash your rig for $10. The Nat'l Park is 10 miles away and there are Civil War stops in the area. We will return. - ctjt1234
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
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
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
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
May 2015 - $10.00
Just like every other COE CG that we have ever stayed in, this park is clean, very well maintained, and has plenty of room in each spot. As usual for COE it is one the water with many water front spots.
This is also only 4 miles from Mammoth Caves NP. You use a free ferry to enter the park via what amounts to a back door. The way to the ferry is a bit complicated so be sure to get good directions from the people at the campground. - agesilaus
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