Review Count: 43 States Visited: 14 Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $10.00
Small campground on Lake Barkley in the trees. A little rough around the edges but had lots of beautiful birds. The hosts were very nice but the computer took an extremely long time to register us. As we began showering at 8AM, the cleaning woman came in, plugged in her religious country music and began cleaning. Each sink she rinsed, each toilet she flushed, resulted in a change in water temperature and pressure. Hey COE, it is not okay to scald your patrons! Here's a novel idea - schedule a time for cleaning the restrooms so there's no conflict. Here's another - install regulators on the showers. The bath house appears old and has had many repairs but everything worked. We camped here with friends. The lawn between our sites and the lake had very deep ruts from vehicles being driven on the wet ground. One of our sites was impossible to level in. About half the sites would present a leveling challenge. Smaller campers would do better here. Sites 23-26 are on a loop and more private. Each site had two tables, one conveniently near the fire pit. No trash cans in camping area, you must take it to the dumpster by the dump station. We camped at Eureka Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 58 States Visited: 19 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $12.00
Very small COE park, busy on weekends with locals but quiet during week. Wonderfully friendly and helpful workcampers/staff. Rate is with Senior Pass. Nice gravel sites, most with lake front access, good if you have boat. Stable electric, good water pressure. All sites accommodate small to medium size tents, trailers and RVs. Park is not really for big rigs. Only a couple sites fit big rigs and you must be very careful backing into sites due to large ditches on either side of the narrow main road. Don't believe what Reserve America says about the site length: call and talk to the park personnel directly. You need to be part mountain goat to use a couple of the pull through sites. Swimming area is mucky, needs sand in beach area and is full of goose droppings. Small playground for kids but nothing else. Too many trees for satellite. Bathrooms/showers older but clean. Sign posted says: “Please keep doors closed to keep out snakes.” OOOWWW!!! We camped at Eureka Recreation Area in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 11 States Visited: 6 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $20.00
We camped here in site #6 in a 32ft TT. The site has a beautiful view of the lake. The camp site is very level on a chip gravel surface. The camp site is rather tricky getting into due to the narrow camp drive. Some of the other spots looked very hard to get into some big campers might have some trouble. The bathrooms were very clean but need some shelves in the bath stalls so you can set shower stuff on. Beach is yucky, so you probably want to go to the Kentucky Dam's beach to swim. There isn't a whole lot to do for younger kids the campground has a slide and another child's playground toy. (Manual merry go round.) Dumping can be a pain as you have to make a circle to get back around to the dump station, but the dump station looks new. This is a great campground if your bringing your boat because it has two boat ramps and extra parking but that parking is a short distance from the camp sites. Nice campground for people without children or children that have enough patience to sit and fish. PS: Fishing from the bank was great. We camped at Eureka Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 12 States Visited: 5 Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $20.00
Nice small quiet campground with spacious sites, most are on the water or have a view of Lake Barkley. Bathrooms are outdated, but were clean for the most part, when found dirty it seemed to be from a group of kids that took pride in plugging toilets, etc. Once they left it was fine. I don't believe anyone waited for a shower. Not a ton for kids to do as there are no scheduled activities in the park, but with three families our kids kept busy. Nice small swim area, with some muck once you were out a little ways. Saw folks fishing from shore often away from the swim area. Rented a boat from a marina in Grand Rivers which you could see across the lake. Within about 5 miles of I-24, and would make a nice stop if in the area. Seen some larger motorhomes and fifth wheels. Easy drive to LBL. Hard to find info on the CG and it has an address listed as Grand Rivers, but is closer to Kuttawa or Eddyville. We camped at Eureka Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.