2 Parks near Gilbertsville, Kentucky
Jul 2015 - $22.00
This park has steadily gone downhill for the past several years. It used to be one of Kentucky's premier campgrounds but apparently budget cuts have affected it. Shower houses were dirty most of the time, park was overcrowded (it was a holiday weekend). Sites were roomy and many were level but utilities were a long way from the paved campsite. Lots of mosquitoes due to poor drainage in the campground. Small children drove golf carts and golf carts were operated all hours of the night in dark conditions. Biggest problem was $20 tents were placed in sites beside $200,000 motor homes and many campers were not really "campers," and did not use well known camper etiquette. We won't be back. - hughdogg6
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Of the 200+ sites at the campground, there were maybe 40 sites filled over the weekend and 10-15 on the weekdays. Not sure if the time period we stayed during was a lull, but it was nice to have a huge campground to ourselves.
This park seems to be a much older park, because the sites are quite short and the hookups are placed far away towards the rear of sites (back when camper hookups were in the back). We were at site 39, a secluded site at the far end of the campground, but our hookups were on the far Right side of our vehicle. We backed in, and even running the power under the RV we were still short about 10 feet. We had to turn the RV around and drive it to the very edge of our pad, and we just barely got it to reach. There needs to be some sort of footnote stating that hookups are not in normal range.
Had some issues with a weekend camper letting his dog run loose - we put our cat out on a tether when we're outside, I went inside to get something while my husband was grilling, and I came out to my husband standing there with his hands full, a (friendly) dog jumping up on him, and a cat freaking out. Really wish leash laws would be enforced, as the dog was running around for hours. We noticed our fire pit was filled with garbage, beer cans, and worm containers. Seems like a lot of campers have little to no respect for the campground.
When we left the campground, we dumped our tanks at the closest dump station (towards the back). I don't know how the other dumps are, but this one was terrible. After a few gallons, the drain backed up and wouldn't budge. I had to stand there waiting for it to drain, until I finally gave up. Couldn't even flush the grey tank partially. We were there for about 20 minutes just getting less than 10 gallons to drain out. Very disgusting situation. Earlier, I saw other people spending 30-45 minutes while dumping, now I know why. Wouldn't stay at this campground again. Inquired about having a package delivered here, but the main office (where you check in) doesn't get mail delivery, apparently. - LanderWust
Oct 2013 - $22.00
We thought the campground, resort and marina and were all within the immediate vicinity but they are not. Each is a seperate entity connected by a highway. This is an older park. No septic, cable or Wi-Fi. Most sites are short and many aren't level but there is lots of room and grass for each site. Staff was nice and there were no hassles at all. Overall this is a good park in a good location. Can't beat it for the money. - gonzo34
Apr 2013 - $23.00
Showers and restrooms were not open, which was not disclosed to us when we checked in. Had to try multiple sites before finding one with both working water and electric. Site was nice and level. They were very nice folks and when we asked about check-out time pretty much said whenever as there was no one there. - Gail K