Gilbertsville, Kentucky

Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Gilbertsville, Kentucky



Gilbertsville, Kentucky
Phone: (270) 362-4271

Sites: 221
Recent Rate: $22 7/2015

Latitude: 37.01239
Longitude: -88.28191

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

14 Reviews

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hughdogg6

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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LanderWust

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

There is a Post Office up the road on the Kentucky Dam grounds if you need to do anything mail related.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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gonzo34

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

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Karen Hamm

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We were here for the 4th of July weekend this year. The way we got to park our camper was wonderful because it was "a pull through" site on the grass and shaded. There was no sewer with made things difficult but we knew this going in. The restrooms/showers were disgusting, holiday weekend or not. Lots of unsupervised kids all around, riding bikes in traffic, and loud people. The park itself did a nice job with daily activities to keep the family and kids entertained. We took a walk along the Kentucky Dam and found out the history about it. Would not stay here again. Spoke to many others who were only camping there because their "normal" campsite was already booked. It served its purpose but too much other stuff marked it down. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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jcpainter

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park. Nice large flat sites. The campground is not on the lake, but close to it. Lack of many sewer sites brings the rating down. Over the air TV reception was not strong and 3G Verizon data service was S L O W. Nice family setting. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Scottsdale RVers

Review Count: 51
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice large park with open grassy sites with high shade trees. Staff is pleasant. Sites are large and fairly level. TV reception is adequate with antenna. Outdoor laundry. Patrons leave restroom screen doors open and there are some night time bugs. Occasional train and barge horn noise. There is a McDonald's about four miles away for free Wi-Fi. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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windjammer2

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $18.00
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Lots of space, nice sites, wide and level. Quiet. We even got TV signal. I would go back. Eat at Patty's in Grand Rivers. Yummy! We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Windjammer

Review Count: 28
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

First, getting here is a challenge. Signage is tiny, directional arrows are hard to decipher when not on foot, and the main sign is about 100 yards left of the right turn only exit ramp. We saw it in the mirror and turned around in the golf course parking lot. Once there, we were almost alone on a Sunday. The sites are easy to back into because it is so flat and open. Unfortunately, our site was the only one with a drainage problem, a little "pond" formed, right at the front of the trailer, making hookup an aquatic exercise. Oh well. Friendly folks, and a location near the TVA made it a good place for a day. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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tnyankee

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here as an overnight stop on a trip west. This early in the season, there were only a few other campers. The office was closed so we used self-check-in. Sites were paved, level, and large. Rest rooms and showers were clean and well maintained. The campground is convenient to the interstate. We would stay here again. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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User1224

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff is great and there's loads of things for the kids to do in the Summer. The bath house is not the worst I have seen but not the best either. Nice place to spend a few days. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

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mary mcmoo

Review Count: 89
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2007 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is at a resort park with a nice golf course and a beautiful lodge - all of which are on the water. Although Kentucky Lake is huge, none of the campsites are on the water. This park must have been built when campers were smaller, because a lot of the sites are very small. We made our reseration in December for October, but when we got to the park, someone was in our space. There was no one at the park to oversee anything (typical of KY parks) and we didn't know what to do as the people in our spot were not at the site when we arrived. If our neighbor camper had not had a number to call, we would have been in a mess. We called the Lodge and a fellow came out and was very apologetic, but could not move the camper in our space without them being there. It was very aggravating since we had had our reservation for so long, but in all fairness to the person in our space, the space was not marked in any way as reserved. Fortunately, the person showed up shortly and moved without any trouble, but I don't know what we would have done if they hadn't, since everything was full at the time. In the end, we enjoyed our time at this park, but it really has seen better days. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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rheavn

Review Count: 112
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Visited park in big rig with tow vehicle. Since all sites are back ins we unhooked car. All interior roads are blacktop, but very narrow. Some trees needed trimming. Sites are blacktop, but only big enough for coach. Sites varied from level to very unlevel. Grass was in need of mowing. Sites vary from in trees to wide open, but very wide. We found an open site to be satellite friendly. You had to go across the grass to get a big rig positioned in site. Each site had a bbq and table. Some had a fire ring. Sites are water & electric only with dump stations available. Better bring the long hose & electrical cord as utilities are positioned to the rear of the site. Blacktop on roads was in good shape, but some sites needed blacktop repair. Our evaluation was that the park is a great value, but needs a higher level of maintenance. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

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budman2

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We have camped here several years ago in a motorhome. Campground was spacious and clean. We tried to return in a fifth wheel, but encountered an overpass too low to continue. The overpass stated 13'1" and our fifth wheel specs are 12'11". We stopped to evaluate the clearance and our fifth wheel would not clear. We had to back down the road to turn around. Be very careful trying to approach this campground in a fifth wheel. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 52

Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night on the way down to Florida. The park is large and the sites not
crowded. There was only 1 restroom open at the time we were there (late February), but it was clean and heated. All the sites are paved. There are no reservations taken, and it probably gets quite busy during the warmer weather. There are nice shade trees throughout the park and 4 playgrounds for the kids. It seems like a nice place to camp, though it may be more crowded in the summer. We camped at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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