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Grand Rivers, Kentucky

Canal COE

Grand Rivers, Kentucky



Grand Rivers, Kentucky
Phone: (270) 362-4840

Sites: 113
Recent Rate: $10 7/2016

Latitude: 36.996019832635
Longitude: -88.215813458753

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon, T-Mobile Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon,T-Mobile
  • 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 ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • 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 ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

38 Reviews

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an interesting location on a large canal between two huge lakes. A developed area, but we did see deer and wild turkeys within the park. Most good sites are first come, first served and cannot be reserved, which leaves reservable sites in high demand. This left us to reserve a very bad site, in a very bad loop.

The Primitive loop is one of the worst loops I have ever stayed in. One of the only sites left a month before our stay was site 5. This site was a pull-through with a very steep entrance and exit. Deep cut marks in the pavement bore witness to many rigs scraping bottom on their way into and out of this site. This loop was installed as an after thought and not really clearly thought out. It is perched on the side of a steep hill with deep drop offs on both sides of the road. The picnic table and fire ring was up hill from the pad about twenty steps. The other loops are much better if you can get a site. Some of the volunteer sites were junkie and unkempt, which took away from an otherwise beautiful campground. We camped at Canal COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Primitive 5
Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grand River is a small town within limited shopping. There are some nice restaurants nearby. The TVA Dam and Locks are nearly by with a visitors center at the dam. Guides will walk you through the history of the area and the building and operation of this complex. Kentucky Dam State Resort Park is a few miles away. It is worth a visit.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Stayed here for 3 nights. Site 46 was a back-in. It was easy to back our 40 footer in because the road was semi-circular and the trees were not as close to each other as on other sites. Our site was level whereas we noticed that there were a number of sites on our loop that we would have never been able to get into, either because of the trees or because the site sloped up from the road. Campground is really quite beautiful and we would definitely come back again and try very hard to get site 46 again. We camped at Canal COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
46
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The is the Land Between the Lakes and there's not enough room here to list all the things to do. And it was an easy detour off of I-24 with good access roads into the park.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

We made a reservation on-line; alas, ours was absolutely nothing like the picture displayed! Most all sites are in the woods and roomy; one very nice area is in an open field setting with very spacious sites. But, our site was in the forest and by the lake, which was drawn down in October, so we had an absolutely lovely view of a greenish mud hole.

Many of the sites are rather deep in ravines, mined with large deciduous trees, mainly back-ins, and tricky getting into. Ours came with nifty "tire traps" on each side of the site - fall of the edge of the site and you're doomed. We finally backed down in correctly - it was short, unlevel, with a steep entry.

CG culture. Okay, There seemed a lot of locals here from western KY. Lovely folks really, but it seemed they do crave their constant smoky campfires both day and night. Apparently, there's nothing more healthful or invigorating than waking up fresh in the morning and then immediately standing directly over the smoldering campfire, and breathing deeply. "Ahhh" - So good! Fellow campers around us seemed so delighted to smoke out the entire area, the constant toxic fog blanketed our once pleasant hollow: thick and stinky, and made it seem more like London, than western Kentucky. It forced us to keep our trailer hermetically sealed, as the constant stench was so strong and acrid, we simply couldn't breath.

On top of the fire thing, most all folks at the CG seem oddly incapable or unwilling to use their feet, for the dying art known as "walking". Most site dwellers, felt the strong desire to bring a large annoying snazzy gas powered, "camp cart". Campers - happily whizzing around aboard these noisy, fast moving, and dangerous buggies, seemed to delight in the "go-cart" activity - while lowly fellow humans, trying to move themselves under their own quiet locomotive powers, must be ever vigilantly for being run over at any moment; much like squirrels trying to cross a busy highway. We camped at Canal COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Some of the best and nicest places to stay in the CG are on a first come, first serve status, and oddly cannot be reserved. Not are off from the CG you will find the little town of Grand Rivers, which is a delight. Miss Patti's 1880's Settlement is much more than an simple restaurant - there are a whole collection of fun and unique shops to visit within. There are also other cute shops around the main street that provide services for visitors and a pleasant diversion for a couple of hours.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

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

We were in the Woods Loop, Site 50. We were able to back in our 34 foot travel trailer without too much trouble - leveling was more of an issue because the site slopes upward towards the front (entrance side). A shorter trailer would have no problem. The site was beautiful - view of the canal through the trees. Not too close to other sites (some sites were VERY close to others). No sewer, no problem with water or electric (50 amp). Very wide site at the bottom, with picnic table, fire ring and utility table. Wifi (Verizon) was only 3G, but phone service was okay. Too many trees for satellite. Good location, close to town and to all attractions. We camped at Canal COE in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the worst COE park we have stayed in. Here for 2 weeks and the grass was never cut. Had an issue with the breaker at the post tripping about halfway through the stay. Called the park ranger early in the morning. He said maintenance would show up that day or the next day. If they ever showed we don't know it. Didn't have another issue with electricity the rest of the stay. Why do I rate as high? The area has some great sites to visit. We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
117
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

A good area to visit. Some tourist traps but overall good.

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

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

The sites are narrow in the front and wide in the back. The entire three days we were there, we watched everyone struggle to back into their sites. We had no help and it took us 1/2 hour to get situated. If you are lucky to have help you might get your rig into you site in about 20 min. Sites are huge. You can park a boat or anything else with your rig. We camped at Canal COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

We saw the Bison and Elk. Get up early and go!! Grand River is a neat little town. Supermarket was very quaint. Do not miss the opportunity to eat at Patti's. It has gotten many awards and the food was delicious!!!

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice park, but I'm surprised at how close together the sites are. Most COE parks we've been to are more spacious. Our site, #55, was tight to get into with our 34' RV and the full hook-up sites were even worse. There are some pull-thru sites that looked OK. We camped at Canal COE in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
055
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed. The staff of volunteers are friendly and helpful. The sites are large and fairly level and they have recently redone several of them. It is quite and a great family destination. The roads are paved and the parking site is gravel. A favorite restaurant of ours is in the nearby town of Grand Rivers (Patty's 1880). They have a few full hook-ups but most are w/e. A great place to spend a day or more. We will definitely return. We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping and restaurants in the town of Grand Rivers.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Highly recommend this campground. Lots of trees, privacy, paved roads. Definitely would stay here again. We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this very nice COE park for 4 nights. We came during the week. The weekends are very crowded this time of the year. We were given a spot in the Nash Flats area, an area all paved that is usually used for groups. This spot was perfect for us, a quiet area, the front of our RV faced the Lake, with a beautiful view, and always had a nice breeze. No sewer hookup. The park itself, is very well taken care of. Some of the loops are a little more crowded than others. It just depends what you like. Verizon/Sprint worked well. Be careful going into any grassy or wooded area with your pups. The ticks are very bad this time of year. The only thing is that golf carts are allowed in the park and they can be a little noisy. This is a great park to visit the LBL area. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Had a pull-thru site, one of a few along the canal. Nice spot but not very near restrooms. A nice campground as usual for the corp. All hosts were very nice and helpful. There was a swimming beach. We camped at Canal COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Another nice COE campground with large spacious sites throughout. Our site, #61, had a newer picnic table and large decorative stones/boulders leading down to the water. You could walk down to the shoreline to fish, whereas some of the waterfront sites are not accessible. Visitors were charged $3 per car. Peaceful & quiet family campground. Would definitely return if in the area. We camped at Canal COE in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Really nice. Close to Pattis Settlement and Grand Rivers. Seniors get 50% off. A bargain. Beach, fishing, hiking. We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for seniors. We had a great waterfront site. If you want sewer, reserve ahead. We had view of ships as they passed through the lake. Nice biking area. Great for family. Many stay 2 weeks at a time - the max. You can change sites for a second weeks stay & then must leave. Don't miss driving the trace, much to see! We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I gave this park a 10. If you want to spend time in the Kentucky-Barkley Lake area this is a great spot. And it is half price for those 62 and older with your senior access card. The price above shows the regular fee. There are many different areas; some older, some newer; some are level, others not so. Located at the north end of the trace which travels through the LBL (land between the lakes). The park is woods mainly, with one open area for folks who cannot survive without satellite dishes. Not so very far off interstate 24 for those traveling through. Not open year round. Restaurants located nearby in Grand Rivers. We camped at Canal COE in a Motorhome.

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