11 RV Parks near Henderson, Kentucky
May 2017 - $20.00
I stayed here two nights in Site 10 while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with a tow car. Don't get site 10! Or 1-12 for that matter. Best sites are in the 20s, 30s and 40s which are in the back of the park past the bath house. The campground is right off the road. It is buffered by a stand of trees but there is still lot of noise off US 41. However it is also very convenient for the same reason. This is a large CCC park with many day use activity areas and a first class museum on Audubon which is contained in a French chateau built by the WPA in the 1930s. The campground is definitely dated. It has narrow roads and narrow pads which are almost randomly placed. But the sites are paved, and there is a lot of nice grass and big shade trees and you don't at all feel like you are in the middle of a city. I was there in the middle of the week and there were many open spaces so it felt very spacious. With all the sites filled it would be very crowded. Make sure you have a long water hose. Spigots are close to random and often very far away and on the wrong side of the site. Mine was next to my neighbor's fire ring. Some sites are seriously not level. Some sites have adjoining car parking but some don't. There are many walking trails in the park but only one for dogs which is described as "fairly difficult." It was that and more. Wifi is a subscription service and costs $3.99 a day. Verizon service was excellent. There are separate tent sites. Didn't use bath house. Didn't use dump station -- sign said $5 to dump. Rate reflects Kentucky 10% senior discount. Doesn't include the $7.50 it costs to reserve the site. If you are coming during the week I suggest saving the reservation fee and just drop in and pick out a site. You are more likely to get something you like. - SoloRed
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Audubon State Park has a lot to offer: camping, cabins, lake, golf course, and the museum. The campground, however, shows wear. It's a small campground, crammed next to a busy highway at the park's entrance. Many sites were deeply shaded and had paved pads, but the pads weren't very wide and some are quite short. Companion vehicle parking is available with some sites on a separate paved pad. Not sure that detail is noted on the reservation form, so it might be best to call. One bath house present and a small, one-hole dump station. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, departed late Monday morning and never saw a host to check us in. There might have been camp wifi, but we didn't have the code. We paid for our night via the after hours drop box.
Parking at the museum is limited, but it's a short walk from the campground. Interior roads are quite narrow, so it'd be best to drive a tow around the park. We used this campground as an overnight stop because we had a favorable impression when we stayed at the cabins 10 years ago. Now I'm not so sure I'd return again with an RV due to the cramped and noisy conditions and overall wear of the property. - Flying Mantis
Apr 2016 - $24.00
Audubon State Park is a little funky in its location: the park is located on US 41 in Henderson, but when you pull in, you go from city to wilderness in about 100 yards. The gal at the check-in gate allowed us to check in early. Sites are crowded together pretty close. Our site, number 5, had electricity and water, but the spigot and electric box were located about 40 feet from the camper. Shower houses were dated and in need of a little cleanup. Could've been because it was Sunday morning, but showers were a bit dirty. I think this state park would be one that would appeal to those who want the "away from it all" experience, yet want city amenities like restaurants and night life. Ellis Park is located 3 miles north of the state park for Horse racing fans. - Prairie Bayou
Jun 2017 - $18.00
Great value for full hookup to see the local sights, but extremely difficult to find!! GPS kept leading us to closed railroad tracks, and we had to unhook the jeep and back out a 40' DP. Campground was almost empty except for a few long term residents.....old motorhomes covered in blue tarps that appeared to be relatives of the campground host. Campground host was not at the check-in cabin upon arrival, so we had to wait for her to come walking from the relatives. Host asked us what site we were assigned (she appeared to have no clue or paperwork). When I gave her the site number, she stated that it wasn't a FHU site, which we had requested. I talked to her three times before coming, including one week prior, yet she failed to mention the road closures or site discrepancy. She walked over to stand on a tiered site, with no map or directions on how to get there. Luckily, my husband, in the jeep, drove ahead and found his way so I could follow. She came over 1/2 hour later with old, dog eared paperwork to fill out and sign.....and when I asked for a copy, she said she couldn't do that because it went to the county. She didn't even have a calculator to figure the amount for three nights, and was confused on departure day after three nights. On the second day, after coming back from watching our granddaughter in her competition, the host/manager came over and asked us if we had told her we were coming back?? We asked if we were supposed to check in and out??? She actually thought we had left with our 40' DP, which was parked three sites behind her trashy site, and then came back!!! We were dumbfounded! We left with our jeep for a few hours, but the motorhome had never moved. Scary!! This campground would have a lot to offer with a new host/manager and someone to clean it up. We will never, ever, ever return! - SewBzzzy
Apr 2017 - $18.00
This park has a huge aquatic center which consists of an olympic sized pool and another huge pool, along with splash pools and slides. Kids would love it. There's a BMX track, basketball court. It rained the two days we were here so I did not experience the park as I would have liked. I did walk the dogs on the road through the park from the CG to the pool side. It is hilly. The CG sites are terraced, pull through. We had full hook-ups. There appear to be several campers who have been here for quite awhile. We just drove in as no one was attending the check-in shed. The CG host saw us and suggested a site. It was a very quiet stay. We did not have to use the levelers. Internet was unreliable, but, I did get it for a few hours. - Sunnie-Wheelhouse
Sep 2016 - $22.00
We make frequent trips to Evansville to visit family and on this last trip we discovered Burdette Park. We were very pleasantly surprised. The pros? 1) Very close to everything you could possibly need but far enough away to be in the country, 2) Roads are paved nicely, 3) 20,30 & 50 amp service at each spot, 4) paved sites, 5) very quiet, 6) plenty of room between sites, 7) the manager is the absolute best, 8) Water park, BMX park, trails, fun park on premises, 9) Bath house is very nice, 10) wooded, 11) very private. Cons? 1) landscaping could be better, 2) roads around campers sites very narrow.
Picnic tables are very old and brittle. Landscaping was sort of ragged but grass was cut. No problems with electric at all. Some sites have sewer but there's a very nice dump station at the entrance.
There is a great pizza place within a mile that delivers and the water park is huge and beautiful...very inviting. We really loved our stay here. Very few mosquitoes so that was a definite plus. Also, camping park is small so getting a site could prove difficult in the summer. We will be staying here quite often...it's our new home away from home. - John_Merrell 1986
Dec 2017 - $25.00
Definitely not top of the line RV Park, but was suitable for us for a couple nights. Manager was very friendly and helpful. The place needs some cleaning up and maintenance. Had a hard time finding our sewer because the cap was sitting one place and the sewer was covered in leaves. I had called the manager, and he immediately came over, but we found it right before he got there. He noticed the trash left by the previous tenant and immediately picked it up. Uneven ground, so had to be careful walking around when off the concrete pad. Previous tenants had built a patio area between two lots, but it was very wet, and the wood was sagging. Not safe to walk on. We were able to park in the lot next to us. Manager stated that from March until Thanksgiving this year (2017) he didn't even have room to put a pop-up camper because all 70 spots were full with workers for the refinery being built in the area. With some TLC and a bit of elbow grease, this could be a really nice little park. I did like that the manager realizes sometimes the spaces require getting your vehicle off into the grass when you are trying to back in. He said that was no problem....the grass will grow back. The lots are sitting at odd angles, which made backing in more difficult. Some lots are very close together, others have more room. We stayed for two nights to get some work done on our truck. Concrete pad was stated to be 40' long, and our 41' RV fit just fine. If we'd backed up further, we could have had our truck in front of the RV while disconnected too. I'd say the pad was closer to 50' long. Not our worst experience, but far from the best. - Marty O
Apr 2017 - $15.00
We planned on staying her for 6 months while my wife was a traveling nurse in Evansville. Day 1 we found this would be difficult as there was no cell voice SMS or data reception in the facility. As she would be on call for her job this was not going to work out. Our assigned site was too small for our rig, but mgmt advised against moving to a site further in as they warned it gets very muddy when it rains. It did rain heavily while we were there and the entire park smelled of sewage. We were there on Easter Sunday they had a egg hunt around a playground where the equipment was covered with black mold. We stayed 5 nights before we found a better option. We informed them we were leaving due to the phone issue - we paid a month in advance and they refused to refund any of our money. We later were told by locals that there had been a meth lab bust in the park - not surprised if you drive around and take a look at the "citizens" who are more or less permanent. - Bobur7
Mar 2007 - $18.00
I was very disappointed in this campground. We arrived to find that the waterfall was broken. The arcade games were not operational. We decided immediately to stay only one night. The manager seemed to be watching, and complaining about everything we did. Everything from having our 4 pound dog with us to having our golf cart there. He also rudely informed us that the campground was mainly used for construction workers who camp there by the week or month. In my opinion, they should state that on their website, instead of listing it as a peaceful, family campground. There was also a ditch full of stagnate water right behind our campsite. We will not return! - KellyF
Jul 2017 - $1.00
I put 0 for the price because we couldn't find anyone to pay. I agree with review from last year. They need a camp host to better manage the place. Picnic tables need replacing. Beautiful fair grounds to walk and bike. - silverfox9
Sep 2016 - $18.00
Staff is pleasant and rates are good. Overall weekly rate equals $18. per night with Good Sam membership. Excellent cable selections. Wifi speed of 5.5 Mbps. Location has trees and nice walking trails. The park is a bit run down. Too much litter in campsights. Laundry room is okay. $1.25 per wash, $1.00 for 30 minute dry. Showers / restrooms are on the low side of acceptable. Some campers look like they are there semi permanently. Not a good sign. Noise from nearby trains is an issue. - UF Gator Girl
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We have stayed here many times to visit relatives. Reviews are old and not too reflective of the campground. If you expect a resort don't come here. If you want a campground with space (the new area), full hookups including wifi and a large selection of cable stations, plenty of room to walk or bike and sit by the lake then come. If you want to picnic at your site its poor but there are picnic areas all over- this is a very large facility. It is noisy due to the trains. This is the only one with cable and wifi in the area. Sewer connection is uphill. - Steve Clark
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Nice folks run the place. Good service and reasonable prices on groceries and other items. But the place could use a bit of an upgrade. and what is up with all the golf carts??? According to what we were told by other RV'ers who were local it is the only CG in the area that allows golf carts. It was sort of cool the first night or two but it later became a major nuisance. - RalphB3
Nov 2016 - $34.00
Stayed one night while visiting friends in the area. All sites are back-in but large and long. Full hookup and the utilities worked well. It is important to position your rig carefully to be able to reach your connections, which may still require extensions. Great recreational facilities. Store and snack bar, even this time of year. The two lane road to access is narrow and no shoulder but fine if you just take it slow. We had a site on the lake so the satellite worked fine but would not work from many sites due to trees. Our Verizon voice connection was marginal; data was ok for email and web browsing. Wifi cost $4 per day per device so we didn't try it. We found interior roads to be adequate. - Pktva
Sep 2016 - $34.00
I am not sure it should be called a lake. There is no swimming and there are just several small bodies of water around. Diamond ponds would be more accurate. The main reason I chose to stay here over my usual campground was for the Luau party. I was very disappointed. There wasn't a big to do or decorations or anything extraordinary.
My most pleasant surprise was the prices. Rates were great, prices of activities was great and I was happy to see that they were economical enough for families unlike some parks that have high prices because they know your kids will beg to do them and you'll pay. So kudos to Diamond lake for good prices.
The park was extremely crowded and there is very little privacy but it is very clean.
There was some minor things that should be done like painting picnic tables, steps to cottages that also were badly in need of pressure washing but overall the park was very tidy.
There is an unfinished putt putt golf course that is on the map but it doesn't look ready to play. The go karts were fun and priced well.
I didn't care much for the attitude of the security guard but all the other staff were very nice.
I don't know if we will stay here again because of the lack of privacy but it's a nice camp ground. - Blended family campers
Sep 2012 - $18.00
This is a county park about 10 miles from town with good roads all the way, a popular fishing spot. There's an on-site manager, many seasonals, but most sites are well kept. They have a 1.5 mile walking trail, which we did not try. There are also a few cabins. Dump stations and bath houses are convenient and the campground was quiet when we were there. We were able to get a Verizon signal, but could not get a Dish signal on our site due to tall pine trees, but others had dishes set up that evidently worked. The sites are grass and gravel. This campground is not fancy, but very adequate and pleasant if you are visiting the area, the only one we could find. - User1392
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Beautiful park in the woods. Big swimming lake with nice beach, concession area. We had a site by the lake; it was great. Roads were a little narrow but not bad. Owners are great. - V F Coffman
Sep 2010 - $30.00
Extremely dusty roads. Very private. Country setting with nice fishing and walking areas. 50 amp service is way out back on a different ridge and a long walk. - JimOhio
Jun 2007 - $25.00
Park is located about 10 miles out of town. Grass sites. Some level, some far from level. Huge sites. Lots of room, very spread out. Definitely a vacation stay type of park. - Ex Sub-Driver
Nov 2016 - $30.00
As stated in other reviews there aren't many RV parks in the area so for the price this one is satisfactory. We stayed 1 month for $420. which included 522 kwh of elec, 30 amp. Campground info states they have WiFi at each site which is true, but the quality is questionable at best. We did get things done but patience is required. The sites are grass/dirt, roads gravel. The playground for the kids could have been awesome, lots of play statues, etc but the upkeep is non existent. In short if you are not expecting a lot this will work. - k m m
Aug 2016 - $40.00
There are not very many campgrounds/RV parks in this area close to I-64. We were travelling on a weekend and all the county and state parks in the area were full. This campground does not take reservations and is strictly first come first serve. It is an old campground that from the building construction may have been a KOA. The mini golf and play ground have seen better days. Most of the sites were grass, but some appeared to have a gravel base in the past. The grounds were clean and the grass mowed. The attendant was friendly and very helpful. The full hookup sites appeared to be fairly level side to side. Most of the water and electric sites were not. Many of the sites were too short for us to stay hooked up at 56' in length. Most of the full hookup sites were occupied by long term stays working in the area. Our water and electric site had a 30 amp RV receptacle but only a 25 amp breaker. The $40.00 a night was high for an overnight but did include what appeared to be a 10% lodging/sales tax tax. - trailertraveler
Jun 2009 - $1.00
ALERT...We were going to camp here and called when about 1/2 hour away. We got a message on their answering maching that they were out of business and a subdivision was being developed on the property. Please call before you go. - Michael Fiehler
Aug 2008 - $25.00
What a wonderful find! we came for a day and stayed a week. Nice staff, big wide sites, beautiful surroundings to include a fishing lake. We used it as a base to visit everything within an hours drive. From New Harmony to Evansville to Lincoln park. - User156
Sep 2007 - $25.00
For once, I agree completely with the previous reviewer. The information contained in this review is very accurate and I can only restate it. I add that we also stayed in one of the few pullthus in the park and it was a very long way to the restrooms. I suggest if you want a pull-through so you don't have to disconnect the tow vehicle, call ahead to reserve the site as they have very few of this type. The park is located in a very rural area (reclaimed coal mine), is quiet but located not too far from the interstate highway. Really, this is the kind of quiet park in a beautiful setting where we would enjoy staying for much more than the overnight stop that we did. Recommended. Big rigs will have no problem here. - busguy
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Nice campground with a big fishing and swimming lake, playgrounds, shelter houses, four rental cottages and an enclosed pavilion available to rent.
The only negative about this park is that the sites are gravel and there's very little of it. The area around the campers are very loose dirt that tracks into the camper. It would have been much worse had it been rainy and turned to mud. - kc9mls
Aug 2016 - $20.00
A small, wooded, public park. My site was in the open. Some longer term guests were evident. Staff at the front desk were friendly. Flat gravel sites, I had to back into site #26 but thank heavens the site in front was open so I went in and back in straight. Good AT&T and Verizon signal, no wifi. - RVStudent
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Gorgeous place to spend summer days and nights. We stayed for a week at a time during our travels, and both times our campsite hadn't been cleaned. The last time there were hot coals in the pit, so starting a campfire was easy, at least. Special note, the mowers sprayed our coach on the way past. We pointed out the new chips, and all the guy could do was shrug his shoulders and apologize. This carelessness really upset us. - BeagleMama