Henderson, Kentucky

John James Audubon State Park

Henderson, Kentucky



Henderson, Kentucky
Phone: (270) 826-2247

Sites: 75
Recent Rate: $28 5/2015

Latitude: 37.8812216900597
Longitude: -87.5637817382812

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • 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 no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $4.99 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 4.99
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
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 ?
  • 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

21 Reviews

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Oldtymeflyr

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice city park. Good trees, good sites, if a little confusing, good grass and a good location. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Truck Camper.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Pktva

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

Small park at the highway edge of a very busy highway, we found the highway noise bothersome. Sites were well spaced and sufficient for our 40 ft RV. Hookups were quite a distance from the sites so will probably need extra hose/cord. Interior road is narrow and hard to navigate, especially when others park out into the roadway. The state park itself is beautiful. Exiting the park is extremely difficult due to heavy traffic. This area has very few campgrounds so it may be your only choice. Satellite did not work. Sprint/Verizon OK. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Eureka12

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

We have stayed here several time when visiting relatives and each time the park shows signs of deterioration. Sites are small and difficult to get a large rig into. Weekends bring chaos as the park allows multiple tents and relatives to congregate at each site. It is almost impossible to drive a car through the one way single road. Tent campers are in the park on what appears to be unpaid for sites and their activities are somewhat suspect. Most recently, the dump station was down, so a manhole cover was opened and campers were told to drain their black tanks directly into an open manhole. The dump station did not have an "out of order" sign on it, so people continued to dump sewage onto the ground. Our tanks were full and we were forced to use the showers. They were deplorable. We left before it was repaired, hopefully it has been done by now. One staff worker was very nice, unfortunately incompetent. We will not stay here again. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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UStraveler2012

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best state parks we have ever stayed at. Yes, it is close to the road, but the noise was minimal. The restrooms/showers were clean and well kept during our 3 night stay. Many families on the weekend, but the kids stayed in the playground area. Our two dogs were right at home. It is attached to a wonderful park that has many trails, a museum, and golf course. Very friendly staff and lots of birds. I could have stayed a month! We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Motorhome.

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LivinTheDream

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a busy family park during the summer. Our grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the playground. Our site was reasonably level, almost completely shaded, and quiet even though we were not far from a busy highway. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Motorhome.

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MJ60

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We enjoy this campground go often since it is close to home. Good activities on the weekends, nice hiking trails. Located just off the highway so good for commuters, you do get some noise from the highway but not too bad. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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cal25

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed in a tent with electricity for a fan. Would have been a few dollars cheaper without electric. Park was very clean and nice. My only real complaint was with the Wi-Fi. There were several antennae around the campground with very good reception, however it was a subscription service and not free. I had arrived after the the park closed and payed using the drop box. There was no one to ask about the Wi-Fi service or subscription. There was some road noise due to the campground being directly next to a major road but it really did not bother me, even being in a tent. There were not many people using the campground since it was a Monday evening. I would not hesitate to come here again. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Tent.

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BigPa

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

While the Audubon museum is fabulous, the campground is right next to US41 so road noise is continuous. Otherwise the campground is fine, mostly family camping with a few yelping dogs. It is fine for a short stay to visit the area. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Motorhome.

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shirleyj62

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $22.00
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We stayed at this park while visiting family in the area. Its a nice park, a little small, but the roads are paved as well as the sites. There is electric and water on each site. The campground backs up to a noisy highway but we really didn't hear the traffic at night with the windows closed. The rest of the park is beautiful and the museum is great. I'm not sure what they have done to attract the birds, but the campground had quite a large group of birds when we were there. More than I have normally seen in other campgrounds. I would stay here again. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Motorhome.

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luv2campCanada

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very interesting state park, with lovely trails to hike, a nature center, the John James Audubon Museum, a lake with canoes and paddle boats, a golf course, and to the kids' delight, four playgrounds! The campground is large and shaded. It was originally built in the 1960's and the adjacent road is busy, with some traffic noise during the day, but it is not loud. The campground offers an activity program Thursday evening through Saturday - fishing, crafts, nature walks. There is no swimming in the park, however, there is a community pool and water slide just down the road in Henderson. We really enjoyed this campground and would visit again. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Nbert

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

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed our stay at this park, however, we were unable to reach the water connection at our site with our hose. The site we were in was very spacious (site 18), and we were able to get both broadband and satellite reception. The park had great walking trails, and an Audubon museum. For bird watchers, it was a thrill to walk in the same woods as John James Audubon. We would stay here again. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Motorhome.

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viper-2

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

I am amazed at what some people consider camping and parks that deserve a 9 or 10. Right on a major roadway, noisy, crammed in, awful location. I am thinking people who are in this area see nothing much better. So they think this is actually good. Good for a quick one nighter and that's all. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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js2003

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Audubon Park is a great hometown camp ground. It's small, close to home, clean and mostly well maintained. Some sites are unlevel but due to the abundance of trees. Summer activities for kids are many, fishing available at 20+ acre lake (catfish, bass, bluegill) with state license required. Water and electric available at each site with sewer dump station available. Park is usually full on holidays (already has a waiting list for Labor Day). Wish they would limit the number of vehicles during holidays. Bath house is kept clean and well maintained. Avoid site #35 due to dusk-to-dawn light. Play ground for kids is located in center of park and visible from most sites. They were sold out of fire wood but Thornton's is close by with a cord of wood running about $22. Road noise can be bothersome but not a deal breaker. Great place for kids to bring bikes. Pet friendly but bring your clean up supplies. Washer/dryer available at bath house. Major shopping and dining available nearby. Good value for the money and location. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Nemo

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Located in a cottonwood grove, RV sites are fairly level with lots of space between sites; many have plenty of room for big rigs. Some trees may limit slide or awning use. Some road noise from US-41 during the day but traffic abates at night. Bath house and laundry are clean and adequate. The park has a nice Museum featuring Audubon's life and work. Well marked hiking trails cover the 700+ acres, populated with some of the biggest trees (height and girth) you are likely to see east of the Mississippi. We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Motorhome.

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just1morebasket

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This Park is along a major Highway (41), 1/2 mile south of the Twin Bridges of Indiana/Kentucky. There was a lot of traffic and noise at this campground. The sites are very close together. We were crammed in our site like sardines! Luckily we did not have a slide out. Only 1 central shower house for all sites. The playground is crappy. There is lake and they do have paddle boats which were fun! I'm not sure if we'll go back to this campground or not! We camped at John James Audubon State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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