16 Parks near Horse Cave, Kentucky
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here while visiting Mammoth Cave National Park, about 15 minutes away. Access from the interstate is easy but the entrance road is somewhat steep when entering the park. The park is set on the side of a large hill with the parking spaces and roadways terraced into the hill. I liked the unusual layout. The roads approaching and exiting the park are asphalt. The interior roads are gravel. Our site had a large puddle in front of our door that required me to relocate slightly after it rained. The dump station on the exit road is located on the curb side, the wrong side for my trailer. I could connect with a long hose but the outlet on my trailer was on the high side, so that the tank would not completely drain. I had to exit the park then re-enter in the opposite direction so that the sewer connection would be on the downhill side. - R V Camper
May 2016 - $32.00
Most of the sites were closed for repair prior to the Memorial Day weekend so we were in the lower very open sites closest to the interstate. Lots of grass and open spaces in this lower section (8-10 sites) but no trees or shade. Pull through the sites are easy to get in to and relatively level. Down side was the hwy noise all night and the noise from the animals in the on-site barnyard. I'm guessing the roosters started crowing, the ducks quacking like crazy and the donkeys braing starting at 2:30am (probably because of the high intensity yard lights they probably thought it was morning) were more than we could sleep through. Probably the upper part of the park, that was closed at the time, is much nicer and quieter. We stayed here to visit Mammoth Caves and the Abraham Lincoln birthplace and childhood home parks. We might stay again if we could stay in the upper section. - Corona-travels
Jul 2015 - $40.00
I like this KOA but it comes with some caveats. Good things include wide enough roads to maneuver, nice pool and other activities for the kids, including a very worn mini-golf course. My only real hesitation is the lack of level sites. We stayed in one of the ten full hookup pull-throughs at the lowest level. I was able to level my 5er by lowering the nose landing gear fully. I don't like doing that, but at least I was able to get level. Some of the other campsites up the hill were laughable. Many slope both front to rear and side to side. Granted most of these were their smaller sites but still, do some leveling before graveling in these sites. We also rented one of their cabins for a few days and it was very nice for about $100 per night. Wi-Fi connected okay but seldom provided an Internet connection. Both Verizon and AT&T had good signals. There is road noise from nearby I-65 too. The KOA put on a very nice fireworks show on the 4th. I'd stay here again but be ready for leveling challenges. - Danno
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Really nice RV park with functioning utilities, very clean restrooms and showers and good Wi-Fi. The park also features a very large dog park. Service is friendly and informative. Its location is great for exploring the Mammoth Cave area. We would stay here again when in the area. - OldeJohn
Oct 2016 - $43.00
This park is very nice. Our site was semi level gravel and had grass on both sides. Utilities are good, wi-fi is good and there are no large trees. The staff is great and you can wash your rig for $10. The Nat'l Park is 10 miles away and there are Civil War stops in the area. We will return. - ctjt1234
Oct 2016 - $39.00
Cave Country Campground is best as over-night stop or 3-4 nite base while touring the Cave Country area. Small landscape trees provide minimal shade and can be an issue when extending slides and awnings (depending upon how you set your camper up) but when they mature this will be a beautiful park. When we arrived in a driving rain storm the lady in the office saw our coach pull up, grabbed an umbrella and made her way to our camper door to shield us from the rain! A very nice, unexpected touch! Other small but important points, the paperwork you are given upon check-in tells you the bathhouses can be used as storm shelters in event of an emergency, and a notation that you are in Barren County when watching weather updates that often post advisories by county, not city. The park is VERY clean, the sites are level. Roads & sites are gravel. Fuel and restaurants are close by, but (my opinion) not walking distance. My wife and I noted there were more high-end class-A motorhomes in the park than in our previous stays. Perhaps this campground has been "discovered"? We will be back. - Rick2804
Apr 2016 - $47.00
We love this park and come back every year over our boys' spring break. They love the campground more than Mammoth Cave. :) Lots of activities! Very clean! Nice sites! - Kadavis08
Apr 2016 - $44.00
In area to tour Mammoth Cave. Decent campground, lots of activities and friendly helpful staff. Liked had heated pool open early in season. Close to whatever needed, good cable TV, internet was hit/miss ! - tncampin family
Aug 2015 - $42.00
A good location to visit nearby Caves and attractions - right on the main route. We've stayed here twice, and even though this is a resort catered to children, we enjoyed the activities and amenities as well. The campground is on a sprawling campus, with many roads, cul de sacs, and loops. Campsites are intermingled with cabins. The sites are large and big rig friendly. Full hook up sites are available for a premium fee. Overall, the camping sites are well maintained. However, the facility buildings and landscaping have taken a beating. This property desperately needs to be refreshed, as it's a busy resort and nearly always full in the summer. The staff are super helpful, and do a great job to accommodate you. - Flying Mantis
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Owners were very nice, welcoming and friendly. Our site had a nice "front yard", one of the larger in the park. We only needed minor leveling to get everything perfect. Proximity to Mammoth Cave Park was terrific: two turns and 4 miles to the visitor center. - Bandguy
Sep 2016 - $19.00
We supposedly got the last site - next to the barn. Some people might not like this, but we thought it was kind of quaint! Very nice and helpful owners. Spacious sites with grass and trees, hills and a pond (w big fish - catch and release - per Chris). Stayed here to go to Mammoth Cave. We definitely stay here again! A nice, quiet, peaceful park with nice campers - rowdiness is discouraged. - Deb and Chris
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Chose this park for location to Mammoth Cave which is five miles away. What a pleasant surprise! But we had a very good spot overlooking a large, well mowed field! The people next to us overlooked our sewer hose so reviews could be dependent n your site. The park is neat and quiet. The sites rate from tent site to large full hook ups. Antenna reception gave us about 10 channels, AT&T phone was acceptable, wi-fi was OK. We stayed a week and tried to extend it but they were filled. Took a few of the park cave tours, went to Bowling Green to the Corvette Museum, and into Cave City. We would definitely return as we are leaving with things left undone, like a Green River float. The host has a list of recommendations which you are given upon registration which we found helpful. - TailsAwagging
May 2015 - $21.00
Tiny, quirky, and delightful! This unusual property is being revamped by new owners. We scored last minute reservations here on a busy holiday weekend when all other campgrounds were overbooked and overpriced. The property is situated around tiny rock cabins, originally built in the 1930's. Full hookup RV sites are located between and behind the cabins. A large adjacent field also accommodates tent campers. Owner and his dog, Harvey, make the rounds regularly to stop and chat and make their guests feel welcome. He even let our buddy pitch a tent in our site for no extra charge. The property is a little overgrown at the far edges, and a couple of ancient campers are scattered about waiting for renovation. But all that adds to the oddball quirkiness of the place, which we loved! One of the staff gave an aerial show with his RC planes, a group of fire jugglers entertained us in the field at night, and there was a swell fireworks display for Memorial Day. It's cute, it's odd, and it's just our style. - Flying Mantis
Aug 2016 - $10.00
Nice large TT Encore RV campground with gravel roads and sites with table and grass. Most sites have trees and most are back in with FHU. Good for big rigs. Unsecured and slow wi-fi only at pavilion, ok cell signal and 4G, no cable tv, many sites open for sat tv. Nice large grass areas. Pool, playground, mini golf, large pavilion. Park older but maintained and staff friendly and helpful. We will return. - Pepper Dan
Jun 2016 - $11.00
If you are looking for a park to visit while checking out mammoth caves then stay here. The park is decent but old, however, the staff are SUPER friendly and helpful. When we stayed it was rather hot so the park power source was straining to keep up with the AC units going full tilt in all the rigs on the property. This is a nice park. Everything is dated. The "fitness" room and the TV room are old as well as the rooms that accommodate them. They had activities for adults and kids and a very nice pool. The mini golf course needs a major overhaul but it was fun to play. We would stay here again. - scruggsfamilyRV
May 2016 - $1.00
This is a very quiet park with lots of hills and paths to walk. The staff is very helpful and friendly. We were in the A row which backs up to the trees. Some sites are long enough for a very long rig, even our 40' fifth wheel and truck parked in line. Good but pricey WiFi at the sites. Good Verizon service. The grounds are beautifully kept. - KD7UCH
May 2016 - $10.00
Great spot for staying while exploring Mammoth Cave. Campground is a short walk from visitor center where all guided tours of the cave start.
If you are into birding there are many different species you can watch from your campsite. There are also miles hiking trails but make sure you take an underground cave tour. We've taken two. and hope to to back and take another.
There are no hookups so if you need AC or water at your site then check the other campgrounds in the area. Just remember it's a few miles onto the park so you will need to drive in from other campgrounds.
During the season you will need to book your stay through reserveamerica.com. Off season (check with them for dates) you can usually just drive in and pick a site.
Sites are among the trees so there is plenty of shade on most sites.
Sites are packed stone and you will need to do some minor leveling on most sites if RVing it.
IMPORTANT!!! There is poison ivy growing on the trees at almost every site!!! Be especially aware if you have small children that may go near it.
This is a National Park so they wont do anything about it.
Campground has water, dump station, and a small general store.
I gave it a rating of 8 since there aren't hook-ups on the sites (although water and dump station are available) and there's poison ivy all over the place. - Old Radios
Oct 2015 - $20.00
This NPS Park is really beautiful! It's dry camping at its best. Shade everywhere, quiet, clean, and friendly. Our 28' Allegro had enough room to maneuver the loops, but be forewarned, tree limbs are everywhere. Light scratching to your rig may occur. A $5 bundle of firewood bought at the camp store will last about an hour or so. No outside wood should be brought in due to the emerald ash borer bug. Didn't need the showers, but the price is now $3 for 10 minutes. Dump station and potable water are available at the entrance at no cost. 2 sites at the entrance are full hookup, but $50 per night. Lots are really large, all are paved. Quiet time 10pm to 6am was respected. - mjngerti
Sep 2015 - $10.00
Very typical NPS campground. The campground is very well maintained, and exceptionally clean. Our motorhome is a bit big for this old style campground. Of the non-reservable sites, many of them we could not access because of tree limbs. Satellite TV was impossible with the tree coverage. The dump and water stations are near the camp store. - simonsrf
Sep 2016 - $12.00
We really loved the views from most everywhere in the park. Each campsite was clean and spacious. Each is equipped with water and electric except for a few tent sites. People brought their boats and there was easy access to putting them in the water. There's a lovely beach we did not take advantage of swimming there. We found it very comfortable, quiet and people were very friendly. We would strongly recommend this location to people but be aware there is no cell reception. You would want to come well-equipped with supplies. - John-Jean
Jun 2016 - $10.00
An older Corps park. Many sites not very level. Quite tight, compared to other Corps parks. In need of some basic maintenance (doesn't look like grass has been cut in weeks). Mostly locals who camp here often, and all seem to know each other, but lots of families and well behaved kids.
Not many sites that are big rig friendly, and a dump station that is very difficult to get in to. (We found it easier to just use our porta tank).
We generally prefer the COEs, but won't return to this one. - Mark&Jane
May 2015 - $10.00
Just like every other COE CG that we have ever stayed in, this park is clean, very well maintained, and has plenty of room in each spot. As usual for COE it is one the water with many water front spots.
This is also only 4 miles from Mammoth Caves NP. You use a free ferry to enter the park via what amounts to a back door. The way to the ferry is a bit complicated so be sure to get good directions from the people at the campground. - agesilaus
Sep 2016 - $22.00
Great site - 3 bath houses, all sites very long. A lot of folks bring their boat and in many cases room for RV and boat on site. Picnic table, fire ring. Sites have great level portion - but while most are long, not all are level across the length. Great use of trees. Several sites in A loop immediately next to Nolin reservoir shore. Easy access from I65 or Bluegrass Parkway. For RVs of any size. Every site has dry gravel patio as well. - KB Farms
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Site 19, level, a little grass, gravel, good spacing
Bathroom and showers nice, clean (lazy slobs are the ones that ruin them)
Great spot right by the water's edge. Nice park overall. Looks like a great lake. - 48 State Goal
May 2016 - $35.00
The park was clean and well kept. Sites are large and level. Plenty of room between the sites. There are no pull thru sites but we have plenty of room to back in. No local stations were available through Direct TV. The host was friendly but not overly helpful. We would definitely stay here again! - Marley B Jones
Sep 2015 - $27.00
Mammoth Cave, KY - Nolin Lake State Park - Great state park! Sites are very large with a good amount of spacing between them. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring and the driveway and patio are made of the fine gravel. Some sites have view/access to lake for fishing. Site are W/E only with dump station. Have bath house looked nice but did not use. Have basketball and volleyball and several places to fish. Outside the rv part of campground is a beach and primitive/picnicking area as well as a boat ramp. Verizon signal was decent better than expecting. Roads getting to park are your regular roads to a lake so no surprise and in good shape. Have a very small selection of items at registration office and sell firewood and ice. - CmcDowell