7 Parks near Leitchfield, Kentucky
Jun 2013 - $10.00
I frequently use COE campgrounds, but this one will not be on my return list. It isn't a bad one and would do OK for week-end of family camping. For me, there were too many annoying, pet peeves negatives. First, the interior roads are laid out like a go-cart track: circled, narrow, and curvy. Big rigs can maneuver on them, but it is best to pay attention. There were overhanging tree branches along some parts of the roads and over some sites. Most sites have some degree of sloping; although, none are drastic. The space between sites is less than most COE parks. The hook-up locations are not standard. My site had power on one side and water on the other. All of the lake side sites lack utilities. The noise from someone doing weed eating started at 7:45 am. The roads leading to the park are what would be called "back roads". They are narrow, without a shoulder, hilly, and a chore to drive on with a rig of size. At the time of visit, about half of the park sites are closed due to current administration budget shortages, but that would not be the campground's fault. Now on the plus side: The location is scenic and the sites are long with a nice picnic table and fire ring. There is some nice playground equipment. The bath houses (there are several) are a bit better than average. Utilities were good. 3G cell was 3 bars. Satellite signals would depend on the site due to trees. The rate is based on an A.T.B. Access Card discount. - RLM
Sep 2012 - $22.00
We chose this location as a good jump off point to Mammoth cave, for that purpose it worked out well. This campground is pretty remote for supplies and at least 20 min from the nearest shopping area. That said, it's also a good 30 min from Mammoth cave. Our registration was fast and simple through reserve America. We were given a garbage bag and map at the park entrance and we were off to the campsite. The campsite was well kept and the area appeared to be in good repair. Our biggest problem was the cleanliness of the bath house. There were dead bugs all over, and I mean all over everything, to include the sink counter, the urinal, the toilet and the showers. As for the live bugs they weren't that much of a problem but they need to install a fan to move the air and keep bugs from settling in. The view we had from our campsite was incredible, overlook of the lake breathtaking especially the next morning when the sun came up. We would camp there again when in the area. - deuce241
Jun 2012 - $22.00
This campground is fantastic! It is located right on the shoreline of Nolin River Lake. Many people have their boats on site or on the shore, so very boat friendly. The playgrounds are all fairly new and the bathrooms are pretty good too. The showers have hot water and water pressure. There is a boat ramp near and a marina. The marina has some hot food and groceries to purchase, and also picnic tables to sit and watch the flow of people. There is not a store near by so make sure you come stocked with enough food. - campingkatie
Jun 2016 - $22.00
Very nice COE campground. RV sites are not on the river. A lot of trees. Good access for big rigs. They told us it fills up on weekends but we came in during the week and they had plenty open sites. Very nice and peaceful. - Coley
Jun 2010 - $20.00
North Fork Park on Rough River Lake is clean, quiet, and well maintained. This is primarily a boaters' campground. Sites have a paved pad and gravel skirt, and are double-wide to accommodate a camper and boat. The main campground has a boat launch ramp, 4 electric-service loops, 4 non-electric loops, 3 bathhouses, 2 playgrounds, and CG host on site. Electric Loops C, D, E are tightly spaced, especially since most campers also have a boat parked on site. Electric Loop F is more spacious. Areas A & B are across the road and have direct lake access – this section is non-electric, very shady, has another bathhouse & host, playground, and swimming areas. We stayed in the main campground and walked the short distance to Area A to swim in the lake. We were very impressed with the cleanliness of this CG. Each site had a new-looking coated metal picnic table, food pole, utility table (for cutting fish), and fire pit. The park was well patrolled by the CG host, US Army Corps of Engineers (who manage the property), and local sheriff dept. Campers seemed affluent – big rigs & boats, friendly & tidy. The park was very quiet at night – not the usual crowd of drunken riffraff we have encountered in other state parks. We loved that the campground has no street lights – you can actually see the stars at night! Overall, this was a wonderful weekend spot. - Flying Mantis
Aug 2016 - $22.00
Axtel is another splendid CoE property. Well-maintained, clean, quiet, and comfortable. A huge sandy beach is located near the entrance. The campground winds around a cove in two directions and many sites have a view of the water. The A loop has the tightest turns and the least attractive sites, including a loud buzzing water treatment plant and road noise directly behind. Best sites are in Areas B-E with plenty of shade, and large gravel pads. Many sites in these sections have direct access to the water where you can beach your boat, fish, or jump in for a swim. Several Buddy sites are also available for camping with friends. Area G (numbered 121-137 sites) are located on a hill without access to the lake, but most have good views and deep shade.
Areas I and H are only open on holiday weekends. Both are along the tail waters instead of the main lake. Area I is located high on the cliffs, while Area H is down near the water.
We were here on a busy summer weekend and the CG was quiet at night. Two hosts are on property and the CoE rangers patrol regularly. Really nice lake destination and we will be sure to stay here again. - Flying Mantis
Apr 2016 - $11.00
McDaniel, KY Axtel COE Campground. Great COE campground with waterfront and water view sites. Most sites require some leveling but didn't see any extreme. There are some big rig friendly sites just make sure you research or call to inquire. W/E or Electric Only or Nonelectric sites available, dump station onsite. Each site has gravel/blacktop pad, fire ring, picnic table and fish cleaning station. There is a beach and playground. Very calm campground in our eyes even when mostly full. Great places to fish from shore or there is marina across street. Bathhouses pretty standard, charmin toilet paper!! No hand soap though, clean. Verizon and ATT worked very well no issues. One negative thing but not huge no selling of firewood or ice within campground had to go 1 mile up the road to hardware store to get. Roads to get to campground not bad typical lake country roads once off major but very doable just take your time. - CmcDowell
Oct 2014 - $22.00
Well laid out campground although larger vehicles will have limited site availability due to turn-around areas. Gravel sites are well maintained with new metal picnic tables, large lantern pole (hook for anything), and elevated, fish cleaning table. Large number of sites directly on lake. Area B best during summer months since wind crosses lake. Large beach. Check-in 5:00 pm; check-out 4:30 pm. Discount (50%) for individuals Senior citizens and disabled (must have appropriate federal parks card); does not provide discount for active or retired military. New playground equipment. Marina nearby. Dump station centrally located (2 stalls but too close together to accommodate two large RVs). Water pressure low. Overall would return. Primitive area was closed but nice to walk through. - Next Mission
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
Jun 2015 - $26.00
I hesitate to write a stellar review for this campground, as it might mean that more people will go there. ;-) There are only 32 sites, all with water and electric. It's a newer park (in comparison to most state parks), and the sites are so large and nice; finely crushed limestone bordered by buried landscape timbers are the base for each site. Most of them were actually excavated, and the extra dirt was used to create small mounds between some of the sites. We had THE premium site in the property, all of about 15 steps to a little, stone 'beach' area from our site, lot #21, which is huge. Every site is level, and each has a picnic table, lantern post and fire ring with cooking grate. Good and bad news- there is no OTA television, and ZERO cell signal on AT&T. Driving to the entrance to the campground you can get a slight signal. The state's web site says there is a small camp store on the property, but we were told no, that is incorrect. There is a pretty good little country store about 3 miles away that has groceries, hardware, bait, ice, gas, etc. (it's surprisingly large and well-stocked). Camp office sells firewood. Shower is the cleanest, nicest we've seen. Campground has an overnight mooring area for boats, and a public beach that you can walk to. It's a small, clean, quiet campground, on a beautiful lake. We rented a pontoon boat at the closest marina, which is a 30 minute drive (only 10 minutes from the campground across the lake, though). No fee to enter the park, as we're accustomed to in Indiana. The drive to get there is the worst part, as state roads in Kentucky are little more than most county roads in other areas. It's 45 minutes off the interstate on rolling, winding roads, but for us, it was worth the drive. We'll go back as soon as we can, but the lakefront sites are booked for months...! - fastalker64
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
Jun 2014 - $22.00
We were totally and pleasantly surprised by how nice this place is. The sites were level, easy to get into, not piled on top of your neighbor. Had a great waterfront site and it was perfect! So very clean, well maintained. Cell phone coverage was poor at best (Verizon), but not too concerning for us. No TV reception at all. Excellent value for an electric (50 amp) and water site! - cobragt23
Jun 2016 - $11.00
ACE facility ( also know as Army Engineers Corps), great campground, nice camp hosts. Good fishing spot. Wish we could have stayed longer. - Bajadrmr
Jun 2014 - $11.00
We found a secluded site on parcel level ground and overlooking water tails. We have been back 3 times already this year and love that spot. The coons are a little annoying at night and will pretty much walk up to you! Our site was clean and well maintained! Love this place for a adult camping adventure. - tanyay78
Sep 2011 - $22.00
Why oh why did we stop here? The site was so narrow we could hold a hot dog on a stick out our window and roast it on the neighbor's smoky "fire". Thankfully, they were friendly and tried to talk quietly til about midnight when they retired. There are a few wide sites at one end, and they get progressively narrower along the road. Turns are tight. For us, this reinforced the need to better read RV Park Reviews. - Windjammer
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