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Barren River State Resort Park

Lucas, Kentucky


1149 State Park Rd
Lucas, Kentucky 42156
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Sites: 99
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.85458
Longitude: -86.05632

Elevation: 738' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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18 Reviews

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

I stayed here because it was my closest alternative when I found out that all sites at Baileys Point COE were full. Boy was this a compromise! This was one of the worst places I have ever stayed. Even after using all of my leveling blocks, the RV still listed to the rear. The water hookup was so far away from the site - on the 'wrong' side - that I didn't even bother to hook up the water line. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
85
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Lots of room at the sites. Some sites would be difficult to level a large rig or to pull into as some have steep slopes in or out of site. Recommend driving around the park first to see where your rig will work then go back to gate to pay and mark your site. Plenty of shade trees. Decent bathrooms. Shower water pressure good. Tidy state park, well maintained. Great value. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
73
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

needed a place to stay was A great place tough to turn in with my 38 foot 5th wheel camp site number 2 is not level front to back made it very hard to get it level its on a hill but level side to side didn't need any blocks. Was tough to get the angle on my TV cause of the downward slope but was OK. some of the other sites was better but was already booked If I stay again Id pick the same site I know what to do and it was my 3rd trip out with a camper so I'm new. I didnt use the showers I have one in my 5th wheel. I normally go look them over but I didn't this time. Now i tow with a HDT and I am afraid that I will not fit in this Park. tight turns with downward hills at a odd angle if your trailer is low or close to the bed rails be careful walk the route to the camp site if you have too. Or ask them to show you the site before you drive too it and get into a tight spot We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

they have a Nice restaurant up the road a golf cart ride away, short car drive nice Buffet but it is sort of expensive. Food was southern style and was great worth the money

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Review Count: 54
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

The best thing about this park was the camp host. Someone had taken our spot and then left for the day. She took us around to select any other open spot that we wanted. She was so friendly and accommodating, she made the best of a crummy situation. Still, I had quite a hike to the laundry room since all the machines at the close one were broken. Also, the dumpster was overflowing and someone cleaned fish on newspaper and just tossed it in without a plastic bag. Maybe the problem is not the management, maybe it is the clientele. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This was one of the worst campgrounds I have stayed at. The grass wasn't mowed, the fire pits were in an unsafe condition, with metal sticking out of the ground. No ventilation in the shower house. RV hookups were on opposite sides. Power on one side of RV and water on the other side. Had to use a long garden hose to reach water spigot. I would not recommend anyone staying at this park. If you have a long motor home, you will drive through the grass several times to get in and out. Attendants at the front gate were no help at all. They were like "yeah yeah, we understand". Pitiful place to stay. Should have demanded a refund. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Do not stay here.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

Came in on a Wednesday and the park was mostly empty. Weekends are full! Friendly staff that sell ice and firewood at the front entrance. Paved pull through spot for our 30ft TT. On a hill but easy to level. Picnic table and campfire ring at each site. Plenty of room between the sites with large shade trees and grass. Water and electric on opposite ends of the site so we had to have an extension cord for the electric - no problems. No wifi or cable but Verizon Mifi picked up the internet with a booster. AT&T didn't work well. Nicely maintained State Park. Two Bath houses cleaned almost daily, plenty of hot water, hooks for clothes and the lights run on timers. Laundry with 1 washer and 2 dryers at each bath house (One set wasn't working). Dump stations behind each one. Turns are a little challenging and there are several spots where the pavement needs repair. The sites on the outside of the loops are very small and should be for tents only. We stayed for 2 weeks on one site and then moved to another for 2 more weeks. We loved this park and plan to return! We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many things to do within a mile of the campground but still within the park. Horseback riding, beach, walking trails, golf course, restaurant, marina, boat rentals and playground for kids. Walmart, Lowe's, grocery stores and restaurants within 15 minute drive.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We were able to get a spot with a lake view close to the boat ramp. Slideout/awning friendly level sites are few and far between in the lower section by the lake, however. Water and electric are spaced apart from each other and we had to choose which one as our 50' water hose was not enough. Very hilly (not bicycle friendly) but that's to be expected so close to a lake. The restrooms were clean but dingy. We had no problem getting our 34' trailer around the grounds. No pool and no playground (that we could find anyway.) Hardly a flat area to throw ball or Frisbee even. It was not awful but we will not return. not what I was expecting for a state owned park. Disappointed. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 222
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: March, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very narrow paved roads lead to very narrow paved sites that are seriously off-level. Narrow grassy areas between sites provide no privacy. Some electric hook-ups were inadequate but sites are close enough together that hooking to the neighboring electric may be possible though inappropriate (a neighbor was using ours when we arrived). AT&T phone and data service were weak but serviceable in the area. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Great pull-through site. Nice clean park. Great fishing and boating. Near Mammoth Caves, the Corvette plant and museum in Bowling Green and Lincoln's Birth Place. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground; friendly hosts and good food at the lodge. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground in one of Kentucky's State Resort parks. The campground is a nice, clean campground with mostly level parking spots. This campground is located on a hill though and is not a bike friendly campground. Most of the roads throughout the campground are pretty hilly. Some campsites are on a pretty good incline. Good TV and cell phone reception. Bath houses are nice and pretty clean, plenty of hot water. As with the KY resort parks, there is a lodge here with a nice restaurant. There is a pool at the lodge, but it is for lodge guests only. However nobody checks and campers can swim here. Laundry machines are available for use. Did not see any vending machines or payphone. There is a swimming beach a short drive from the campground on the park premises. Horse riding available as well. $18 per person for 45 minutes. Hiking and biking trails as well. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed at Barren River State Park while we were visiting Mammoth Cave. There is a nice lodge, golf course and horseback riding available. We did not use any of these services. One word of advice. Be really careful of the site you select. Most of the sites are very unlevel with difficult grades. Some would not accommodate a large rig. We have a 39' 5th wheel and were on one of the more level sites, but it was a chore to get it leveled. The RV section has a laundry but only one machine was working. We did not use the bathhouse. There are no full hookups but it is very shady. Each site has a fire pit and picnic table. Some of the turns were very tight. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 183
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

The park has both pull-through sites and back-ins. The good news on the pull-through locations: They are long! The bad news on the pull-throughs: Although paved, they are not level. In fact, the slots are very much "humped" in a small hill. I had to move five times before I found one that did not stress out my hydraulic levelers. Further, the pull-through sites have only partial shade. The back-ins are more shady and appear fairly level, but will only accommodate small (30 foot or less) RV's. The rate I am showing reflects a AAA Motor Club discount (which I was surprised the park accepts!). The full rates are $19 for weekdays, $21 for weekends. I was surprised to find that this state park has laundry machines. I believe this is unusual for a state park. However, the laundry machines were outside under a cover that could be pulled down when they are not in use, so the laundry facilities were a little dirty. Restrooms were so so, I would wear shower shoes. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is quite old and has not been updated since we were here 25 years ago. The area is great with lots of activities for kids and with beach and marina nearby. The bathhouses were in deplorable condition and did not appear to have been cleaned in several days. Fire rings had ashes from previous occupants as well as lots of trash, cigarette butts, and beer bottle caps. If you are going to stay in this area, I would recommend the COE campground at Narrows. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very pretty area, but the campground itself needs a lot of work. There was a lot of trash in the restrooms, and no rangers around except on the week-end. The camp sites are not level, and that is an understatement. The campground is on a very hilly area along a man-made lake, and the sites are all humped in the middle. I needed about 5 leveling blocks under the rear stabilizers when fully extended to reach the pavement and we were on one of the more "flat" sites! Also, the water taps were between sites and even though ours was on the street side of the trailer I still needed 50' of hose to reach our trailer. The location is handy to Mammoth Caves, though. We camped at Barren River State Resort Park in a Travel Trailer.

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