14 RV Parks near Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky
Sites: 105 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 22 Reviews
Jun 2018 - $20.00
A lot of sites will probably fit Class C RV's but look tight if you have a Class A. There are a couple of sites that have electric but it is dry camping for the most part. Campstore is close with pay showers. Bathrooms are in every loop and cleaned regularly. The bathrooms are also air conditioned which is a nice bonus. Mammoth Cave Visitor Center is maybe 1/2 mile away and there is also access to the trails around the forest from the campground. Lots to explore and see. We had a pull through site which fit our 24' RV fine. If we had a tow vehicle that probably would have fit as well. - Bogie71
Mar 2017 - $20.00
Great stop for cave tours. Dry camp only, but plenty of water faucets and restrooms nearby. Lots of trees, no satellite service. Spotty cell service. Lots of firewood stacked throughout the campground, free for the taking. It takes an effort to find a level friendly site. - rvrrat520
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
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Sites: 8 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 1 Reviews
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Stayed at this park with a group of friends. These are equestrian/group sites and about a 1/2 acre each. There were several groups and several single families spread out over the generous sites. The large sites are very private and we had no trouble with a travel trailer, two tents and 4 cars on a single site. The loop is paved and there are generous parking areas for horse trailers and trucks. There are several adjacent hiking and biking trails as well as a charming dirt road down to an old Baptist Church in the woods. There was minimal evidence of horses but abundant wildlife. This is 20 min and a ferry ride away from the Mammoth Cave visitor's center and cave but it feels like its 100 away. RVs cannot cross the ferry so must come in across other roads. The toilets are well maintained pit toilets and there are no showers. I assume they would let us dump in the main campground but its over an hour drive to get there without using the ferry. Everyone was impressed with this little gem and we plan to be back. - Dennchristen
Jun 2018 - $12.00
This campground is excellent! Large sites, sites on the outer edge of the loops had good privacy. Sites on the inside of the loops not so much privacy. Bathhouse is very clean, as well as the laundry room. We stayed for three nights and visited Mammoth Cave N.P., ziplined and toured the towns in the area of Mammoth Cave. This is probably the nicest campground we stayed in during this trip. Highly recommend the campground. - Ortep
May 2018 - $35.00
We've camped at this park for 10 years & up until this last time we camped, we've had no complaints. The grass hadnt been cut on the entire side of the campground we were in. We got there on a Thurs & stayed until Mon & the bathhouse had not been cleaned until Sun evening & only because we complained to the attendant about it. Even then, it was not cleaned well. The floor was mopped but hadn't been swept so the dirt was just moved around basically. They weren't just dirty, they were unsanitary. The attendant tried to say they'd been cleaned everyday but there were things on the floor & the commodes that were there every single day & wouldn't have been had they been cleaned. It was obvious they hadn't been cleaned and in days. It looked like there was mold in the shower stall walls also. Until this last vist, the park was always very well kept & maintained, we were very disappointed especially when we complained & instead of making it right, we were just told a bold faced lie. - Heidi J
May 2018 - $28.00
The park was beautiful, well kept, and quiet. Could have used a better view of the lake, but we got the impression that they were trying to keep a buffer zone around the lake, so that's OK. Our site was very large and level! It's a long way to the store, but that's a plus if you plan ahead. - MolliesPack
May 2018 - $10.00
Bathrooms need some TLC. We camped in mid May and if you don't have shade it will be hot. Difficult to swim in lake, lots of rocks and no sandy area to enter. Campground was clean. - myo
Oct 2016 - $15.00
Love our 2 night stay here! Waterfront sites are great and we had excellent weather to make it an overall great experience. Will definitely be back! - B and V travels
Aug 2016 - $10.00
Would have rated excellent if it had sewer. But restroom was close. Would have been nice if showers had curtain between actual shower and changing area to keep water out of that area. This site is 85 feet long and easy to pull through. Great view of lake. Did get good Verizon cell and MIFI. Also able to get DirecTV satellite connection. - phyllen
Jul 2017 - $22.00
Dog Creek is our go-to spot for lake camping, and we return every year. It's a smaller campground, less crowded than others on Nolin Lake, and has direct access to the water from many sites. We like the privacy and seclusion of Dog Creek, but our city friends got a bit bored. The only activity offered is the lake, and we spent 3 afternoons floating in the cove at the beach, which wasn't enough to keep their (overactive) grandson entertained. Next time we return to Dog Creek we'll bring the right kind of company who know how to kick back and chill at a campground way out in the country. - Flying Mantis
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
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
Jun 2018 - $35.00
This is a nice park in Horse Cave, KY. The staff is very nice, and the park is pretty clean. We had a pull through that was easy to get in and out of, and had room for the trailer, and I could park the truck right by it. There is a highway right by the campground, so there is some road noise, but not bad if inside the camper. We were on the lower level, (it's tiered as it's on the site of a hill), and thus closest to the highway. Where we were there was no real shade, but it is only in that area that there's no trees (yet hopefully). Unfortunately driving to the campground you go through a sketchy looking area (abandoned building, and a wrecking yard). Once at the campground thought you forget about that part. Haven't tried the pool or WiFi as we have strong AT&T signal for our hotspot/cellphones. Haven't tried the local TV stations, as we use AppleTV. We've been twice this year, and have enjoyed ourselves both times. - TnJSimmons
Oct 2017 - $134.00
We stayed in a cabin for 3 nights and the cabins are fine. The only problem was they were not cleaned well before we got there. Still had soap residue on the sink and dirty shower. The shower head barly put out any water so you had to hug the wall to get wet. The campground is located directly off interstate 65 so the road noise can be heard inside the cabin all night long. Get use to hearing big rigs using their jake brake to slow down to turn off at this exit for the Loves truck stop. - NC RV Travler
Aug 2017 - $45.00
Stayed three nights for a visit to the National Park. This KOA is located right off the highway and is VERY noisy. Additionally, the park is located near some rather seedy adult entertainment venues which would make it questionable for those with children. The park itself is well maintained but the pull-through spaces are far from level. Our front jacks were almost completely retracted while we nearly ran out of blocks for the rear jacks. That's a first. Also, there's really no place or space provided to park the tow vehicle, which was a real pain. The staff was friendly and the small camp,store seems well-stocked but the location and noise prevent me from giving this a good rating. - RadioZulu
Oct 2017 - $29.00
As the other review says - this place is certainly 'quirky'. Water and 50amp service ran us $25, plus $4 for sewer - a value in this area, though we were late in the season. Multiple rock cabins as well as dilapidated trailers are strewn about the property. The owner is EXTREMELY helpful - helped us pull through into a site after our arrival. 5 minutes down the road from the Mammoth Caves which is really why we're here. Will update if anything changes. Don't be turned off by the outward appearance of this park. - Harks_723
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
Jun 2018 - $10.00
We stayed in site B-8 which had a concrete pad and I would not have needed to disconnect but we did to travel. The site has a nice concrete pad and all three connections were very convenient to the back of the trailer. We were close to the neighbors but they were very nice. Our awnings missed by about three feet so we had room. The pool was nice and warm and clean. We went to the game room/club house and relaxed for a bit and it is a bit out dated but comfortable and very clean. The park staff were all great and gave me a ride to the garbage dump area and to the laundry. As has been stated earlier it is not obvious you need to check in at the office which is on the opposite side of the main road before you enter the park. The office is directly across the from the park driveway. They used the golf cart and took me over to get paid for out trip. It is very convenient to Mammoth Cave and several others. - Wally Shreves
Jun 2018 - $1.00
This is the second Thousand Trails to stay at since we purchased our membership. It's just okay but we would likely not come back. They initial site they suggested for us would have been a nightmare. Zero shade, front door opens to neighbor's sewer, and probably would not have been able to open our awnings. We chose a shorter site in the trees. It wasn't bad and all the utilities worked well. ATT service is basically non-existent so we purchased the premium WiFi for $5.99 per 24 session. That was a waste of $. Dropped connections and slow speeds. Some of the buildings were in need of some TLC. Playground and pool were okay. The tent area looked a lot nicer than the RV area. It is relatively close to the national park visitors center. - OpenRoadJedi
Jun 2018 - $11.00
We belong to RPI which includes Encore, which is 1000Trails. This is typical 1000Trails. This being Encore which is the top of their line, it would be like a resort CG..NOT! This is not a resort by any means. But only cost us $10per/nt +$1 per/nt resort fee. Would NEVER pay their reg. rate. Front desk & rangers are the nicest people...but they don't own the CG. This CG is severely out dated, over rated & needs a severe facelift. The pool is nice and clean, decent size and busy. Our RV faces over grown weeds and forest trees. Neighbor on one side is like the rest in our row, permanents with lots of stuff all over. We are in 310. If you come here pending on the amps you need (we need 50), ask to be up front or in the center. That spaces are tighter but they are level. We are at the back by the back set of bathroom/showers/laundry building. Space 310, it is probably one of the most spacious and pretty level. So is 309 but it was taken. They will take you in a golf cart and show you what is available in the amps you need and you can pick your poison. Most are NOT suitable for Roof Mounted Sat Dishes. So on top of the $1 day resort fee (for not a resort) there isn't even a store here. They charge for wifi. We used our mifi w/ ATT as best we could. CG not ATT friendly. 1 bar, occasionally 2. Mini putt putt course is made with PVC pipes. Very sad looking, no players. The entire course is about 15x15ft. There are like 6 pull thru sites. They are not even close to being level. They are downhill & uphill, not level side to side. Would take 2 days to build up one side so that it would be level front/back & side/side. Some MH have to have one wheel off the ground so they can get the other side of their unit level. Picnic tables need serious work. Firepits are nice/big but inconvenient. At back corner of site. Can't sit around, would be sitting on side of hill below fire pit in neighbors space. Add pics later when gone from here in 2 days where we have ATT service.Roads are gravel and narrow. Disconnect towed before traveling through. Allowed to park towed beside RV on the Grass/weed area. - Victoria Grace