7 Parks near Manchester, Kentucky
Oct 2014 - $25.00
Great City park set in a valley. Staff decorated the park for the fall season. Roads are gravel, but sites are concrete. Most sites need leveling. Utilities worked well. Our sewer connection is well to the back of the site. I needed to use my extension to get to it. The park was near full, but we only saw one other person come home late in the evening and they left early in the morning. So we basically had the park to ourselves. Staff said many of the owners rent through the month of October and November for the fall season to insure a place and then just come for the weekends. Good for us. We would stay again. - PJ's Park and Play
May 2013 - $25.00
We were in the area for my husband to do business and this was the most convenient campground, about 25 miles off I-75. During the week it was very quiet with limited campers in and out. Staff was friendly. The campground sits in the hollow surrounded by eastern Kentucky hills so quite scenic. Several camping trailers were parked on sites for local weekenders, but everything was mowed with pretty flowers and landscaping and nothing looked "permanent". Concrete pads and new septic was just installed so grassy areas are being renovated. Gravel roads through the campground and one section has sites on paved area, others with grass yards. Horse riding and hiking trails and lake nearby for fishing. The area has pavilions for local gatherings and a pool (we did not evaluate). This is a "country" setting about 5 miles from small town with Walmart. Wi-Fi was good in Site 1 where we were but not accessible further in the campground without a booster. AT&T and Sprint phones worked for talk, but limited on data. The entertainment is nature. We would return. - busyteach
Oct 2016 - $40.00
We've stayed in several KY state parks and find all to be satisfactory,
none outstanding. $40 bought us a site that is steeply (4 blocks) canted
right to left and down in the back. No dump at site.
No cable, no OTA. Tengo capped at 70kB for $4 a day (yes, Kilobytes).
Nice and quiet, mostly folks from the surrounding area use this.
Has a pool for more money, putt-putt golf for more money...
There is a train in the distance, and no road noise. ATVs roam day and night.
So, nice quiet setting with unlevel sites and charges for everything except
the push button showers and toilets after you pay $40 a day. - 1yrfulltime
Aug 2016 - $35.00
We have found the State Parks in Kentucky to be some of the best. This park had a lot of activities available - especially for a family. It was accessible from the highway and close to points of interest. The bathrooms and showers could have been a little bit cleaner but were ok. We would stay here again. - Stan from idaho
Nov 2015 - $28.00
This is a nice state park with plenty to do. There is a Mountain Life museum, Wilderness Road and hiking trails. It is 45 minutes away from Cumberland Falls. The sites are mostly open and fairly large. We have a good ATT signal, not too many OTA channels but open enough for satellite. - cascan
Oct 2013 - $20.00
As said before, if you are an ATV trail rider, this place is for you. If not, it's only good for an over-night stay if you're going through the area. We used it as the latter. It was a Wednesday afternoon when we stopped; we had no reservations. The park looked mostly empty when we pulled in. The layout is a strip of asphalt between 421 and a creek, with paved sites on either side. Half the sites are creek side, half are on the highway. There is a small restroom/ shower house that we did not use. The office is not marked; I found out it shares the other half of the shower house. We never got a good direction on which site to choose. We had to move sites three times; the last two times were after the office was closed. They had no idea who had what site reserved or when. We moved to the other side along the road; and found that all the water hydrants for all those sites were locked. Thankfully, the ATV riders moved sites so we could move back over by the creek side and have running water. Summary - OK for an overnight stop, you get $20.00 worth. Road is noisy but not too bad if you can get a creek side site. The managers have no idea how to organize sites or reservations, and once they leave for the night, you're on your own, even if the water is locked. - JaredWPhillips
Apr 2010 - $20.00
Willie Begley RV Park (locally known as John Asher's Farm) is an ATV trailhead in the Daniel Boone National Forest. For off-road enthusiasts, this campground should be rated a 9. (Anyone else will be disappointed.) Sites are double-wide to park both your camper & 4-wheel toys. A tailgate loading ramp is available, as well as dump station. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & ice cream is on site. Kid's playground also available. The RV park is an asphalt strip wedged between Hwy 421 and a small creek. Sites 1-13 are creek side, sites 14-27 are against the road. Access to ATV trails is up a steep paved road at the entrance. Locally popular, teens & families ride 4-wheelers down Hwy 421 to enter the trail head. Traveling from I-75/London,KY DON'T USE Mapquest/GPS instructions which takes you to Rt 66 and Hwy 421-it's a narrow, 17-mile, brake-grinding endurance course. Instead, stay on Hal Rogers Parkway toward Hazard. Turn right on Rt 118, then right onto 421. Park is only a couple of white-knuckle miles away. - Flying Mantis
Oct 2015 - $36.00
As others have said, it really isn't designed for a big rig. Pretty much all back in unless you have a small rig and are one of the first for the pull through sites as the sites make up part of the road. Easiest entry is actually at the light before the hotel and then take the access road. Pull in before the gas station. Else pull in and park as close to the road or at the gas station. It is tight. Restrooms were adequate and clean, but someone thought it was still summer as all the windows were open and no heat on (October 46 degrees in the AM). WiFi is good. Basic cable included. Very, very noisy in the morning with restaurants supply trucks and trash trucks to compliment the road noise. . Really old picnic tables. - TBBGII
Jul 2015 - $36.00
For a longer term stay we were assigned a back in site which was high in rear, low in front. When level the rear was almost on the ground. The sewer connection was on a mound and the pipe was a good 6 inches above the ground. I went to the the office and was given a different site. While it was still high in the rear and low in the front, it was better than the first. The sewer, water and electric were at the rear of the site and the sewer was still an elevated pipe.
This wouldn't be our first choice in the area but we were there during the 4th of July and the had space available so grateful to have a place to stay. When parking we were given instructions to drive in front of the closed service station to enter the park. This eliminated the sharp turn mentioned by a previous reviewer. There is truck parking behind the motel and that is a good staging area to park while checking in for a site. - LivinTheDream
Dec 2014 - $34.00
This is a small campground located beside the Budget Host Motel. You check into the campground in the front lobby of the motel. The campground is not fancy, but offers full service 50 amp sites and a clean bathhouse facility. As an overnight stopping point it offers easy access to I-75 and there is a small truck stop right across the street that you can refuel at. The campground has four "pull through" sites but due to tight turns into the sites I couldn't get into them with a 40 ft fifth wheel. Fortunately the campground is fairly open in the center and the pull through sites are easy to back into. This is not a campground that I would want to spend a weekend at, but as an easily accessible overnight campground it was a good value for the money. - Greg and Kim
Aug 2016 - $24.00
Site C-14, level, a little grass, gravel parking pad, concrete patio, a tad bit close spacing.
Bathroom and showers decent (great shower water pressure), clean. Nice laundry faciltiy
No Air TV, had cell service (AT&T), free wi-fi at the pavilion
This is at Buckhorn Lake dam, so close easy access to lake. Positioned between two creeks, so most spots are on the water, which is very nice. Very nice, well kept grounds. Very nice Hosts. CAUTION - Do not come via Ky2022, like we did. Although pretty, it is a single lane road for 11 miles. If you run in to someone coming the other way, someone has to back up!! Come in from the north via KY28. Although we didn't explore, there are a lot of biking/hiking trails in the area. Nice café/gas station in town. - 48 State Goal
Aug 2015 - $11.00
Sites have electric and water. Sites are paved and level from side to side. Some are a little pitched from front to back, but very manageable. The campground was clean and the hosts very accommodating. The grass was a bit long in the middle of the park, but closely trimmed near the RVs. A lovely park, we would camp here again. - jwc47031
Aug 2010 - $10.00
Lovely little COE campground well off the beaten path in Buckhorn Kentucky. One small loop of 31 back in sites, all on a creek or river. Side group of 5 tent sites. Black top road and pads with grass and trees in between. All sites have sturdy picnic tables, fire rings and grills. Some sites with good view for satellite reception. Verizon service good. Friendly, helpful hosts. Our rate was with Golden Age pass. We would return. - Wandering Wishnies
Apr 2016 - $37.00
This campground when I called, I asked and was told, their wifi works well. I also asked about if we could get out with our Dish. They said no problem. Never had anybody complain. WELL I AM. Their wifi sucks, can not get on even parked in front of office. Could not get out with Dish...TOO many trees. I think its really sad how we were misled. We were booked for 2 days, asked for our 2nd night refund. After some back and forth bickering, we were finally reimbursed. NEVER again would I book here. - Barbjac425
Apr 2016 - $40.00
This is a very confusing park. The road in/out is very narrow. The sites have been squeezed into a small piece of property. Some lots cannot be used since they added the "large upscale pull thru lots". We were in lot 14, which is shared with another coach. Our lot had a large tree that hindered us from opening our back driver side slide. We were told this wouldn't be a problem and we wouldn't have to unhook our car. When we started to leave we had to pull straight to avoid hitting the tree with the back of the coach. Then we couldn't get by a half dead bush. I tried breaking the dead branches off, but that didn't work. So, we had to unhook the car, which was on an angle, back up and start over. Luckily everyone else had left so we had room. I would suggest you never stay on lot 14 in a big rig. Get a lot without a patio that has a straight shot out of the campground. - Merker
Mar 2016 - $37.00
We spent one night while going south. Our gravel site was spacious, mostly shady, and included a fire ring and patio. A lot of trees. Staff was very nice. Would stay again. - deangrimmett
Jul 2016 - $12.00
We loved this campground set in a very beautiful mountain canyon on the middle fork of the Kentucky River. The staff was great during the 4th of July weekend. This campground is very popular with the locals and was very busy. The only drawback was the roads leading from Hyden, Ky. to the campground. Twenty miles of winding mountain road that needs maintenance. Fortunately not much traffic, but we did have difficulty on the last two miles when we met oncoming traffic. Not really for big rigs, but smaller campers do okay. Did not have WiFi as some sites say and cell service is very poor even in Hyden. We had to go all the way to Hazard to get cell service 40 miles away. The campground host offered the use of the campground's phone if we needed it. If you want to use satellite TV get a site on the water. - JC69
Jul 2007 - $21.00
Very nice Corps of Engineers campground on Buckhorn Lake with adjacent boat ramp and recreation area. Hosts were outstanding. Of 40 sites (not counting the host site), 14 have water and electric, the rest are dry/primitive. The road in is 1 1/2 lanes for about 2 miles, with tight curves and some steep hills. Apparently very popular with local fishermen, especially on weekends. Plenty of parking inside the campground for boat trailers. No cell service and very poor TV reception. Would definitely return if we're in the area again. - DB_Engineer