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Muldraugh, Kentucky

Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp)

Muldraugh, Kentucky


US-60
Muldraugh, Kentucky 40155
Phone: (502) 624-4836

Sites: 58
Recent Rate: $21 2/2017

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Latitude: 37.902448216781
Longitude: -86.024405526089
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

18 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:      

Camp Carlson has really gone down hill, thanks to it's management. Bed bugs in cabins, broken glass on hillsides, poison ivy growing in RV spots, feral cats, less than dial-up internet (if it even works), camp hosts that 'homestead' and are never rotated out, trash all around lake, drug deals that take place at the bottom of the creek, dog pen infested with hook-worms, limited vehicle parking. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough 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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 189
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

A great camping spot for military eligible folks! There's a stocked fishing lake a short walk away too. I didn't see any boats or a boat ramp. As others mentioned, wifi & phone service are real spotty. We mostly had 1 bar or no service with ATT and Verizon was about 2 bars at best. Many of the 50Amp sites are good for satellite but most of the 30Amp sites are deep in the trees. You can only reserve the 30Amp W/E only sites but you can take a 50Amp full hookup if available when you get there. They still require you to give them your Social Security number when checking in which really irritates me. The Army is so slow moving into the 21st century! We had a long pull thru full hookup which was nicely spaced from our neighbors and easy in/out. Three sites were fully paved and the rest are gravel. Most sites are big rig suitable too. Trees needed trimming going into the 30Amp W/E area but those sites would take any size rig too. There's a camp host for after hours support. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a wonderful campground. Most of the spaces here are gravel but there are a few cement pad spots also. All very level. Staff and camp hosts very friendly and helpful. There is a small lake at the back of the park for fishing. No swimming is allowed in the lake. Easy access into the park and big rig friendly. The restrooms and laundry room are modern and very, very clean. There is also a room in the facility for meetings, dining, etc. that has a refrigerator, TV and book/movie exchange. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here six nights and will stay here again. Only down side (some will say up side) is there is no cell service at all and the internet service is very iffy and slow when it does work. Were able to get a few cable channels; don't know about sat TV. The laundry and restroom/shower facilities were the best we have seen anywhere. The sites are large and clean. There is a creek and a lake on site and fishing available if you have a permit. Staff was very helpful. Campground is not on Ft Knox but is military only. About six miles to the Fort and 20 to Elizabethtown. We also went to Bardstown and Glendale; scenic areas especially with the fall colors. There are also a number of distilleries within reasonable driving distance. Would be a 10+ if our phones worked. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground. Clean, quiet very pet friendly. Always a site available. Nice fishing pond. Big sites and easy to navigate. Worst part was the WiFi is really slow. Otherwise perfect. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Front Desk Personnel and Camp Host were all very friendly, helpful and yet professional. All grounds and sites are well maintained and fully operational. I definitely recommend this campground and will return in the future. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Well maintained. Not all sites are 50 amp. Majority are 30 amp with water only. We had no problem getting full 50 amp with sewer connection. A good number of sites are taken by resident full-timers. No reservations taken...first come, first serve. Some sites close to the state highway bridge with noise, but most are quite and shaded. Great library share room for books and movies. Laundry and restrooms convenient and maintained. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 131
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is not on the Fort Knox military post, but it isn't far away. This was my second stay at this CG. The last was a few years ago. Wi-Fi still iffy depending on how far from the office and how many RVs are between you and there. You can sit in the rec building and use a laptop if you need strong Wi-Fi. Cell service is also sketchy. I had to go outside the RV to get one bar. Utilities were good. There is a mixture of concrete and gravel sites. Most are level. Not all of them will allow for satellite reception due to trees. The rec building is nice, is in the middle of the park, and contains laundry, satellite TV, and a book/movie sharing library. I think laundry was a buck per load. There is a stocked lake next to the park. The staff was friendly and helpful. Only the W/E sites are reservable. They offer a discount for Golden Age/Access card holders which I used. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Military only. Next to Ft Knox. Quiet/great laundry/lots of trees. Satellite good. Internet not so good. Easy access access dor big rigs. Loved the staff. Large sites We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 130
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate fluctuated because we were on water/electric for a few days, then moved to a full hookup site. We signed up on the waiting list and then declined our first option so we could get a campsite where we also could get satellite TV. We would camp here again and were satisfied with the campground. Some improvements - lots of grass, - well maintained and mowed, - new pavement, - new bathhouse, - laundry has plenty of washers and dryers ($1 each load), - a few new concrete pads, - nice welcoming office area and personnel, - great hiking areas, - nice pond/lake (no boats), - campfires and free wood (which you can collect) Some drawbacks: - no AT&T phone service, - some trees will not allow satellite TV, - one commode in the washroom. We have to drive 3-4 miles to the highway to get phone service or send text messages. But it is manageable. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We found this military park to be very friendly and well maintained. We had good cell/Internet reception with Verizon and our MIFI card. The only downside is TV reception. Our antenna did not pick up any stations although I saw other rigs with antennas up. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent camp with new facilities. A/C in laundry and showers! $1 per load for wash and for dry. Paved roads and some paved RV sites. Wi-Fi worked moderately well but there's a cap on band width. Poor to no Verizon cellular in most sites. Lake with fishing: no power boats. I counted 55 RV sites, 11+ cabins, 14+ tent sites and some group facilities. Very nice conference center overlooking lake. Convenient to Ft. Knox w/ commissary, PX, etc., approximately 25 mile from Churchill Downs, home of the KY Derby. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is my second stay at Camp Carlson. Since last summer they have paved the roads in the campground, secured better Wi-Fi service, and put tent camping in another section of the park closer to the playgrounds. This place is an absolute gold mine when looking to get away from it all. Although the TV and phone reception is not very good because of it's location, the park itself, the employees, the laundry room and bathhouses are above and beyond most RV campgrounds. They fully enforce the 120 day rule and they keep the park spotless. You couldn't ask for friendlier people and great service from the employees here. I will come back often. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Bathhouse was the best part about this park. New and kept clean. They have too many unoccupied permanents that are allowed to stay up to 120 days. Therefore, no real full hook ups available for travelers. And they don't take any reservations so it's a crap shoot as to what you will get. Lots of standing water around park, grading would help here and there. Too many speed bumps. We had no satellite, TV, phone, or internet at our site. Very few have it. It was interesting to say the least. Site size was very generous. Overall it was an acceptable place to stay. We probably would not plan an extended stay here again, maybe if just overnight. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This military campground is conveniently located to the Patton Museum at Fort Knox. It is not on base, but is about 3 miles away on US Highway 60, at Camp Carlson. It has level shaded spots with WiFi service at site. There is an immaculate new laundry and community room, which is well stocked with books, videos and games. The office is manned by a friendly, very knowledgeable lady and she was a pleasure to deal with. My only real objection to this place is that it is used by DoD contractors and people moving into the area or here on TDY. It means that the campground is very quiet and doesn't have the feel of regular campgrounds (the vacation type of atmosphere). One tenant in a motorhome has a washer and dryer outside his rig (is this a military base?!). And of course being near a base then you have to put up with the middle of the night gunfire exercises. We camped at Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area (Military FamCamp) in a Motorhome.

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