1 Park near Olive Hill, Kentucky
Jul 2015 - $25.00
We stayed here 2 nights and found that it was very quiet at our site. The roads from the interstate were narrow and had several hairpin turns. There are only 3 pull through sites and very few big rig sites. The electric was good but water pressure was very low. Sewer connections at the sites were not where they should be and we had to wait until we were ready to leave to dump. This would be fine for a family with children and a small class A or trailer. - John & Bobbie
Apr 2015 - $25.00
The campground area is fairly small and pads are close together, much like many older KY state parks that were originally built by the CCC. The access roads are narrow and have some tight turns and steep grades, but we saw a number of mid-length travel trailers in the campground (30-35' long.) Be advised that there is a hairpin turn just past the Welcome Center with a very steep grade just as the turn ends - underpowered vehicles will have difficulty here and backing (if required) will be a challenge. Bring your own firewood as we did not see any for sale inside the park. Double-check your utility distances unless you have extensions handy.
Our spot, B-48, was near the rear restrooms, but unfortunately many KY state parks do not fully open all facilities until Memorial Day weekend, so we had to use the restrooms at the check-in station at the campground entrance. These restrooms were quite old and worn, but were cleaned regularly. Most posts were in great shape, but a few of the pull-throughs looked a bit worn. Utilities were in good order and looked well maintained, although in some spots they are a long distance from the pad and will require extensions. Distances for utilities are provided on the reservation website and are accurate, so check the description first to be sure you will be able to reach.
Many of the spots are fairly level (ours required only minor front-rear leveling) but some of the pull-throughs will require substantial effort to achieve level. Check-in was easy, park staff were very courteous and helpful, and the campground host was easy to find at all times and quite friendly.
The park itself is really beautiful, clean, and well maintained. It offers much to do (mini-golf, 'gem mining', horseback stables, cave tours, boating, hiking, bird watching, wildflowers, etc.) There are a number of planned activities as well that are posted all over the park. We will definitely camp here again. - WrongWayRandall
Apr 2015 - $22.00
This was our second time at Carter Caves State Park. I can say that we had a great time. There is a multitude of things to do they have a large number of hiking trails, two cave tours and canoeing. They do have full hook up sites available but because they back up next to one of the campground roads we did not stay at one, our site did have water and electric. Pad was large. As with most state parks it is showing it's age. The site next to ours the electric did not work. Carter caves in in a remote area do not expect for there to be a lot of stores or shops in the county. - depguy