4 RV Parks near Owensboro, Kentucky
Jun 2016 - $45.00
Price on website is $30. Correct price is $45. If you fish, you must throw them back. Otherwise pay lake fee applies of $15. No rugs in front of campers (might kill grass supposedly), but room additions are ok (duh). No motorcycles. No alcohol. Grandson fished in wrong area, was told he needed to get a ticket. Got him a ticket... $15, one of the owners came screeching at him that he was not allowed to fish there again (same owner) ......didn't ask for a ticket, or say 'Just checking for tickets', just proceeded to yell at him. He told her he had one, and she commented "how do I NOT know this?". Showed her the ticket he bought from her employee. Terrible place to go. Will never go back. Swimming lake full of seaweed stuff and mud. Owners have too many rules and overpriced. - lecatts
Apr 2016 - $30.00
Beautiful park in the woods. Big swimming lake with nice beach, concession area. We had a site by the lake; it was great. Roads were a little narrow but not bad. Owners are great. - V F Coffman
Sep 2010 - $30.00
Extremely dusty roads. Very private. Country setting with nice fishing and walking areas. 50 amp service is way out back on a different ridge and a long walk. - JimOhio
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Nice folks run the place. Good service and reasonable prices on groceries and other items. But the place could use a bit of an upgrade. and what is up with all the golf carts??? According to what we were told by other RV'ers who were local it is the only CG in the area that allows golf carts. It was sort of cool the first night or two but it later became a major nuisance. - RalphB3
Nov 2016 - $34.00
Stayed one night while visiting friends in the area. All sites are back-in but large and long. Full hookup and the utilities worked well. It is important to position your rig carefully to be able to reach your connections, which may still require extensions. Great recreational facilities. Store and snack bar, even this time of year. The two lane road to access is narrow and no shoulder but fine if you just take it slow. We had a site on the lake so the satellite worked fine but would not work from many sites due to trees. Our Verizon voice connection was marginal; data was ok for email and web browsing. Wifi cost $4 per day per device so we didn't try it. We found interior roads to be adequate. - Pktva
Sep 2016 - $34.00
I am not sure it should be called a lake. There is no swimming and there are just several small bodies of water around. Diamond ponds would be more accurate. The main reason I chose to stay here over my usual campground was for the Luau party. I was very disappointed. There wasn't a big to do or decorations or anything extraordinary.
My most pleasant surprise was the prices. Rates were great, prices of activities was great and I was happy to see that they were economical enough for families unlike some parks that have high prices because they know your kids will beg to do them and you'll pay. So kudos to Diamond lake for good prices.
The park was extremely crowded and there is very little privacy but it is very clean.
There was some minor things that should be done like painting picnic tables, steps to cottages that also were badly in need of pressure washing but overall the park was very tidy.
There is an unfinished putt putt golf course that is on the map but it doesn't look ready to play. The go karts were fun and priced well.
I didn't care much for the attitude of the security guard but all the other staff were very nice.
I don't know if we will stay here again because of the lack of privacy but it's a nice camp ground. - Blended family campers
Mar 2018 - $20.00
Very quiet. The wagon wheels are difficult with a 32' trailer. I would try to get one of the full hookup pull thru sites, unless you have a shorter unit. Getting into the sites is very tight. They need to be larger in diameter. Everything is convenient for hooking up. Staff is very friendly and helpful. When coming into Boonville on hwy 61, don't turn onto Poplar. Its a very difficult turn onto a narrow street. I'd go through the town square and go straight onto another East bound street. Then turn left several streets down to get to Poplar. - chucky2
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Nice campground with a big fishing and swimming lake, playgrounds, shelter houses, four rental cottages and an enclosed pavilion available to rent.
The only negative about this park is that the sites are gravel and there's very little of it. The area around the campers are very loose dirt that tracks into the camper. It would have been much worse had it been rainy and turned to mud. - kc9mls
Aug 2016 - $20.00
A small, wooded, public park. My site was in the open. Some longer term guests were evident. Staff at the front desk were friendly. Flat gravel sites, I had to back into site #26 but thank heavens the site in front was open so I went in and back in straight. Good AT&T and Verizon signal, no wifi. - RVStudent
May 2017 - $20.00
I stayed here two nights in Site 10 while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with a tow car. Don't get site 10! Or 1-12 for that matter. Best sites are in the 20s, 30s and 40s which are in the back of the park past the bath house. The campground is right off the road. It is buffered by a stand of trees but there is still lot of noise off US 41. However it is also very convenient for the same reason. This is a large CCC park with many day use activity areas and a first class museum on Audubon which is contained in a French chateau built by the WPA in the 1930s. The campground is definitely dated. It has narrow roads and narrow pads which are almost randomly placed. But the sites are paved, and there is a lot of nice grass and big shade trees and you don't at all feel like you are in the middle of a city. I was there in the middle of the week and there were many open spaces so it felt very spacious. With all the sites filled it would be very crowded. Make sure you have a long water hose. Spigots are close to random and often very far away and on the wrong side of the site. Mine was next to my neighbor's fire ring. Some sites are seriously not level. Some sites have adjoining car parking but some don't. There are many walking trails in the park but only one for dogs which is described as "fairly difficult." It was that and more. Wifi is a subscription service and costs $3.99 a day. Verizon service was excellent. There are separate tent sites. Didn't use bath house. Didn't use dump station -- sign said $5 to dump. Rate reflects Kentucky 10% senior discount. Doesn't include the $7.50 it costs to reserve the site. If you are coming during the week I suggest saving the reservation fee and just drop in and pick out a site. You are more likely to get something you like. - SoloRed
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Audubon State Park has a lot to offer: camping, cabins, lake, golf course, and the museum. The campground, however, shows wear. It's a small campground, crammed next to a busy highway at the park's entrance. Many sites were deeply shaded and had paved pads, but the pads weren't very wide and some are quite short. Companion vehicle parking is available with some sites on a separate paved pad. Not sure that detail is noted on the reservation form, so it might be best to call. One bath house present and a small, one-hole dump station. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, departed late Monday morning and never saw a host to check us in. There might have been camp wifi, but we didn't have the code. We paid for our night via the after hours drop box.
Parking at the museum is limited, but it's a short walk from the campground. Interior roads are quite narrow, so it'd be best to drive a tow around the park. We used this campground as an overnight stop because we had a favorable impression when we stayed at the cabins 10 years ago. Now I'm not so sure I'd return again with an RV due to the cramped and noisy conditions and overall wear of the property. - Flying Mantis
Apr 2016 - $24.00
Audubon State Park is a little funky in its location: the park is located on US 41 in Henderson, but when you pull in, you go from city to wilderness in about 100 yards. The gal at the check-in gate allowed us to check in early. Sites are crowded together pretty close. Our site, number 5, had electricity and water, but the spigot and electric box were located about 40 feet from the camper. Shower houses were dated and in need of a little cleanup. Could've been because it was Sunday morning, but showers were a bit dirty. I think this state park would be one that would appeal to those who want the "away from it all" experience, yet want city amenities like restaurants and night life. Ellis Park is located 3 miles north of the state park for Horse racing fans. - Prairie Bayou