15 Parks near Paducah, Kentucky
May 2016 - $15.00
Conveniently off the highway. Great directional signage, no problem locating. Excellent water pressure in showers, got hot fast. Owners were very friendly. Long pull through sites so we could stay hooked up. Very quiet. - Wifey
Oct 2015 - $27.00
We cannot recommend this park, but do read other evaluations. The drag strip and dirt track racing unexpectedly started up on a Thursday evening at 6pm and lasted well into the night. Very loud! The "grassy" areas are mowed "swamp grass". Obviously this area is subject to flooding as all the electrical is well elevated (4'+ off ground). It did rain during our visit, and water was standing everywhere for two days afterward. The park is approximately 5 miles from I-24 on narrow asphalt roads, one of which crosses a steep railroad embankment (similar to a levee). I was concerned I might damage my hitch and/or pin box driving across it. There are two tight turns that require no oncoming traffic to utilize the whole of both roads to negotiate. There is only one women's and one men's toilet/shower rooms for the whole park. One better hope that it is not busy as one walks across the gravel lot. There are two washers and three dryers; however, the dryers have only one heat setting - "high". One might choose "Delicate" or "Low" heat, no matter because the dryer (50 minutes for $1.75) gets hot enough that one cannot touch the inside drum. This park is under new owners, but beware the husband. He is very OCD about late checkouts and driving through unoccupied spaces! He will literally run across the park to confront someone with anger. Though not the park's fault, the electrical line voltage ran over 131 VAC for several hours several times a day. Our SurgeGuard ATS safely disconnected the RV, but then we were basically boondocking. One needs to be careful leaving the RV door open as the gnats will invade the RV. One reviewer stated the owners space RVs out for privacy; however, this is totally untrue. There are three RVs on the south loop, and we are all parked next to each other with empty spaces down the way. On the positive side, this appears to be a clean park. Even the permanent residents and rental RVs are not that junky. We will not return. - geo-gypsy
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Before checking in, you may want to check out the Beacon Drag Strip website schedule of racing. It's across the street and we arrived on a Saturday before a big event. The noise was enormous and the RV park owner told us it would stop about 6 pm. Yet, at 9:45 pm, hundreds of cars were still lined up to get inside. The drag racing went on until an astonishing 2 am and we had ear plugs trying to sleep. The park itself is nice and open and we liked that and the owners try and leave a space around you as the park fills up. Despite the noise, we were assured that the next day the races would be over by 4 pm. So we stayed another day. At 5 pm, the sounds of motors roaring and tires screeching continued, so this time we called the Paducah Police who said they would have the sheriff go out and check for unauthorized activity. It was quiet that evening and I'd say it was one of the quietest parks we've ever stayed at. One sour note, when leaving the next day, we were 50 minutes late in pulling out of our site, and the park was almost empty on that row, and the owner, who was very irate and agitated, knocked on our door and said he was charging us $5 extra for each hour we were there after check out time. He seemed very angry as he stalked away telling me "you're still using my utilities" He had a good point, although he needs to learn to be more tactful. We are the customers. He needs us, we don't need him. So we paid the $5. Under the circumstances, having us put up with the enormous dragster noise and not ask for a refund, we thought he was out of line. These are new owners and need to realize they are in the service business. Beware of faulty GPS turn instructions. This park is several miles from the freeway on small roads, and you might get a wrong turn instruction, to the left, right before getting to the park. This is a small dead end road. Usually, you can see the park straight ahead at this time, and just keep going down the main road. - elduque
Jul 2016 - $31.00
The front section of this park is exceptional, but we were given a pull thru
site at the rear of the park & it was not as well kept. The staff were friendly
& nice. - Captain Hook
Jul 2016 - $33.00
The primary advantage to this park is its location near Paducah but it is generally a no-frills park. The sites are gravel, with some trees and shade, adequate room for slide-outs and are level. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the pool area is nice. There is quite a bit of highway noise that continues well into the night.
We stayed here for a couple of nights and we would likely stay here again. - PBW
Jun 2016 - $33.00
We had a quiet stay. We were guided to our site and it was a large easy to hit pull thru. Utility hook ups were shifted towards the front of the site a bit much for our unit but it worked out fine. Pool area was nice. Person at the front office was super friendly also. - SC 5er
Aug 2016 - $43.00
This is a small campground near the Interstate but not much traffic noise. There is a busy road in front of park but as this was an overnight stop for us it wasn't a problem. The overnight sites are gravel and fairly level. The staff is friendly. The overnight section sites are mostly very close together but all are pull through. The interior roads were easy to navigate but there was only one way into the pull through section big enough for our rig. If your neighbor is parked very far back, there isn't room to drive through to your site. WiFi is very good but it was difficult to lock onto satellite. We would stop again. - Astilbe46
May 2016 - $31.00
Nice, small park, near interstate, but not so near to have excessive noise. Level grassy site, with large trees. This site had only electricity, no sewer, water was a distance away (and not turned on). As it was, I only needed electricity, but it seemed a little pricy for that type of hookup. Park appeared to have mostly permanent residents, but at least 8-10 sites available for overnighters. For overnight, it is fine. - Sadiesmom
Sep 2015 - $32.00
Stayed for three nights in our 39 foot fifth wheel. Sites were level and easy to get in and out of. Location is convenient to the freeways but still far enough to be quiet. Would stay here again. - kaosodak614
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Very enjoyable stay. Came for the Superman Celebration in Metropolis. Be aware that if you have a 50 amp unit, you need to request a 50 amp site. There were 2-30 amp sites that had been tampered with. Don't screw it up for someone else. Can create an electrical hazard. Campground host is very nice. Water not available at sites. Fill up before parking your rig, unless you have a long hose. Restrooms/showers have been updated in the last few years. Sites are fairly level. We'll definitely return when in the area. - electrician538
Dec 2015 - $20.00
Only stayed here one night en route. It was very spacious. Saw a lot of deer. Camp host was friendly. It was a pretty park. Would stay here again. - JulieDR
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Regular rate is $20/nite, holidays are $30/nite for 50 amp electric only at the site. If you make a reservation through the website for a holiday, they will require a 3 night stay but you can just drive in and have a shorter stay. It was not full for the July 4th weekend. The campground is basically 2 large grassy, paved, loops with plenty of space between each site. The sites are large and gravel. There are lots of big well-trimmed trees so your line of sight extends throughout the campground. It was beautiful and quiet here. Bathrooms were cleaned daily, but in need of an upgrade. Camp hosts were helpful and pleasant. There was substantial flooding in the park from the Ohio River, but it did not affect the campground or the roadways in/out. The Fort is closed due to the 2011 flooding issue. We loved it here. - R&S
Aug 2015 - $24.00
Great place on the Ohio river our site had 50amp we had to have the front of the RV to the river which was good as the door and and windows opened on to a large area with good views of the river.
we arrived late but the owners came out and helped get the RV on the site, this is a very nice place on the river with good fishing for Carp and Catfish.
It was incredibly peaceful here with only the noise of the water, the passing barges and the coyotes in the nearby woods.
we will come back next time we come this way. - Hilary & Tony
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Nice park with riverfront sites on the Ohio River. We stayed for 1 week. We enjoyed watching the tugs and barges going up and down the river. We had nice weather, but it seemed quite breezy most times. Our site was under a security light so very bright at night. Try to avoid a site under the 2 or 3 lights. Riverfront utilities are side by side connections so you will have a close neighbor. - User2260
Jul 2011 - $23.00
Had a campsite right on the Ohio River which was kind of cool. We watched the barges go by. That is the good. Fair amount of seasonals that pretty much keep to themselves. This place floods about every Spring and this year was worse than normal. They were still recovering. Very sandy sites. Bathhouse was so far away most campers either didn't use it (us) or drove up to it. Not close to anything. Paducah is 30 minutes away and a cool place to be on a Sat. night. Probably wouldn't stay here again but if want to just hang around a campsite and watch the barges or maybe do some fishing, this would be just fine. Quiet. - welch
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Clean, neat with friendly staff. Pool looked refreshing. Covered patio nearby the pool. The sites are very close. Your picnic table is right up against your neighbors sewer connection. - camper19709
Jun 2016 - $35.00
We liked it here. Woodsy with nice scenary. Nicely maintained and good wifi. Quiet. They have a few sites with satellite views. Had no problems maneuvering with a 35' MH and TOAD. Owners could not be nicer. Definitely stay here again. - belgique
May 2016 - $37.00
Located half mile off I-24. Look for the KOA sign, as the entrance is a narrow driveway surrounded by trees. Stayed here one night, had a site up front. We have a 40ft MH with tow and just fit into a site. The site was gravel and appeared flat but we couldn't get the rig to level. We had to used our portable sat dish but with no issues. The wifi worked well enough. The owners are wonderful, sweet and helpful. This is an older park, therefore the sites are short and narrow for big rigs. Getting out of the site the next morning was tight. This is a great park for smaller Rigs or TTs; beautiful & clean surrounded by mature trees. Loves truck stop located at same exit for fuel. Also a few restaurants located in the area. The dog area was not enclosed, but was all grass with trash can. Far enough away from I 24, noise wasn't noticeable. - KKColorado
Oct 2015 - $26.00
We stayed here for two nights on our way to Nashville. The RV Park has about 1/3 seasonal sites, 1/3 long term and about 1/3 for overnighters. the Park is clean and neat. Wi-Fi only works in the main office or laundry room. Staff were very helpful in what to see and do in the area. Would stay here again if passing through this area. - JD1040
Mar 2014 - $25.00
We stopped here just for the night. Rate is cash. If you use plastic, it's a dollar or two more. Our pull through site was nice & level. Nice lake to walk the dog around. Staff was friendly. Although we were just off the interstate, highway noises were not a problem. Easy on & off highway. Don't think I would use this as a destination campground but would definitely stay here again when passing through. Lots of full timers. - bgw5350
Jun 2012 - $23.00
We stayed overnight while passing through this area, the park is convenient to I-24. For one night it was fine but we would not have enjoyed a longer stay. Park maintenance was just OK, some area look worn. Restrooms were not very clean or air conditioned. Wi-Fi only works close to office. The rate shown was the Passport America rate and it was worth that. There are a lot of permanent residents, the ones we met all seemed friendly. - Dat
Apr 2013 - $23.00
Showers and restrooms were not open, which was not disclosed to us when we checked in. Had to try multiple sites before finding one with both working water and electric. Site was nice and level. They were very nice folks and when we asked about check-out time pretty much said whenever as there was no one there. - Gail K
Jul 2016 - $20.00
This is a older campground that hasn't kept up with changing trends in RVing. Electric and Water hookups were a stretch to get to. We backed up almost to the end of the pad so the electric would connect. Electric held 30 amp service.
Before I go on, we stayed on a holiday weekend and the place was overrun. My guess is that under normal non-holiday times the park is large and roomy.
With the crowd, I have to give the staff a pass on the cleanliness of the bathhouses.
They are still old and in need of refurbishment.
Just driving in and out of the park was challenging with bikes and all golf carts.
Not for us. Won't be back. - Melbroo
Jun 2016 - $21.00
Nice campground, easy in and out. Large rig friendly we had a 35' bumper pull. The amenities are very dated. For this location and price: well worth it. We spent a week here while visiting my family. I have stayed here twice now and will come back. - Lost_countryboy
Jul 2015 - $22.00
This park has steadily gone downhill for the past several years. It used to be one of Kentucky's premier campgrounds but apparently budget cuts have affected it. Shower houses were dirty most of the time, park was overcrowded (it was a holiday weekend). Sites were roomy and many were level but utilities were a long way from the paved campsite. Lots of mosquitoes due to poor drainage in the campground. Small children drove golf carts and golf carts were operated all hours of the night in dark conditions. Biggest problem was $20 tents were placed in sites beside $200,000 motor homes and many campers were not really "campers," and did not use well known camper etiquette. We won't be back. - hughdogg6
Apr 2005 - $20.00
After having driven some 300 miles to inspect CG for possible seasonal camping; agreeing to a potential waterfront site and wanting to leave a deposit, was told later by owner (following 4 unanswered phone calls) that I had been shown the wrong lot and it was not available. However, a smaller less accessible lot was available. Be aware of CG's COMPUTER SYSTEM!!! Also, was told that I couldn't have had the lot I wanted because other seasonal campers had first rights of refusal, but also had been told there were no other names on the list for that particular lot. MASS CONFUSION!!!! Was also told when I asked why owner hadn't returned my calls (after being given messages 3 times), "maybe you should just go somewhere else to find a place. "Now that's HOSPITITALITY!!! CG advertises waterfront sites, but they are not available as they are occupied by yearly campers! A lake view is obtained by walking around other TT to possibly see some water. - rcharris