7.3 Good
     
Paducah, Kentucky

Fern Lake Campground

Paducah, Kentucky


5535 Cairo Rd
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Phone: (270) 444-7939

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $30 2/2017

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Latitude: 37.09643
Longitude: -88.69545
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 ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • 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 no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • 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 no
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

31 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We came in after dark. It was great for over night. Our satellite couldn't get a signal because of trees. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Very close to interstate. Nice lady running the camp. Quiet stay, nice lake on grounds. I really liked this one.

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Review Count: 114
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Great place for an overnight. Close to I-24 but no road noise. Pull-thrus up front are close together and the back row is solid gravel (no grass between sites) but quite adequate for a short stay. Some sites in the back area near the pond are very close together. Very nice owner. Would stay again. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Site was west side, don't know number. Shower was OK, water did not drain away too fast. We were 56 ft with cargo trailer. Just fit. Our row of pull thrus was a gravel parking lot area. Besides all the just OK comments, it was fine. Couldn't hear the interstate noise. Good location to see downtown Paducah and close to all shopping. Park is at exit 3 and shopping is at exit 4. We would stay here again. Owners were very nice and helpful for directions and site seeing info. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Downtown Paducah - Go to the Quilt Museum and see the river wall murals. If you are a quilter you must go to Hancocks of Paducah exit 4. Harley Davidson has a cool building at exit 11. Flamingo Row is an excellent restaurant near exit 4. Went for a ride to Land Between the Lakes, it was not as scenic as we had hoped.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in the pullthrough section at the front of the park and found it to be an easy in and out. Sites are pretty close but for overnighters that is fine. I found the owners to be so nice and helpful - really restored my faith in humanity. I was getting used to being invisible so to get suggestions of what to see and directions was so nice. We had a great wifi connection and OTA reception. Sites are gravel so a bit dusty but I am tired of mud haha! Had a great nights sleep - road noise was negligible. Very convenient location to head to restaurants and grocery stores. If you don't want to drive there is a Waffle Hut right across the street. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Definitely go to the Riverfront and see the murals - they are works of art and give an amazing sense of the history of the area.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you have time, visit old town Paducah along the waterfront. There is a lovely park to sit and watch river traffic. There are wonderful murals along the flood wall. There is a shopping mall only one exit away.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Quilters will enjoy the National Quilt Museum downtown.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The National Quilt Museum is near the historical downtown. Also the historical downtown area of Paducah is very interesting. Great murals on the floodwall downtown showing the history of the area.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We arrived late after a challenging day where we blew a tire on our MH. Wasn't in the best of spirits, but after showing up at 9:40pm, I was greeted by the owner who not only was professional but gave me the name of a service center to look at my RV prior to leaving the next day with phone number. Park was fairly crowded. Grounds were clean and for being in Paducah proper, had a rustic feel to it. Showers were good, albeit a little dated. Close to the Kentucky Oaks Mall. Easy on and easy off the interstate. Down the road from a Pilot truck stop, which was handy. Would definitely stay there again. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Overnight section
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our first visit this campground and we have been pleasantly pleased. Being November and cold weather is upon us, I found it impressive that while making reservations we were told if we had an insulated water hose, they had their faucets well insulated so we would not have to disconnect water at night. Sites are gravel, but fairly level. Electrical service is good, managers are very friendly. We would stay again. Rate based on weekly rate. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 129
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

We have stayed at Fern Lake at least three times but this is our first review of this campground. It is close to the interstate, there is grass enough to walk pets, there is a Huddle House within walking distance and they do offer only a Good Sam discount. Two gas/diesel stations are adjacent to the above mentioned restaurant. The bath facility is adequate but needs some updating. We came without reservations and by early evening the place was full so this place is popular. From our perspective, the place is fine but only for a one night stop. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

The pull-through area is pretty much a gravel parking lot with full hook-ups. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Local TV is limited. Sites are wide, but not necessarily lengthy. I-24 noise is non-existent, although there is some local road noise. Laundry room has two new washer and dryers and is clean, although could use a fan as it's hotter than the hinges of: (and it's only May). We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was a narrow gravel parking space and dusty. It had Wi-Fi, but so low a signal there was no connection. I would not stay here again. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 152
States Visited: 46
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is an easy on/off from I 24. The rest rooms are older but very clean. The people are very friendly and knowledgeable of the area as we ask for several directions. It is located close to town with the quilt museum and the water front displays. The sites are level and very easy pull through sites with wide roads. We would stay here again. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Stay here every year for the annual AQS Quilt Show. Owners very friendly/helpful. Wi-Fi is spotty, but had good Verizon broadband reception. Too many trees for the satellite. Restroom is old but spotless and washer/dryer available. Price reflects Good Sam discount. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our second stay at this park; it is a nice, family owned campground with friendly, helpful staff. WiFi signal is good. Over air TV signal was so-so and we had difficulty getting satellite. (We were in the 50 amp pull through sites.) This is a good short stay campground. Sites and facilities are well maintained. Restrooms are older but clean. Laundry is small (two washers and dryers) but clean. We will stay here again. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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