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Fern Lake Campground

Paducah, Kentucky


5535 Cairo Rd
Paducah, Kentucky 42001
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 60
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.09643
Longitude: -88.69545

Elevation: 374' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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41 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

I arrived here after visiting another park in area and was very pleased with my visit. I will be working for 6 months in area and needed a clean and decent park. The sites are a little tight (I have a 42 ft RV). The staff was so helpful and I was surprised how clean everything was. The manager or owner was a super person. If you need a great park with great rates, I would definitely stay here. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped on way back from Tennessee. We were hesitant after staying in another park in Paducah earlier that week. I was pleasantly surprised. The sites are a little close but acceptable the best part was the owners super people they really know how to treat a guest. We will definitely return. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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
No
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Nice little park would stay again. The staff and owner really know how to treat their customers we will be back for the quilt show. The park itself is older and sites are tight. The owner makes up for a few minor things. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for an over night while traveling. Got the last pull thru with 50 amps as facility was full for the quilting event. Very friendly and helpful staff. The overnight sites are extremely close and we could not open an awning but was OK for our one night needs. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Overnight
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Great over night spot with easy access to and from I-24.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Just an overnight, but we might as well have been in any parking lot. The man who checked us in was very brusque, gave us no paperwork or any information. Back row site was very close. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
back row
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We were there as part of a rally for the Eclipse. By E-day, the place was packed, but there was still enough room for everybody. The property is very well managed and clean. Every A/C unit that was there was running, but there was only one blink and that was corrected fast. The WiFi was effective, and there are two separate systems. I can't tell you about TV. We were there for 4 quiet nights. Check the rates, they have a wide scale. If we go back to Padudcah, this would be a first choice. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Do not miss going into the old town. The architecture is classic, the flood wall murals should not be missed, and the quilt museum.... Read about that in Trip Adviser. There were other museums and things we did not get to this trip.

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Easy to get into and great for an overnight stay. Very helpful staff. Sites are reasonably spaced and level and do the job for an overnight stay. Good wifi. 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
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Great Mexican Restaurant directly across street!

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

We stopped for an overnighter while passing through town. The pull-thru site we had was perfect for our purposes. It was all gravel and very wide. If you want to stay longer, there are other sites back-in sites that seem better suited. The restrooms and shower were older, but exceptionally clean. The lady who checked us in could not have been any nicer or helpful. WiFi was good with no problems. We will definitely stay again when we need to overnight in the area. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Owners are very nice and the property is well maintained. Bathhouse was clean and water pressure strong. Several long-term tenants. Pilot truck stop off the same exit, which was very convenient. Quiet night sleep. We heard no road or truck noise, which was nice as I'm a light sleeper. The only reason I gave the property a 7, was $34 is a bit high for what it is. Your spot is basically a parking spot on a gravel road. There is no privacy, no cable and no property amenities (except a couple swings and a pretty pond which my children did enjoy). It really is geared towards long term tenants and people like us, stopping for a quick overnight. Had it been $25, I would have given the property a 9. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed for 6 days of Quilt Week and was well pleased w/ pretty much all aspects. Very close to all sites plus an hourly shuttle to shows and exhibits. Well maintained w/ fairly large sites (no problem w/ slides), good laundry, clean facilities. Half mile off highway and close to Pilot gas station, but really little to no traffic noise. If you're doing Paducah this is the place to stay. We camped at Fern Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great Mexican restaurant just across the street. Everything available within a 2-3 mile drive. Within a couple of miles of the Ohio River and Illinois.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
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: 129
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 40

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: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

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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