20 Parks near Shepherdsville, Kentucky
Sep 2016 - $51.00
There are always strict rules at a koa but they arent always inforced for everyone. - Jimjul
Aug 2016 - $55.00
This is a very tired campground. You can tell there isn't much competition in the area based on the rate and the very poor site upkeep conditions. The property is surrounded by residential neighborhoods and I would bet the owners are just waiting for a developer offer as there is very little maintenance done on the sites.
While our site was very level, we could see other sites that the parked RVs needed blocks to adjust. Our picnic table was ancient, the grass was mostly weeds, the wifi is intermittent and "open". I was reprimanded upon arrival for an error on the online reservation form.
The positives are the electric was solid, we had a FH PT, there are nice facilities for kids, but for the price, the sites should be better kept!
Unfortunately there aren't many choices close in to Louisville, but we'll find somewhere else should we come through this area in the future. - McGarrert50
Aug 2016 - $77.00
The park is very well maintained and clean. KOAs are always a little pricey, but the programming this weekend was Hawaiian weekend and my boys got to learn to hula dance and there were appetizers and free water/capri suns. It was really cute and the staff was very friendly.
Back-in spaces seemed to have more room. Our pull-through was very convenient and easy to park/level but was narrow.
Our boys rented the banana bikes and had a great time. There was a lot of room to ride them on the paved roads in the campground. The jumping pillow was great but the boys got pretty dirty. It had been raining a lot so that's probably why. I ran both mornings...the campground is pretty big so the outer loop, including the tent lane, is 1.5 miles. There are also nature trails, but it had been raining so I didn't chance it. Pool is open 9am to 9pm and was very clean and warm. Overall, we had a really great weekend. - Kadavis08
Sep 2016 - $32.00
This park is an overnighter only. The sites are so close together our neighbor had to move his feet so we could hook up our sewer. I would still stay here again. Roads are good for our 42' fifth wheel. Would recommend getting a better sign. First time we stayed here we missed the entrance and had to make a u-turn. Even though close to interstate, still pretty quiet. - Jack&Wanda
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Pull thru site, but barely room to walk between campers. Washers in laundry took our money and wi-fi did not work. Staff unfriendly. Bathroom dirty.
Dogs allowed, but several mean signs about where they could be walked.
We stayed here because family was close by despite the bad reviews, and regretted it. - WendyJayne
Aug 2016 - $32.00
This is a small family run campground, nicely kept, and they take pride in their place. the park has good asphalt interior roads. Sites are fairly level pull through and gravel, with a small concrete patio. The problem with the patio area is that it is next to your neighbor's water and sewer hookup. There are no picnic tables. If you have a dog, you have to walk outside the park. There are signs everywhere about being evicted, with no refunds for violators of the dog rules. If you stay a week or more, they require a $25 damage deposit. That is in case you leave cigarette butts or cans on your site. We had a lot of butts on our site when we pulled in, so obviously they don't check well. There is no playground or pool, and they don't want children riding their bikes in the park either. This park is convenient to Louisville via I-65. The laundry area was clean and well maintained. One road to enter the park people also use to access the Flea Market and they ignore the stop sign, very dangerous! We would stay here again, as it is the most reasonably priced other than the State Park. - Vicki K
Jun 2015 - $50.00
Used this park because of it's location in the Louisville area. It's really not an RV park. It is a large parking lot with hookups. Most don't have sewer but a few do. There are no amenities, only hookups. The parking lot is used as the midway during the state fair in August. Other times it's available for camping. Most campers are there for some kind of a function on the fair grounds. Would probably be a good location for the Derby. - vidcity
Feb 2015 - $50.00
Been going there for the last ten years to work shows at the fairgrounds. The facilities are always filthy with little or no maintenance. This year was the worst. There was no, repeat no, water anywhere in the RV park at the Kentucky Exposition Center?'s RV park with which to re-fill our fresh water tank in the RV. Not only that, but the shower/restrooms at the RV park were such filthy swill holes that just stepping into them made me think I needed to burn the shoes I was wearing before stepping foot back into our RV. No way would I use the facilities. Therefore we were unable to shower for four days. Only able to wipe down with a damp paper towel to freshen up. We got a tad ripe in those four days. To add insult to injury RV parking at the Expo Center costs $50.00 a night!! To further cause aggravation for RV owners trying to stay there when the Expo Center's crews cleared the RV parking lot of snow they pushed the cold, white stuff into mountains over most all of the RV parking spots. I would add that the pork producers, the fish frying folks and the chicken frying folks, all of whom work in the sheds located in the RV lot, had no water either. This meant that they had no way to wash up after using the filthy restrooms and no way to wash pots and pans or grills they were using. I'd be surprised if none of the food patrons at the Expo Center didn't get deathly ill after eating there this last weekend. - Jim C.
May 2014 - $50.00
We camped here for 3 nights for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. It was nice to be close to the Derby and the Shuttles. It is only a short walk to the shuttles to Churchill Downs. You are in a paved parking lot and spots are very close and you may have to share a sewer. Need to have a sewer line with out a fitting on one end and at least 50 ft long. There are showers and bathrooms. My low rating is due to lack of security keeping the quiet time with people playing loud music. We would not stay here very again for that reason. - Pamela & Gerald
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Park is right across the street from Church Hill Downs. Kind of tight for a 40' 5'er but fit-had to back in from the street though. Not a bad neighborhood. We stayed there almost 2 weeks for the fair. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Was quiet at night. Would stay there again. - reviewer3
Nov 2006 - $25.00
We didn't actually stay here, but we pulled in and looked around. Posting this review since I've seen others ask about it. Trackside is directly behind Churchill Downs, and the lady we spoke to on the phone was quite friendly. Those are the good things. On the other hand, it was basically someone's backyard with some older hookups, in what appeared to be a somewhat sketchy area. It was fenced in, though. The handle on our water hookup was broken, and the sewer hookup was under a broken piece of cinderblock. We decided to leave, but it might be okay for a couple days if you're looking for the closest possible park to Churchill Downs. It was tough backing our 31' in from the street, and around the back of the garage. - NH Camper
Jun 2013 - $25.00
This is just a parking lot of a somewhat shabby fleamarket. We camped here as it was close to Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Museum and there are few options nearby. There were electric hookups, no water. Bathrooms were old and not very clean. Area is dicey- they do have locked gates and security staff drove through every hour. We had no problems. An OK place to stay for the night if you want to be close to things in Louisville- just not really a campground. - johnsonj
Nov 2012 - $25.00
Convenient parking to Louisville and Churchill Downs. You are in the parking lot of a large flea market that based in old warehouses. Neighborhood is a little dicey with many strip joints along the road. People working there are very friendly and helpful. Rate was for a 30 amp hookup in the off season. No water available at our site due to freezing temps. Rate for derby week is $650 for the week. They were completing wiring for 50 amp while we were there. - glenthompson
May 2010 - $93.00
Derby Park Expo Five is a unique RV Park and Campground located only 7 blocks from Churchill Downs, The home of the Kentucky Derby. - MagicDonnie
May 2013 - $35.00
Very nice. Would like to come back. Beautiful area. Large sites and nice people. Very close to a lot. - Ann T R
May 2010 - $35.00
Derby Park is a HUGE flea market with a lot of space for the KENTUCKY DERBY visitors that are parking RV's or Tent camping for DERBY WEEK. We had a great time in 2010 the park has a Flea Market and Entertainment Venue that has 2 bars inside and local and national bands play throughout the year. - MagicDonnie
Bardstown, Kentucky (map) | (800) 831-1979
Sites: 33 | Latest Rate: $30.00 | 12 Reviews
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Enjoyed a nice weekend here. Easy check-in as the host was there as we pulled into the campground. We were surprised that they did not take credit cards and there were no picnic tables or fire rings at the sites. The campground was clean and had well-kept level sites and nicely mowed grounds. It was quiet and very close to town and surrounding attractions. We will definitely return. - bkbeck
Jun 2015 - $25.00
We did not experience the problems the previous reviewers had. No barking dogs, no parties or excessive noise, cordial campground attendant ( led us to our site), and we had a level site with concrete "runners" for our tires and lastly, an excellent view of the lake out of our front window! We selected a water and electric site (50a) overlooking the lake. We had good Verizon cell service and MiFi (ours) and DirecTV satellite service. The park was well kept, no trashy campers and well maintained gravel roads-no potholes. We didn't use the restrooms or showers but found that the interiors could use a little painting around stalls and floors. The campground is well situated and close to downtown Bardstown and less than 2 miles from restaurants, groceries, etc. We most definitely will return here. Be aware there is not a sign in front of the campground but we were well aware that this was our destination because some RV's are visible from the road.
Perhaps the other reviewers were unlucky in theirs experience or perhaps there has been a revelation in a cleanup campaign in the park; however, in any event we definitely will return and encourage others to be positive while making their decision in stopping in this campground. We extended our stay to 4 days. - gatordan
Jun 2015 - $33.00
All I can say is Run! Do not stay at this park Sites very unlevel. Bad power, Dogs will attack your dog that is on a leash. Owner makes rules that for some of his buddies they can be noisy, drinking, singing and playing music and keep you awake at night, way after 10pm. Been traveling for 3 years and this has been the worst experience we have had. Never Again. - Maverickpro203
Jun 2016 - $30.00
This campground is about 2 ½ miles west of the town of Bardstown. It is a simple campground, just sort of a large field with some trees. The driveways and the site pads are gravel. The site we had was far from level. Sites are full hook up with 50 amp electric service. For part of our stay we had a neighbor that was so close our slide outs almost touched. The WIFI service was very good. They also offer a bathhouse with showers and flush toilets that were not very clean. We paid $30 per night. Bardstown is in the heart of bourbon country so you are surrounded by distilleries. - Coopsecondact
Apr 2016 - $30.00
2 night stay in this quiet campground. 50 amp service, water and sewer. Owner led us to site. But why did they park another motorhome side-by-side with us and a few others, when there were many other sites available. Some only had 2 feet between slideouts. My Verizon mi-fi was roaming and you can't access the campground Wi-Fi from the sites. The lawn could have been mowed but it had been last week. Some workers staying at the park that were all quiet. During heavy rain, 3 inches of water at electric post. - pegdiver
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Excellent park with nice conscientious owner, huge sites, great area. No complaints, very quiet. - Lookinforeden
Sep 2011 - $13.00
After reading the reviews for this park, I decided to update it. I have been at this park for a bit over two months. When I pulled in, I was a bit worried about it. It is a spot in a trailer park set aside for RVs. There were 4 other campers in the area when I pulled in. It is obvious that most of the people in the campground are there for what I call long term (over 2 months). After talking to the staff, all of my worries went away. They are very helpful and courteous. I have not experienced a problem in the electric, water or sewer. There was an evening that I came back and there was a crew working on the water pipes, I asked how long it would take, and they told me that they should be done in an hour or so. (Half an hour later I had water). There is no propane service on the campground: less than two miles north on US 31W there is a propane filling station. There is a grocery store within walking distance (less than half a mile), though I would recommend on driving to it, since it is a highway. There are probably nicer-looking RV Parks within an hour that offer more services/amenities, but there are none that are closer to historic FT Knox than this one. This one is also right off of US 31W, which makes it easy access to fellow travelers, and to folks working in the area for a short amount of time. I am leaving the area in a couple of weeks and look forward to returning to this campground when I come back. - jw117
Jul 2009 - $15.00
This park has "slum" written all over it. There were numerous trailer homes parked in the RV area - including some that were rusting pretty bad. We washed a load of clothes in our rig and the sewer backed up. - 2Bucks
May 2007 - $15.00
This is a older Mobile Home park with about 6 full hookup sites. There are a few more sites but they don't have hookups. The RV section is separate from the mobile homes. Sites are not numbered and it was hard to find the water and electric hookups. Some sites need an extension for the electric cord. There are no restrooms/showers. There is a laundry that is very inexpensive. Grass hadn't been mowed for some time. Manager advised that they were going to fix up the RV section. It's very obvious that this is not really an RV Park! They offer $15 a night to Passport and Escapee members. All others are charged $30. I would never consider paying $30 for this park. $15 was actually too much for this one. - Montana RVer