14 RV Parks near Simpsonville, Kentucky
We did however find 14 campgrounds within 25 miles of Simpsonville. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Simpsonville in the left hand column.
Apr 2017 - $20.00
We stayed in this lovely little campground for a week and had a peaceful, relaxing stay. The park managers were hard working, very helpful and accommodating. The sounds of the waterfall over the dam and geese calling to each other was more than we expected on this trip but coupled with the Kentucky hospitality of our hosts at the park, by far one of our greatest trips. This Michigan family is impressed! Try it! You will like it! - Georgeann
Nov 2016 - $15.00
I-65 is only about 5 miles from the campground. This is a small, very nice campground with ten sites off a small parking lot. The sites have a small concrete pad which was sufficient size for our 36' fifth wheel, water and 30 amp electric. They back up to the Shelbyville Lake which appears to be a pretty nice fishing lake. - schoolmarm
Aug 2016 - $15.00
What a gem! $15 for a campsite! Wow! The only way we found this campground was with RVParkReviews, and we're glad we did! It's very small, only 10 sites, but we called ahead and he said he'd save a site for us. We had to ask for the address (1433 Burks Branch Road), and Google Maps found it.
The park is lovely with a small fishing lake, lots of grass, a nice playground, and pedal boats for rent. The sites have concrete pads which are very short, but we managed to get all the wheels on it. We just parked our tow vehicle on the asphalt in front. As someone else mentioned, the manager's house is the office and it reeks of cigarette smoke, but he was helpful. The bathrooms are pretty rustic, but they are clean and there's plenty of hot water. There's no wifi, but I had a good enough Verizon signal, and I can buy a lot of data with the money we saved here! - mom2wildlife
Nov 2017 - $22.00
Don't follow the GPS, it will try to take you through a subdivision. Follow the brown signs once you get into town; they take you straight to it. The interior road was narrow with speed bumps, so while big rigs could get in there, it wasn't the easiest to navigate. It was super muddy, and made for difficult entry/exit of the rv. There was a very 'nature' smell everywhere - okay, it smelled like dog poop. Our rig was too big to use the dump station; couldn't make the curve into the pullout. - DaBlairs
Jul 2017 - $22.00
We were in site 12 and it was spacious and very close to a nice playground, great for our toddlers and our space was big enough to throw frisbee to our two medium size dogs. Nice neighbors. Only rating at 9 because when it rained and it got super muddy but I guess campground can't keep the rain away. - TravelingSnook
Oct 2016 - $22.00
Want a quiet nights sleep? Look no further. Spacious Campsites. Water and elec. wish there was sewer hookup but thats ok $22 / night is a good price. Boating available.
clean showers/restrooms/good hot water and so glad they clean it well and don't disguise smells with artificial and toxic perfumed plug ins etc.
Kentucky people are some of the friendliest that you will find in the country! We would stay at this park again! - WVrvers
Oct 2017 - $17.00
Excellent campground! The whole place was very clean and well taken care of. After walking the dog around the entire campground looking at different sites, I feel this site is the best. All of the sites look good but when I go camping I try to get as far away from people as possible. Secluded, level, VERY easy to back in, plenty of room around the site with only a neighbor on one side and they are far away, site is toward the end of a turn around but there are only 6 sites in the entire loop. We would definitely stay here again and try to get site 41. - B and V travels
Sep 2017 - $24.00
Was empty first two days but was almost full for the weekend. I was in site 32, a 50 amp pull-through site that was pretty level. Site was spacious. Only issue was cell coverage. Verizon coverage was very weak and could not get internet connection (weak 1x). AT&T coverage sends better from what I heard. - Randy & Sharon
Sep 2016 - $24.00
Nice quiet park . No cell service. Only complaint is: people do not clean up after their dogs and there is no one to complain to. - Rascal123
Oct 2017 - $28.00
Love this park. We only stayed 2 nights and wish we had more time. We picked an electric only site, and had the entire section to ourselves. Well maintained, friendly staff, a small camp store and office. Stop at the office before going to the campsite. This place is huge if you are a hiker. Lots of trails. Sites are very spacious. - fulltimerjan
Sep 2017 - $30.00
This is a very nice campground in a hugh state park located near the Ohio River and about 30 to 40 minutes across the river from Louisville, KY. It is easy to find and the roads are state highways. Once inside the park is is quite a way back to the campground due to the very large size of this state park. Check in is at the park visitor center located a mile or so on the right hand side of the road well before the left hand turn into the campground loops. Don't miss either turn into the visitor center for check in or to the campground as there is a lot of road to cover if you miss. Check in is easy and the park folks are very friendly and helpful and have lots of information. The roads inside the park are all well paved roads and are quite wide so no problems getting around. Once inside the campground area pay close attention to the site signs as there are several loops and it is fairly easy to miss a turn into your site area. Our site was a back in and was easy to navigate. Our site was level but some sites may need a little levelling but nothing major. The site sizes are mostly very large but your neighbors can be seen in the distance. Sites are paved and have well kept grass around. All sites have fire-pits and picnic tables. There is no pad for the picnic table or your chairs as the paved pad is narrow. We had a full hook up site and all the hook ups worked well. We did request a site change to a site with a little more shade and the park folks easily accommodated us over the phone. Our Verizon cell phone services worked fine and we were able to receive quite a few over the air TV stations. The park is well maintained with lots of hiking and has a ramp for boating access. This is probably the nicest park to stay if you are visiting the Louisville area. There seems to be plenty of restaurants and shopping not to far away. Over all we enjoyed the park and would stay here again when in the area. - WOLFTRACKS
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Nice, clean park with asphalt roads and pads. No paved patio area unless you get a handicap spot. Some spots are not as level as others. Some sites have some nice privacy, while most do not although they are all fairly large sites. Nice grass and trees around the campground and was good for dog walking.
We had strong Verizon, lots of OTA stations and our satellite worked fine. Not many people there even over the weekend, and very few on Sunday night.
The only hike we did was to Rose Island. Be aware it is a very steep paved path from the parking lot to Rose Island. Easy to go down but not so coming back up. Take the ranger station phone number with you and call if you have trouble making it back to the parking lot. They will come get you and take you to your car! We took the guided tour and they will drive you both ways if you like. We enjoyed walking down and riding up.
Easy drive to Louisville to see the sights there. We would stay again. - thekites
Jul 2017 - $50.00
What an awful place. Then again, this isn't a campground; it's basically a few spots in a parking lot that have hookups on the side for RVs. How they get away charging so much is beyond me. I guess most of the folks who use the sites particulate in events at the expo center, arena or the amusement park next door (which shares an entrance gate). The design of the hookups is atrocious as the water was on one side, the electric was about 50 feet away on the other side and the sewer was in the middle. The sewer was also encased with a metal plate - we needed a screw driver to pry it open. We had to park at a really strange angle to get everything hooked up - it will be a real nightmare hitching back up due to the angle we're at. There is only an attendant on duty who didn't seem to know much of anything except how to run the credit card. The office he worked in was a 6x6 box with no windows and filthy (like a mechanic's office). The adjacent rest rooms and showers were no better. This is also right behind Kentucky Kingdom amusement park so it was very noisy with music blaring. Also in the landing path for the airport, so constant planes flying overhead. We only came here because due to a huge hot rod rally in town next week, everything else was booked up. We could only stay 2 nights anyway, as this area will be cleared and we'll need to move to their dry camping area, where all the hot rodders will be. - cherylbrv
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.
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Warning. We live in our RV and have traveled all around the US. I don't know how the term RV Park got included in the description of this place. IT IS NOT AN RV PARK! It's a run down mobile home park with one or two places to park an RV. Many of the mobile homes are literally falling down and one of them was being hulled off while we were here. I didn't see a shower/restroom or a garbage station anywhere. We got trapped in a storm and had to pull off at this place. Never again. - Steve Haynes
May 2017 - $40.00
The website explains very clearly that most of the park is for mobile homes, and they're removing older units bit by bit to develop more RV sites. It also explains about the train, which we did not mind at all when it went by once or twice (We're seniors so we wake up anyway!). The site we were on was very long and spacious. The location was fabulous -- close to Louisville and close to Bardstown. The on-site manager was helpful; the owner's were both very accommodating on the phone before and after our stay. - pbnana4
May 2017 - $80.00
This is a Trailer Park NOT RV Park . We were in site 32 and there were RV trailers on both sides of us BUT they were permanently hooked up . Junk around and large propane tanks freestanding able to fall if touched. If I had reviewed this place on this site , we would never had stayed one night ! The trailer park is on the final approach of the major airport , landing every ten minutes ,one hundred yards away from train tracks , train every 3 hours. It was a dump, they are close to the race track and that the only reason we went there ..... Never again. - Chuck Petro
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Nov 2017 - $15.00
Be aware that you BETTER know how to drive your RV before committing to stay here. Very tight fit. If you have short-term business in the Louisville area or just passing through, you can get away with staying here. They are open 7am-10pm, so late arrivals & early check-outs are ok. Very close to the Louisville area. Otherwise, get ready for a heavy dose of planes, trains, and trucks. EVERY night, there was a noisy train. When the train wasn't running or tooting it's horn, there was a steady diet of planes flying overhead. Spaces are incredibly tight, so if you're here for a long time and your neighbor ties their barking dogs outside their RV at 7am or decides to run their diesel truck for 30 minutes in the morning, there's nothing you can do. At one point, a neighbor's awning was touching my RV. If you have dogs, there's nowhere for you to walk them-contrary to the pictures on their website. While most staff was INCREDIBLY nice & helpful, their kindness was negated by one rude individual whom I believe was the manager. For example, one night my power meter for my electric went out, and one of their nice staff members quickly swapped out the box. However, not only did the box lack a cover over the connection to protect it from rain, but this rude staff member knocked on my RV the following afternoon and told me to immediately shut off my power so the electric box could be worked on. When I said that I couldn't do it right now because I was billing a client on my computer, this individual YELLED at me saying that it was an inconvenience to come back in an hour on my schedule. Looking back, there were some good things about the park. Clean bathrooms, a small convenience store that was open long hours, plenty of propane, lots of friendly staff members, cheap laundry, & water connections that are well set-up for winter. Unfortunately, the few bad things FAR-outweighed the good things. Don't stay here for long periods. - RLT1
Nov 2017 - $45.00
It's a tight, packed park. But....very close to downtown Louisville. Looks like lots of full time residents here. I had help getting in. They have picnic tables but there really isn't a lot of room for them. It's level and paved. Only down side are the many trains that pass by,especially very early in the morning. Good, well stocked store that's a convenience store in the neighborhood. - LEB2
Aug 2017 - $37.00
Make sure to follow directions on the website to Exit 1 and Stansifer Road. Do not use GPS as that will take you to a 10' underpass.
I agree with what others have said. This is a very difficult park to maneuver around with the really tight spaces, narrow roads and culverts. The roads are so narrow, in fact, that they have orange posts up so you don't hit another camper while trying to turn. There's no landscaping, so it looks like a big parking lot. It's actually right behind a gas station (appears that the gas station is part of the park) so this must have been the parking lot for the gas station at some point before it was a campground. Most people only stay overnight or just a few days, (sadly, we're here for work from June until Oct. as there was nowhere else in the area near Louisville we could stay), and most of those rigs are nice. But around the perimeter are long term or permanent residents whose campers are old, filthy and falling apart. Real eyesore. Trains do sound like thunder and run constantly. I used to live near train tracks, so I know how to block out the sound. Power, water and sewer were good. - cherylbrv
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
Mar 2017 - $51.00
Nastiest manager you'll ever meet. Trash everywhere. Dangerously exposed wires and sharp rusty pipes coming out of the ground in play areas that said manager refuses to remove. Floods every time it rains. Mud and dead grass everywhere. All concrete pads are crumbling. It is a stone's throw from 2 interstates which are VERY LOUD. Water is off more than it is on sometimes. The office is closed more than it is open and did I say the nastiest manager you'll ever meet? Go somewhere else. - HoosierRV
Dec 2015 - $48.00
This is a mobile home park that is converting some spaces to RV. The site conversions are not exactly RV friendly. Narrow concrete strips for the wheels, the jacks are on soft ground and the sewer is located under the RV. The streets have many speed bumps, many of the remaining mobiles homes should be removed and it is very noisy. There is constant noise from I-65, train horns several times a day and night, and the occasional plane traffic; not a peaceful location. We stayed here for 3 months while working for Amazon; the cost of the site was paid for by Amazon. This may develop into an acceptable RV park in a few years but it will always be noisy. The park is on the northern outskirts of Clarksville so shopping and other services are a few miles away.
The sites are level with broken concrete patios and grass areas. No tables or fire rings. 50 amp electrical.
The water is good quality city service but use a filter. The pressure fluctuates, especially in the morning.
There is no park provided cable or wifi. Service may be obtained from Time Warner. Typical OTA channels.
There is no laundry, pool, showers, park activities, etc. The staff is helpful, when asked, but otherwise they are rarely seen.
A mailbox can be purchased from USPS. UPS and FedEx deliver here, but have difficulties locating Lakeview Dr.
We will probably not be stay again as we have no desire to work for Jeffersonville Amazon (SDF8) again. - Wiyndog
Oct 2017 - $82.00
Overall very nice facility. This is a "Holiday" KOA. Sites were fairly spacious and well maintained (ours was large gravel/rock with good coverage so minimal tracking into RV). We had a deluxe concrete patio with nice bench and table/chairs. The bathhouse was nice and kept very clean. The office store was well stocked. The Staff was great and very helpful. - Steven Webb
Oct 2017 - $42.00
What a weird shower setup. The water from the shower runs into the changing room and beyond. Difficult to get dressed after a shower when the floor is wet and even muddy. The person that designed the shower should hang their head in shame. Decent sized lots. Ours was fairly level but still needed levelers on one side. In theory they have WiFi but was mostly unusable. A small amount of freeway traffic noise but not too bad. There are picnic tables and fire rings but no park model grills. - Banjonut
Aug 2017 - $63.00
Park is about 20 miles south of Louisville. Not very convenient for Louisville site seeing. Not far off I-65 with grocery and Wal Mart close by. The highest rated near by restaurants were Cracker Barrel and Big Boy. Not a fine dining location. Spacious grounds. Some sites are very close together. Gravel roads and gravel sites, reasonably well-maintained. Site was not completely level, but leveling jacks handled it OK. Restrooms and showers were old but clean. Overall an OK stay. Wish that Louisville had more campground choices. - NC Bill