24 Parks near Smithland, Kentucky
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
Aug 2016 - $35.00
My husband and I stayed in our motorhome two nights at this location to attend the National Quilt Museum. The entrance to the campground was overgrown and this should have been our first indicator. The entrance/driveway/road is single lane only. The grass throughout the entire park needed to be mowed in the worst way, branches/limbs on shrubs and trees needed to be trimmed up in order for the motorhomes to pull in and out without scratches; dead limbs were lying on the ground; flowerbeds have seen their better days; tent sites were washed out; picnic tables rusty and need to be cleaned up and painted. Both the women and gentlemen restrooms were full of dried up bugs, cobwebs and dirt (this did not happen overnight). The store is not stocked but I am not sure I would have bought anything due to expiration dates. Did not go to pool based on the upkeep of everything else. The "pond/lake" is full of scum; did not set outside due to mosquito and flies. The couple was nice but part of being in the hospitality business is having a clean campground. There is more work than the staff that was present could do. This place needs a lot of work in more ways than one. Lots of potential for this campground but worst KOA we have ever stayed. We will not return. - PhenT
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
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
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 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
Aug 2016 - $33.00
Host was very friendly & helpful. Park is conveniently located off I 24. Our site was easy to pull into, level & with hook ups well placed. Our site could actually be used as two small back in sites for trailers but was used as a pull thru for us. Satellite signal easy to get, cable available also. Sites are not on top of one another. Big dog park. Nice pool. Lots of restaurants & stores in Paducah. We would definitely stay here again. Park is all gravel so it is dusty when it is dry. Lots of garbage cans, practically one for each site. Some sites had picnic tables. We did not. We didn't ask for one so maybe if we had we would have gotten one. - Connie's Co-Owner
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
May 2016 - $20.00
This is a good stop over for one night. The hook ups are at the rear so you may need extra hoses. The cable is quite fuzzy, but the wi-fi is very good. The site was long enough to stay hooked up. - Al and Anne-Marie
Jun 2015 - $18.00
Location is great and cement pads level. Hookups at rear of pad and require LONG cords and hoses. May have been a pleasant campground but is now rundown. Very loose registration system. Gravel interior roads are deeply rutted,many old permanent trailers along perimeter are unkempt. No extra charge for AC. Restaurant seems popular with locals.Not worth the fee, will not return or recommend. - nonadonna
Jun 2014 - $33.00
This is barely an RV park. It looks like someone started to build an RV park then quit when it was basic enough to park there. There are lots of long term residents. Many are coal mine employees who stay the week then go home on the weekend. The sites are paved. The road to the sites are on a slight hillside and had some ruts due to the rain. You come in to the restaurant to register, the waitress tells you to pick out a parking place in the middle somewhere and enjoy. The Wi-Fi was great. Power was good and water pressure was high. There seemed to be few rules, so I washed my RV and no one seemed to care. No office, no pool, no playground, nothing but a bunch of paved sites with a dumpster on one end. It is convenient to the restaurant and Patti's 1880 Settlement in Grand Rivers. I would stay again. - M & M's
Mar 2015 - $14.00
Large & quiet camping with ample facilities. Spacious. level sites along the shore or in the forest. With nice hikes and great lake-views we spent two nights here. - Eisenga
May 2012 - $0.00
While looking for a place to stay "away from it all" we ran across pictures and information about Taylor Bay. It looked like such a place, so we planned a few days in LBL based on staying here. We arrived just before dark the first night and fond most of the pads anywhere near the water were occupied. We set up on pad 27. Even with all our blocks we could not level our motorhome. After we got set up the best we could, one of the extended permit residents came over and introduced himself. He was very friendly and helpful and offered us the benefit of his extensive local knowledge. The next morning we were greeted by a herd of over a dozen fallow deer right outside the rig. Later in the day pad 20 became available. It was more shaded, more level and closer to the lake, so we moved. During the week it was fairly quiet even being almost full. On Friday night and Saturday the activity (and noise) significantly increased, but not enough to bother us. Even though Taylor Bay was not as "away from it all" or backwoods as we had hoped, we enjoyed the stay and hope to visit here again, but probably during cooler weather. I did check in on the pit toilet while there and it was fairly clean for a pit toilet. The roads leading to and inside the camping area are paved and in pretty good condition. This is a first-come-first-served, no reservations area but there was always space available during our stay. A backwoods permit is required for each person. It can be obtained from either welcome station during work hours and at some of the campgrounds after hours. We got ours at Hillman Ferry campground. After you have your permits, there is no charge for camping. There is supposed to be a 14 day limits, we were told that unfortunately that was not being strictly enforced. - Nomads_2
Jul 2010 - $1.00
Primitive campground. No hook ups, vault toilet and boat ramp with small dock. Beautiful area, water front sites and good paved road access. Only fee is annual $20.00 back country camp pass. Can be purchased at north or south entrance to Land Between the Lakes. - byoung
Jun 2012 - $25.00
We camped here in a heat wave and their 30 amp was terrific. There are shade trees and spaces are large. It is close to Kentucky Lake with a swimming beach. We would stay here again, but no need to pay $7.50 for reservations. There seem to be plenty of spaces open. - dd2some
Jun 2011 - $21.00
Nice campground for overnight or to use as a base for local day trips. We came in after 5 and used the night registration. Left before 9 in the morning and never saw a park representative. Campground was clean and generally well maintained. - Bob F
May 2014 - $10.00
Small campground on Lake Barkley in the trees. A little rough around the edges but had lots of beautiful birds. The hosts were very nice but the computer took an extremely long time to register us. As we began showering at 8AM, the cleaning woman came in, plugged in her religious country music and began cleaning. Each sink she rinsed, each toilet she flushed, resulted in a change in water temperature and pressure. Hey COE, it is not okay to scald your patrons! Here's a novel idea - schedule a time for cleaning the restrooms so there's no conflict. Here's another - install regulators on the showers. The bath house appears old and has had many repairs but everything worked. We camped here with friends. The lawn between our sites and the lake had very deep ruts from vehicles being driven on the wet ground. One of our sites was impossible to level in. About half the sites would present a leveling challenge. Smaller campers would do better here. Sites 23-26 are on a loop and more private. Each site had two tables, one conveniently near the fire pit. No trash cans in camping area, you must take it to the dumpster by the dump station. - L. Allen
Aug 2010 - $12.00
Very small COE park, busy on weekends with locals but quiet during week. Wonderfully friendly and helpful workcampers/staff. Rate is with Senior Pass. Nice gravel sites, most with lake front access, good if you have boat. Stable electric, good water pressure. All sites accommodate small to medium size tents, trailers and RVs. Park is not really for big rigs. Only a couple sites fit big rigs and you must be very careful backing into sites due to large ditches on either side of the narrow main road. Don't believe what Reserve America says about the site length: call and talk to the park personnel directly. You need to be part mountain goat to use a couple of the pull through sites. Swimming area is mucky, needs sand in beach area and is full of goose droppings. Small playground for kids but nothing else. Too many trees for satellite. Bathrooms/showers older but clean. Sign posted says: “Please keep doors closed to keep out snakes.” OOOWWW!!! - paularonson
Jul 2008 - $20.00
We camped here in site #6 in a 32ft TT. The site has a beautiful view of the lake. The camp site is very level on a chip gravel surface. The camp site is rather tricky getting into due to the narrow camp drive. Some of the other spots looked very hard to get into some big campers might have some trouble. The bathrooms were very clean but need some shelves in the bath stalls so you can set shower stuff on. Beach is yucky, so you probably want to go to the Kentucky Dam's beach to swim. There isn't a whole lot to do for younger kids the campground has a slide and another child's playground toy. (Manual merry go round.) Dumping can be a pain as you have to make a circle to get back around to the dump station, but the dump station looks new. This is a great campground if your bringing your boat because it has two boat ramps and extra parking but that parking is a short distance from the camp sites. Nice campground for people without children or children that have enough patience to sit and fish. PS: Fishing from the bank was great. - kwnd623