24 Parks near Smithland, Kentucky
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Very enjoyable stay. Came for the Superman Celebration in Metropolis. Be aware that if you have a 50 amp unit, you need to request a 50 amp site. There were 2-30 amp sites that had been tampered with. Don't screw it up for someone else. Can create an electrical hazard. Campground host is very nice. Water not available at sites. Fill up before parking your rig, unless you have a long hose. Restrooms/showers have been updated in the last few years. Sites are fairly level. We'll definitely return when in the area. - electrician538
Dec 2015 - $20.00
Only stayed here one night en route. It was very spacious. Saw a lot of deer. Camp host was friendly. It was a pretty park. Would stay here again. - JulieDR
Jul 2015 - $20.00
Regular rate is $20/nite, holidays are $30/nite for 50 amp electric only at the site. If you make a reservation through the website for a holiday, they will require a 3 night stay but you can just drive in and have a shorter stay. It was not full for the July 4th weekend. The campground is basically 2 large grassy, paved, loops with plenty of space between each site. The sites are large and gravel. There are lots of big well-trimmed trees so your line of sight extends throughout the campground. It was beautiful and quiet here. Bathrooms were cleaned daily, but in need of an upgrade. Camp hosts were helpful and pleasant. There was substantial flooding in the park from the Ohio River, but it did not affect the campground or the roadways in/out. The Fort is closed due to the 2011 flooding issue. We loved it here. - R&S
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
May 2016 - $37.00
Located half mile off I-24. Look for the KOA sign, as the entrance is a narrow driveway surrounded by trees. Stayed here one night, had a site up front. We have a 40ft MH with tow and just fit into a site. The site was gravel and appeared flat but we couldn't get the rig to level. We had to used our portable sat dish but with no issues. The wifi worked well enough. The owners are wonderful, sweet and helpful. This is an older park, therefore the sites are short and narrow for big rigs. Getting out of the site the next morning was tight. This is a great park for smaller Rigs or TTs; beautiful & clean surrounded by mature trees. Loves truck stop located at same exit for fuel. Also a few restaurants located in the area. The dog area was not enclosed, but was all grass with trash can. Far enough away from I 24, noise wasn't noticeable. - KKColorado
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
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
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We made a reservation on-line; alas, ours was absolutely nothing like the picture displayed! Most all sites are in the woods and roomy; one very nice area is in an open field setting with very spacious sites. But, our site was in the forest and by the lake, which was drawn down in October, so we had an absolutely lovely view of a greenish mud hole.
Many of the sites are rather deep in ravines, mined with large deciduous trees, mainly back-ins, and tricky getting into. Ours came with nifty "tire traps" on each side of the site - fall of the edge of the site and you're doomed. We finally backed down in correctly - it was short, unlevel, with a steep entry.
CG culture. Okay, There seemed a lot of locals here from western KY. Lovely folks really, but it seemed they do crave their constant smoky campfires both day and night. Apparently, there's nothing more healthful or invigorating than waking up fresh in the morning and then immediately standing directly over the smoldering campfire, and breathing deeply. "Ahhh" - So good! Fellow campers around us seemed so delighted to smoke out the entire area, the constant toxic fog blanketed our once pleasant hollow: thick and stinky, and made it seem more like London, than western Kentucky. It forced us to keep our trailer hermetically sealed, as the constant stench was so strong and acrid, we simply couldn't breath.
On top of the fire thing, most all folks at the CG seem oddly incapable or unwilling to use their feet, for the dying art known as "walking". Most site dwellers, felt the strong desire to bring a large annoying snazzy gas powered, "camp cart". Campers - happily whizzing around aboard these noisy, fast moving, and dangerous buggies, seemed to delight in the "go-cart" activity - while lowly fellow humans, trying to move themselves under their own quiet locomotive powers, must be ever vigilantly for being run over at any moment; much like squirrels trying to cross a busy highway. - Rogue Traveller
Oct 2015 - $20.00
Stayed here for 3 nights. Site 46 was a back-in. It was easy to back our 40 footer in because the road was semi-circular and the trees were not as close to each other as on other sites. Our site was level whereas we noticed that there were a number of sites on our loop that we would have never been able to get into, either because of the trees or because the site sloped up from the road. Campground is really quite beautiful and we would definitely come back again and try very hard to get site 46 again. - Patricia Sterkowitz
Aug 2015 - $20.00
We were in the Woods Loop, Site 50. We were able to back in our 34 foot travel trailer without too much trouble - leveling was more of an issue because the site slopes upward towards the front (entrance side). A shorter trailer would have no problem. The site was beautiful - view of the canal through the trees. Not too close to other sites (some sites were VERY close to others). No sewer, no problem with water or electric (50 amp). Very wide site at the bottom, with picnic table, fire ring and utility table. Wifi (Verizon) was only 3G, but phone service was okay. Too many trees for satellite. Good location, close to town and to all attractions. - nancyj
Mar 2016 - $12.00
We stayed in site A-71. No electric, no water, no sewer, no neighbors. It was perfect. We had a great winter view of the lake. Just don't eat the fish or drink the water. - pegleg118
Oct 2015 - $28.00
This is a huge 374-campsite park run by the the US forest service. We had a great site number 21. A lot of the sites were small and no privacy. The person checking us in had little knowledge of the place. Our site was not the 58 feet she said but shorter. It also had a large incline. The country store was very well stocked with camping supplies that were reasonably priced. It also carried basic food. We were in a 31 foot class c. - winnie1
Oct 2015 - $40.00
Decent campground, but very crowded even in off season and most of the folks in our area had zero respect for others sites and walked right through them. Lots of cigarette smokers and a lot of very smokey fires starting early in the morning going late into the evening. Very annoying. Hiking trails in the park are limited to about a 4 mile round trip loop. LOTS of wood ticks and still finding them on our dogs a day later. Loud neighbors, a ton of golf carts and electric scooters (doesn't anybody walk or hike anymore?), barking dogs chained outside made it less then a pleasant stay. The plus side? A beautiful area with many miles of great jeeping roads, great dog walking along very rustic roads, and 250+ family cemeteries with fascinating histories to explore. This was our second stay, and we'll be back, but will skip Hillman Ferry campground. - Jerry and Betsy
Jun 2016 - $33.00
We had a quiet stay. We were guided to our site and it was a large easy to hit pull thru. Utility hook ups were shifted towards the front of the site a bit much for our unit but it worked out fine. Pool area was nice. Person at the front office was super friendly also. - SC 5er
May 2016 - $31.00
This park is convenient, which means it's close to freeway/highway and consequently you get a lot of noise. Spaces are tight but level. Restrooms are excellent. Wi-fi is good. Best of all, the park has a nice off-leash, fenced area for dogs with a pleasant place for dog owners to sit. - OmakMary
May 2016 - $31.00
Rate increase in Jan '16 to $34 (if no discount). Had to tell clerk he calculated 3 nights' stay incorrectly. WiFi Stinks -- too many people using NETFLIX and dragging it down; system doesn't have enough bandwidth (same problem they had last year). Nice dog run! Very clean facilities. Easy access to I-24. Walmart not far away. Trees on horizon blocks most of DISH signal. Some cable channels included in fee. - HarleyNsparks
May 2016 - $31.00
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. - Sadiesmom
Sep 2015 - $32.00
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. - kaosodak614
May 2015 - $31.00
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. - Prairie Bayou
Apr 2005 - $20.00
After having driven some 300 miles to inspect CG for possible seasonal camping; agreeing to a potential waterfront site and wanting to leave a deposit, was told later by owner (following 4 unanswered phone calls) that I had been shown the wrong lot and it was not available. However, a smaller less accessible lot was available. Be aware of CG's COMPUTER SYSTEM!!! Also, was told that I couldn't have had the lot I wanted because other seasonal campers had first rights of refusal, but also had been told there were no other names on the list for that particular lot. MASS CONFUSION!!!! Was also told when I asked why owner hadn't returned my calls (after being given messages 3 times), "maybe you should just go somewhere else to find a place. "Now that's HOSPITITALITY!!! CG advertises waterfront sites, but they are not available as they are occupied by yearly campers! A lake view is obtained by walking around other TT to possibly see some water. - rcharris
Jun 2012 - $24.00
Good place for overnight stay. Park has over 200 sites but only a handful that are NOT extended stay; annual lease. Friendly and helpful staff. The residents that live here are extremely nice. - lzhome
Oct 2007 - $28.00
Arrived after hours with a reservation only to find someone else had already occupied my assigned spot. Ended up with the last pull thru which was right on the main entrance road with traffic coming and going all night. The park is mostly for those who have set up their trailers permanently and they are running everywhere in their golf carts until all hours of the night. The site I had was nothing more than some gravel with a broken down picnic table and a fire ring. Absolutely no grass! I would definitely not stay there again. Can't say anything about the showers and restrooms because I couldn't find any!! Not worth the money. - BUFFdrvr
Jun 2006 - $26.00
This was mainly full-timers and they did not seem to like us intruding. No choice of location and not a single person to deal with at check-in. The information was taped to the door. We could not hook up cable due to the fact the something was wrong with the connector on their end. And well after mid-night people were buzzing around in their vehicles. Cannot speak about the ground because we were unable to locate anyone to direct us. We decided to leave the next day for another location. We will NOT return. - MrsMc03