Blue Heron Campground

     


Stearns, Kentucky
Phone: (423) 569-9778

Sites: 45
Recent Rate: $17 9/2012


Latitude: 36.6779189726128
Longitude: -84.5185947418213

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 1
  • Good 3
  • Average 1
  • Poor 1
  • Terrible 0

6 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

kycamper02

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

When we first got to the campground we weren't impressed. It was smaller than we thought it would be and kind of outdated, but as the day went on we liked it more.Check in was by self or campground host. It was very quiet (especially for a holiday weekend) and people were friendly. We stayed for 2 days and spent them sightseeing or hiking various trails. If we are in the area we would stay again to hike,but we wouldn't make this a main vacation point. Checking out was easy and the dump station was very easy to use.Overall,we had a good camping experience. We camped at Blue Heron Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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6.4 tow rig

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

Date of Stay: - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Not nearly enough shade for me. We like to camp in the woods, not a field with the occasional shade tree. This place is in a gorgeous location in the Big South Fork Recreation area, and really close to the Scenic Railway but seems outdated, and not well taken care of. Considering how far it is away from everything and what you get I would not stay here. If you don't like the woods consider this park. It would be very very quiet. We camped at Blue Heron Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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jtbeck

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

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful little campground in the Big South Fork Recreation Area. Good-sized sites that offer electric and water. The bath-house is clean, but the showers aren't the most modern you'll ever come across. But they are functional. You must follow bear country guidelines when it comes to food storage. Bear proof trashcans and food lockers are provided. But I highly doubt that you will ever see a bear in or near this campground. Plenty to see and do within easy driving and hiking distance. Gorgeous views from the hiking trails. I will definitely return to this campground again. I would rate it higher than an eight if the showers were a little more modern and full-hookups were offered. We camped at Blue Heron Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Glenn & Becky Puckett

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

We were the first to review this campground. It has been our favorite campground and the campground still is. However, they keep changing concessionary and the administration keeps changing. They are trying to force everyone to make reservations before coming. However, if the weather turns bad or you have something come up you forfeit the cost of the first night. This causes two problems. First if you can't go you loose $17. Second, if someone shows up that want's to camp that site is reserved and will sit unused. We never know for sure we have time until the last minute. So we just show up and pick an unreserved site and have a nice weekend. We've been doing this for years now. We showed up this Friday evening and were in the process of choosing a site when the camp host drove up and informed us that we could only pay for one night. And that if someone reserved the site on the on-line reservations system we would have to leave. At the time is was cold and raining! The guy was condescending and kept telling me I just didn't understand. Why don't we use the reservation system? You automatically get charged for the first night. It's non-refundable. So if a hurricane hits you are out of luck. If we can't just show up and claim an available site for the weekend we won't bother to go back. We camped at Blue Heron Campground in a Motorhome.

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mtnlover

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

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one of the best values I have seen in campgrounds. Electric and water hook-ups on a beautiful, large site for $17 per night. ($8.50 per night with America The Beautiful Senior Pass) The park is in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area with lots of great scenery and amazing views on many of the hiking trails. Clean restrooms and showers, with friendly camp hosts and staff. We will return here yearly. We camped at Blue Heron Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Glenn & Becky Puckett

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been staying at this campground for 15 years starting with a 2-person tent. We like it because the campground is never that crowded and affords a little privacy. The shower house is generally clean. It's a bit rustic so don't expect ceramic tile and blow dryers. There is a great 8 mile loop for hiking but it is pretty demanding. Pick the right site and you feel like you're all alone even if the park is packed. The sites are all large and nicely spaced. There is no office or campground store and the closest store to buy ice and other supplies is about 10 miles. So make sure you have plenty of ice before you get there. Then sit back and relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. We camped at Blue Heron Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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