8 RV Parks near Tompkinsville, Kentucky
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Tompkinsville. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Tompkinsville in the left hand column.
Jun 2017 - $14.00
Typical COE park - nice layout. Most sites are large and spaced out well. A few sites right on the river are smaller, and spaced closer than those off the river. One exception is site 48 which is very large (although spaced close to others. Sites are generally longer than given on the COE website. Many pull-through sites. In heavy rains, the CG may hold water in places. The trout fish hatchery is adjacent to the campground property and is worth a tour. The tours are unscheduled, but the hatchery is open to visitors between 7:30AM and 3:00PM. The hatchery staff is available to answer questions. Groceries, fuel and a hardware store are 2-3 miles away in Celina. Verizon coverage is 3/5, others non-existent. Fairly heavy tree canopy, so satellite reception is "find a hole in the trees". If you kayak or canoe, this is an ideal campground. There is a boat ramp at the CG, the take out is at the Donaldson City Park in Celina. At normal generation levels at the dam, the river moves at about 10 mph, which makes for a 1.5 to 2 hour trip to the take out. The river water is flat but moving, no water hazards, beautiful trip. - Bama Camper
Aug 2015 - $15.00
79 sites with w/e, 16 pull thru, most with some type of shade. Several situated overlooking the Obey River and below the Dale Hollow Dam. Located adjacent to a large trout fish hatchery(tours welcome) with trout fishing allowed in the runoff waters from the hatchery. We camped here in a popup motorcycle camper. - mailman01
Jul 2014 - $12.00
Beautiful campgrounds on the Obey River just below the Dale Hollow Dam. Trout fish hatchery adjoins the campground. Kids would love this and is interesting to adults as well. Campers were catching limits of trout from streams leading from the hatchery. Sites were level and well spaced. Loved this campground. - mailman01
Jun 2010 - $12.00
Beautiful, remote campground on Dale Hollow Lake that is well-maintained. Only about 12 sites have 50 amp service. Nearest town is over 20 miles away, so take ample supplies when you go. About half the sites are shaded, and most are reasonably level. Lake swim area has clear water with sand/gravel bottom. Comfort stations are clean and accommodating. Enjoyed walleye and smallmouth bass fishing in the clear water lake. While campground was heavily occupied during weekends, occupancy rate during weekdays was only about 20%. - igor2brvn
May 2006 - $18.00
Somewhat to very difficult severely twisty windy access road. I don't mind the road, even with a 40' RV, but, I certainly understand the problem. That said, we absolutely love this stunning, out of the way park. The pine beetles have taken their toll on some of the shade, but you can hardly envision this park with out going there. Great lake access and we go there as much as possible, at LEAST twice a year. I don't think any sites have sewers, dump station is convenient to get to though. A lot of the sites were, in the last year or two, were upgraded to 50 amp power pedestals. - djevanstn
Sep 2016 - $20.00
The campground overall was small, but well laid out with lots of space in each spot for equipment and larger campers. That said, getting into the spaces was a little interesting as many people when we were here, had more than one vehicle in their space, so the access road (one-way) was that much narrower.
Our spot (#1) was easy to get into, although the width of the driveway into the space made getting in the dark a little interesting. During daylight it would be a snap to back into. There were spaces that could accommodate larger campers (5th wheels, etc.) but getting backed in could be an issue if your rig was longer than about 30' Our spot was mostly level (only a little off side-to-side) but some of the other spots were not particularly level. Check the descriptions on the reservation site as they seem to be accurate.
The bathrooms were kept spotless while we were here, and they were in good condition. There was a nice laundry room as well (washer and dryer, coin op.), with a three-well sink for washing dishes. The electrical service was a little older, but in good condition, and the water pressure was good. The locations of the services was right at the edge of the pad so getting to them was a snap.
Dump station located at the exit: one hole only. Good condition, and very clean. Lots of space to maneuver, easy-in, easy-out.
Park staff were very friendly and accommodating: some of the best service on a holiday weekend that I've ever had. (Tenn. parks always seem to have great park staff.) The park had lots to do as well (SUP, kayak, canoe, and fishing boat rentals on the lake, sand volleyball, horseshoes, ping pong, etc.) as well as a large swimming pool.
Be advised that there is no wireless and no camp store, although there is a small gift shop at the park office. Check in was easy, as were reservations, and the park roads were in good shape with no local traffic to speak of. Firewood is available outside the park, but not inside. - WrongWayRandall
Sep 2015 - $23.00
We stayed here from Thursday until Sunday. It is out in country and QUIET!!! The 1st night was great, but the 2nd night it was raining a bit and campground electricity was a bit iffy. The whole campground would shut down for a few and then come back on. The reason we knew was because campground would go completely black. Alot of sites are slight slopes. Ours was a deep hill to pull down into, but evened out when we set up. That and the electricity are the reasons we gave it a 9 instead of 10. We had a surge protector for our camper so no worries.The restrooms were standard state park as in older , but in clean working condition. The park was nice and the lake was a real nice smaller lake. People were fishing the banks and lots of picnic areas to choose from. We saw alot of wildlife in the park and it is real peaceful to say the least.There are lots of waterfalls and hiking to choose from within 45 min drive or so from park. Overall we will camp there again. We stayed in 21' travel trailer. - kycamper02
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Reflects 25% senior discount. Beautiful state park in the hills of north central Tennessee. Follow the park directions coming in here. You do not want to come in on the TN136. There is a one lane bridge over the dam that no large vehicle can negotiate. Spaces are well spaced, however many are not level, so some research is important if you need a fairly level space. Park staff is active in planning activities; we were here during the Spring Rally and attended several professional presentations with live animals. There is a pool here but it was still closed when we were here. Park was quiet most of the time, especially at night. Electric was steady, water pressure is high @ 80PSI, we used a regulator, most sites have good drainage during rain. No sewer at the sites here and dump is a ways up the road. No wifi, but Verizon MiFi and phones worked well. Bathhouses were kept clean and stocked. There is a 5 mile trail here; we did not walk it while here because of recent rains. A county road cuts directly thru the park, so you have to be alert while walking on the roads. Many birds and wildflowers here to view, we also saw fox and turkey. The dam site itself is very pretty, with picnic areas and a small swinging bridge. Be sure to visit the Overton Lodge, just for the drive. There are 2 waterfalls on the drive that are worth seeing. The staff is friendly and helpful. The office has a nice gift store. We would not hesitate to stay here again. - Fixn2gocamp
May 2005 - $15.00
This campground is directly accross the road from Barren River Lake Park south of Glasgow 12 miles on Hwy 31W. This is a bare bones campground, with no shower/bath house, but it is kept clean, neat and tidy. We were staying in the area more than 14 days so the state park would not work for us and found this to be adequate. The manager is actually a park ranger also, so he is very familiar and helpful with knowledge of the area. Caution however: There is no swimming pool, playground equipment, or facilities of any kind. This is however a good place to get away from the crowds if you want peace and privacy. - pipelnrwife
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Nice state park with sites set in groups of loops. Good separation between sites. We had a fhu/50a site with a picnic table, fire ring, lantern hook, asphalt pad & cement patio. Water spigots are shared between 2 sites, so depending on which site you get, your water could come to your wet bay side or across your patio & under your RV. We were here in mid-October & the park was only about 1/3 full. There were more RV's in the lower section than the upper. Well stocked campstore, small putt-putt, restrooms/showers, laundry, playground, marina & a full service lodge are all on site. The restrooms/showers were typical state park cement block, but were clean & bright. $1 to wash/dry laundry. Their golf course is at the entrance to the park. This is a nice state park in a pretty region of Kentucky. I would recommend it. - leaf peeper
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Beautiful quiet park. If you want to get away from it all, this is the place. Good Verizon signal. Clean large sites. Lots of wildlife. Decent golf course and mini golf. Lodge has good food and friendly servers. - PositiveOutlook
Oct 2016 - $30.00
We've been coming here in October for the past several years as the first stop on our annual road trip out through the US (we are from Ontario). In early October weekdays the park is virtually empty although it gets a little busier at weekends. The site is set out in loops with 7 or 8 sites per loop giving a good amount of privacy and nice outlooks over well kept grassed areas. Loop B has sewer and there may be another loop with FHU but not sure. Sites are concrete with a patio area and fire pit and some levelling may be required.
There are several washrooms with laundry (2 washers/2 dryers) at each one at $1 per load. Wifi has been the only bug this year as they have downgraded the system. We used to pay $15 for 2 weeks of Tengo Internet and it was speedy and sound. This year it is free and barely usable so we've not been able to use it for work. Went to Monticello and got a pre-paid AT & T package for the ipad instead.
Dale Hollow Lake is 2 miles and there are plenty of walking trails and a great golf course just a mile away within the park.
Apart from the Wifi issue this is a great spot and we'll be back again next year. - Bayers
Jun 2009 - $12.00
We had a beautiful waterfront site, with water & electric, as many are. The bathrooms & showers were clean & funtional. The roads into this out of the way park, are an experience in themselves, but no problem if you take your time, many hairpin curves, just watch out for the Crazy garbage truck driver, who nearly took us out on one of the 15 mph turns at over 50. This park should be rated at 10, but because the folks that have the current contract aren't real big on grounds maintenance, grass hasn't been mowed for at least 3-4 weeks, great for ticks & chiggers, also don't seem to be up on rules enforcement, as we observed teenagers swimming in unautorized areas, dogs not only Not on a 6 ft. leash, (one was on a 20ft leash), but also watched the attendant drive by one man with his dog not on a leash at all, and just wave at him. - bukhrn
Jun 2008 - $26.00
This is a wonderful place. We had a lake front site and kept our boat there near us. Extra clean bathrooms and grounds. Dale Hollow Lake is famous for it's beautiful clear waters. You just can't fish during the day. There are lots of places to eat by boat and a nice marina nearby at Sunset. - ILoveLucy
May 2008 - $24.00
This is a Corps of Engineer park on Dale Hollow Lake. It is a good drive from the closest town so make sure you take everything with you. There is a marina at Willow Grove about 4 miles away. This is a beautiful park with a great view of the lake. A lot of sites are in the open due to the beetles killing the trees a few years back. There is still some shady sites in the middle of the park. I will be back. Camp host are the nicest people you will meet. - Scott Elkins
Aug 2017 - $27.00
needed a place to stay was A great place tough to turn in with my 38 foot 5th wheel camp site number 2 is not level front to back made it very hard to get it level its on a hill but level side to side didn't need any blocks. Was tough to get the angle on my TV cause of the downward slope but was OK. some of the other sites was better but was already booked If I stay again Id pick the same site I know what to do and it was my 3rd trip out with a camper so I'm new. I didnt use the showers I have one in my 5th wheel. I normally go look them over but I didn't this time. Now i tow with a HDT and I am afraid that I will not fit in this Park. tight turns with downward hills at a odd angle if your trailer is low or close to the bed rails be careful walk the route to the camp site if you have too. Or ask them to show you the site before you drive too it and get into a tight spot - Tommy3guns
Apr 2017 - $27.00
The best thing about this park was the camp host. Someone had taken our spot and then left for the day. She took us around to select any other open spot that we wanted. She was so friendly and accommodating, she made the best of a crummy situation. Still, I had quite a hike to the laundry room since all the machines at the close one were broken. Also, the dumpster was overflowing and someone cleaned fish on newspaper and just tossed it in without a plastic bag. Maybe the problem is not the management, maybe it is the clientele. - janci
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This was one of the worst campgrounds I have stayed at. The grass wasn't mowed, the fire pits were in an unsafe condition, with metal sticking out of the ground. No ventilation in the shower house. RV hookups were on opposite sides. Power on one side of RV and water on the other side. Had to use a long garden hose to reach water spigot. I would not recommend anyone staying at this park. If you have a long motor home, you will drive through the grass several times to get in and out. Attendants at the front gate were no help at all. They were like "yeah yeah, we understand". Pitiful place to stay. Should have demanded a refund. - Tcom
Aug 2017 - $23.00
Sites on loop A are pretty large but are quite close to one another. Loop B sites are also close together and some are not very big. B also has more sites that would be a challenge to level. All site pads are gravel and have a very nice picnic table/fire ring area. All sites are E/W, but bring extra hose if you plan to use the water, since the water station for each site is shared with neighboring site(s) and could be pretty far from your intake location. Over the air TV signal good (at least in loop A which is higher elevation). Verizon very slow. When I was there, the grass was very long. Small swimming beach downhill from Loop A. Large marina and boat ramp easy walk from campground. - aowcarol
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Nice and quiet state park. Kind of off the beaten path, but but was easy to get to. Paved interior roads and gravel campsites. Most had nice views of the lake, I would not mind staying here again. - Doxie Mom
Sep 2013 - $11.00
Rate reflects senior pass. This is a very nice COE campground, sites and campgrounds were very clean, as well as the restrooms and showers and laundry room. I loaded the washing machine and put money in and the machine did not work. I reported this to the gate attendant and was told they weren't responsible for the machines and was told the lady that owned the machines would be by to see me. I suggested they put a note on the machine stating it was out of order and again was told it was not their responsibility. I never saw the lady that owns the machines and on our last day, there still was not a sign in the laundry room. It wasn't about the money, but rather the fact the machine did not work and they could have posted a note that it did not work so other campers would be aware. We did like the campground so we would stay here again if in the area. - stella fouche