17 RV Parks near Whitley City, Kentucky
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Whitley City. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Whitley City in the left hand column.
Sep 2017 - $17.00
Stayed here in our 21' Travel Trailer and this place was about what we expected. It is very out of the way, in the amazingly large and beautiful Big South Fork National River Recreational Area. This is one of the two main NPS campgrounds in the area and it is more out of the way and I suspect a little less maintained.
As other reviewers have stated, the facilities are a little older and in need of some TLC. Also, many of the sites don't have a lot of shade. The park was fairly full as we were there on a weekend, though no problems with noise. We reserved online and there was a sign on our site with our name saying reserved when we arrived. We got there late in the day and were there two days and never interacted with staff or camp hosts.
We did have a small issue with our 30amp breaker tripping with AC running when my wife microwaved something. We haven't ever had this issue before, so I'm not sure if there was an issue with our site's power. Site's water spigot didn't want to stay on even with the diverter pulled down. Used a bungee cord wrapped around the handle to keep the water flowing.
Overall, we would stay here again as it is cheap and in a beautiful area, this park could become a real gem with a little love. - sjeuck
May 2016 - $9.00
This park isn't for everyone, but we were here to visit the Bartel Mine (excellent tour BTW), kayak the Big South Fork and lay over a holiday weekend, somewhere without a huge hassle and lots of noise.
This fit the bill. Clean, well-patrolled by park rangers, and plenty of shade. Very nice mostly back-in and level spots with easy, accessible hook-ups. Hosts were friendly and very helpful. - kharmaquest
Sep 2012 - $17.00
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 It was smaller than we thought it would be and kind of outdated, but as the day went on we liked it more.Check in was by self or campground host.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. - kycamper02
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We have a 24 foot van and these are extremely small spaces length wise. Width wasn't so bad in the space and it is nice in the forest but so surprised how small and very little space to back your RV in to spot. - Scooterd16
Jun 2017 - $34.00
Originally had site # RV23, Arrived to a packed campground, unable to back into our site and had to be moved to a "walk up" site. Park is old. Sites are very very small cannot even fit a 20FT TT. Sites are very uneven. The area attraction itself is not taken care of. Cumberland Falls is the area attraction and there is trash everywhere you look. I would look elsewhere for a spot to stay. The staff are friendly enough for a state park but this place needs updated or put on the map as a tent location ONLY. No RV should have to squeeze in here. - jonk90
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Sites very close and very small. Water and electric hookups while there, are between 50 and 75 feet from pad. We have a 24.5' 5vr - and the 30' pad really was 21', and the back end of the trailer would've been left hanging and unsupported over the cliff. Perhaps a great site for very small TT, popups and tent camping - but not suitable, at all for other than that. Great camp hosts and friendly folks. - KB Farms
Sep 2006 - $22.00
Campsites are not level and are grass and dirt. The setting is very nice - the lake was pretty low when we were there. The staff is very nice. There is a playground for kids. This would be a nice destination park for kids and families visiting Cumberland Falls State Park. - Bearpup
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Nice size for big rigs. Close to the Cumberland Falls. White water rafting trip is very easy for all ages, it's no where near the rides I've taken on other rivers. Very nice area just to drive around and hike the many trails in the park. We also did the horseback tour next door through the woods and had some great views and photo ops.
Only pull through sites have full hookup, but there is a dump station by the office for the rest of the sites the are water and electric only. Same owner here since 1985. - Oceanblue
Jun 2012 - $30.00
The RV sites are very basic. This is a hikers or white water rafting paradise. They have recently added RV facilities and these will get better. They offer shuttle service to the various hiking locations. It is the best place to stop if you have a big rig and want to visit Cumberland Falls State park as the park is not "Big" rig friendly. Shade is limited and sites are gravel. - A hitch and hop
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Rather than repeat what we have previously said, please see our earlier review of this campground July, 2015. Since this campground is small, only about 18 sites, during the summer months (June-August) you should plan on making a reservation as far ahead as possible as they fill up on weekends. The campground has recently added a really nice bath house adjacent to the campground, rather than having to go over to the water park facilities as in the past. Also, there is a full time campground host, an employee of the water park, on site. If you use satellite service we suggest that you review the park layout on Google Maps to select an appropriate site as there are very large/tall trees along the southern end of the campground. We really enjoy the spacious sites, peace and quiet and accommodating host, at this small park and will certainly plan on another stop over on our next trip up the nearby I-75 corridor. - Johnson's
May 2017 - $50.00
Stoped for an overnight stay while traveling on S/B I-75. 1/2 mile to the interstate and a Wal-mart is nearby. Park is small and very clean, and it is at the far edge of the water park lot. All gravel back-in sites with 1 pull thru. $50 for the pull through, 35 for back in sites. This is nice for an overnite, and excellent if your kids are playing in the water park. - pwebbsr
Dec 2016 - $25.00
This is a new rv park at a water park. Easy access from the interstate. Extremely easy to navigate. Very clean, spacious and level. Will definitely stay here again. - Employed247
Sep 2017 - $40.00
We stayed here for two nights. Winding narrow road for several miles coming into park. No shoulder on the road so drive carefully. This is a gated campground which was nice. They give you a code to get in and out after 5:00pm. The owners are in the process of enlarging the campground and are adding another lake and up to 100 new camping sites with utilities. They own many more treed acres to the east. Very nice people with a great vision for their expansion. We stayed in a pull through site which had a little grass between the sites, along with picnic table and fire pit. There are two playground areas which looked fairly new. Beautiful treed area with small lake. My husband was able to practice his fly fishing. We would stay here again when in the area. - Honalee
Aug 2016 - $35.00
The park was a gem of a discovery near Corbin Kentucky. The staff were very helpful and friendly. They shared with us all of their plans to make the park better. Close to the freeway and Corbin, home of Colonel Sanders. Great store and food available at the office. Give them a visit. - vagabon life
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Nice secluded park in shade. Big rig friendly. Long and level pull throughs. About 10 miles from interstate. Interior roads were good. Stayed to tour area. Friendly staff. - Kansas Campers
Jul 2017 - $22.00
The site required levelers for the RV, but it was impossible to set the picnic table Level on a hill. Nice shade tree, but unable to use our satellite. Limited local channels. Electric hookup was inadequate. We were allowed to select our site from a map of available sites, after asking for a 30 amp, and water. Had we known that the electric hookup for our site was shared with the adjacent site and only had one 20, one 30, and one 50 amp plug, and the 30 amp was already in use, we would have gone elsewhere. The electric and water were also on the opposite side of our RV hookup. Had to use a heavy duty long cord and hook up to the 20 amp. Discovered later while walking that the electric sharing sites were only in one part of the park. There were empty sites that were not made available to us. - Texas E-S
May 2017 - $20.00
The park sits on an island. The park contains 94 campsites with electric and water hookups and a dump station and some tent sites. Some sites are max 30 amps, some 50 amps. We could not determine a pattern. Also beware that some sites have shared utilities, whoever gets there first, gets the 50 amp plug. And the utilities were on the wrong side for us.
During our stay we found the bath houses are kept clean. Roads and pads are paved and each has a lantern pole, picnic table, sitting area and fire ring. Sites vary in size and levelness. The campground is hilly and the road in is narrow, but doable in a big rig. No WiFi, Verizon service strong. You can hear a train, but it never was so loud it woke us up. Also sharing the island is a 18 hole, nice golf course and marina and boat ramp. The pool is no longer in use and is now just an eyesore. - cincychic
Oct 2015 - $17.00
This is a wonderful park that we enjoy staying at, on an island in Lake Cumberland. Most of the sites are down in the trees with a few open and sunny. Some sites have an electrical box that has to be shared, with 50 amp and 30 amp for whoever gets there first. Easy to access laundry facilities. Lots of shopping about 10 miles to the North in Somerset. The only downside with this park are the never ending train whistles, and we love trains. Burnside is actually listed as a top place to watch trains, in some railroad books, but it's a major crew changing point and there are whistles all night long. We usually have to have the windows closed, fans on, even earplugs, to get a good nights sleep. The Stearns scenic railroad is also about 25 miles to the South. It is a beautiful resort State Park however, with a huge marina nearby. The sound from the train seems to travel from the large bridge across Lake Cumberland,down the water, to where the park is. - elduque
Sep 2017 - $30.00
We were here for a week. Site was a grassy pull through that was fairly level. Utilities were good. We were there beside our best friends who were born and raised in the area so we mostly spent the week with them showing us all the sights. The park only has about 9 sites for transients as it is 98% permanent residents. Close to Somerset which has all the eating and shopping places you might need, - zrxh14
Aug 2015 - $35.00
The price increase of $50 (to $210) per week makes this park a much less favorable place to stay. We've stayed here many times in the past. There are several other parks in the area much less expensive. I was disappointed at the number of very loud motorcycles here this time. Park seems to be moving towards more long-term residents. No trees so excellent satellite reception. - davedopp
Sep 2014 - $30.00
A nice clean campground near Woodson Bend. Management very friendly and helpful. Very quiet. Relatively level sites, mostly gravel with some grass spots. I would stay there again. - coolz4
Oct 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here for a couple of nights as we were passing through the area. Very nice campground with a mix of sites and rates (FHU, WE only, double sites). We had water and electric in a nice back in site (A19). Loops B and C were closed since they were winding down for the season. Verizon was fair, but only 4 OTA tv channels none of which were interesting. Nice private site with fire ring/grill and picnic table. We walked through Loop B even though it was closed and site B4 was very nice with plenty of room. Sites were paved with asphalt and general area was well kept. We would stay here again. - jtl2
Aug 2016 - $6.00
Our site, B4, was a beautifully wooded, two tiered, nice sized site. A couple little staircases lead down to our fire pit and picnic table area. Loved this site!
The camp hosts were very friendly and very accessible. We got there after dark and one of the hosts helped us back in- it was extremely dark! He even drives around in the evening with firewood for sale! They told us about a public beach up the road, but we took a trail to the boat-in sites and swam in that area. The lake was so scenic!
The bath houses and shower house were clean and decorated with little summery signs and flowers. Only bad thing was the showers are push button and you can't control the temperature.
Don't arrive after dark- it's EXTREMELY dark in the campground.
We don't have a boat, but there's a lot of boating happening on the lake. It isn't a nuisance to the campground, but this would be a nice place to stay if you're boating.
We were in the area to check out Cumberland Falls. I'm glad I chose this place.
It's a gem in the Daniel Boone National Forest. - Brdbrain2day
Aug 2016 - $26.00
We came in on a Sunday afternoon. No attendant at station, but a note to check in with host. We stopped by host campsite, but no luck. Our campsite was easy to find and to back in to. Plenty of space for the camper and vehicle to park at in our campsite. Host showed up short while later with our check-in paperwork and was expecting us. She was a very friendly and helpful host to us.
Sites were decently apart from one another and plenty of space in each area. The restrooms were older, but clean and well maintained. Sites were level with concrete or gravel and the water/electrical were within easy reach. There is 1 dump station.
Campground was quiet and plenty of woods around us. Plenty of trails around the campground to explore and wildlife was active here. Overall, I will stay here again. My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. - kycamper02
Sites: 181 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 26 Reviews
Nov 2017 - $11.00
Peaceful and quiet park, electric/water only (some 50A), direct access to hiking trails and short drive to many more. We stayed in sight B11 and were able to lock on to satellite from our rooftop system from this site.
Park entry is from Leatherwood Rd and I cannot stress strongly enough that big rigs should approach along a west to east route from Jamestown. Do not attempt to take the route from Oneida to the campground unless you just want to test your skills on off camber switchbacks with close rock outcroppings. I am not saying it can't be done as I am sure many frequent users know the proper line to take to navigate it. If you are visiting for the first time in a 40 foot plus rig arriving at dusk in the rain, heed my advice.
We stayed a week and had one of the three loops to ourselves. I am not a horse person, but this place is set up well for that. We bought firewood from the park's self-serve near horse barn #4. The leaves were changing the first week of November and it was a beautiful place. Recommend to wear bright colors if hiking this time of year as hunters are in the woods. - Gpndavid
Oct 2017 - $22.00
This is a beautiful park with lots of hiking trails. Clean, well maintained. Spacious sites; definitely a top 5 for us. Only cons: there's only 3 50A sites (Poor connection on the 50A at our site); no sewer hookups so bring a tote for a long weekend. Dump site at the entrance. - joshjack
Jun 2017 - $11.00
Bandy Creek is a beautiful, extremely well maintained park with numerous RV sites, most were shady. Nice clean rest rooms and showers are situated in all three RV camping areas. W&E were conveniently located at each site. Large gravel picnic area with fire ring, table and lantern hook. Parking pads were fairly level. After 5 registration was easy; pick a site and honor system envelopes. - Texas E-S