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Camp Nelson RV Park is located in Kentucky

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Follow US 27 (Nicholasville Road) South from Lexington ( only 8 miles south of Nicholasville). After you cross the Kentucky River Bridge, take the first left on to Old Lexington Road East, beside a Log Cabin home. Follow this road to the end, about 1.5 miles.


27 Chase Lane
Lancaster, KY 40356


37.76768182300097 N
84.61690204198948 W

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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
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  • Standard (Tent/RV)
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For Campers

  • Market
  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Firewood Available
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • WiFi
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

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  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Pull-Through Sites
  • 50 Amp Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


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4 Reviews

Randy G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2022

Older Kentucky River bankside campground

We enjoyed our stay at Camp Nelson RV Park.  It's a smaller(ish) park with quite a few permanent sites.  A lot of the permanent sites are older campers in need of some TLC. 

The campground has a very nice pool and is very quiet.  A bit tight for larger rigs (ours is a 40' DP).  The owner is very friendly and has several younger folks working there that are very friendly and accommodating.

There was a slight mix-up with our site when we arrived, but the young lady that was guiding us returned to the office and found us a very nice alternative site for the duration of our stay.  They have a small campground store at the office that is well supplied with the necessities.  Off the beaten path, quiet, and friendly....what more could you ask for???

Month of VisitSeptember
lois F.
Reviewed May. 18, 2022

Was very good

Was very helpful

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2020

Quiet, Friendly, Not prettiest

We had a great time. This was one of the quietest campgrounds we have ever been to. I would say 85% of the sites are full timers. I site we received was awesome and spacious, but we had some friends that were pleased with there’s and left early. The pool was huge and very clean. We seen the staff checking it every hour. It is open to the public which we didn’t care for. The playground was very old. The women’s bathhouse has been remodeled and was very nice. It was right on the KY River. We wouldn’t call it our favorite campground but would probably go back if we got the same sites again.

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2019

Friendly Campground on the KY River

My husband and I stayed there for 8 months through the fall and winter of 2018 into the spring of 2019. The staff are very friendly and helpful. They have really worked hard to bring this campground back to a place you would like to stay. There are several who are residents there and are very nice as well. They do have camper storage at the top of the property which does have some older, broken-down looking units but also some very nice ones too. Full hook-ups for $395/mo if you are staying monthly. The only down-side to the stay was the husband of the couple that own it. He isn't very friendly at all. Our first night there, the electric went out at our pole and he kept trying to blame it on our RV when it turned out it was the main breaker for our line of electric poles and was his issue. He never apologized and was not nice at all. Any time he is there(which is very rarely) he is just an unhappy person. His wife is wonderful as are all the regular staff. I wouldn't let him keep you from staying there as he is not there normally but just know that his demeanor isn't the best. We have 4 dogs and they were very welcomed by everyone. The pool is nice although they do sell memberships to it for outside folks to use which means there can be a lot of people there on a holiday or very warm day. All in all, it was a pleasant experience and we would definitely stay there again if need be.

  • Review photo of Camp Nelson RV Park by Tonya W., April 3, 2019
  • Review photo of Camp Nelson RV Park by Tonya W., April 3, 2019
  • Review photo of Camp Nelson RV Park by Tonya W., April 3, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Camp Nelson RV Park have RV hookups?

According to, Camp Nelson RV Park has 50 amp electric hookups, water hookups and sewer hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Camp Nelson RV Park?

Camp Nelson RV Park allows vehicles up to 40 feet.

Are fires allowed at Camp Nelson RV Park?

Yes, according to campers on, fires are allowed at Camp Nelson RV Park, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Camp Nelson RV Park have wifi?

Yes, according to campers on, Camp Nelson RV Park does have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Camp Nelson RV Park?

According to campers on, Verizon signal is good, AT&T is unknown, and T-Mobile is good.