Kendall Campground is located south of Jamestown, Kentucky, just below Wolf Creek Dam, which forms beautiful Lake Cumberland.
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Lake Cumberland is the largest man-made lake east of the Mississippi River. Its large surface acreage and over 1,200 miles of shoreline provide a myriad of recreational activities.
Kendall Campground offers visitors convenient access to a cold water trout stream, making it a popular fishing destination. The stream is well-stocked with rainbow, brook and brown trout.
Whispering Pines Trail, located within the campground, is a non-strenuous trail approximately half a mile long.
The campground is a multi-use recreation area, consisting of 70 acres and 115 reservable campsites, all of which have water and electric hookups.
Each campsite has a picnic table, fire ring and lantern post. A group day-use picnic shelter with water and electric hookups is available as well.
A boat ramp, fish cleaning station, basketball court, horseshoe pit, hiking trail and playground are located within the park.
The campground overlooks the river, offering sweeping scenic views. Dense stands of mature hardwoods forest the site, offering scenic views, pleasant shade and wildlife habitat. Because of the temperate climate and relatively long recreation season, the lake provides varied outdoor recreational opportunities for millions of visitors each year.
Wolf Creek Dam National Fish Hatchery is within walking distance of the campground. It is open year-round and offers free tours to the public and an excellent Environmental Education Center. Click here for more information.
Lake Cumberland State Park is just 6.5 miles from the campground. This beautiful park offers fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mini golf, disc golf and boat rentals. Birders enjoy the park for its exceptional viewing prospects of raptors, songbirds and waterfowl.
Grider Hill Marina and Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store.
Jamestown Marina & Resort is 25 minutes away, with boat rentals, a restaurant and general store.
State Dock Marina is 8 miles away, with boat rentals, snack bar and general store.
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The campground was clean and quiet. Our campsite backed up to the Cumberland River. There were several spots for hiking and fishing. We will definitely be back!
We stayed here for three nights in Mid-October 2019. The site we had was in the Annex portion and the parking pad was long, wide and level. Plenty of room to park a large RV and car or boat. In addition the site offered plenty of space for chairs to socialize and faces into the surrounding foliage versus the RV next door.
The site was set at an angle that made backing into a breeze and level to the paved road. The site included a picnic table, 2 posts to hang lanterns, etc and a fire ring.
While fairly full the campground was quiet and all the other other campers were very respectful of each other.
The campground is ideal for riding bicycles around as you can ride from the Annex to the main campground, the snack bar, and the trout fish hatchery without encountering a lot of vehicle traffic. While there are some hills the grades are long and not too steep.
The hatchery is open every day but Christmas, is free, and is very educational. You can walk though the whole operation and see the trout in different stages of growth. In addition there is a man made trout stream that take the water from the hatchery to the Cumberland River and it is a beautiful stroll along the banks to see the different habitats that make trout stream. Catch and release fishing is allowed.
The snack bar offers pretty good fare at a reasonable price and sells firewood and ice on the honor system when closed at night.
If you need supplies or a dinner out Jamestown is not too far and offers most of the "Generica" you would expect.
While I didn't use the bathhouses the buildings suggested newer construction and they offer washer and dryers.
Expect to see deer in abundance as well as ducks and blue heron.
Been camping here since I was little. A lot has changed over the years with all the pine trees dying out, but new growth provides plenty shade. Cool fog off the river makes camping conditions comfortable in the hottest weather. Fish the river for trout,walleye and stripers or go upon the lake for a joy ride.
It’s very clean, shaded, private, our children love it and so do we, great place to ride bikes and fish!! On the Cumberland river
Great place to camp, fly fish, fish, all around great place.
Kendall Campground below the dam at Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery this is a busy place. A very well maintained and newer area/facilities.
The campground is split into the area closest the boat ramp with an A and B loop and an annex that is near the fishing stream that runs from the Hatchery.
The main Campground offered shaded camp sites with some privacy. There were metal stairs down to the river and large enough sites for people to park their boat there.
The annex was smaller and not shaded, almost like a truck stop with the sites stacked one after the next.
The area offers all manner of outdoor entertainment leaning more toward the water. There is plenty of pavement to bike on, a short gravel trail that connects the two campground and a nice picnic/ pavilion area.