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Devils Elbow Recreation Area

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Bureau of Land Management

Campers have noted that currently, this is either closed or strictly a day use area.

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3 Reviews of Devils Elbow Recreation Area

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Staci R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2022

Closed campground

Unfortunately this Corps of Engineers campground is closed. Every time I drive near the location, The Dyrt app pops it up for review.

  • but the boat ramp is great
  • permanently closed
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Month of VisitOctober
Staci R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2017

Campground is a ghost town

Devil's elbow Recreation Area is now only a boat ramp! The campground really is closed. There is the old Gatehouse where you would stop and select your site and pay for your site that still stands just before the entrance to the campground. There are two external campsites by the Gatehouse that…

  • Campsite directly behind Gate House used to have electric running water and a fixed grill with picnic table
  • Another old campsite, crazy how the campground just seems to be closed and forgotten
  • Reads: Devil's elbow Campground 100 Devils Elbow Road.
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Month of VisitOctober
Shelly S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2017


Devils Elbow Recreation Area has a very active boat ramp and can be confusing to find.

Off Rt 68 near Lake Barkley. When you turn onto Rt 164 you go straight onto old Linton Canton Rd and just keep going.

At the front of the recreation area is the old gate house and camp host area. There used…

  • The road to Devils Elbow, Tennessee is all about gravel roads
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  • The old gatehouse
  • The gate is closed :(
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Month of VisitSeptember


Devils Elbow Recreation Area is located in Kentucky


36.79432072 N
87.96409097 W

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