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About Hillman Ferry Camping Area
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Hillman Ferry Camping Area is located in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky
36.92 N
-88.195 W
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18 Reviews of Hillman Ferry Camping Area
By far the best

This is absolutely my favorite camping home. The staff is amazing, they know us by name. Fellow campers are courteous and very friendly, almost like family.

Love this place

Definitely a favorite spot by far

An amazing week!

We were a little uneasy at first because we usually do national forest camping, due to our amount of kids but they made us feel welcome from the time we rolled up. They placed us in the best basic site (B19) where we were up on the hill and had a 180⁰ view of the lake and were right across from the bathhouse. The store on site is incredibly cheap and reasonable, the bathhouses are clean and it was nice to have hot water showers. The elk & bison prairie was a great close by stop, I'd highly reccomend stopping in. We stayed for a week and will definitely be back on our way through.

Needs some maintenance

Stopped at Hillman Ferry campground in May on a trip to Illinois. We camped here several times in the 1990s and it was very nice. But it is showing some age now. The roads were rough and the sites were not very level. But the shower house was clean and there was lots of hot water. Plenty of wildlife and hiking

Awesome place to stay with beautiful views and nearby activities

Lots of spaces to camp with many right on the water, staff is friendly and everything you could need is nearby. Boat ramps in camp ground as well as a beach plenty of hiking/biking trails and beautiful places to kayak!

Very nice campground.

Great security. Roomy shaded sites. Nice store on site.

Only downside was the nightly visit by skunks.

great site

sites along the water are great. full hook ups don’t offer the view but plenty to do and very well priced

"convenient" campground

Hillman ferry is a great campground for anyone who wants to be in nature with most of the conveniences of home. there are over 300 camp sites, most are electric/water which are $22 per night, along with several primitive sights that are $12 a night. Hillman ferry offers showers and restrooms at several locations in their campground.There is an archery range, a basketball court, and a playground. the store at the entrance of the campground was really convenient. they offer ice, firewood, candy and ice cream. apparently they will rent camping equipment like lanterns and cast iron cookware as well. overall Hillman ferry has everything to make a comfortable visit. I've always enjoyed backwoods camping until we started bringing our young kids. with that being said; it's also a great place for first time campers. The only down fall is how popular this campground is, holiday weekends can be very crowded.

Beautiful setting and friendly people

Hillman Ferry is very well maintained. It has sections for electric/water/sewer hookups, just electric/water, just electric or primitive. It had 2 areas that allow 24 hour generator. These are the most beautiful areas of the park. They offer a beautiful, sandy beach on Kentucky Lake and waterfront spots are also available. They have an Outpost store which offers most essentials for sale. They are part of the LBL, so they have miles and miles of hiking and biking trails. They have a fishing pier and boat launch with ample space park your watercrafts while not in use. They allow golf carts (can be rented from local company) but drivers must be licensed.

Labor Day Weekend Getaway!

This campsite is located in beautiful Land Between the Lakes. Many sites are by reservation, but many more are first come first serve. Sites are big and open and some provide views of Kentucky Lake. Bathhouses are clean and well maintained. On Saturday night they had a band playing for the campers to enjoy. Great family friendly spot.