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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
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About Hillman Ferry Camping Area
Access
Drive In, Walk In, Boat In
Operator
National Forest
Features
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ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Reservable
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Showers
Toilets
Trash Available
Water Hookups
WiFi
Contact
Location
Hillman Ferry Camping Area is located in Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky
Latitude
36.92 N
Longitude
-88.195 W
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15 Reviews of Hillman Ferry Camping Area
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.

Best Family Campground ever

This is our favorite family campground. They have everything except a pool (kids love swimming at the beach). Biking, hiking, horseshoes, disc golf nice bath facilities, swimming, boating, fishing, its all there! The kids learned to ride bikes here starting on training wheels and progressing on to the paved trail to riding the north/south lbl trail to the north station. It's always a great experience with staff and we always make several trips to the camp store for ice cream and pizzas :)

Great primitive sites on the water.

Stayed at Hillman Ferry for 5 days in their primitive site area. I like that Hillmans has a lot of sites that are first come first serve. We arrived on a Wednesday and asked the EXTREMELY friendly front gate worker for a site on the water that was as quiet and private as possible. My group ended up getting two sites right next to each other and they were absolutely perfect.

Situated on an alcove of kentuckg lake the waters were warm and mostly calm aside from Saturday when boat traffic increased, but it was still swimable. Great spot for launching our kayaks and paddle board and exploring the lake.

brand new bathrooms and showers available a short walk up the hill. Well stocked camp store with more friendly employees.

kids loved it

enjoyed every minute of it