Standard (Tent/RV)
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
About Hurricane Creek

Hurricane Creek Campground sits along the beautiful Lake Barkley, providing plenty of fresh air and recreation opportunities.

While away the hours boating or hiking on shore. Anglers a plenty come in search of catfish and trophy bass. Wildlife spotting includes white-tailed deer and raccoons.


From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Hurricane Creek is the perfect setting for outdoor activities.


The campground offers 51 sites with water and electric hookups. Six of these are walk-to sites. Hot showers, laundry facilities and a playground are available.

Natural Features

The campground is nestled in the wooded, rolling hills of southwestern Kentucky. Lake Barkley covers 57,900 acres with 1,004 miles of shoreline and offers comfortable and refreshing water temperatures in summer months.

Nearby Attractions

The three-mile Lake Barkley State Park Trail is highly recommended. Plus the Lyon County Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, makes for an enjoyable visit. Items in the museum highlight the area's immigration history dating back to 1865.

ADA Access: N

$12.00 - $30.00
US Army Corps of Engineers
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
No Market
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Trash Available
No WiFi
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RVs and Trailers
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Water Hookups
30 amp Hookups
50 amp Hookups
Pull-Through Sites
Max Length: 78 ft.
Hurricane Creek is located in Kentucky
36.92 N
-87.9758 W
Get Directions
From Paducah, Kentucky: Take I-24 east to exit 45. Turn right on Highway 293 west and go 0.3 miles. Turn left on Highway 93 south, go 5.3 miles. Turn right on Highway 274 south, go 5.7 miles. Turn right on Hurricane camp road. Campground on left. From Nashville, Tenn.: Take I-24 west to Exit 56. Turn left on Highway 139 north and go approximately one mile. Turn right on Highway 276, go eight miles. Turn right on Highway 274 and drive one mile. Turn left on Hurricane Camp Road; campground is on left.
7 Reviews of Hurricane Creek
Our favorite local campground

Our family has been camping here for 20 years now. We love it! Very peaceful and clean. Tent sites are right next to the beach so kids can go back and forth easily. Bathhouse is very clean and kept up. Sites can be on an incline but if you are from here you know that terrain near the lake area is very hilly! If you need a flat site be sure to scope out before hand:) only con for us is having to walk through the rv sites to get to the tent sites. Makes it a little awkward. But the view and atmosphere is worth it. Very good prices as well!

Great campground on the lake

Nice quiet campground. Most lots are 50% shaded and only a few not on the water. Shower house is clean and attendants are very nice.

Great sites, beautiful landscape.

You'll have to drive a ways out of your way to get there, but once you do, you'll be glad. We typically have to leave Fridays after work, so we typically arrive at dark; sites aren't well marked, and not much turning room on the road to manuever while you're trying to back up. There are several pull-through options and some small camping cul-de-sacs.

We stayed at site 40, which had a huge pad, great concrete coated picnic table and lantern stand. Firepits don't have grills options.

The camp is quite small, one major loop, and 5-8 sites on the water, but only available first come basis. Friendly and helpful staff and great diner called the Watering Hole 1 mi up the road.

Very nice bathrooms, centrally located, cute playground and right on the water. Only one dump site, and it’s a one-sided, one port, pull-through lane, so if you go at checkout /1-2pm, expect a 2-3 RV wait to dump.

Best for Boating & Fishing

This was a great location b/c it was quiet, waterfront and has great amenities (fire ring with grill, electricity, water, dump station, trash dumpster, dry firewood for purchase). The only thing missing was hiking trails. We rented site #27 and it was perfect. We hung out hammock between 2 trees over the water and relaxed by the waters edge. There was a playground for the kids to play at and we drove to nearby Land between the Lakes, Cadiz and Lake Barkley surroundings for geocaching. I recommend visiting the nearby Elk & Bison Prairie for $5/vehicle. We didn’t see elk that day but we saw a group of bison which was really cool.

Near the Land Between the Lakes park

The nearby Land Between the Lakes park is amazing. This is a much more basic park and campground on the shore of the eastern lake. On site there is a little swimming shore and playground, with lots more to do at the many other nearby parks. Quick trip from Nashville, close to lots of highways. Simple campground with facilities including showers and laundry,

Yay: there are a few walk-to-only sites that let you have more privacy and closer to the water.

Nay: you really need a boat! No complaints about the campground, some sites are a little too close together though.

Surprise: loved exploring all the tiny inlets.

More like a river than a creek!

Hurricane Creek Campground is small and intimate while still being close too many amenities. There are adequate RV campsites, and tent sites. Some RV sites require some serious driving skill to back your RV into and we better suited for tents. The tent sites are ample for tents, and two of the five tent sites have Trees close enough together for Hammock Camping.Tent site 11 has two trees that are not too big in diameter for hammocking. Parking for tent sites is above in a lot, and RV's are directly behind you 25-30 feet. I would recommend tenting on an RV site if you want your vehicle close to your site.

Me likely..

Hurricane Creek is off of Rt 274 in Kentucky on the east side of Land Between The Lakes.

The campground is tucked away in its own little area with lots of shade trees and it's very own boat ramp. The sites are close but not stacked on top of each other.

the RV sites are both next to and near the water. You can park your water craft nearby. There are also several sites up in the trees, some back in, some pull through. It is an older area so the pavement is not all flat and pretty.

The tent sites are walk in, from the boat ramp parking area. Shaded and accessorized with tables, and fire rings. There were a few that tree tents would work well on.

The shower house is a little bit of a walk, but centrally located for the entire campground.

Overall a nice , quiet area, I will definitely be back.

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