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Taylor Bay Campground

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About This Campground

The campground is located at the edge of the Environment Education Waterfowl Refuge on Taylor Bay of Lake Barkley. Called a "back country" campground, it is primarily used by hunters and anglers and features great waterfowl watching. Boats can be tied up at some of the lakefront sites. The…

Reservation Info

Self-Service Campgrounds offer basic amenities including designated campsite pads, picnic tables, grills, fire rings, vault toilets, trash pickup, lake access, and boat ramps.

You pay a nightly per camping unit fee for camping. The Basic/Dispersed Permit cannot be used at Self-Service…

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Access

  • Drive In
    Park next to your campsite
  • Walk In
    Park in a lot, walk to your campsite
  • Hike In
    Hike a trail to your campsite
  • Boat In
    Boat to your campsite

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
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  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed

Features

For Campers

  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups

Reviews

6 Reviews of Taylor Bay Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Morgan L.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Okay ONLY if it’s not busy!!

We’ve gone when there was nobody (it was fall and pretty cold) and got to tent camp by the water and LOVED it. We went back on a weekend in June and it was awful. Packed, and RVs were loud and honestly rude. No tent only sites and RVs won’t hesitate to park next to a tent rather than by an RV.…

SiteLake front and on the right
Month of VisitJuly
Morgan L.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Good site, but only if it’s not busy

We’ve gone when there was nobody (it was fall and pretty cold) and got to tent camp by the water and LOVED it. We went back on a weekend in June and it was awful. Packed, and RVs were loud and honestly rude. No tent only sites and RVs won’t hesitate to park next to a tent rather than by an RV.…

SiteLake front and to the right
Month of VisitJuly
C
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2020

Beautiful

We camped for one night and arrived late with no one on duty to take payment so we used the honor system drop box. Stunning views of lake and awesome sunset. Left in the early morning to a bunch of deer everywhere.

Location

Taylor Bay Campground is located in Kentucky

Directions

From Canton, KY, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 1.3 miles to Engergy Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto a gravel road (Forest Rt 134) and go 9 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right onto Forest Rt 135 and go 0.8 miles to Taylor Bay sign. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to campground. Alternative: From Canton, KY, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 5.9 miles west to Grand Rivers/"TheTrace" signs. Turn left at to "The Trace"/ North (State Rt 453) and go 7.1 miles to Taylor Bay sign. Turn irght onto Mulberry Flat Rd (Forest Rt 135) and go 0.4 miles to campground. Note: Last 0.4 miles is paved but rough.

Coordinates

36.89894146999998 N
88.02034028 W

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About This Campground

The campground is located at the edge of the Environment Education Waterfowl Refuge on Taylor Bay of Lake Barkley. Called a "back country" campground, it is primarily used by hunters and anglers and features great waterfowl watching. Boats can be tied up at some of the lakefront sites. The campground has two sections. One section is to the right of campground's entrance and features very shady sites tucked into a heavy stand of mixed hardwood trees stretching up the hillside. The second section is to the left and has more open sites scattered around a loop. These sites are along the shore and have a view of Taylor Bay. Seasonal camp site leases are available for some sites through an annual, open-to-the-public, lottery. Contact LBL for more information. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace.

Connection Details

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  • Good- 10+Mbps

    Campers can make calls and send texts & emails, watch an HD movie, play multiplayer games, and more.

  • Fair- 3Mbps-10Mbps

    Campers can make calls, send texts & emails, video chat, stream video, and play online games.

  • Poor- 0Mbps-3Mbps

    Campers might be able check email, send texts, and make calls.

  • Available-

    Campers have been able to connect here but we don’t know the quality of the connection.

  • Unknown-

    Connectivity is not known for this campground.

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