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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.…

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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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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Tent Cabin


For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Sewer Hookups
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly


7 Reviews of Taylor Bay Campground

Ratings Breakdown

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Reviewed Aug. 27, 2022


There are about 25 sites. No reservations, all sites are first come first serve. There are about 8-10 lake front. There is also about 8-10 in the woods. There is a block bathroom. There are fire rings and picnic tables at each site. There is a boat dock. There are no shower houses, no water, and…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Staci R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 26, 2022

Great location and price for self service "primitive" campground

Taylor Bay is a self service campground in Land Between the Lakes. All the campsites are first come, first served. There are no amenities except a vault toilet and a boat ramp. The roads leading back to Taylor Bay are all paved, and each site has a fire ring, and is usually compacted gravel. When…

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Month of VisitSeptember
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


Taylor Bay Campground is located in Kentucky


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.


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