Not a fan of pay sites usually, but I wasn't planning on hanging out, so it didn't matter.
I got all checked in and paid for a load of firewood which they urged me to take more, which is always nice, so I had plenty for my stay. Electric and water on site was a nice surprise for the 25/night price tag, and the clean bathrooms and showers were an added bonus. Used this stay for my first time hammock camping, and honestly I was lucky to find trees suitable for it, but I did manage to get it hung and slept comfortably. This place is obviously popular with families and RV campers so expect to get past a crowd going in and out. Distance from Cumberland Falls and city amenities was a big help for me.
Been here many times. Lots of activities lots of shade. Sometimes hard to get full hook ups.
Great option for young families. Many activities at the park and it is also close to the birth place of Kentucky Fried Chicken. They have nice sites for larger campers and some for small units that are more shaded.
There's a few different options of sites to choose from, from the basic to ones with gravel living space to ones with sewer hookups. The bathrooms could use some updating as the sinks don't have hot water and using the shower requires pushing the faucet on every 2 min. The putt putt course is okay, but needs to be cleaned more often. The playgrounds were our favorite place to be as they have a pretty good choice of equipment. There are a couple hiking trails and there's a pool for the summer months. Overall it was a pretty good getaway.
While there is nice natural beauty within some of the park and nearby, most of this park is more built up than your typical state park. You can play mini golf, go swimming in a lifeguard-watched pool, play sports. They even have a new high ropes course (ziplines) my cousins speak highly of. The hiking trails are quite historic with Daniel Boone and other settlers’ stories, including a historic mill, stone church, and cemeteries. For our personal taste this campground was too resorty, but it would be great for a family or diverse group.
Yay: Campgrounds have full amenities including grocery.
Nay: The campground is very open, not private. The county fairgrounds is inside this park so if you happen to go through while an event is taking place it will be crazy busy.
Surprise: loved the bird sanctuary and was pleasantly impressed by the historical information. Love the mill stone walkways.
Pretty wooded spot along the water with lots of history to explore. Pros: lots to do (pool, museum & historic buildings, some hiking trails, ranger talks, playground, sports fields, pool), tent loop. Cons: most of the camping is out in the open on concrete pads so if you’re in a tent and can’t get one of the tent loop sites you might not have a great time.