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Not sure we’ll come back

We were not very impressed with the campground. The water and electric hookups on some sites are very from from the pads. We had to park our trailer close to the hookups which means we are just barely off the road. The sites are very small and some of them are very unlevel. Unfortunately not sure we would come back.

Very clean and nice

The camp was very nice . The trails there are very well kept . The staff are friendly and informative.

Not bad

We stayed in the H area. All the areas before H appeared to have sewer hookup but we didn't. Simple playground nearby as well as a basketball court. Nets needed to be replaced but hey, it's not the YMCA. Bath houses close to us. Not super clean but not dirty. Spots were pull through so that was a plus. Pretty unlevel though. Bring lots of blocks. Burn ban in effect so no campfires but it was a good precaution to take for sure. Might visit there again but definitely want sewer hookup and will take more blocks.

Disappointing

Camp sites were very small and situated on top of each other. Most campers are residents. Cabin camping also very close. Attendant gave us wrong directions to our site and we ended up on a very narrow dead end road.

Peaceful, dispersed campground

This was a great campground. Very secluded and peaceful. Alot to see and do nearby without the crowds you see elsewhere. Helpful staff was very attentive and always nearby. Bathrooms were very clean, and showers were clean and in individual rooms for great privacy. I just wish they had water hook-ups. Also know that if you plan on using a debit/credit card, you have to pay at the visitor center off site. This campground is first come, first serve. No reservations. However, if you go in the off season or on short notice, that can be a benefit. Only 2 rows of this campground are for RVs (paved parking and electric). The rest are for tents.

Great campsites beautiful place

BIg South Fork is like a breath of fresh air . It's one of our favorite places . It doesn't which side you arrive on everything is full of beauty .

ALONE

If you like primitive camping out in the middle of nowhere with a view, this is a place for you! 

Chuck Swan State Forest is just that , a Forest, nothing more. There are two camping areas that are FREE. Realize this is a sport hunting/fishing kind of place and forestry run area. Which means tree harvest and other conservation stuff is going on and of course there’s hunting seasons throughout the year. 

BUT if you like the night sky and quiet, alone time , this place is perfect. Bring your bug spray, flashlight and TP.

Token Creepy Van

This was an overnight stay but wish I’d had more time to explore! 

Norris Dam has two campgrounds in different sections. We stayed in the west campground which is a loop with playground and showerhouse in the middle. Nice showerhouse. Okay sized sites with full hookup. We were one of maybe 6 people in the whole campground so it was quiet. Then there was the creepy van down at the end that I avoided. 

Hiking and mountain bike trails, plus a huge pool. 

Town is close by with a few interesting places to eat.

Local Hangout

Big Ridge State Park has nothing within 30 minutes and we are talking some winding roads. Enjoyable drive in but bring your food. 

The campground has two levels and three sections. There are two new, clean showerhouses and one old showerhouse. 

At the front of the campground are ADA sites, the second section is closest to the lake, good for fishing. Then you drive/walk up the hill past the beach area to the top level which have several sites. There are stairs that connect back to the lower level. 

There are water sports and hiking trails to enjoy and nice group areas for get togethers.

Good little spot

We have been here before . It is secluded enough and nice .

In the middle

This was a new camping area for us . The views are good the camping was not as great.

Wonderful beautiful place

The park is wonderful with great view a truly nice place .

Great spot!

I thought this campground was very nice! The camp hosts were very friendly and the spots were nice and secluded. The campground had bathrooms and showers. Close to laurel lake and close to the marina. Corbin is nearby also, where the original KFC is by the way! Also check out Cumberland falls in the area!!

Awesome place

This park is gorgeous and great for family . The hiking and camping is wonderful.

A good camping spot

Big South Fork is a good place to stay anywhere in the park . It is truly a beautiful place . It is also great for family.

Beautiful place

This is a great place for the family. The hike have great views, the facilities are clean and well kept. The personal there is wonderful.

A great time, great view this a wonderful place.

We stayed on a three day two night trip. This is a wonderful park . The beauty is amazing , the sound of the quite along with the terrain is so peaceful.

Quiet and Simple

This Corp of Engineer campground is a small quiet lakeside getaway. Our site was $25 per night with water and electricity hookup. No full hookups here and several tent only sites. No issues and overall a very quiet place. Showers were clean but kinda small as usual. The only drawback is climbing all the steps to get to them. However, there is one handicapped accessible shower/toilet with handicap parking. Nothing fancy about this place but the lake view, privacy, and sounds of nature make up for anything posh. Will definitely stay again.

Great place

Great place to camp stayed there for a week and was great I think campsite 31 or 30 and it was back at the corner by itself and shady and kinda secluded

Hot

It’s a hot place with no electric hookups at $12 a night and $100 for a yearly pass and a proposed raise to $20 a night is a joke. Guess we won’t be camping there anymore,,, if we gonna pay that price I’ll go to where there is electric even if it’s a little more pricey

Beautiful, but busy with traffic noise

Extremely large campground, primitive and electric sites available. $14 for primitive and $20 for electric. Group sites also available for $35, require a reservation. Sites are fairly close together, so there isn't much privacy if you're looking for that. Full shower houses in B and C loop, water pressure leaves those with long and/or thick hair wanting more. Hosts on site, sometimes two sets of hosts. Rangers also patrol frequently throughout the day. Traffic noise can be heard from the nearby hughway. Lots of trails, Pinnacle Overlook is gorgeous. There's also cave tours for an extra fee, flip flop type shoes are not allowed, no children under five, and I believe no dogs either.

Okay tent site

Got here just after dark. Was a bit difficult finding the office. The office was closed but they left me information on my assigned site and a map. The tent sites are off a gravel, poorly maintained path that was difficult to locate in the dark. The site itself was okay but on a hill. The location was convenient and my pup enjoyed using the enclosed dog area to run around.

Most beautiful park!

Norris Dam State Park is my absolute favorite place to go camping! It is so beautiful and the views on the water are breathtaking! They do interactive classes and have a museum on site. This is the birthplace of the TVA and you can learn soooooo much!

Riders Paradise

S Tree campground in McKee KY is great for trail riding! Multiple trials to venture on. The campsites are huge with available fire pits and restrooms. First come first serve basis. This is a free campsite with no electricity available.

The Sweet Spot

Turkey Foot Campground in McKee KY off of highway 587 is perfect for campers who like to rough it, but also likes to have a labratory near by. This is a free campsite with no electricity available. My kind of camping!

There is a river with in walking distance of all campsites for swimming, fishing and river walking!

Best staff, super clean, lots of activities

Easy pull through RV sites, some with patios, some extra room, mostly shaded. Kids enjoyed the pool, Gaga ball, playground, jumping pillow, and passport activities. Overall an excellent stay!

Entrance and exit are a bit steep, just take it slow :)

What’s not to like?

We have stopped here several times on our way to/from Ohio from the South.

As others have mentioned, all the sites have concrete pads (fairly level) with full hookups. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Nice view of lake and some shade trees. Perfect for our truck camper. All for a price of less than $30 (with senior discount).

We’ll certainly be back.

Great place for the family

Big ridge has everything you could ask for in a campground for the family

Awesome Campground

Campground is awesome. Very clean and a lot of great amenities

Beautiful View!

We only stayed 2 nights, so my review is limited. The only downside is the horrifically unleveled sites. The bathrooms were clean, the view from our site was spectacular and the staff was very helpful. The sites were spacious and the access roads were very easy to maneuver.