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Best Tent Camping Sites Near Central City, KY (25)

    Camper-submitted photo from Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

    1.

    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

    18 Reviews
    98 Photos
    107 Saves
    Dawson Springs, Kentucky

    The park is situated in the middle of 14,000 plus acres of forest. We have a 56 acre lake with pedal boats and row boats. There are miles of hiking trails that meander through the forest. It is a great place to get back to nature. We also have an 18 hole golf course, tennis and basketball court, and a lodge with a full service dinning room.

    Equine Camping: Pennyrile Forest offers 8 pull-through campsites specifically designed for horse owners. These sites feature electric, water and sewer hook-ups. Each site has its own corresponding hitching posts for up to four horses, picnic table, lantern hanger & fire ring/grill combo. Horse campers have access to all campground amenities, which include bathhouses, laundry area and playgrounds. A new 1.25 mile horse trail near the campground connects horseback riders to the 40+ miles of horse trails on the adjacent Pennyrile State Forest.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground
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    2.

    Lake Malone State Park Campground

    5 Reviews
    17 Photos
    47 Saves
    Dunmor, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Western Kentucky RV Park
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    3.

    Western Kentucky RV Park

    3 Reviews
    12 Photos
    4 Saves
    Central City, Kentucky

    We are a 48 RV pull-through, full hook-up campground. We also have 2 cabins. We offer a laundry room with changer, men & women's separate showerhouses and wifi (we do not guarantee signal).

    50 Pull Thru Sites
    50/30/20amp Full Hook Up
    Water & Sewer
    Propane Sales
    Free Wi-Fi
    Clean Restrooms & Showers
    Large Play Area for the Kids!
    
    Laundry Facility
    Incoming Mail/Package Service
    Sleeping Cabin Rentals
    Horseshoe Pit
    Exercise Equipment
    Book/Video Exchange
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $46 - $55 / night

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    4.

    Livermore RV Park

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    8 Saves
    Mount Vernon, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
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    5.

    Diamond Lake Resort Campground

    7 Reviews
    7 Photos
    32 Saves
    Mount Vernon, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $34 - $38 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Moutardier
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    6.

    Moutardier

    22 Reviews
    68 Photos
    137 Saves
    Sweeden, Kentucky

    Overview

    Moutardier Campground sits on the shores of Nolin River Lake in the rolling landscape of southern Kentucky. The large lake and surrounding greenery create a recreational oasis for outdoor enthusiasts. Click here to take a tour of our lake.

    Recreation

    Known for its unique blue/green water, Nolin Lake is one of the top lakes in Kentucky for catfish, bass, crappie and walleye fishing. Visitors can enjoy scenic canoe and boat trips along the river, part of which is located within Mammoth Cave National Park. Boat ramps are provided around the lake for campers' convenience. The Moutardier, Ponderosa and Wax Marinas are located around the lake and offer pontoon and john boat rentals, as well as boat slips and groceries, bait, gas and more. Several hiking trails also wind along the shoreline and into the surrounding forest. Shady Creek Trail, located within the recreation area, is known for its array of wildflowers and greenery.

    Facilities

    Known for its unique blue/green water, Nolin Lake is one of the top lakes in Kentucky for catfish, bass, crappie and walleye fishing. Visitors can enjoy scenic canoe and boat trips along the river, part of which is located within Mammoth Cave National Park. Boat ramps are provided around the lake for campers' convenience. The Moutardier, Ponderosa and Wax Marinas are located around the lake and offer pontoon and john boat rentals, as well as boat slips and groceries, bait, gas and more. Several hiking trails also wind along the shoreline and into the surrounding forest. Shady Creek Trail, located within the recreation area, is known for its array of wildflowers and greenery.

    Natural Features

    Nolin Dam creates a 5,795-acre lake that draws more than two million visitors each year to enjoy water sports and camping in the surrounding expanse of rolling forest.

    contact_info

    This location is unstaffed. To speak with our main office for general information, please call: (270) 286-4511.

    Nearby Attractions

    Mammoth Cave National Park is located a short drive or ferry ride away from the campground, and several golf courses and riding stables are located around the lake.

    Charges & Cancellations

    * Once your reservation has been created, there will be a $10.00 fee to cancel and a $10.00 fee to change your sites or dates. * Cancellations made the day before, or up to the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first nights use fee. * No-Shows are charged a $20.00 fee plus the first nights use fee. * If your reservation is for 1 night, and you have been charged the first nights use fee, there is no $10.00 service fee.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $50 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA
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    7.

    Bowling Green KOA

    17 Reviews
    54 Photos
    36 Saves
    Bowling Green, Kentucky

    Welcome to Bowling Green KOA, a campground that offers a mix of convenience and comfort. This spot is perfect for those who appreciate having amenities close at hand while enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you're in a tent, RV, cabin, or looking for a glamping experience, this place has got you covered.

    One of the standout features here is the pet-friendly environment, complete with a dog park where your furry friends can run off-leash. The campground also boasts a camp store stocked with essentials, so you won't have to venture far for supplies. For those who need to stay connected, there are electric hookups available, making it easy to keep your devices charged.

    Located near Bowling Green, KY, this campground is just a short drive from stores and restaurants, adding an extra layer of convenience. If you're planning a visit to Mammoth Cave, it's only about 30 minutes away, making Bowling Green KOA a great base camp for your adventures.

    Visitors have noted the cleanliness of the campground and the friendly staff. The sites are spacious, accommodating everything from small campers to big rigs. Some campers have mentioned that the proximity to the interstate can make it a bit noisy, but the overall experience remains positive.

    The campground is undergoing some updates, including a new pool, which promises to add even more fun to your stay. With activities for all ages and a focus on family-friendly fun, Bowling Green KOA is a solid choice for your next camping trip.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground

    8.

    COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground

    13 Reviews
    18 Photos
    7 Saves
    Falls of Rough, Kentucky

    Overview

    Axtel Campground is located on the shore of Rough River Lake in south central Kentucky. The 5,100-acre lake is a hometown paradise for visitors who love the outdoors, and more than two million visitors camp, picnic, fish, swim, boat and relax on the lake shore each year.

    Recreation

    A wide variety of recreational activities and facilities are provided at the lake, including ample opportunities for boating and fishing. The most sought after fish are bass, crappie and catfish, and bass tournaments occur at the lake throughout the year. Additionally, pontoon, johnboat and jet ski rentals are available at the nearby marinas.

    Facilities

    A wide variety of recreational activities and facilities are provided at the lake, including ample opportunities for boating and fishing. The most sought after fish are bass, crappie and catfish, and bass tournaments occur at the lake throughout the year. Additionally, pontoon, johnboat and jet ski rentals are available at the nearby marinas.

    Natural Features

    The rolling, forested hills of rural south central Kentucky offer an extraordinary setting for those who visit the lake. Rough River Lake provides views of ancient sandstone, shale and limestone cliffs. An abundance of water in the area, both surface and underground, has carved through limestone to create a myriad of sinks and caverns. The lake itself is home to numerous species of wildlife, including migratory songbirds and waterfowl.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (270) 257-2584.

    Nearby Attractions

    The historic Green Farm is adjacent to the lake. It consists of about 3,000 acres, a large ancestral home, an old water-powered mill and store and a golf course. George Washington once owned part of the land. Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts the longest cave system in the world with more than 240 miles of mapped passageways, is about a one-hour drive away. Other nearby attractions also include the historic Holt House in Hardinsburg, the Jack Thomas House in Leitchfield, and the new Aquatic Center in Leitchfield.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Once a reservation has been created, there will be a $10 fee to cancel your reservation, change sites, or change dates. Cancellations made the day before you are scheduled to arrive through the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first night's use fee. No-show's are charged a $20 fee plus the first night's use fee. If you reservation is for only 1 night, and you have been charged the first night's use fee, there is no $10 or $20 service fee charged.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Trash

    $34 / night

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      9.

      Windy Hollow Camp and Recreation

      3 Reviews
      9 Saves
      Mount Vernon, Kentucky
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • ADA Access
      • RVs
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