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Places to Camp near Dawson Springs, KY

603 Reviews

Dawson Springs, KY is a great camping destination for adventurers of all types. Enjoy the scenic camping, fun activities, and sights and sounds of Dawson Springs. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Kentucky camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Dawson Springs, KY (115)

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

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    Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park

    18 Reviews
    98 Photos
    103 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.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  2. Camper-submitted photo from Hillman Ferry Campground

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    Hillman Ferry Campground

    36 Reviews
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    135 Saves
    Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    Hillman Ferry Campground offers 374 well-defined lake front and wooded sites capable of handling a variety of camping units from tents to large motor homes. Basic, electric, water, and sewer sites are available. Campers have access to modern facilities, including a large swimming area, archery range, ball field, bike trails, campfire amphitheater, hiking trails, two boat ramps, fishing dock, picnic tables, and fire rings. During the summer season we offer recreation programs for all ages.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Hurricane Creek

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    Hurricane Creek

    19 Reviews
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    114 Saves
    Cadiz, Kentucky

    Overview

    Hurricane Creek Campground sits along the beautiful Lake Barkley, providing plenty of fresh air and recreation opportunities. While away the hours boating or hiking on shore. Anglers a plenty come in search of catfish and trophy bass. Wildlife spotting includes white-tailed deer and raccoons.

    Recreation

    From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Hurricane Creek is the perfect setting for outdoor activities.

    Facilities

    The campground offers 51 sites with water and electric hookups. Six of these are walk-to sites. Hot showers, laundry facilities and a playground are available.

    Natural Features

    The campground is nestled in the wooded, rolling hills of southwestern Kentucky. Lake Barkley covers 57,900 acres with 1,004 miles of shoreline and offers comfortable and refreshing water temperatures in summer months.

    Nearby Attractions

    The three-mile Lake Barkley State Park Trail is highly recommended. Plus the Lyon County Museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, makes for an enjoyable visit. Items in the museum highlight the area's immigration history dating back to 1865.

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

    $24 / night

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Energy Lake Campground
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Lake Barkley State Resort Park

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    Lake Barkley State Resort Park

    17 Reviews
    59 Photos
    32 Saves
    Cadiz, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Barkley Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 / night

  6. Camper-submitted photo from KOA Campground Kentucky Lakes Prizer Point

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    KOA Campground Kentucky Lakes Prizer Point

    13 Reviews
    95 Photos
    65 Saves
    Cadiz, Kentucky

    Situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Barkley in the Kentucky Lakes region, Prizer Point Marina & Resort and Kentucky Lakes KOA is the area’s finest destination for family getaways featuring condos, cabins, RV camping, boating and family recreation.

    Welcome to our stunning campground resort on the shores of Lake Barkley near the Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area. All RV site rates include 6 guests, Deluxe and Primitive Tent includes 4 guests, extra guests are $10/person/day, 5yrs and under are free. We are pet friendly!

    Located near the Land Between the Lakes, Kentucky Lakes KOA Campground at Prizer Point Marina & Resort offers breathtaking views, relaxation, and outdoor recreation. This western Kentucky Campground is Big Rig friendly and welcomes pets. RV and Campsites are spacious and shaded. Complete with a fire ring for marshmallow roasts and story telling under the stars and amazing views of Lake Barkley.

    Our Pull Through Sites are pull through, full hook-up, waterfront sites; See Video. Your front door opens to the beauty of Lake Barkley where you can relax or fish from the shore. These sites take advantage of our location on the intercoastal waterway. Premium Lake Side Water & Electric sites are also available. Prizer Point offers a free honey wagon service every other day on all non-tent campsites for your convenience. See Video

    All RV sites include water, cable TV, 50 or 30 Amp electric, and rates are based on 6 people. Only one camping unit is allowed per site, unless approved in advance by management. Only two vehicles are allowed per site and overflow parking area is provided.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  7. Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

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    Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

    52 Reviews
    208 Photos
    461 Saves
    Karbers Ridge, Illinois

    One of the most photographed locations in the state, Garden of the Gods' scenic beauty is extraordinary. In the recreation area you can hike, camp, nature watch or picnic.

    The Observation Trail features unique sandstone rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding Garden of the God Wilderness. Interpretive signs explain the geological history. The 1/4-mile trail is made of natural sandstone and takes about an hour to walk. It contains short, steep grades and steps; benches are located along the trail and as a whole the trail is not tiring. Caution should be used due to the high cliffs in the area.

    Overnight parking allowed at Backpacker's Parking Lot only (Indian Point Trailhead). Pets are allowed only on a leash. Picnic areas and Observation Trail are open 6am-10pm. Use trash receptacles where available. Pack It In, Pack It Out while on trails. Camp only at designated sites in the campground. Disposable food and beverage containers are not permitted on the Observation Trail. Stay on the designated trail and leave the beauty of the rocks and plants for others to enjoy.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 / night

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Eureka

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    Eureka

    16 Reviews
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    83 Saves
    Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    Overview

    Eureka Campground sits on Lake Barkley among wooded rolling hills and abundant wildlife. Fishing is a well-loved sport here; Kentucky's largest yellow bass was caught in these waters, and anglers flock with hopes of breaking the record.

    Recreation

    Hikers and bikers are fans of the 2.5 mile Chestnut Oaks Trail that starts here. Other activities include boating, fishing and swimming.

    Facilities

    The campground offers 26 sites with water and electric hookups. Additional amenities include hot showers, playground, boat ramp and swimming area. A picnic shelter is available for groups up to 100 guests. Electric hookups are available.

    Natural Features

    Lake Barkley, the western-most lake on the Cumberland River is connected by a canal to Kentucky Lake, forming one of the nation's greatest freshwater recreation complexes. Between the two lakes is Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, featuring miles of hiking trails and opportunities for off-road vehicle riding.

    Nearby Attractions

    Visit Fort Donelson National Battlefield, where the Union Army won their first battle of the Civil War. Another great destination in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, with more than 170,000 acres of public land to explore.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $30 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Canal - Lake Barkley

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    Canal - Lake Barkley

    17 Reviews
    64 Photos
    58 Saves
    Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    Overview

    Situated along a peninsula between the lush shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, Canal Campground offers modern camping and provides the ideal setting to enjoy nature at its best with family and friends. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the Barkley Dam and boats traveling through the canal from the comfort of their campsite. The campground faces Barkley Lake, and the shore of Kentucky Lake is a brisk one-mile walk across the canal.

    Recreation

    From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Canal Campground is the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Eagle nests can be spotted throughout the grounds, and its not unlikely for visitors to encounter deer and other wildlife. A short hiking trail allows campers to enjoy the outdoor scenery at their leisure. Fishing is also a popular pastime, and during warm months bass and catfish are plentiful in both lakes.

    Facilities

    A designated swimming beach and a boat ramp help campers enjoy the lake. Picnic pavilions and a playground create a perfect setting for a party or family get-together. For group camping, several sites surrounding the pavilion can be reserved, and a fishing float nearby allows groups to go out on the lake together. Electric hook-ups, showers and flush restrooms create a comfortable camping experience.

    Natural Features

    Lake Barkley, as part of a dam project at the Cumberland River, spans 134 miles along the Kentucky landscape, offering countless recreational activities to visitors. The canal connects Lake Barley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country.

    Nearby Attractions

    Grand Rivers, a short drive from the campground, has several restaurants and two public marinas.

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

    $240 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Prizer Point Marina & Resort

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    Prizer Point Marina & Resort

    9 Reviews
    43 Photos
    10 Saves
    Cadiz, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Barkley Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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