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Places to Camp near Franklin, KY

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Looking for the best campgrounds near Franklin, KY? Franklin is a great camping destination for everyone. There are tons of nearby hikes, adventurous activities, and sights to see. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Franklin camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Franklin, KY (100)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

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    Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

    142 Reviews
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    328 Saves
    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Overview

    Mammoth Cave Campground puts campers in a prime spot to explore the depths and overland treasures of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is an underground passageway containing more than 400 miles of naturally sculpted limestone and sandstone. It is the longest recorded cave system in the world. The grand-scale chambers and long, winding passageways were the inspiration behind the park's name. The campground doubles as an entry point to 14 miles of hiking and biking trails. It's also a five minute walk to the visitor center, where cave tours begin.

    Recreation

    A must-do activity in the park is exploring Mammoth Cave. Walking tours of the caverns leave from the visitor center daily. There are also miles of bike trails and hiking trails within the park.

    Facilities

    The 109 primitive campsites are set around a paved parking area surrounded by aromatic trees. Water and restrooms are located on the insides of the loops, and the park Visitor Center is a five minute walk away. Coin operated showers are available adjacent to the campground at the Caver's Camp Store. Inquire at the Camp Store for current shower fees.

    Natural Features

    The campground is tucked inside Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts scenic valleys along the Green River. The river is within walking distance of the camp, and the hilly Kentucky countryside expands beyond the valley. Deer and turkeys commonly stroll around the campground, so visitors are likely to see them grazing in the early morning and at dusk.

    Nearby Attractions

    Nearly 30 miles of the Green and Nolin rivers offer canoeing and boating through the park. Commercial outfitters outside the park rent canoes, kayaks and safety equipment.Most trails north of the Green River are open for horseback riding. Commercial liveries outside the park rent horses and some may provide organized excursions.

    Charges & Cancellations

    For rules and reservation policies please follow the link below: https://www.recreation.gov/rules-reservation-policies

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

    $50 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground

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    Bledsoe Creek State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    74 Photos
    178 Saves
    Castalian Springs, Tennessee

    Bledsoe Creek has 58 paved campsites with fire rings, grills, and picnic tables. All have water hookups.

    Forty-four of these campsites have 50/30/20-amp service, are level, and can accommodate rigs over 20 feet long. Fourteen campsites have 30/20-amp service, vary from level to slight incline, and are appropriate for rigs less than 20 feet long. A dump station and laundromat are available year-round. Two bathhouses with heat and air conditioning provide hot showers. Tents can be set up in the grass or on paved parking pads unless otherwise indicated. Firewood and ice are sold onsite. Sites 4, 18, and 43 have additional improvements making them compliant with the American Disabilities Act.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  3. Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point

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    Baileys Point

    34 Reviews
    107 Photos
    127 Saves
    Lucas, Kentucky

    Overview

    Bailey's Point campground is the largest of the Army Corps of Engineers' campgrounds on Barren River Lake. This campground offers several waterfront campsites with scenic views of the lake. Though the campground is one of the largest, you won't know it. There is room to roam, five camping loops with diverse scenery, and private coves for swimming or mooring your boat. You are sure to find a site that's your escape to nature and relaxation. View a virtual tour of Barren River Lake.

    Recreation

    Baileys Point has a boat ramp for access to prime fishing, water skiing and boating. Several islands in proximity to the campground are great for a quick picnic getaway by boat. Birding is also a popular activity with a variety of species including kestrels, indigo buntings, bald eagles and at night you can hear the calls of barred owls. Hikers can explore the C.E. Rager Nature Trail and the Robert Foster Hiking Trail. Robert Foster Hiking Trail gives you the opportunity to see the diversity of trees Kentucky has to offer and the C.E. Rager Nature trail is a nice short stroll along the shoreline of the lake. Great for poking around and possibly seeing the resident white squirrel of Baileys Point!

    Facilities

    Baileys Point has 215 sites for a variety of RV and tent campers and is open April through October. Most sites are equipped with electric and water hookups. With two playgrounds, a sand volleyball court, basketball court and amphitheater for weekend movie nights, the campground offers plenty of opportunities for family entertainment.

    Natural Features

    The 10,000-acre lake is hugged by wooded hillsides in south-central Kentucky. With scenic views from almost every campsite, it's sure to make for a memorable camping experience.

    Nearby Attractions

    Across the lake from Baileys Point is the Barren River Lake State Resort Park, host of the Glasgow Highland Games. Other ramps and marinas close by are Port Oliver, Peninsula, and The Narrows. Not far away are other attractions such as the National Corvette Museum, Kentucky Down Under, Diamond Caverns, and many other day trips within reach. Visitors can explore Mammoth Cave National Park, an hour north of the campground.

    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

  4. Camper-submitted photo from Bowling Green KOA

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    Bowling Green KOA

    17 Reviews
    54 Photos
    35 Saves
    Bowling Green, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Nashville KOA

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    Nashville KOA

    33 Reviews
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    198 Saves
    Nashville, Tennessee

    Come experience the finest in Southern Outdoor Hospitality at Nashville KOA Resort. Whether you are staying at KOA campgrounds in Tennessee for the day or all week, we are here to help you create an unforgettable getaway in exciting Music City, USA. Located less than 3 miles from the Grand Ole Opry, we are the perfect destination for exploring all the wonderful shows, shopping, and dining Nashville is known for. We even offer a concierge for site-seeing tours and tickets to local events.

    The campground offers RV sites for every type of RV from Big Rig Friendly Pull Through Sites that boast KOA Patios® to back-in water and electric sites. No RV? No problem. Stay in one of our Deluxe Cabins (complete with linens, towels, kitchen supplies) , reserve a rustic cabin or pitch a tent in our large grassy tent area.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground

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    Cedars of Lebanon State Park Campground

    46 Reviews
    133 Photos
    184 Saves
    Lebanon, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $30 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Cedar Creek (TN)

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    Cedar Creek (TN)

    21 Reviews
    37 Photos
    188 Saves
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee

    Overview

    Cedar Creek Campground on Old Hickory Lake in north-central Tennessee, offers 60 campsites and limitless options for activities like boating, hiking, fishing and relaxing on the swim beach. A picnic shelter located in the day use area may also be reserved on weekdays throughout the summer. The lake is named after the 7th U.S. President, Andrew Jackson, a Tennessee-native who earned the nickname "Old Hickory," because of his tough, aggressive personality.

    Recreation

    Sailing, swimming and fishing are popular activities for visitors interested in water sports, while birders and wildlife viewers will delight in the abundance of migratory songbirds, waterfowl and white-tailed deer. Wild turkeys and rabbits also frequent the area.

    Facilities

    Modern amenities such as laundry facilities and hot showers are available for a more comfortable camping experience. Sites also come with water and electric hookups for added convenience. Families will enjoy the playground, and visitors looking to entertain will find the group picnic shelter, which accommodates up to 50 guests, to be an excellent gathering spot. Parking, however, is not guaranteed.

    Natural Features

    Old Hickory Lake is a 22,500 acre reservoir, primarily fed by the waters of the Cumberland River. The lake is surrounded by shady wooded areas and grassy flatlands, and offers an impressive 440 miles of scenic shoreline.

    Nearby Attractions

    Cedar Creek is just beyond the Nashville metropolitan area. Head to the "Music City" to tour the Country Music Hall of Fame or explore former President, Andrew Jackson's early 19th century home, "The Hermitage," a National Historic Landmark. Also located just minutes from the park is the Shutes Branch Mountain Bike Trail.

    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 site 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

  8. Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave
  9. Camper-submitted photo from Barren River Lake State Resort Park

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    Barren River Lake State Resort Park

    18 Reviews
    46 Photos
    40 Saves
    Lucas, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Barren River Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  10. Camper-submitted photo from Dad's Bluegrass Campground

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    Dad's Bluegrass Campground

    5 Reviews
    4 Photos
    26 Saves
    Franklin, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $45 / night


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