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Places to Camp near Hartford, KY

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Hartford, KY is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. Hartford is filled with the activities, sights, and experiences to make everyone in your crew a happy camper. Discover great camping spots near Hartford, reviewed by campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Hartford, KY (53)

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

    1.

    Mammoth Cave Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

    140 Reviews
    390 Photos
    341 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

    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.

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Nolin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolin Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Nolin Lake State Park Campground

    2.

    Nolin Lake State Park Campground

    37 Reviews
    89 Photos
    141 Saves
    Sweeden, Kentucky
    • 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

    3.

    COE Rough River Lake Axtel Campground

    13 Reviews
    18 Photos
    6 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.

    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.

    contact_info

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

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Moutardier
    Camper-submitted photo from Moutardier
    Camper-submitted photo from Moutardier
    Camper-submitted photo from Moutardier
    Camper-submitted photo from Moutardier
    Camper-submitted photo from Moutardier

    4.

    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 Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph

    5.

    Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph

    31 Reviews
    60 Photos
    101 Saves
    Santa Claus, Indiana

    Immerse yourself in the magic of America's Christmas Hometown with a stay at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph, formerly known as Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of southern Indiana, our resort offers a range of unforgettable camping and lodging experiences that cater to families of all sizes.

    Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph, a two-time National RV Park of the Year, is nestled in the captivating town of Santa Claus. Discover spacious RV and tent sites, charming vacation rentals, and breathtaking scenery.

    Experience an extraordinary stay with incredible amenities and activities. Dive into Santa's SplashDown WaterPark, make a splash at Blitzen Bay pool, and enjoy miniature golf. Treat yourself at our snack bar, let your furry friends play in the dog park, and embrace outdoor adventures like fishing, paddle boating, and scenic trails. Explore Santa Claus' magical attractions, including Santa's Candy Castle and the Santa Claus Christmas Store, with Holiday World Theme Park nearby.

    Create cherished memories and embrace the joy and wonder of Santa Claus at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph. Your adventure awaits!

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

    $45 - $101 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek - Rough River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek - Rough River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek - Rough River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek - Rough River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek - Rough River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave Creek - Rough River Lake

    6.

    Cave Creek - Rough River Lake

    6 Reviews
    13 Photos
    14 Saves
    Falls of Rough, Kentucky

    Overview

    Cave Creek 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

    Cave Creek Campground offers 65 campsites, 36 of which have electric hookups. The facility also provides a dump station, playground, boat ramp, drinking water, a shower house, disc golf course, basketball court, and fishing pier.

    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) 879-4304.

    Nearby Attractions

    This 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 a golf course. 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 date 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 your reservaiton is for onliy 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
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Livermore RV Park

    7.

    Livermore RV Park

    2 Reviews
    1 Photo
    7 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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    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
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    8.

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Malone State Park Campground

    9.

    Lake Malone State Park Campground

    5 Reviews
    17 Photos
    47 Saves
    Dunmor, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Western Kentucky RV Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Western Kentucky RV Park
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    10.

    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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