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    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

    132 Reviews
    390 Photos
    344 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

    Welcome to Nolin Lake State Park Campground, nestled near Mammoth Cave, KY. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a touch of comfort. The campground operates from April 1 to October 31, offering a range of accommodations including tent sites, RV spots, glamping options, and even yurts.

    One of the standout features here is the proximity to Mammoth Cave National Park, just a short 20-minute drive via the Green River Ferry. This makes it a perfect base camp for exploring the caves and hiking trails in the area. Visitors have praised the well-maintained facilities, including clean bathrooms and hot showers. There's even a washer and dryer on-site for those longer stays.

    For families, the campground boasts a playground that keeps the little ones entertained. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. The sites are generally spacious, with some offering beautiful lake views. If you're into fishing, you'll love the easy access to the lake where you can try your luck at catching dinner.

    Electric and water hookups are available, making it convenient for RV campers. There's also a sanitary dump station at the entrance. Firewood and other essentials can be purchased at the campground store, though be prepared to carry your firewood to some of the more secluded tent sites.

    The campground is big rig friendly, and alcohol is allowed, so you can enjoy a cold one by the fire. Just be mindful of the occasional burn ban due to the pine trees in the area. Whether you're here for a quick overnight stay or a longer vacation, Nolin Lake State Park Campground offers a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all.

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

    3.

    Moutardier

    22 Reviews
    68 Photos
    139 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 Wax - Nolin River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Wax - Nolin River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Wax - Nolin River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Wax - Nolin River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Wax - Nolin River Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Wax - Nolin River Lake

    4.

    Wax - Nolin River Lake

    14 Reviews
    28 Photos
    29 Saves
    Sweeden, Kentucky

    Overview

    Wax 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 for a tour of the 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 Moutardier 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 Moutardier 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.

    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.

    contact_info

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

    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

    $32 - $38 / night

    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

    5.

    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.

    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 Dog Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dog Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dog Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dog Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dog Creek Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Dog Creek Campground

    6.

    Dog Creek Campground

    14 Reviews
    31 Photos
    50 Saves
    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Overview

    Dog Creek 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 in the Moutardier 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 in the Moutardier 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 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave
    Camper-submitted photo from Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at Mammoth Cave
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

    8.

    Maple Springs Campground — Mammoth Cave National Park

    12 Reviews
    35 Photos
    79 Saves
    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

    Overview

    At Maple Springs, visitors can enjoy the serenity of the campground and surrounding backcountry trails, or spend their days exploring Mammoth Cave. Campers can explore up to ten miles of the cave through a variety of tours available at the Visitor Center. With more than 400 miles (644 km) of mapped passageways, Mammoth Cave ranks as the world's longest known cave system. Mammoth Cave is named for its grand size and scale. Visit the Rotunda for an idea of just how large this underground world is. The World Heritage Site was explored by Native Americans more than 2,000 years ago, and Europeans discovered its existence at the turn of the 19th century.

    Recreation

    Avid horseback riders head to Maple Springs to explore the lush backcountry trails. Hikers will also find these trails enjoyable.

    Facilities

    Avid horseback riders head to Maple Springs to explore the lush backcountry trails. Hikers will also find these trails enjoyable.

    Natural Features

    This campground is part of Mammoth Cave National Park, a 52,800-acre park that includes the Green River Valley, rolling Kentucky hillsides, and the expansive Mammoth Cave with grand-scale chambers and long, winding passageways. This remote campsite is quiet, peaceful and ideal for those who want to be immersed in nature. Wildlife includes deer, turkey, and coyotes.

    Nearby Attractions

    Take a tour of Mammoth Cave and see landmark cave areas like the Cathedral Domes and Mammoth's famous formation, Frozen Niagara. Or hike above the caverns to explore sinkholes like Cedar Sink.

    Charges & Cancellations

    Group Facilities - Overnight -$10.00 cancellation fee AND forfeit the first night's use recreation use fee if cancelled less than 14 days before the arrival date (not to exceed the total paid for the original reservation).______ 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 Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Baileys Point

    9.

    Baileys Point

    34 Reviews
    107 Photos
    131 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 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!

    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

    Camper-submitted photo from Singing Hills RV Park And Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Singing Hills RV Park And Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Singing Hills RV Park And Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Singing Hills RV Park And Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Singing Hills RV Park And Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Singing Hills RV Park And Campground

    10.

    Singing Hills RV Park And Campground

    14 Reviews
    18 Photos
    42 Saves
    Park City, Kentucky

    Welcome to Singing Hills RV Park and Campground, a cozy spot perfect for a relaxing getaway. This campground is a gem near Mammoth Cave National Park, offering a peaceful retreat with all the essentials for a comfortable stay. Whether you're in a tent or an RV, you'll find what you need here.

    One of the standout features is the full hookups available at many sites, making it a breeze for RV travelers. The campground also boasts a well-stocked catch-and-release fishing pond, which is a hit with families and kids. If you're into fishing, you'll love spending time by the water. Plus, there's a catfish pay lake just across the street for even more fishing fun.

    The campground is known for its friendly and accommodating staff. Visitors often mention how the owners go out of their way to ensure a pleasant stay, providing local information and being readily available for any needs. It's these personal touches that make a big difference.

    For those who enjoy a bit of entertainment, there's a huge selection of DVDs available to borrow, and fishing poles are also provided for free. The sites are mostly gravel with some grassy areas, and while some spots are shaded, others are more open. If shade is important to you, aim for the lower-numbered sites.

    Singing Hills is conveniently located near Cave City, so you're not far from town if you need supplies or want to explore local attractions. The campground itself is clean and quiet, making it an ideal spot to unwind after a day of adventure at Mammoth Cave. Whether you're here for a night or a few days, you'll find Singing Hills to be a welcoming and restful place to stay.

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