Mammoth Cave National Park, KENTUCKY
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Wonderful fall getaway!

When we arrived, the check in process was very easy and staff were helpful and friendly. Ice and firewood can be purchased on site. The efficiency cabin we stayed in was very clean and just perfect for 4 people. The cabin had a bunk bed and a futon bed. The kitchen had a small stove, sink and fridge. The bathroom was small but had a shower and toilet. There was a fire pit and picnic table. The jump pad was fun for the kids. The mini golf course needed a little cleaning/maintenance for the rocks and leaves on the course. The planned fall activities were so much fun for my kids. They did painting, bingo and games. All the staff we came in contact with were friendly. The cabin was situated in a convenient location to all activities. Our stay for this trip was awesome and I would recommend staying at this campground in the fall.

Wonderful place to camp with kids!

We tent camped for Father's Day and there were plenty of regular activities and extra fun "fathers day" activities! I'll start with the bad and end with the great! The bad: We were given site 49. This site is not for tents. There is zero shade and there is zero grass. There is only gravel. I broke my mallet attempting to stake my tent. We had to put down 2 tarps so the bottom of my tent wouldn't get punctured by the sharp rocks. Now, the good: This place is awesome! when we checked in, the staff were friendly and very helpful. Sites are properly and clearly marked. There are 2 pools. The older one is small but nice. The newer pool is bigger and has a splash area. The site we were at was located about halfway through the campground, so it's convenient to most activities. The restrooms were very close and clean. The big slide was so much fun for the kids and we spent most of our time here. The extra Father's Day activities were appropriate for guests and super fun! We were engaged the whole time! The food at the snack bar was good and the service was awesome! There are plenty of restrooms located around the entire campground. We did the arcade and mini golf and jump pillow. All were fun! Overall, this campground is well maintained and fun!


Very nice. Fun and clean.


Very nice place. Mark Smith was very helpful. No signal at all on my phone or my husband phone but it was okay. Over all had a great time.

Really nice!

We stayed here one night. It's a small campground about 35 mins from Louisville and has about 40ish sites for RVs with electric and water, some with sewage. Our site was fairly small and pretty close to other sites but it was easy enough to get into and fit our 12ft pop up without issue. They have 2 bathrooms(the one by the laundry/store is very nice!), a catch and release pond(small, but there are small bluegill and some bass), a nice playground, clean pool, store on site, and overall we had a great time. There are also several connections for wifi, and cable(we didn't try it). The staff seemed very nice. Our site without sewage was $30 plus tax, they also offer tent sites and small cabins($40-50 with air conditioning) if that's your thing. Our site was nice and shaded. We were disturbed a few times by trains in the middle of the night- otherwise it was pretty peaceful and quiet.

Came back for more

Have visited this campground twice and love it! It is one of the cleanest we've been to. the restrooms are spotless and dont smell at all but they do tend to get stuffy when it's hot out because no ac or fan in them. One thing I love is that they have plenty of drive through spaces which makes it so much easier to park. The spaces are close together though. They have a beautiful beach which is why we came back here but unfortunately it was closed due to all the rain and high waters. If they have wifi here I was not aware of it. Cell service is horrible, which can be ok because it made me unplug for a couple days. We will be back love this campground

Small, quiet campground near Mammoth Cave NP

My family and I stayed here in a 34-foot travel trailer at the end of June. And it was hot! In the 90s. We were grateful for the large shade tree in front of our site and the full hook-ups to cool down our rolling home. The site was more than long enough for our TT and pick-up. The campground has about 40 sites that vary in size; some back-in, some pull thru. Each site has a picnic table and fire pit. There is a large field in the back for group tent camping. A stocked, catch and release fishing pond with a fountain is next to the turnaround. The office sells snacks, drinks, ice cream, a decent selection of camping supplies, and a bunch of DVDs you can borrow.  And let me tell you that the other reviews are true - the owners/operators are really the nicest people you will ever meet. They welcome you with genuine kindness, give you their cell phone numbers so you can reach them any time if you have a problem. They also give you written information/recommendations on the local services and attractions. And to top it all off, the prices are very affordable. So, yep. Highly recommend.

Close but nice!

Stayed in A029 on a Monday through Thursday in late June. The site is a pull through with a view of the lake. You should know that your view would be limited if someone chose one of the sites between you and the lake. However, the sites between you and the lake have no water and no power. The sites are close together in this campground. The shore by the A sites is rocky under the water. The showers were good but could have used a shower curtain between the shower and dressing area to help contain the water. There were 3 showers and they were free. There is a nice boat launch, fishing pier and playgrounds. For $25 a night this is a pretty nice place and is run by the Army Core of Engineers. We stayed here to spend some time in Manmoth which is about 30-40 minutes away. Check out Sherry’s Red Roof for at least one meal while you’re there. I had the catfish and coleslaw and they were both about the best I’ve eaten, if not the best. The prices are good there too. The only reason I gave it a 4 is due to the closeness of the sites and lack of shower curtain in the showers, but for $25 a night it’s still a great deal.

First to Review
It’s alright

Not the cleanest and privacy could be better in certain areas and you really have to drive out to get to anything like lake activity and fishing


This was the best campsite we have been to. It was crowded, but everyone was quiet, there were quiet hours. The sites had a great view no matter which loop you were on. You could walk right out to the water and go kayaking. The attendants were wonderful. Someone never left our site that we reserved, so we luckily got the best site at the camp. (A49)- seriously, people were fighting over that spot. The bathrooms were amazingly clean. We’ll definitely be going back.

Home away home

Amazing little campground, it was clean, very friendly host, the beach was amazing and clean, the food at lodge very excellent.

Pleasant Stop

Clean, well kept KOA. Friendly staff & convenient location. We fished in the pond & enjoyed breakfast with some feathered friends. Surprisingly quiet even though it’s close to the highway. Will stay here again if we’re in the area.

Hands down best and cleanest campground in southwestern ky

Clean sites and shower houses right on the lake so almost a full 360 view love this places

Back to basics

Primitive campground that sits in the middle of the old ORV area. The old 4 wheeler trails now make good hiking trails and cool off at the gravel beach at the end of the road.

Barren river state park

Ranked one of better places!

Wow! This place is amazing!

We love coming here for the cave of course. If you are not to squeamish to enjoy one of mother earths natural beauties of the underground the. This isn’t for you! They have amazing cave tours of all times of the day some for expert and some amateurs. This is a very neat place and wonder of the world as it holds the record for largest cave system in the world!!

Clean! Clean! Clean!

They have one of the cleanest parks! This is a Corp of Engineers reservoir that is well maintained. We stay in various places all over the park and the best thing about this is there are no fees to access the public areas of the dam to fish or lake! Our children love to camp and play around the lake!

Very kid friendly!

This camp site was very clean. There were very well maintened playgrounds for the children and lake activities were endless.   There are very decent pontoon rates at the marina.

Family Friendly & Private

Very clean and friendly. The beach was closed but we found a swimming hole off the beaten path. The primitive campgrounds are very clean. The lake water is very clean and the fish are bountiful!

Possibly the best campground yet

At first look even the empty campground appears congested and close together. But it's the long site entrances and the site itself all framed with synthetic timbers with white chat fill. Simply beautiful. Sites were well spaced and spacious with a fire ring and table.

A few OTA stations and good cell, Verizon & ATT. Shower houses were newer and spotless with good water pressure and even hot water.

Our agenda was one night, but it was so nice we spent two. Other campground should aspire to use the park as a model. We were in loop C and the other loops seemed just as nice. We will stay here again.


Nice Campground, We would like to go back for another stay when it’s not so wet.

Very Nice Campground

Great campground with only 2 less than ideal factors: 1) it is close to the main road through the park, so there is some occasional road noise. 2) the campsites are relatively close together. Otherwise, this is a great campground. It is mostly all shaded with lots of trees, birds and deer interact with the campers, convenient to the camp store with warm showers (.25 cents for 4.5 minutes) and close to the visitor center.


We took a chance not knowing anything about this campground. It’s beautiful here and they take really good care of the grounds. They were super helpful and we are so happy we stopped here. I highly recommend staying here.

Ranger Review: Baileys Point

Plenty of room at our site for 2 tents, but it was a little difficult to find level spots. Lots of shade. Enjoyed hanging out in the water and finding fossils on the rocky beach. Kayaking was easy and fun. Shower house was clean. Would stay again.

Waters edge camping!!

The best campground on GRL!!! Only flaw…. no showers!

Great weekend

Our go to campground. Great stay as always.

A Great View

We have camped here for many years and all the sites are great. Checkin is quick and staff is friendly, helpful. We love that our boat can be moored into a cove very near site. Always beautiful views of Barren River Lake.

Great National Park Campground

If you are looking for something cushy, this is not the campground for you. I happen to love this type of camping, so I'm giving it 5 stars. Here's what to know: No campsite water or electric The bathrooms are just that, bathrooms. Showers are located at the general store which is walkable but it's a small trek. Bring quarters, ones and/or five dollar bills for the shower.
Bring something to carry your water to your campsite for dishes and whatnot. There is a water pump at the bathroom areas. Easy walking access to visitors center. The firewood at the store is BioWood. Good for cooking, burns hot and long. Worth the price. Campsite 20 had a ton of shade trees which helped when it rained but it's in the back and beside a main road.

In May, before Memorial Day, there are no crowds. Bonus! We would stay again if in the area.