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89 Reviews of 12 Van Cleave, Kentucky Campgrounds

Katrina
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2021

CANT BELEIVE IT.

This place I can't even begin . I have lived in KY ALOT OF MY LIFE .I HAD NO IDEA THIS EXISTED. AND I STILL HAVE A HARD TIME I FEEL LIKE I HAVE OPENED THE DOORS OF A STORY BOOK AND THERE IT IS THIS PLACE IVE BEEN LOOKING FOR BUT ALWAYS THOUGHT I HAD TO GO FAR AWAY TO SEE SOMETHING LIKE THIS OR…

Sitecamp sites 5
Month of VisitMay
Morgan L.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Okay ONLY if it’s not busy!!

We’ve gone when there was nobody (it was fall and pretty cold) and got to tent camp by the water and LOVED it. We went back on a weekend in June and it was awful. Packed, and RVs were loud and honestly rude. No tent only sites and RVs won’t hesitate to park next to a tent rather than by an RV.…

SiteLake front and on the right
Month of VisitJuly
Morgan L.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Good site, but only if it’s not busy

We’ve gone when there was nobody (it was fall and pretty cold) and got to tent camp by the water and LOVED it. We went back on a weekend in June and it was awful. Packed, and RVs were loud and honestly rude. No tent only sites and RVs won’t hesitate to park next to a tent rather than by an RV.…

SiteLake front and to the right
Month of VisitJuly
Shana D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 27, 2021

Amazing primitive sites!

We love the primitive sites at Nathan Bedford Forest! Each site is along the River banks, so you get the best views! Fire pits and picnic tables included. The bathhouse is very old though and does not have a shower. That is the only reason I couldn’t give this one 5 stars!

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Peter F.
Reviewed May. 25, 2021

zero maintenance run down smelly

Overwhelming smell of dead fish that are laying aplenty on the shores of Ohio Rv. as there is no staff to clean up. Add to this general malaise of zero maintenance mowing or repairing decrepid sites and you get the picture. Did have 30 amp to drive my AC that covered the sound of the work crew…

Site12
Month of VisitJune
WThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Sweet little campground

Just 4 miles from highway 62 in Kuttawa, KY and it feels like another place in time. You can fish Lake Barkley from your campsite or just enjoy the waves washing up. Level gravel sites with tables and a big fire pit with a cooking grate. Nice shade trees and some nature trails. There is a very…

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  • lake Barkley
  • site 8 is a pull through
Site8
Month of VisitJune
DThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 23, 2021

Bring your own TP

We stopped in for one night and stayed at a “primitive site” who needs power hookups. The losers bathroom is .6 miles at the peer store which closes at 7 PM. The next closest is 1 mile away in biker country if you so choose to go there. MY wife and I have no issue going in the woods but there are…

SiteA primitive tent site across from site 10.
Month of VisitJune
Victor S.
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2021

Nice place

On your honor payment $10 per night for up to 8 people per campsite. Site number 1 had lots of trees right at the site perfect for hammocks. There were lots of sites with trees for hammocks but we had 7 people and that one was perfect. A little close to the gravel road had a couple of cars drive by…

Site1
Month of VisitMay
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2021

Best place I’ve been on the water

Great place for backcountry though you can drive right to the spot. The gravel road back can be rough especially right after a big rain but you can avoid most of the holes. The site is right on the water with a gravel opening beside it. We were able to setup 4 tents with lots of room to spare. We…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Jason W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2021

Nice and quiet

Nice place. Not 5 star but ok. Pads are on steep slopes.

Jason W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2021

KOA campground

Very good for pull behinds or semi-permanent but less than desirable for tent campers. Tents were relegated to a narrow strip in the campground really too small for campers. Water and electric are available but restrooms/showers are about 1/4 mile away. Not what would be considered tent friendly.…

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Lynn A.
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2021

If you like a quiet place, this is for you

We camped in off-season and the place was quite empty. Camp host told us it was always pretty quiet. Sites are close together, most with a pitch. We had a water view- a finger of Barkley Lake. The park has a restaurant, stables & marina (unsure if both were closed due to covid, or off-season).…

Jody A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2021

Good offseason stay but a little pricey for being the offseason

We came to do a quick weekend with our new camper (we are experienced campers but with a new rig) and we wanted somewhere quiet, with full hookups and with a great view so we could run the rig through the paces and relax.  We did get all of that.  It's the offseason and almost all of the amenities…

Site508
Month of VisitApril
Tessa C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Dec. 4, 2020

Unique spot

Fun experience staying with all the horses! I didn’t really know it was a thing to bring horses to camp and ride them on the trails! Loved it. Spots are pretty close together but fine for big rigs. Drawbacks: Sites 49-51 are mislabeled online. Booked a pullthru spot on 49 but it wasn’t. Campground…

Kirstin A.
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2020

Peaceful area, great views of the lake!

This place is very neat.  We prefer areas that feel more secluded and provide enough space between sites so our dogs don't lose their minds at every sound/person.  This place surprisingly has some beautiful sites and most of them are pretty far apart! We stayed at the campsite farthest in the back…

Month of VisitNovember

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