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 are shut down but the site was very clean and level. We had a very quiet and relaxing stay on the banks of Lake Barkley. The cable TV had a pretty good selection of channels. We had a patio spot and the furniture and firepit were in great shape. Good cellphone reception but the park WiFi had no internet. We are not as concerned with the WiFi, but we mentioned it for informational purposes.
My only issue is that the price is very high considering that its offseason and everything is shut down. I think the price would be very reasonable for in-season and it looks like it would be a lot of fun in the summer, but in late winter…it's just too pricey for us to come back until it warms up and everything in the park opens back up.
Our tip: Totally worth it but only if the amenities are open.
This is a super cute campground. Easily accessible and very clean sites! There is a small barn with animals penned up so you can just walk up to the fence and pet them. My wife and daughter loved that! Great little dog park with a mini obstacle course. We had a great little trip here and would love to come again for a longer stay!
This place is OK when it's not a busy weekend. We stayed on Memorial Day Weekend and it's was completely full. When it's full, it's just TOO full. Too many people, dogs and kids that are too close together. It's a shame because it's in a beautiful park, they just need more room between the sites.
If it's not a long weekend and they're not full, I would highly recommend the location for the hiking and the remoteness. When it's full, it's just too crowded.
We took two different weekends at Piney Campground and both times were able to get waterside spots and drop the kayaks right in at the campsite. There are a LOT of kids around riding bikes (so be careful driving) but people respect the campsites and do a good job of being good neighbors.
The best spots book up quickly, especially for long weekends so reserve EARLY if you want a specific date.