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17 RV Parks near Whitley City, Kentucky
We did however find 17 campgrounds within 25 miles of Whitley City. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Whitley City in the left hand column.
Nov 2018 - $10.00
The last time we stayed here was 10 years ago. We were glad to be back. Little had changed which is mostly good. The shower house could definitely use a makeover but they were all working and we really had no issues. We did have an issue with those #$%^&* National Park water spigots. Ours had a bad anti-siphon valve and we would not have been able to use it except there was a NP maintenance dude stopped at the host site and we walked over there. He immediately came to our site and proceeded to change out the faulty valve twice before he managed to get one that worked for us. As mentioned in other reviews you very likely will need a bungee cord or heavy zip tie to hold the water handle in the on position. The picnic tables and fire rings were new. The site was level and we had a wonderful early Fall camp and hiking experience. We'll be back. - KyDan
Sep 2017 - $17.00
Stayed here in our 21' Travel Trailer and this place was about what we expected. It is very out of the way, in the amazingly large and beautiful Big South Fork National River Recreational Area. This is one of the two main NPS campgrounds in the area and it is more out of the way and I suspect a little less maintained.
As other reviewers have stated, the facilities are a little older and in need of some TLC. Also, many of the sites don't have a lot of shade. The park was fairly full as we were there on a weekend, though no problems with noise. We reserved online and there was a sign on our site with our name saying reserved when we arrived. We got there late in the day and were there two days and never interacted with staff or camp hosts.
We did have a small issue with our 30amp breaker tripping with AC running when my wife microwaved something. We haven't ever had this issue before, so I'm not sure if there was an issue with our site's power. Site's water spigot didn't want to stay on even with the diverter pulled down. Used a bungee cord wrapped around the handle to keep the water flowing.
Overall, we would stay here again as it is cheap and in a beautiful area, this park could become a real gem with a little love. - sjeuck
May 2016 - $9.00
This park isn't for everyone, but we were here to visit the Bartel Mine (excellent tour BTW), kayak the Big South Fork and lay over a holiday weekend, somewhere without a huge hassle and lots of noise.
This fit the bill. Clean, well-patrolled by park rangers, and plenty of shade. Very nice mostly back-in and level spots with easy, accessible hook-ups. Hosts were friendly and very helpful. - kharmaquest
Oct 2017 - $30.00
We have a 24 foot van and these are extremely small spaces length wise. Width wasn't so bad in the space and it is nice in the forest but so surprised how small and very little space to back your RV in to spot. - Scooterd16
Jun 2017 - $34.00
Originally had site # RV23, Arrived to a packed campground, unable to back into our site and had to be moved to a "walk up" site. Park is old. Sites are very very small cannot even fit a 20FT TT. Sites are very uneven. The area attraction itself is not taken care of. Cumberland Falls is the area attraction and there is trash everywhere you look. I would look elsewhere for a spot to stay. The staff are friendly enough for a state park but this place needs updated or put on the map as a tent location ONLY. No RV should have to squeeze in here. - jonk90
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Sites very close and very small. Water and electric hookups while there, are between 50 and 75 feet from pad. We have a 24.5' 5vr - and the 30' pad really was 21', and the back end of the trailer would've been left hanging and unsupported over the cliff. Perhaps a great site for very small TT, popups and tent camping - but not suitable, at all for other than that. Great camp hosts and friendly folks. - KB Farms
Sep 2006 - $22.00
Campsites are not level and are grass and dirt. The setting is very nice - the lake was pretty low when we were there. The staff is very nice. There is a playground for kids. This would be a nice destination park for kids and families visiting Cumberland Falls State Park. - Bearpup
Jul 2018 - $40.00
Roads can be a little tight for big rigs. Roads and sites are rock. Sites tend to be a little unlevel. Water pressure low. Best we had was 35 psi. Plenty of grassy areas for dogs. Right next to road so some road noise during day. We thought it was a little expensive for what you get. - Ruffles
Jul 2015 - $40.00
Nice size for big rigs. Close to the Cumberland Falls. White water rafting trip is very easy for all ages, it's no where near the rides I've taken on other rivers. Very nice area just to drive around and hike the many trails in the park. We also did the horseback tour next door through the woods and had some great views and photo ops.
Only pull through sites have full hookup, but there is a dump station by the office for the rest of the sites the are water and electric only. Same owner here since 1985. - Oceanblue
Jun 2012 - $30.00
The RV sites are very basic. This is a hikers or white water rafting paradise. They have recently added RV facilities and these will get better. They offer shuttle service to the various hiking locations. It is the best place to stop if you have a big rig and want to visit Cumberland Falls State park as the park is not "Big" rig friendly. Shade is limited and sites are gravel. - A hitch and hop
Sep 2018 - $35.00
Be aware once water park closes for season, this place is deserted, so much so that I was a little concerned about leaving our trailer unattended (but no problems). Other than one employee at check-in, we never saw another staff person (though bathrooms remained very clean and well attended so we may have just missed them). There was debris on site next to us for all 4 nights we stayed there so don't think anyone regularly goes around to check out the campground. Bugs were more than awful and when we had a large rain storm we figured out why...drainage is very poor and takes hours to drain off and ground was soggy even the next day. Maybe during water park season it is more well attended. Pluses - large concrete pad and level gravel sites. Cable was mostly analog and very grainy but I won't know till next camping trip if it was our set or the campground. Very close to eateries and Walmart and interstate. NO shade at all, mostly a parking lot. - Kim Teems
May 2018 - $35.00
Small campground but very nice, level, gravel sites. Camped during the off season of the water park so it was not full, but I imagine it is full during the summer months when the water park is open. All back in sites except for 1 pull through site. Made reservations online but then switched sites when we arrived to a site that had a better stream view. Fairly peaceful and quiet. - ForzaDude
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Rather than repeat what we have previously said, please see our earlier review of this campground July, 2015. Since this campground is small, only about 18 sites, during the summer months (June-August) you should plan on making a reservation as far ahead as possible as they fill up on weekends. The campground has recently added a really nice bath house adjacent to the campground, rather than having to go over to the water park facilities as in the past. Also, there is a full time campground host, an employee of the water park, on site. If you use satellite service we suggest that you review the park layout on Google Maps to select an appropriate site as there are very large/tall trees along the southern end of the campground. We really enjoy the spacious sites, peace and quiet and accommodating host, at this small park and will certainly plan on another stop over on our next trip up the nearby I-75 corridor. - Johnson's
Nov 2018 - $50.00
Stayed during Tgiving. No other campers but would definitely go back. For private CG lots of space/trees between sites. Most sites are terraced and are level. Services are first rate including cable and WiFi. Ways off I75 so not convenient overnighter...more of destination CG. Easy drive to Cumberland Falls which was super cool including “Moonbow”. Laurel Lake super close but didn’t go there. - jamesriegler
Jul 2018 - $40.00
We stayed a total of three nights here in July - one night on our way down to our furthest destination point, and two nights on the way back. On our first visit, we arrived on a Sunday evening around 6:00. There was no one there, and the gate was locked. My T-mobile cell phone service did not work, so we couldn't call. I slipped through the side of the the gate to try to find a work-camper or a long-term resident. I found a wonderful couple who had Verizon service, and they were able to call the office. The husband not only got our site number, he took us to the site and back to the gate, giving us the code so we could get in. Almost a disaster, and an unwelcome surprise after a long day, but it all worked out. I would suggest that you call before your arrival on the day you are due to arrive to get your site information as well as the gate code so that you don't have a similar experience. This is a beautiful, quiet, woodsy campground. There are paths with gravel, and dirt paths through the woods and around the little lake. The lake is open for fishing, but not swimming, and it is too small to kayak. There is no noise or light pollution, so you can see the stars. It has a general sundry store, and they have a little cafe for breakfast and dinner (nothing fancy, and we didn't use it). The other campers were some of the friendliest people I've ever met camping. It is NOT a KOA-type campground, and there are no pre-planned activities (though there is a small playground and volleyball court). There is no pool, and the campground wifi isn't very good. Our AT&T hotspot couldn't get a functioning signal. They do have a laundry and shower, and trash must be taken to a trash area. It's the kind of campground I used to visit when I went camping with my family when I was a kid and we made our own fun and great memories. This is a wonderful campground - we loved it! - Morning Star
Sep 2017 - $40.00
We stayed here for two nights. Winding narrow road for several miles coming into park. No shoulder on the road so drive carefully. This is a gated campground which was nice. They give you a code to get in and out after 5:00pm. The owners are in the process of enlarging the campground and are adding another lake and up to 100 new camping sites with utilities. They own many more treed acres to the east. Very nice people with a great vision for their expansion. We stayed in a pull through site which had a little grass between the sites, along with picnic table and fire pit. There are two playground areas which looked fairly new. Beautiful treed area with small lake. My husband was able to practice his fly fishing. We would stay here again when in the area. - Honalee
Jul 2017 - $22.00
The site required levelers for the RV, but it was impossible to set the picnic table Level on a hill. Nice shade tree, but unable to use our satellite. Limited local channels. Electric hookup was inadequate. We were allowed to select our site from a map of available sites, after asking for a 30 amp, and water. Had we known that the electric hookup for our site was shared with the adjacent site and only had one 20, one 30, and one 50 amp plug, and the 30 amp was already in use, we would have gone elsewhere. The electric and water were also on the opposite side of our RV hookup. Had to use a heavy duty long cord and hook up to the 20 amp. Discovered later while walking that the electric sharing sites were only in one part of the park. There were empty sites that were not made available to us. - Texas E-S
May 2017 - $20.00
The park sits on an island. The park contains 94 campsites with electric and water hookups and a dump station and some tent sites. Some sites are max 30 amps, some 50 amps. We could not determine a pattern. Also beware that some sites have shared utilities, whoever gets there first, gets the 50 amp plug. And the utilities were on the wrong side for us.
During our stay we found the bath houses are kept clean. Roads and pads are paved and each has a lantern pole, picnic table, sitting area and fire ring. Sites vary in size and levelness. The campground is hilly and the road in is narrow, but doable in a big rig. No WiFi, Verizon service strong. You can hear a train, but it never was so loud it woke us up. Also sharing the island is a 18 hole, nice golf course and marina and boat ramp. The pool is no longer in use and is now just an eyesore. - cincychic
Oct 2015 - $17.00
This is a wonderful park that we enjoy staying at, on an island in Lake Cumberland. Most of the sites are down in the trees with a few open and sunny. Some sites have an electrical box that has to be shared, with 50 amp and 30 amp for whoever gets there first. Easy to access laundry facilities. Lots of shopping about 10 miles to the North in Somerset. The only downside with this park are the never ending train whistles, and we love trains. Burnside is actually listed as a top place to watch trains, in some railroad books, but it's a major crew changing point and there are whistles all night long. We usually have to have the windows closed, fans on, even earplugs, to get a good nights sleep. The Stearns scenic railroad is also about 25 miles to the South. It is a beautiful resort State Park however, with a huge marina nearby. The sound from the train seems to travel from the large bridge across Lake Cumberland,down the water, to where the park is. - elduque
Jun 2018 - $15.00
Nightly rate reflects the monthly cost ($450 but going to $500). Most sites are long-term (annual rate $2,000 plus electric.) Good pool but quite cold! Satellite was excellent, cable is very good also. Camp WiFi can be spotty but was excellent in site 27. Due to a divorce, campground is now two parks but the host serves both seamlessly. Cash or check only. Due to the limited number of transient spots, reservations are a good idea. - davedopp
Sep 2017 - $30.00
We were here for a week. Site was a grassy pull through that was fairly level. Utilities were good. We were there beside our best friends who were born and raised in the area so we mostly spent the week with them showing us all the sights. The park only has about 9 sites for transients as it is 98% permanent residents. Close to Somerset which has all the eating and shopping places you might need, - zrxh14
Aug 2015 - $35.00
The price increase of $50 (to $210) per week makes this park a much less favorable place to stay. We've stayed here many times in the past. There are several other parks in the area much less expensive. I was disappointed at the number of very loud motorcycles here this time. Park seems to be moving towards more long-term residents. No trees so excellent satellite reception. - davedopp
Aug 2018 - $30.00
This campground spoiled us! The sites are huge and so private. Not a bad site on the grounds! Just beautiful and peaceful! We stayed in B10 and it was exceptional. We reserved our site online a month ahead or so. Much of the campground is non-reservable and there was plenty of open sites throughout the weekend. Our site was next to the bathroom (no shower in this bathroom, but showers were a bit further down). Despite being next to the bathrooms, our site was so tucked away and wooded we never noticed anyone walking by. Plenty of hiking trails and a few lead to the lake. The lake is so clear, you can wade or swim at your own risk, it's not restricted unless you go down to the marina. The marina is busy! Lots of boating going on. There also a little place to get some pizza and burgers at the marina, nothing stellar, but something if you need it. A 10-15 minute drive towards Holly Bay (follow Holly Bay signs) to the public beach. We loved it since the water was super clear and nice. Good idea to bring an umbrella or some kind of shade & lots of inflatable stuff. The beach is on top of the spillway, and there's likely more beach accesses closer to the Holly Bay Area that we didn't have time to explore. The lake is nice, you can safely explore the swimming areas outside the tiny designated swim area. There are dangers if the water is high, but there are plenty of giant signs to warn you of those if the conditions arise. It was hard to imagine in August the water being high enough, but there was plenty of evidence of the water, likely when the dam is intentionally released. We had only positive interactions with the camp hosts who delivered firewood & ice as needed. Will be back soon! - CartonC
May 2018 - $36.00
We love the campground we have been coming here for 12 years, Four or five times a year. We never had one problem till this year the camp host came by about every hour and would inspect our campsite. Just to make sure we were following the rules. We could not take the Nazi camp any longer. And came home after the first night. Camp at your own risk! - ijustwanttohavefun
Oct 2016 - $18.00
We stayed here for a couple of nights as we were passing through the area. Very nice campground with a mix of sites and rates (FHU, WE only, double sites). We had water and electric in a nice back in site (A19). Loops B and C were closed since they were winding down for the season. Verizon was fair, but only 4 OTA tv channels none of which were interesting. Nice private site with fire ring/grill and picnic table. We walked through Loop B even though it was closed and site B4 was very nice with plenty of room. Sites were paved with asphalt and general area was well kept. We would stay here again. - jtl2
Sites: 181 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 28 Reviews
Sep 2018 - $25.00
We got to campground for a 3 day stay.The road going to the campground from Oneida was interesting to say the least. It wasn't hard, but extreme curves and steep up/down hills. That being said, the campground was worth it in my opinion. Upon arrival and check-in at the ranger station gate, he gave us layout of campground and told us about visitor center across the road. It has multiple loops.It is a fairly good size campground that a larger rv/camper could maneuver in.Loop A is tents(no elect/water on sites),Loop B-D is rv/tents (elect/water), and Loop E is group camping only. We stayed in Loop C 13, which we liked a lot. Honestly, we didn't see any sites that were bad.Most sites were shaded fairly well and a decent amount of room from one another. The sites that were shorter in length had wider concrete pads so you park vehicle next to camper, unlike longer sites that you could park vehicle in front of camper.The wash houses were clean and well maintained, but a little older. There was one sewage dump station on site and was easy to use.They had a seasonal pool, volleyball court, and numerous playgrounds throughout the campground.If you are into hiking and/or horseback riding this campground is for you. They had stables across the street with a camp store also, but the store is only opened certain days of week. We hiked every day we were there and never came close to hiking all trails around it..Overall, We will would stay there again and plan too. - kycamper02
Aug 2018 - $13.00
Excellent park for both tents (loop A) and RV's (loops B-D). Swimming pool in park, but we did not use. Mostly covered forest, but some sites get more sun than others. We had some direct sun in the afternoon. The park visitor center is close with a very small camp store nearby, too. They have ice and soft drinks, but not much else. Huge motorhomes may be challenged getting to the campground from the east (hairpin turns), but from the west should be no problem. Beautiful natural area with lots of trails (arches, view of Angel Falls) and access to the Big Fork River at the Leatherwood Ford area for swimming and kayaking. Stairs and wooden walkways have been installed for walking close to the river. - bmiller-photo
Nov 2017 - $11.00
Peaceful and quiet park, electric/water only (some 50A), direct access to hiking trails and short drive to many more. We stayed in sight B11 and were able to lock on to satellite from our rooftop system from this site.
Park entry is from Leatherwood Rd and I cannot stress strongly enough that big rigs should approach along a west to east route from Jamestown. Do not attempt to take the route from Oneida to the campground unless you just want to test your skills on off camber switchbacks with close rock outcroppings. I am not saying it can't be done as I am sure many frequent users know the proper line to take to navigate it. If you are visiting for the first time in a 40 foot plus rig arriving at dusk in the rain, heed my advice.
We stayed a week and had one of the three loops to ourselves. I am not a horse person, but this place is set up well for that. We bought firewood from the park's self-serve near horse barn #4. The leaves were changing the first week of November and it was a beautiful place. Recommend to wear bright colors if hiking this time of year as hunters are in the woods. - Gpndavid