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18 RV Parks near Whitley City, Kentucky
We did however find 18 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.
Sep 2019 - $28.00
Quiet and secluded on top of a mountain. Loved it. The back loop would be great if you don't have neighbors but they are close. The rest of the sites seemed spacious enough. Had to tie down the handle on the water to keep it on. Road in is windy and narrow but doable. There was a motorhome in the host spot but we never saw anyone. Lots to do in the area. Check out the old Blue Heron mining camp. Overall a great place to relax. - GoWhereYouWantToGo
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
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
Aug 2019 - $40.00
Off the beaten path a bit (our GPS had a problem finding them!) but nice when you get there. There is an older (front portion) of the park and a newer (back portion, after 2nd lake) portion. We stayed in older part and had tons of shade, very private and LOVED where we were. The newer portion does not look so good right now, not a lot of trees, lots of gravel. Laundry room was great. Lots of trails but unfortunately they have been taken over by golf carts as the resort rents them out very cheaply and it's a great way to give the kids some entertainment for a few hours (and I have to admit, if we had kids, we would have rented one too!). Had good b'fast and lunch offerings and even brought in BBQ one night but we didn't try. Was VERY dusty while we were there but not their fault, just hadn't had rain in quite awhile. Person who checked us in was sort of grumpy and slow, lots of forms to sign, etc. Later we realized she seemed to be doing most of the work as we noticed a "manager" sitting in a back office sorting papers and at least three workers in the cafe area doing nothing. Could probably look at working better as one team to help each other out. Otherwise, very happy with this place. - saxontheroad
Jun 2019 - $48.00
Fairly new park. The girl who checked us in did not know very much about the park or how to get to our site. She told us that the site was a pull thru but it was back in. A strong internet signal but would not connect. No AT&T service for hot spot (a friend had Verizon which was OK). Road from Corbin to campground very narrow with no shoulder. Water and electric OK. - rockfarmer
Apr 2019 - $37.00
This is a good campground, working to be a much better one. It has huge potential, but I wouldn't call it a resort. Not yet. We spent 6 nights. Arriving on a Saturday and leaving Friday morning. The drive from I-75 is narrow with no shoulder, but it's a manageable drive through pretty country. Parking on arrival was not great. The parking lot is designed for autos. Three rigs arriving at the same time would easily block the campground entry. We received a friendly welcome and where given a code for the gate. It is locked after 6 PM. The staff was very nice throughout our stay. Our pull through site was very long, with a picnic table and fire pit. Each pull through has a narrow strip of grass, the smaller back in sites were better spaced for privacy. No issues with satellite reception from our site, but I could see that it could be an issue with some of the more shaded sites. The WiFi was almost non-existent. Verizon service was strong, but my wife's AT&T signal was weak. We used my Verizon hot spot for connectivity. The facilities are new. There is a nice little camp store and a breakfast bar, though it was not open for the season yet. All appeared to be clean and well maintained. As were the grounds. There isn't a lot of landscaping. The place has sort of a woodland cabin vibe. There are walking trails and two fishing ponds, one is brand new and it's huge. Across the newly completed damn are dozens of new sites that are almost complete (the electricians were wiring them). The road layout is good for big rigs. It's clear the owners are making a very significant investment in this property. We've added it to our revisit list and look forward to noting the improvements a year or two down the line. - Cyclist922
Sep 2019 - $28.00
This campground is where you stay if you can't get in at Cumberland Falls State Park. It's a decent base for local attractions and it is easily accessible. There is a golf course but aside from that the park is nothing to enjoy. Level sites are few and far between. Sites are decent size but the pads are pretty narrow. Most sites seem to be close to utilities. Did not use the bath houses but there was laundry available. While the park itself is ok, we would never stay here again due to a strange local vibe. There was a yard sale in the actual campground when we stayed. Not the park, the campground. Locals had reserved sites to sell their stuff. Friday and Saturday morning the campground was being "shopped" by local residents just cruising through the grounds. It did not seem to be a Kentucky State Park sanctioned event which made it even weirder. There is a ranger in a police car that patrols regularly. I don't know if that means the area is safe or unsafe, just an observation. Also, there must be a racetrack close because the noise was unbearable Saturday night. Not the fault of the park but dragsters racing until after midnight close by and it was LOUD! Maybe on a different weekend my opinion would be different but overall a pretty negative experience. - GoWhereYouWantToGo
May 2019 - $24.00
This is a very nice park, although the park is full of rolling hills, the campsites are fairly flat......we were in a 36 ft MH and had no problems maneuvering into our spot, but we did pull into our spot instead of backing in, but some of the sites could be a problem on a busy weekend like this past memorial day, this is a boaters paradise and parking or maneuvering could be a problem.....some sites are completely shaded and some open sun, we had some shade mostly in late afternoon...this has to be one of the quietest parks we have ever camped in, by 9 everyone was inside and quiet......restrooms and showers were very clean and plenty of hot water....water and electric worked great, the dump station was easy in and out....cell ATT service was fine, no cable and only 4 ota channels.....some of these sites like ours was shared electric, so if u are going with another couple and you get their first like us we took the 50 amp service.....we would stay here again, nice hot relaxing weekend..... - smoky40
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
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
May 2019 - $29.00
Beautiful park, huge private sites. Drive to the lake beach. - CartonC
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