February 26, 2022 - reviewed by Vickie Lilly
Too Trashy Looking
We stayed here 4 nights simply because there was no other campground that we found near Wilmore and Nicholasville. Upon arrival my husband said “what kind of rats nest did you get us into”. Had reservations but nothing in writing and did not take pre-pays. They could not find our reservation but eventually found us a site. Gravel pads were pretty level. Power poles were in mud. Rained most of our stay which made it worse. Driveways need much work. Bath houses were very clean but was blown away by the motion activated showers with no temp adjustments. Jim in the office did give us a terrific restaurant recommendation- Copper River- which was delicious with excellent service. Camp store/office was clean and carried just basic stuff - mostly snack items. Saw nothing special for entertainment for children other that pool. One basketball hoop on grass lot. Same for volleyball. One pitiful swing set. Would not stay there again. While our grand twins are in college @ Asbury B&Bs for us.
March 29, 2018 - reviewed by TimLady
Was easy to find on our gps, no problem. Road down could use some maintenance but had been a lot of storm damage from week before. Park could use some work but after talking to host the Kentucky River floods it out about every 5-10 years. About 1/3 full of full timers about half of whom have been there since last flood. Houses along road right before park were dumps trash every where. Biggest issue was Wi-Fi which was extra $2.50 for night. Bought since i needed to work and my spouse logged into their phone before I logged into my laptop. Wi-Fi was only good for one device. I could purchase additional time via web site but was MUCH pricier. Did have a free 15 minutes option which i did use. Felt safe here as long as it wasn't seriously raining, park has drainage issues and it could very easily flood. Host did suggest nice local diner, Pete's. About a 3 star.
September 30, 2016 - reviewed by Jerry Stewart
Camp Nelson Trailer Park
We chose the Camp Nelson RV Park based on proximity to Nicholasville, Kentucky. We planned our travel, and booked based on information and photos on the RV Parks app. Getting lost on a little, one-lane hilly road, was my fault. The receptionist at Camp Nelson gave directions, but I trusted the GPS. One of the area locals managed to give me good, solid turn-by-turn directions, and we found the park. We almost wished we had stayed lost! The park was not in the best of shape. It looked neglected and "trashy". Mostly populated by year-round residents who did not care how their site appeared to new guests.
"Jessie" was friendly and helpful, and we did stay the night, but didn't linger long the next morning before leaving.
I couldn't recommend this park, unless you just can't go any further.
They did have FHU with 50amp service, laid out kinda weird though!
We definitely would have passed on the Camp Nelson RV Park, had there been more information about the park conditions available.