September 13, 2020 - reviewed by David Mattingly
Used To Be A Nice Campground
This used to be a nice campground but has gone downhill. Needs some maintenance but the biggest problem is the lack of supervision and rule enforcement in the campground. Never saw a park ranger come around. Many nights no host was present and campers were out of control. Sites with 4 or 5 vehicles, loud music, kids running wild.....
Park itself is still nice with lots to do but wouldn't recommend the campground.
December 3, 2019 - reviewed by Earl
Great park and personnel. The lodge is great for dinner without going out. The only issue is a hairpin curve near the top of the hill above the visitors center that big rvs will have a problem negotiating.
October 9, 2019 - reviewed by GG & Pop
Well laid out campground with the exception of the electric and water hookups. We had to change sites due to not having an extra power cord, we still had to use an extra water hose to reach the water outlets. Had a great time in the caves
June 16, 2019 - reviewed by Kevin S
I agree that this park has a lot to do. Trails, arches and caves. Seasonal pool and putt putt golf for the kids. On other side it's a big family park especially on weekends. Bathrooms were very clean dispite kids bathroom wars. It depends on what camping circle you spot you are in. Some spots no trees. Our row the power and water strangely was WHAY down from site. Lucky I had extra cords. Also many spots are hard to swing to back into. Spots can be narrow and small pads at times. They allow parking anywhere because pads are so short. That doesn't help backing in. We would return but most likely not on a weekend or high busy time.
March 3, 2019 - reviewed by Lori Crane
We have stayed at this campground many times. There is always something to do. The park offers so much. There are even caves you can explore on your own.
November 6, 2018 - reviewed by TXguy
Open Year Round
This app says open until late November, but parks.ky.gov states Carter Caves open all year. Senior rate, including fees, came out to mere $22 (stayed 2 nights), water/elec only (little more for sewer), half of what Paintsville Lake SP charged me yesterday. 3 caves here, about 4, large, natural bridges, equestrian parking. Working lodge, seemed busy, over near Smoky Bridge. Nice store, really popular place with weekend warriors. I was able to pick up NBC, ABC (lost CBS), CW, ION, & few minor KY channels on my antenna.
August 8, 2018 - reviewed by S1nglemalt
We stayed in site 88, full hookup, August 5-7. $27 for full hookup is outstanding.
The park was nice, lots to do with the kids. They really enjoyed the Cascade Cave tour and playing in the creek. There is a cool little cave and waterfall to the left of the bridge to Laurel Cave.
The only down side was 1) the water pressure at the site and 2) we switched from site 58 because the pictures online showed trees and shade. When we pulled up to the site, there were no trees, and no shade.
They were very good about switching sites.
We would definitely come back again.
July 13, 2018 - reviewed by David
Nice Campground and great park
Sites ranged from very good to not so good. We had a very nice site and really enjoyed our time there. Lots to do at the park; hiking, caving, pool, mini golf, fishing, boating,.....
May 13, 2018 - reviewed by Barna L
Quiet and peaceful setting. Camper sites are a bit close. Bathrooms are probably the worst I have seen and for that reason I will not return.
December 29, 2016 - reviewed by Biff
We stayed in a pop up and had a very nice site. We will try with our bigger rig in the future. Pool
Was great and clean.
October 23, 2016 - reviewed by M. ALLEN
Well Laid Out Sites
Treed sites and all services available, no wifi as of late Oct 2016 and the restrooms need someone to maintain them with a bit of pride, otherwise a quiet place away from traffic.