We found this a great family park with lots to do. We enjoyed all the facilities and the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Everything was extremely clean and well maintained. We look forward to staying many more times when we head north. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campgroud is showing it's age. The roads in the campgroud are very narrow and the sites are small. Big dropoffs between the blacktop and the ground, even in the sites. It looks like all the soil has washed out. Unable to reach the water or electric hookups because they are between two sites close to the road. Stayed for 1 night. Would not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Not a park I'd recommend for larger rigs (35' +). A good place for the pop-up campers or tent camping. Strangest setup of water-electric I've seen, where you split the utilities between two sites. We had to move because our 50' electric cord wasn't long enough. Strange design for the dump station, too. Looks like the place was designed by someone who'd never camped in an RV. Wish there were more staff to help enforce trash pick-up and noise rules. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground but minimal involvement from staff. No information was available on the local area. Sites were well marked. There was beach nearby that was part of the campground. Nice restaurant in the lodge with panoramic view. I would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Kentucky is in the midst of a fiscal crisis at the state government level, and it sure shows at Lake Barkley SRP. It took months for them to clean up damage from an ice storm in January, but that wasn't all. Broken showers, restroom facilities that were just plain nasty (and that's as nice as I can be about it), and minimal staff on hand are all a direct result of the state cutting funding to a bare minimum. Getting to the park isn't hard, but it is hilly and the roads within the campground are extremely narrow and treacherous, particularly in the rain. Rigs over 25' are going to have a rough time, and be forewarned -- even after all the tree damage from the ice storm, there are a good many low-hanging limbs that haven't been trimmed in years. BEWARE! I mentioned the skeleton staff. We arrived on Friday, and didn't see hide nor hair of a staff member until late Saturday afternoon. I asked if we needed to check in, and he said, "Naw, I see you're here." How did he know we were who we were supposed to be? I also mentioned the restrooms and showers. It's a wonder we all didn't catch some horrible illness from the accumulated filth in the bathhouse. Imagine the worst gas station bathroom you've ever seen and multiply it by 100. It was THAT bad. And if that wasn't bad enough, the bathhouse at the beach was even WORSE! Broken toilets, showers that might work, might not. At least the beach was clean ... As far as provisions, bring plenty of food. The nearest store is in Cadiz, which is about 8-10 miles from the campground. There's a "camp store" on site, but it was closed the entire time we were there, and looked as though it had been the whole time. To add insult to injury, for two of the three nights we stayed, we had loud, drunken neighbors. It didn't help that the sites were THIS CLOSE TOGETHER. Ugh. No, folks, we won't be staying at Lake Barkley SRP again. We've upgraded to a larger rig since this trip, and we'll stay in an upgraded park, too. There are plenty in the area. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
A very wooded and hilly park. Be sure to bring some sort of leveling device! The campground is buried deep in the park. Be sure to check out the rest of the park as it is well maintained and has many interesting trails. Although each site has both electric and water, our water hook-up was over 100ft away from the pad! Bring extra hoses. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We liked this campground. True, most of the sites are not level,there is a drop off from some of the pads to ground and utilities are shared between two sites. We never saw the campground host, the site had a trailer in it but no occupant. Also, the bathrooms were never cleaned during our 8 day stay. The campground is heavily wooded with a few of the sites offering a lake view. The roads are paved ( no dust ) and the park offers a large beach area, marina and pool/weight room area ( for a 5 dollar a day fee )and 18 hole golf course. The town of Cadiz - 12 miles away - has several antique shops and 2 grocery stores. We would stay here again - this is a nice state park with lots more positives than negatives. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is in need of a face lift. Paved road through park and paved sites, however, the sites are not level and there was a two foot drop from our pad to our picnic table. Every two sites share and electric and water hookup. The dump station is located in the middle of a steep hill, I had grave concerns about releasing my emergency brake and rolling backward down the hill. Our stay was over Memorial Day weekend and the campground was full. Mostly tents, some sites with up to 5 tents on the site. Campground host site was occupied, but was hardly ever available, and wasn't much help when he was. They have brand new washers and dryers at the bath house that worked excellent. Beach is 0.3 mile hike down a trail from the campground. Private boat ramp to the lake for campers. Nice hiking/biking trail in the park. I would not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this campground during the July 4th weekend. My wife found this site (it was the last available in the area) by driving around. The staff is very friendly, and the town is remarkable (a historic type of town). We had a great view of the lake, and had easy access to it. The swimming pool was being renovated, but the lake was less than 50 yards away. The only downside to this place is that there is nothing else to do, but fish and swim. For the kiddos the ADD will kick in and they will want to do something else, like go bike riding or hiking etc….. We had no problems with the water or the electricity. It did take me a little bit of time to back in the camper I think all in all it only took about 3 or 4 tries to get it in where we needed it. If you are looking at doing a fishing trip or just using this place as a place to stay the night as you spend the day driving to LBL, this is definitely a great place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very neat and clean. Friendly staff. Lots to do for families. It is a long ways off the interstate and roads narrow getting into site, well worth it. Spring for the premium sites along the lake, absolutely spectacular. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at the Prizer Point Marina & Resort. This is a very nice resort that is on a peninsula and set back away from everything. If you like your quiet campground setting this is the place to be during their off season, before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. The campground is well planned out. Plenty of activities for children to enjoy, as the Big Bouncer is very well maintained. Two pools, one for small children and one for teenagers through adults, both are kept up rather well and tested for chemicals every few days. Gravel roads are nice, shaded spots, beautiful scenery, quiet setting other than the boats from the marina. We stayed here for three weeks, and during the week it is very quiet, but on the weekends it gets noisy and loud from children. Expect people to cut through your sites and even come right up between your car/truck and trailer with no spacial awareness of any kind. Manager is very friendly and helpful. Staff is a bit out spoken with jokes that are a bit rude as they are younger, people in their twenties, that make up the staff. If you can overlook their comments and seemingly jokes the management is very nice to work with. Activities for children are paid for with a wrist band, but include mini golf, Big Bouncer, pool, and peddle cars. Laundry room is small but clean. Wi-fi works well, as does cable. Check your cell phone coverage for this area for those who use their own wi-fi and cell service as being out in the middle of this area it can get spotty with some. Large store that has plenty of goodies if you need as there is no grocery store for at least 20-25 minutes on curvy back roads into town, so stock up beforehand as store prices at the campground are a bit high. Overall, a great quiet campground. We will definitely be returning to visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This a very nice KOA right on Lake Barkley. We were in a pull thru right by the water with a great view. There are two pools, one for adults and another for kids. It is a little bit off I-24 but it was worth it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground on the lake. This was just a stop for us but could be a destination later. We stayed only a few hours because we were on our way to Disney and just took a nap here. We actually weren't going to stay because we had a late start to our trip and would not check in till very late. The staff called us and we stated that we would be too late but, they said that would be ok. They gave us a easy pull through that we had no problem setting up quickly and quietly. However when we got up the next morning we were shocked at how nice of a park it was. We did not want to leave but we had to get to Disney. We would stay again, and will next trip south, but will enjoy for more than 6 hours. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here on a last minute decision on our way to Nashville. Found it in the Woodalls book, we stayed in site #19. It had an incredible view, lakefront site, but ABSOLUTELY NO SHADE. For $63 I would have expected a full hook up, but only had W/E. The girl at the desk was very friendly, the site was semi level, and the overall appearance of the campground was OK at best. The bathhouse was dirty, the roads were fairly narrow and hilly. Glad we did not end up in a spot on the other side of the resort. If you are a boater, this is the place for you, not for us. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I would have to agree with the previous reviewer. The location and view from this campground is awesome, however the condition and upkeep of this campground leaves a lot to be desired. This campground is totally understaffed. It is obvious the owner does not put a lot of money back into this campground. Sites are not that clean, grass is not mowed regularly and for the premium this campground charges, it definitely is not worth it. They are way overpriced! You are only paying for the view from the campground. The adult pool was not in service for most of our stay because of a leak. The kiddy pool is great but the facility needs to have some remodeling because it looks run down. This campground has great potential if the owner was willing to reinvest some money back into the campground because for the amount they charge, you certainly aren't getting your monies worth. I don't think we will be back anytime soon. We will look for a different campground in the future in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Disappointing, disappointing, disappointing. We had very high hopes for this park given the website and the reviews. I have never been so disappointed in a campground in the 31 years I have been camping as either a child or adult. I am giving this a 2 instead of a 1 for two reasons. One my kids are happy if there is a pool, and our view was pretty cool of the lake. On the down side, the sites were overgrown with weeds and poison ivy. The bathrooms and bathhouses were horrendously maintained. The bugs were awful (admittedly not their fault). Not one item was clean, maintained, functioned properly, or was really even acceptable, and with the exception of one very friendly member of the maintenance staff the staff and management were between rude and indifferent. We will not stay here again. This should have been a $30 a night campground, tops. I will say if you are going to go out on the lake all day and then come back and crash this may not be so bad if not for the high rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in mid August and really enjoyed ourselves. The only bad thing to comment on was the flies at this campground. The pool facilities are really good especially the kiddie pool. My kids couldn't get enough of it. They could have kept the pool and the area a little cleaner. Had breakfast at the office and that was really good. Staff was friendly and good to work with. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This campground was nice. It was fairly un-veven but most of us are prepared to level our rigs. We had a tent with us as well and there were several sites that had plenty of room for both. Our site had a wood patio with a picnic table on it that was nice. We could see the lake through the trees but there was no way to access it. We enjoyed the view. The road was a little hilly and narrow. The bathroom and showers were clean but were a little old so are likely to look more dirty then they are. There is no camp store and it is a several minute drive to the gas station. The marina has some things but they close at 6:00 pm. The marina is very nice and has boats for rent. They were the about the cheapest in the area. We borrowed tennis equipment from the fitness center for free. The fitness area looked very nice and there is an indoor pool. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was right on the Cumberland River/Lake Barklay, with a great view and fantastic sunsets. Very noisy in the early a.m. as the fisherman headed past to the lake. The site was difficult to get in and out of for our fifth-wheel and pickup combination, and also a bit difficult to level. We were there at the end of the season, so most of the "extras" were not available. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Hurricane Creek and riverfront premium pull through sites are without sewer but free honey wagon services were every other day. Some additional leveling needs to be done on many sites, our site 24p, could manage but right front two inches off ground. Restrooms were adequate and generally kept clean. Take plenty of food as nearest grocery is in Cadiz (7 miles one way). Good stay very quiet at night and some of the most beautiful river views around. Spent 4 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pro's - Nice view of the lake, good size camping spots, quiet. The camping site we were in was not big enough for our motor home, so we had to change sites. One girl went out of her way to help move people around to find a place for us to fit. Con's - one way roads are not marked and they don't show you which way is the best way to get onto your site. 1 day had 2 other campers stop and ask me where there site might be, and both times it was the next section over. Had local kids in car cruising the campground. The grass on the sites was not cut, a lot of tall weeds. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Bought wristbands: don't waste your money. Suppose to be free kayaks, iceberg, bikes including 4-6 seaters, magnetic wall climb, paddle boats and mini-golf. Paid $15 for each of us and got to use the paddle boats and mini-golf. The ice berg went out 1 time out of the 4 days and my kids could even climb it. My husband said he felt like there wasn't enough air in it after he got to the top. Very dangerous. Only have 2 of the 4 seater bikes, 1 was broke, the other was never returned. Kayaks were out for repair, magnetic wall climb was useless. Neither of my children could use it and the equipment was old. Even the kids that worked there said "this thing is useless" another said, "It is a joke." The mini-golf course was old with rusty nails sticking out everywhere. Paddle boats actually worked and were available. We asked about getting a refund or at least a partial refund and we were laughed at. So keep in mind the manager was very rude so if you need something don't go to her. Our spot was at the edge of a parking lot. No shade at all. They do have 2 pools that aren't very clean. Oh the game room was not air conditioned. There is also NOT a snack bar there like their website states. This place was not worth the money spent. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camped in one of the premium sites, which have an awesome view of the lake. Our cable didn’t work at the site when we arrived, but the staff did get the problem corrected by our third night. The staff is very friendly and makes you feel welcome. The bathrooms were very clean. When making reservations, beware that you must pay for your whole stay at that time, and that there are no refunds in case of cancellation, only rescheduling in the same season. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very nice park. Many lake front sites available, nice playground, full service marina and very tidy park. Even on a freezing day (temps hovered around 35) the maintenance crews were weed eating and mowing. We will definitely visit again. You must visit Pattis 1880 Settlement for dinner anytime you are in the Land Between the Lakes Area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very scenic park with wonderful sites along the lake. Our site was kind of shoe horned in between a couple of cabins but the view was terrific. WIFI did not work at the site, I had to go to the office or restaurant to use it and at $5.00 a day, thats not right. They claimed the system was damaged by lightning, but some seasonal people told me that thats what they tell everyone. Restaurant hours are kind of short but the food's not bad. Employees were all very nice to everyone. Had a great day when rented a pontoon boat and found a nice sandy beach and swam all day. Very nice place to get away from it all, just make sure you bring what you need. The closest grocery store is 40 miles away. Will definitely go back We camped here in a Motorhome.
If a view of the lake is your thing, this place gets a 10. I called to inquire about staying one night, was there wi-fi? - yes, was there cable? - yes, lake front? - yes. Get there during the day, because you won't find it in the dark. We got there and picked out a site, beautiful lake front 25' from the water. We got completely setup, last thing was the cable. No cable, staff said we've been having trouble in that area of the park but we could move our rig to another site. We'll have it looked into tommorrow, well we'll be gone tommorrow. So we got out the lap top, no wi-fi, they didn't mention it was a paid for service. I go up to the office, they close at 6pm and it's 6:15pm. Their restaurant advertises breakfast, lunch and dinner. We planned all day on eating there, only to find out the place closes also at 6pm. We did see a beautiful sunset, and had a great campfire until the mosquitoes drove us inside. Not a good place for quick highway entrance and exit and a bit overpriced for the services. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A true resort. Pontoon boats with or without slides, paddle boats, boat slips, a floating wall climb and numerous other recreational needs or wants available, (for a fee). Family owned and operated and the entire staff are all very pleasant and helpful. I was put in a site with a wrap around deck and with a wonderful water view. Not as expensive as a 5 star hotel, but just as if not nicer than one. Wouldn't think twice about returning. The only problem is that I live to far away to visit monthly. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Prizer Point is a real family RV Resort. They have 2 pools, large playground and water toys for the kids. You can rent boats, bikes and golf carts. Restaurant on site, boat docking, cottages, cabins, and tree houses for rent. Sewer sites are water view only. Honey Dumper service at site. Owners and staff are great people. Don't fee the Fudge! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.