As noted previously this is not a destination campground. It appears to have been an old farm where the owners have set up a string of sites in a spacious grassy area over looking a beautiful lake. It is one of those picturesque settings like you see in RV sales magazines parked on a lake and the view is great to just sit out and enjoy the serenity. Very easy get in for even the big rigs. Pull up, set up and walk to the end of the campground and drop $25 in the box. Most likely you will not even see the owners who live in the house sitting on the lake. It is a great overnight-er when traveling pass on 26 in SC. We have stopped here many times over the years. I give it a 10 because it meets our expectations for what it is intended. For a one night stay over it is great. Also the Sprint service in the area is a strong 4G.
Stayed at this campground for 2 nights in order to visit and see attractions in the area. Stayed on row 29 site 9. The roads and sites are tight for “any” type of RV. Entering through the gate in a motorhome, it was impossible to reach the card swipe to open the gate because it is at car level and none at motorhome level. The wife had to get out and swipe in order to open the gate. Upon passing through the gate the entire length of the rig roof was scraped by low branches. And navigating the roads and into your site in a motorhome is all but impossible without people moving cars, fire rings and picnic tables. It is a three ring circus getting parked. Having previously explained to the campground upon reserving the size of our motor-home and it having four slides, proved to be of no benefit. Our site was so skinny it was impossible to open the driver side slide without hitting the power utility stand. Thus it was necessary to move the coach away from the power stool, which put the passenger side of the coach off the gravel and into the grass. At this point opening the awning was not an option as it would have extended into the road where there was much traffic as it was the main exit road for the bulk of the permanent and seasonal campers. The site was not level as it was low on the back end side which is not good when raising the back end of a motorhome. To achieve level would have required the rear wheels to come off the ground and we do not do that. Thus we spent the two days not level. And at the same time the sewer hose connection resulted in the hose running uphill to achieve a connection. It worked, but was certainly not ideal. Bottom line the campground is not “big rig” friendly; they should have told us straight up upon reservation that they can not properly handle the big rigs; however it is also not friendly for average RV sizes. The shape of the office building smacks of being a former KOA and most of those are pretty cramped if you have ever been to a few of them. The pool was not heated and too cold to use in early July, however it was not our intent to use this park for it’s amenities outside of a site hookup for our rig. There is one Wi-Fi connection that is free. From our site it was out of range. There are numerous strong Wi-Fi points which are part of the Mesh Network and require creating or having a Mesh Network account and paying for the time used. The power at our site was 50 amp and appeared to be recently upgraded as it was new looking. The metering within our rig showed the voltages to be acceptable at 117 and 118 per each line phase. The park is best suited to very small RVs such as pop ups and tent campers. Larger motorhomes should certainly avoid this place. We would not return.
We discovered this gem of a place when passing through the area. The beautiful park is actually in upper and lower areas a good quarter mile apart from each other but is really well done. With the pool and family attractions in the upper area and the lower area along the river it is almost a "best of both worlds" for those with children and those without. The sites are spacious and the surrounding "not so little" farm grounds are very peaceful making for a wonderful camping experience while watching the river traffic. The nearby town of Rising Sun provided a nice day of sightseeing and taking in some history and enjoying local eateries. Campground staff were very pleasant and we would highly recommend this place for a couple days when passing through. We would stay here again.
Impromptu trip south to get out of the cold landed us here for 5 nights. Upon arrival the staff in a golf cart lead our motorhome through the VERY tight maze to the wrong site thus returning to the beginning to start all over again. Upon backing into the site, traditionally my wife gets behind the wheel and I get out and direct the maneuvering into the site and glad I did. Just in time I discovered huge “cleats” anchored in the ground probably from a former permanent tenant and the likes of which would really have torn up any tire that should run over them. There were 6 in two rows and now we were trying to maneuver to avoid them yet keep room in the very tight spot to open our slides. That alone I would not stay here again. Regarding the tight maze of road talking to a neighbor they showed us the bay door that got ripped out of their rig upon their arriving, maneuvering their rig and they hit the rocks making a sharp near impossible corner. No I would not stay here again ever.
This state park was a delightful surprise as we were traveling through the area. The gentleman running the office was wonderfully helpful with information about the park and the surrounding area. As can be expected of most State Parks, the utilities at the site are only water and electric and there is no WiFi. Sprint phone service is virtually non existent. We loved the trails and the Bison herd and the historic nature of the Park. Would definitely stay here again when passing through.
The attraction to "Diamond Caverns Resort And Golf Club" is it being near Mammoth Cave Park. Diamond Caverns did not meet "Resort" expectations. Most things are outdated and run down. Our "resort" picnic table at our site was literally crumbling apart with age and neglect. Upon arrival the office provided a map (after drawing in the roads which did not appear on this outdated map), and basically said, just go in the campground and choose anything that is empty. Upon entering, a staff member caught up with us on a golf cart and took me around to see available sites. Most not very level. Staff were friendly to a point. After a couple days, one asked my opinion of the park and when I pointed out the advertised hot tub does not work he replied it has been down for 5 years as it now does not meet state handicap requirements. I pointed out finding a level spot was not easy to which he was indifferent. They clearly are not interested in knowing missed expectations to make improvements. Finally, I have discovered this is a Thousand Trails associated park and one of the staff could not seem to accept that I was not interested in TT. I think I now understand the TT relationship to supply and demand. With only a handful of these TT associated parks in any given state, they are in high demand by those with TT membership. Hence the sorry state of the campground as there is little incentive to attract customers. They are already plentiful because of TT. I would not stay here again. Price reflects PA.