Hmm, I guess our experience here was not quite like everyone else's. Staff at the campground itself was friendly during check-in, filled propane, etc. Our site (#22) was short and narrow; we were barely able to open the slides. RVs and cars were sticking out past the sites, one partially blocking our pull-through. The water at our site did not work, nor did the cable, and the entire campground lost power 3 or 4 (at least) times overnight. Staff seemed annoyed when I called about it ("Um, okay, I'll try to get maintenance out there"). Maybe it's a winter thing, but even the brochure warned they could lose power if too many heaters or A/Cs were on. Not acceptable in my book. No real "pet area" either. Restaurant at the casino wasn't great, wish we'd gone across the street to the BBQ place! We will try not to stay there again.
This is a great place to stay if visiting the Mammoth Cave area. Everything is brand new and works well. Wifi is free, Cable is a small additional fee (but includes HBO). Sites are reasonable, and angled so the views are of neighboring fields rather than neighboring RVs. Very friendly and helpful staff, giving advice and brochures on where to go and what to do. The only negative is the trains that go by. They're reasonably far from the sites, but not quiet either. If that won't bother you, then by all means this is a great place to stay.
We didn't actually stay here, but we pulled in and looked around. Posting this review since I've seen others ask about it. Trackside is directly behind Churchill Downs, and the lady we spoke to on the phone was quite friendly. Those are the good things. On the other hand, it was basically someone's backyard with some older hookups, in what appeared to be a somewhat sketchy area. It was fenced in, though. The handle on our water hookup was broken, and the sewer hookup was under a broken piece of cinderblock. We decided to leave, but it might be okay for a couple days if you're looking for the closest possible park to Churchill Downs. It was tough backing our 31' in from the street, and around the back of the garage.
November weekday, we had our choice of spots. The friendly staff had us pay for a site, then just drive around and "pick an empty one". Park was nearly empty, we drove around twice looking for "the perfect one". They're all good, though; huge sites, we felt like we had our own back yard. Still no wifi or sewer hookups, and only 3 washing machines for the 130 or so sites available off-season. Overall a great campground. We would stay here again.
So many reviews talk about the friendly hosts. Well, I'll say... right on! Campground was nice, site large enough, and we had a happy stay. Only reason it didn't score a 10 was lack of grass for the dogs. Multiple sewer hookups, free wifi, can't-go-wrong campground. We would stay here again. We had no problem with noise in the motorhome.
Fairly standard fare for a KOA. Perhaps a bit nicer than we expected, due to the 'tourist' flavor of Pigeon Forge. We expected small sites, but they were reasonably large. However, staff seemed a bit too businesslike, and the "pets welcome" seemed like they were welcome simply to fulfill the KOA requirement, rather than being truly welcome. Our site, was quite nice, reasonably large as stated above, and overlooked the park next door.
Fabulous campground. Well maintained by on-site owners, very friendly staff, all the hookups, free fast wifi, and spacious sites. Our site overlooked the owner's horse pasture, where three horses grazed all day long. We were led and assisted into our site by a nice guy in a golf cart, who later stopped by to deliver a pizza. Yes, pizza delivery to your RV, go figure; we had to try it. Great dog run area too, the dogs finally got to run and run and run. We can't say enough about this campground. We stayed an extra night because we enjoyed it so much. 10/10, we would definitely come back.
As part of a long night-to-night cross country trip, we looked forward to spending a few days here. Looked great on the website. But after pulling into our tiny, C-shaped "pull-through", with about 6 feet of grass before a hilly dropoff, we left the next morning. We do love state parks, but not this one. The campground itself is fairly far from other resort amenities, perhaps a mile or two.
Agree with the comment about brown water. No matter how long we ran it, it came out rusty brown. That alone made up for an early-morning departure. Other than that, we had a nice site and the "Country Store" lived up to its name. We would not go back unless the water problem was fixed.
We loved this park from the moment we drove in. Off season it works on the "honor system"; drive in, pick your site, and please pay for it. We did. Site was very large, surrounded by woods. If you're looking for nature, great place to stay.