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CAMPGROUND NAME: Birmingham Ferry

VISIT DATE: 10/17/02

UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014

STATE: Kentucky

REGION: Southern

RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grand Rivers

RESERVATIONS: No

DIRECTIONS:
From Grand Rivers, KY, take State Rt 453 ("The Trace") south 8.5
miles to Smith Bay sign (Forest Rt. 114).  Turn right onto Rt. 114 
and go 2.8 miles to Smith Bay/Birmingham Ferry signs (Forest Rt. 115).  
Continue straight on Forest Rt. 115 for 0.4 miles to campground.

GENERAL COMMENTS:
The elevation is 660 feet.

The campground straddles a peninsula along Pisgah Bay off
Kentucky Lake.  It has one cluster of camp sites at entrance and
then another a half mile away, near the boat ramp. This location
provides campers with views of Pisgah Bay and excellent
opportunities to watch the Drag Boat Races held on the Bay - one
per month during the summer.  The mixed hardwoods provide good
shade but little privacy between sites.

Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations,
Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison
Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace.

SEASONS
Open Seasonal: Yes
Open All Year: Yes

NOTE:  Seasonal sites available through a lottery.  Contact Forest 
Supervisor Office for details.

RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED
Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping 
- $30 per year; $7 for 3 days.  Permits may be obtained 
by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations 
or Visitor Centers.
Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14

CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION
No. RV Sites: 0
No. Tent Sites: 10
No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16
   
   Total Sites: 26

Tent Pads: No
Open Sites: Yes
Wooded Sites: Yes

No. Tables on Sites: 26
No. Grilles on Sites: 26
Equestrian Camping: No

RV INFORMATION
Hookups: None
No. RV Pull Throughs: 1
Waste Station: No
Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 42'

Comments:
The parking aprons and interior roads are gravel.  An RV waste
station, with potable water, is available at North Welcome
Station on State Rt. 453 - no fee.  RVrs can turn around 
at end of campground in parking area above boat ramp.  Sites 26 
through 29 are in an area beyond this turn-around.  RVrs should 
not attempt access into these sites.

FACILITIES
Vaults: Yes
Flush Toilets: No
Hot Showers: No
Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes

Public Phone: No
Playground: No
No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0

WATER SPORTS
Lake: Yes
Swimming (provided): No
Sailing: Yes
Boat Ramp: Yes
Boat Carry Down Access: Yes
Power Boating: Yes
Boating (no power): Yes
Water Skiing: Yes
Rafting (whitewater): No
Kayaking (whitewater): No

Comments:
Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres.

HIKING
There are many other hiking trails throughout Land Between the
Lakes.  Contact a visitor center for additional information.

FISHING   
Crappie, Yellow perch, bluegill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White,
Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Boswell Landing VISIT DATE: 10/14/02 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dover RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Dover, TN, at the intersection of State Rt 49 east and US Rt 79 south, take Rt 79 west 10.7 miles to Piney campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt 230 and go 4.5 miles to Boswell Landing sign. Turn left at sign onto Forest Rt 232 and go 0.2 miles to a boat ramp sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt 233 (paved and gravel) and go 1 mile to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. This campground is often considered overflow for nearby Piney campground. However, the campground isn't anywhere near the level of development found at the Piney, giving it a pleasant rustic feel. Considered a "back country" campground for Kentucky Lake, some sites are right on the lake's shoreline. Near Ft. Henry Battlefield and cemetery, this campground provides direct access to the Fort Henry Trail network and a touch of the area's history. Generally a quiet campground, occasionally Ft Campbell's guns can be heard. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping - $30 per year; $7 for 3 days. Permits may be obtained by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations or Visitor Centers. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 16 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 18 No. Grilles on Sites: 18 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel, grass, or dirt. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at Piney campground - no fee FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The nearest drinking water is at Piney Campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. The boat ramp includes a courtesy dock. HIKING Ft. Henry National Recreation Trail (foot) - 45 miles There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Cravens Bay VISIT DATE: 10/17/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grand Rivers RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rivers, KY, take State Rt 453 ("The Trace") south 8.5 miles to Cravens Bay sign. Turn left onto Rt 117 and go 1.5 miles to another Cravens Bay sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt 118 and go 3 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. The campground, located along Lake Barkley, is quiet and known for quality fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities. It enjoys the benefits of a dense stand of mixed hardwoods which encourage visits from wildlife. The area is particularly popular with bald eagles, deer and turkeys. The campground has a loop and half-mile long spur. Along the spur are four camp sites, and at its end, are several more. As with sites in the loop, many along the spur overlook the lake, but in addition, they are secluded and very pleasant to park an RV or pitch a tent. Generally, the campground is covered with groomed grass and is a delightful place to enjoy fishing, boating, or just "kicking back." Boats can be moored close to or at some camp sites. At the end of the spur are several foundations where a general store/gas station and homes used to be. During the late 50s, early 60s, the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) removed the structures to make room for Lake Barkley. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Comment: Seasonal camp site leases are available for some sites through an annual open public lottery. Contact Forest Supervisor Office for more information. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $9 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 3 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 27 Total Sites: 30 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 30 No. Grilles on Sites: 30 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 50' Comments: The parking aprons and interior roads are gravel. RV waste stations with potable water are available, at no charge to FS campers, at Golden Pond Visitors Center (south on "The Trace") and North Welcome Station (north on State Rt. 453). FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 Comments: The bath house, with flush toilets, is heated and located on hill at entrance to campground. A water line with hose attachments runs length of loop. There is no potable water along or at end of spur. The bath house is closed January and February and port-a-potties are provided. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Barkley is 59,900 acres. There are two boat ramps - one at campground entrance and the other (primitive) at end of spur. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Energy Lake VISIT DATE: 10/11/02 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Canton RESERVATIONS: 1-800-525-7077 DIRECTIONS: From Canton, KY, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 1.3 miles to Energy Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto a gravel road (Forest Rt 134) and go 5.5 miles to another Energy Lake sign. Turn left at sign into campground. Alternative paved route: From Canton, KY take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 5.9 miles to Grand Rivers/"The Trace" signs. Turn left at signs onto Golden Pond Dr. and go 0.4 miles to Visitor Center sign. Bear right at sign onto "The Trace"/North and go 7.1 miles to Energy Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto Mulberry Flat Rd. (Forest Rt 135) and go 4.1 miles to another Energy Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt 134 and go 3 miles to campground on right. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 700 feet. The campground has four areas (A, B, C, & D) across from Energy Lake Dam on the southern shore of Energy Lake. Each Area has two loops except for B, which is a single loop. Most sites have electric hook-ups with non-electric sites scattered throughout. Located on the east side of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL), smaller than other campgrounds with electric hook-ups, and off the beaten path, the campground enjoys smaller crowds, less structure, and sites with minimal privacy. Due to irregular shape and steep angles of parking aprons, Area B has the campground's only tents-only sites. Site 5, 6, and 7 in Area C are on a small loop that overlooks the lake - nice sites but best suited for tents or small RVs. Camp site 3, 4 , and 5 in Area D are accessed via a very steep down-grade. Only walk-in tent sites are available as first come/first serve. The campground features an archery range, orienteering course, campfire theater, basketball court, playground, and canoe rentals. Boat access to Energy Lake and nearby Barkley Lake is from a boat ramp just outside the campground. Some sites enjoy a pleasant view of Energy Lake. All sites are tucked in among hickory, oak, sweet gum, sycamore, popular, and maple trees. This variety of hardwoods makes the campground particularly delightful in the fall. The abundance of water, fish, and trees also attract a wide variety of bird life including herons, bald eagles, and various waterfowl. While wildlife is around throughout the year, the winter months offer the best viewing. Possible day trips are Golden Pond Visitors Center and Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, The Homeplace, Nature Station, trail rides at Wranglers campground, and Welcome Stations located at the North and South end of the LBL. Note: If not making a reservation, and since all sites can be reserved, plan for an alternative campground. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Comments: Open March 1 through November 30 RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Varies - see www.lbl.org/RatesAndHours.html Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 5 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 43 Total Sites: 48 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 48 No. Grilles on Sites: 48 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 35 No. RV Pull Throughs: 5 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 60' Comments: The parking aprons and interior roads are gravel. RV waste stations, with potable water, are available at the North and South Welcome Stations and Golden Pond Visitors Center - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: No Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 7 No. Threaded: 7 Comments: Area B has wheelchair friendly showers and toilets. Coin operated washer and dryer are available at Assembly Building. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: No Boat Ramp: No Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: No Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: The 370 acre Energy Lake is a spring-fed, a no wake lake. The boat ramp, with a courtesy dock, is 0.4 mile east of campground's entrance and provides access to both Energy and Barkley lakes. Boats can be moored at some sites. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. Trails at the campground are: Loop 1 (foot only) - 4 miles Loop 2 (foot only) - 2 miles FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, bluegill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Fenton VISIT DATE: 10/15/02 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Aurora RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Aurora, KY, at the intersection of US Rt 68/State Rt 80/State Rt 94, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 east 1.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. At one time this campground was actually an airport. Reminders of its former use can be seen in the wide, open space and alternating gravel and cement surfaces. The campground attracts overnight campers -- adjacent to State Route 68 with easy on and out access. However, being so close to an important east/west route, traffic noise can be distracting. The campground is also convenient to Ken Lake State Park, were campers can enjoy the music from the blues festival held each August at the Park. Some say this campground is the best place to watch the Park's 4th of July fireworks. Then, there is the Annual Arts and Craft Fair held at the campground every Labor Day weekend. Fenton area is often used for a variety of special events so the campground does fill-up early on those special event weekends. While sunshine is abundant at the campground, some sites enjoy the shade provided by hickory, oak, sweetgum, beech and sycamore trees, providing a delightful display in the Fall. The campground had three sections but has been reduced to just one section with lots of shade. The number of trees give campsite a feeling of seclusion. This section has all the pull-throughs and electric hook-ups. At the end of the access road, this section appears to be the first to fill-up. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $9 per day - no electric hookups $18 per day - electric hookups Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 12 Total Sites: 12 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 12 No. Grilles on Sites: 12 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 0 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 12 No. RV Pull Throughs: 9 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 35' X 54' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. The interior road alternates between gravel and cement. A dump station with potable water is available at Golden Pond Visitors Center, just east of the campground on SR 80. All parking aprons are about the same size. Electric sites alternate between 20 and 30 amp hook-ups. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 3 No. Threaded: 3 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, bluegill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Gatlin Point VISIT DATE: 10/14/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dover RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Dover, TN, at the interestion of State Rt 49 east and US Rt 79 south, take Rt 79 south 3.1 miles to Land Between the Lakes sign. Turn right at sign onto "The Trace" (State Rt 453) and go 4 miles to Gatlin Point sign. Turn right after sign onto Forest Rt 227 (gravel) and go 2.1 miles to "T" intersection. Turn left at intersection, onto Forest Rt 229 (gravel) and go 1.6 miles to campground on left. Note: The campground has two entrances. The first is very steep but using the second entrance means some of the parking aprons are at a wrong angle for use by travel trailer. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. This small campground, offering little more than quiet and a chance for solitude, is often overlooked. Fishing opportunities at Bards Lake and Lake Barkley are another reason to visit this campground. Some sites have a pleasant view of both lakes. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: $9 per day Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 17 Total Sites: 19 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 19 No. Grilles on Sites: 19 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at South Welcome Station - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 2 No. Threaded: 2 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Bards Lake, with 320 acres, is a no wake lake. Lake Barkley is 59,700 acres. There is a primitive boat ramp near campground's second entrance. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Hillman Ferry VISIT DATE: 10/12/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grand Rivers RESERVATIONS: 1-800-525-7077 DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rivers, KY, take State Rt 453 ("The Trace") south 4.5 miles to campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. This campground is one of the largest in the Land Between the Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area. Five Areas, identified as A, B, C, D, and T, stretch along the southeast shore of Kentucky Lake, between Moss Creek and Pisgah Bay. The sites on the campground's many loops and spurs are on curly-curl roadways linked to each other and the Lake by a variety of trails and connector paths nestled among oak, hickory, and Loblolly pine around manicured grounds. The camp sites have a "forest experience" feel but with many of the conveniences found in a private campground resort. It is a "full-service" campground with sites offering 30 amp and some 50 amp electric hook-ups. The lack of understory provides minimal privacy for campers. Only walk-in tent sites are available as first come/first serve. The campground offers a wide range of "basic" camping levels. Some Areas, such as B, have sites tucked in among trees and roofless, open air flush toilets. Other Areas, like D and T, have sites with hook-ups packed close together, while Areas A and B have sites with limited hook-ups and are widely spaced. The campground offers campsites with no hook-ups, as well as full, water and electric, and electric only hook-ups. Hillman Ferry campground has a lot to offer besides a camp site. There are playgrounds, a lighted ball field, snack shacks, amphitheater, archery range, modern bath houses (with coin operated washers and driers), fish cleaning stations, and a recreation program (check fee board for schedule). Even band concerts are an occassional activity at the campground. And there are a wide variety of possible day trips close by. A few are Golden Pond Visitor Center and Planetarium, trail rides at Wrangler campground, Elk & Bison Prairie, The Homeplace, Nature Station and, of course, Welcome Stations at the North and South end of the NRA. The campground features the Hillman Ferry Outpost which offers various limited groceries, camping supplies and recreation equipment, such as canoes and bicycles and rentals. Besides 24 hour security, the campground offers ice, firewood, and tick spray for sale. Ticks and skunks are two potential problems campers should be prepared for. The campground has been described as "cozy", "complete", "perfect", and much more. With so much happening in and around this campground, it is a great destination. Seasonal leases are available for some sites through an annual open public lottery. Contact LBL for more information. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 1 through November 30. NOTE: Seasonal sites available through a lottery. Contact Forest Supervisor office for more information. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Varies - see www.lbl.org/ratesandhours.html Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 64 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 302 Total Sites: 366 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 366 No. Grilles on Sites: 366 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 65 No. Water and Electric Only: 157 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 45 No. RV Pull Throughs: 60 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 12.5' X 51' Comments: Parking aprons are gravel. Interior road is paved. This campground can accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 37 No. Threaded: 33 Comments: Wheelchair friendly bathrooms and showers are located only in Areas A and C. Coin operated washer and dryer available in Areas A, D and T. Public phones are at campground's entrance. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. The beach is sandy. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout the Recreation Area. Contact Visitor Center for additional information. Trails at the campground are: Hillman Heritage National Recreation Trail (foot) - 10 miles North End Hike and Bike Trail - (foot and mountain bike) - 2 miles Campground Trail (paved foot) - 2 miles FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and Stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass

CAMPGROUND NAME: Nickell Branch VISIT DATE: 10/17/02 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grand Rivers RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rivers, KY, take State Rt 453 (The Trace) south 2 miles to Nickell Branch sign. Turn left at sign, onto Forest Rt 102 (gravel) and go 0.7 mile to a "Y" intersection. Bear right and take first right to boat ramp and sites 12 and 13; take second right turn for sites 1 through 3, or continue straight for remaining sites. Note: The first right turn accesses tent only sites (12 and 13). GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. Known as a "lake access" campground, it has two spurs and a "half- moon" loop. Stretching out along the shores of Lake Barkley, the campground offers good fishing and sites with nice views of the lake. The campground also has a couple of sites at a primitive boat ramp. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes Seasonal Comment: None RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping - $30 per year; $7 for 3 days. Permits may be obtained by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations or Visitor Centers. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 9 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 4 Total Sites: 13 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 10 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 14' X 41' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. All parking aprons are about same size. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at the North Welcome Station - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The nearest drinking water is located at North Welcome Station. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: No Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Barkley is 59,700 acres. HIKING Canal Loop Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 14.2 miles There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Piney VISIT DATE: 10/14/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Tennessee REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Dover RESERVATIONS: 1-800-525-7077 DIRECTIONS: In Dover, TN, at intersection of State Rt 49 East and US Rt 79 South, take Rt. 79 south 10.7 miles to campground sign. Turn right at sign onto Forest Rt 230 and go 2.4 miles to another campground sign at a "Y" intersection. Bear left at sign and go 0.2 miles to campground's entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. The campground is located along the eastern shoreline of Kentucky Lake in oak, hickory, and Virginia and Loblolly pines. The old growth woods provide ample shade to sites but there is little middlestory and the understory is nicely groomed grass. This lack of vegetation means only fair privacy between campsites. The campground has eight loops: Shortleaf, Virginia, Sweetgum, Dogwood, Chestnut, Persimmon, Loblolly, and Black Oak. The first seven loops are on one peninsula while Black Oak occupies another. A trail connects the two camping areas with a large grass field, ball courts, camp theater, Piney Outpost, and campground's entrance located between them. Full hook-up sites are located in Dogwood Loop. Electric hook-up only sites are scattered throughout the campground, and basic (no hook-ups) sites are found in Virginia and Sweetgum Loops, which have lantern posts. Only walk-in tent sites are available as first come/first serve. The ballfields, at the campground's entrance, have lights permitting night games. Three separate playgrounds plus a play area with volleyball court, at Black Oak loop's beach, will keep children busy. While not all sites overlook Kentucky Lake, there are a good number that do. Campsites Virginia loops. The shoreline offers several place to tie-up boats near a camp site. Vending soft drink machines are co-located with bathrooms. A series of interpretive programs are offered during summer season. Check information board for details. For a touch of history, a hike along Fort Henry National Recreation Trail, with its many historic and natural features, takes visitors back to the 1860s when General Grant's troops moved from Ft. Henry to Ft. Donelson. The campground also features the Piney Outpost which offers various limited groceries, camping supplies and recreation equipment, such as canoes and bicycles, for rent. Besides 24 hour security, the campground offers ice, firewood, and tick spray for sale. Ticks and skunks are two potential problems campers should be prepared for. Piney has a lot to offer besides a camp site. There are playgrounds, ball fields, amphitheater, archery range, modern bath houses (one with a coin operated washer and drier), fish cleaning stations, and a recreation program (check fee board for schedule). Band concerts are occasionally offered on weekends. And there are a wide variety of possible day trips close by - Golden Pond Planetarium, Elk & Bison Prairie, The Homeplace, Nature Station and Welcome Stations at the North and South end of the LBL are just a few. Seasonal camp site leases are available for some sites through an annual, open-to-the-public, lottery. Plus, the campground offers basic cabin structures. Contact LBL for more information. SEASONS Open Seasonal: Yes Open All Year: No Seasonal Comment: Open March 1 through November 30. NOTE: Seasonal sites available through a lottery. Contact Forest Supervisor Office for more information. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Varies - see www.lbl.org/ratesandhours.html Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 363 Total Sites: 369 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 369 No. Grilles on Sites: 369 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 31 No. Water and Electric Only: 0 No. Water Only: 7 No. Electric Only: 269 No. RV Pull Throughs: 15 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 53' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel; interior road is paved. FACILITIES Vaults: No Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: Yes Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 49 No. Threaded: 49 Comments: Wheelchair-friendly bathrooms and showers are located at Sweetgum Loop. Coin operated washers and dryers available in Chestnut, Black Oak, and Dogwood Loops. Deep sinks are located at all bathrooms except wheelchair friendly bathroom. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): Yes Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. Swim area has a sandy beach. There are two boat ramps, each with a courtesy dock. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout the Recreation Area. Contact one of the visitor centers for additional information. Trails at campground are: Campground Trail (foot and mountain bike) - 1 mile Ft. Henry National Recreation Trail (foot) - 45 miles FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass. A wheelchair-friendly fishing pier is near Black Oak Loop. A small fishing pond is stocked with catfish.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Redd Hollow VISIT DATE: 01/22/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Canton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Canton, KY, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 5.9 miles To Grand Rivers/"The Trace" signs. Turn left at sign onto Golden Pond Dr. and go 0.4 miles to Visitor Center and stop signs. Turn left onto "The Trace" (State Rt 453) and go 4.8 miles to Redd Hollow sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt 171 (gravel) and go 1.5 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. This delightful campground along the shores of Kentucky Lake is small enough to provide campers with a pleasantly rustic forest experience. It features a few very secluded campsites and hilltop sites with "pretty" views of the Lake. Although not formally provided at this "lake access" campground, boats may be tied up at several lakeshore sites. The quality of fishing makes this is an angler's campground, as the frequent visits by bald eagles will confirm. Waves striking the shore can be heard at several sites. Some sites are eroded and have an unkempt appearance. Conical- shape shells can be found, by the thousands, at boat ramp. Only walk-in tent sites are available as first come/first serve. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping - $30 per year; $7 for 3 days. Permits may be obtained by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations or Visitor Centers. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 33 Total Sites: 39 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 39 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 0 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are gravel and grass. A waste station, with potable water, is available at Golden Pond Visitor Center - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 Comments: The nearest drinking water is at Golden Pond Visitor Center. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Smith Bay VISIT DATE: 10/12/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grand Rivers RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rivers, KY, take State Rt 453 ("The Trace") south 8.5 miles to Smith Bay sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt 114 and go 2.8 miles to Smith Bay/Birmingham signs. Turn left onto Rt 116 (gravel) and go 0.9 mile to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 feet. This is a quiet little, rustic campgrounds with excellent views of Smith Bay (of Kentucky Lake). It features camp sites tucked in among mixed hardwoods with fair privacy. Not too big and not too small, this campground offers a nice alternative to the neighboring Birmingham Ferry campground. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping - $30 per year; $7 for 3 days. Permits may be obtained by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations or Visitor Centers. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 2 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 14 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 16 No. Grilles on Sites: 15 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 35' Comments: The parking aprons and interior roads are gravel. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at North Welcome Station - north on State Rt. 453. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: Campers must go to Birmingham Ferry for drinking water. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: No Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Sugar Bay VISIT DATE: 10/18/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Aurora RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: In Aurora, KY, at the intersection of US Rt 68/State Rt 80/State Rt 94, take Rt. 68/State Rt 80 east 4.3 miles to Visitor Center and "The Trace" signs. Turn right after signs onto Golden Pond Dr. and go 0.3 miles to another Visitor Center sign. Bear right after sign onto "The Trace" (State 453)and go 5.5 miles to Sugar Bay sign. Turn left onto Forest Rt 140 (gravel)and go 2.2 miles to campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 ft. The campground is located between Kentucky Lake and Sugar Bay. A single loop along Sugar Bay, the campground winds around a hill in oak and hickory trees. Some sites, near the top of the hill, have views of Sugar Bay. It is a good place for anglers and folks who enjoy nature. A rustic campground with the feel of semi- wilderness camping, some sites have neither grilles nor fire- rings. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping - $30 per year; $7 for 3 days. Permits may be obtained by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations or Visitor Centers. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 6 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 10 Total Sites: 16 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: No Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 13 No. Grilles on Sites: 6 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 4 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 12' X 40' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. RVs should not go past site 17 as there is no turn-around beyond this point. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at Golden Pond Visitor Center - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. HIKING There are many other hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, bluegill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Taylor Bay VISIT DATE: 10/15/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Canton RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Canton, KY, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 1.3 miles to Engergy Lake sign. Turn right at sign onto a gravel road (Forest Rt 134) and go 9 miles to a "T" intersection. Turn right onto Forest Rt 135 and go 0.8 miles to Taylor Bay sign. Turn right and go 0.4 miles to campground. Alternative: From Canton, KY, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 5.9 miles west to Grand Rivers/"TheTrace" signs. Turn left at to "The Trace"/ North (State Rt 453) and go 7.1 miles to Taylor Bay sign. Turn irght onto Mulberry Flat Rd (Forest Rt 135) and go 0.4 miles to campground. Note: Last 0.4 miles is paved but rough. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 660 ft. The campground is located at the edge of the Environment Education Waterfowl Refuge on Taylor Bay of Lake Barkley. Called a "back country" campground, it is primarily used by hunters and anglers and features great waterfowl watching. Boats can be tied up at some of the lakefront sites. The campground has two sections. One section is to the right of campground's entrance and features very shady sites tucked into a heavy stand of mixed hardwood trees stretching up the hillside. The second section is to the left and has more open sites scattered around a loop. These sites are along the shore and have a view of Taylor Bay. Seasonal camp site leases are available for some sites through an annual, open-to-the-public, lottery. Contact LBL for more information. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes NOTE: Seasonal sites available through a lottery. Contact Ranger District Office for more information. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping - $30 per year; $7 for 3 days. Permits may be obtained by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations or Visitor Centers. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 35 Total Sites: 35 Tent Pads: Yes Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 35 No. Grilles on Sites: 35 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 3 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 13' X 45' Comments: The parking aprons are grass and gravel. Depending on direction of travel, RV waste stations, with potable water, are provided at Golden Pond Visitor Center or north Welcome station - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The nearest drinking water is at Energy Lake Campground. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Lake Barkley is 59,700 acres. Boat ramp has a courtesy dock. HIKING There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Fishing: Yes Comments: Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Twin Lakes VISIT DATE: 10/15/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Grand Rivers RESERVATIONS: No DIRECTIONS: From Grand Rivers, KY, take State Rt 453 ("The Trace") south 3.3 miles to Twin Lakes sign. Turn right onto Forest Rt 104 (rough road) and go 0.2 miles to campground entrance. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation 680 feet. Known as a "lake access" campground, this is a hunter/angler's campground stretching along the shores of an unnamed bay and Kentucky Lake. It has a loop and two spurs and offers good fishing and solitude. The campground also has a couple of sites with primitive docks and good bank fishing opportunities. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Backcountry permit required for each adult camping - $30 per year; $7 for 3 days. Permits may be obtained by an adult, 18 or older, at North or South Welcome stations or Visitor Centers. Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 14 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 7 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 7 Total Sites: 14 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 14 No. Grilles on Sites: 14 Equestrian Camping: No RV INFORMATION Hookups: None No. RV Pull Throughs: 1 Waste Station: No Average Parking Apron Size: 11' X 30' Comments: The parking aprons are dirt. An RV waste station, with potable water, is available at the North Welcome Station - no fee. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: No Hot Showers: No Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: No Playground: No No. Water Spigots (non-site): 0 No. Threaded: 0 Comments: The nearest drinking water is at North Welcome Station. WATER SPORTS Lake: Yes Swimming (provided): No Sailing: Yes Boat Ramp: Yes Boat Carry Down Access: Yes Power Boating: Yes Boating (no power): Yes Water Skiing: Yes Rafting (whitewater): No Kayaking (whitewater): No Comments: Kentucky Lake is 160,300 acres. A boat ramp is 0.75 miles from campground. HIKING North/South Trail (foot & mountain bike) - 31 miles There are many hiking trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. Contact a visitor center for additional information. FISHING Crappie, Yellow perch, blue gill, drum, sauger, and stripe, White, Large and Smallmouth bass.

CAMPGROUND NAME: Wranglers VISIT DATE: 10/16/2002 UPDATE DATE: 2/12/2014 STATE: Kentucky REGION: Southern RANGER DISTRICT: Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area NEAREST CITY/TOWN: Canton RESERVATIONS: 1-800-525-7077 DIRECTIONS: From Canton, KY, take US Rt 68/State Rt 80 west 5 .9 miles to Grand Rivers/"The Trace" signs. Turn left at signs onto Golden Pond Dr and go 0.4 miles to a "T" intersection and stop sign. Turn left onto The "The Trace" (State Rt 453) and go 0.1 miles to Wranglers Camp sign. Turn left after sign onto Forest Rt 165 and go 5 miles to another campground sign. Turn right after sign, continueing on Rt 165, and go 0.1 miles to still another campground sign. Turn right into campground. GENERAL COMMENTS: The elevation is 680 feet. The campground is located in an area once used for agriculture near Barkley Lake. Years of farming have provided a level area for the campground with little shade. The campground has seven Areas - A, B, C, D, E, F, and G. The best chance for shade is in Area B. Area E is designated a Group Area while Area D is an open field used for overflow when other Areas are full. The sites in Area C are electric while Area G has no hook-ups. "Rustic" shelters (basically, log bunkhouses of varying sizes) are scattered throughout the campground. For information about the shelters contact Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (LBL) directly. Although most sites are widely separated, the close-cropped grass and no other understory limits privacy to minimal. Although most sites do not have a grille, almost all do have fire-rings. Only walk-in tent sites are available as first come/first serve. This is a horse camp (no bicycles permitted) with barns and stalls scattered throughout, that can be rented, and two horse washes. Also provided are water troughs, tethering and picket posts at sites. There is enough room for a non-electric temporary fence at most sites. A blacksmith/farrier is available at the campground from April through November on weekends and for special events. The campground is used by equestrian and wagon driving enthusiasts for weekend and special events. These events include the LBL Primitive Rodeo in July, National Trail Reunion events in September, a Customer Appreciation Day in July, and the list is growing. The campground has an Outpost which offers limited groceries and camping supplies as well as recreation equipment. The campground also offers hay, ice, firewood, and tick spray for sale. Ticks and skunks are two potential problems campers should be prepared for. Wrangler has a lot to offer besides a camp site. A unique feature at this campground is J Bar J Inc. Riding Stable with guided trail rides. There are also an activity court and modern bath houses (with coin operated washers and driers). Band concerts are occasionally offered on weekends. Possible day trips are the North and South Welcome Stations, Golden Pond Visitor Center, the Planetarium, Elk and Bison Prairie, Woodlands Nature Station, and The Homeplace. However, with over 100-miles of scenic trails, most accessible for wagons, who would want to leave? Seasonal camp site leases are available for some sites through an annual, open-to-the-public, lottery. Contact LBL for more information. Note: All horses must have had Coggins Test and out-of-state horses require a current health certification. SEASONS Open Seasonal: No Open All Year: Yes NOTE: Seasonal sites available through a lottery. Contact Forest Supervisor office for more information. RATE AND MAXIMUM STAY PERMITTED Rate: Varies - see www.lbl.org/ratesandhours.html Maximum Stay Permitted (days): 21 CAMPGROUND SITE CONFIGURATION No. RV Sites: 0 No. Tent Sites: 0 No. Combined Sites (Tent or RV): 168 Total Sites: 168 Tent Pads: No Open Sites: Yes Wooded Sites: Yes No. Tables on Sites: 167 No. Grilles on Sites: 33 Equestrian Camping: Yes RV INFORMATION No. Full Hookups (includes waste): 18 No. Water and Electric Only: 2 No. Water Only: 0 No. Electric Only: 125 No. RV Pull Throughs: 7 Waste Station: Yes Potable Water at Waste Station: Yes Average Parking Apron Size: 15' X 60' Comments: Parking aprons and interior roads are gravel. Parking aprons can accommodate any size RV. FACILITIES Vaults: Yes Flush Toilets: Yes Hot Showers: Yes Wheelchair Friendly Toilets: No Public Phone: Yes Playground: Yes No. Water Spigots (non-site): 16 No. Threaded: 16 Comments: Wheelchair-friendly showers are in Areas B, C, & D. Vaults are in Areas F & G. A coin operated washer and dryer are located in Areas A and B. Ten horse troughs are scattered around campground. WATER SPORTS - None Comments: The closest access to water sports is Lake Barkley via Bacon Creek Boat Launch Area, about 2 miles away. HIKING There are many hiking and horse trails throughout Land Between the Lakes. There is a 100-mile network of horse and wagon trails accessed from campground. Contact a visitor center for additional information or call the campground's gate at 270-924- 2200. FISHING - No




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