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Ande's Place 148 Green Rd, Kuttawa

2 sites · RVs, Tents60 acres · Kuttawa, KY
Learn more about this land:Rolling Hills and wide-open spaces. Primitive to (6) full-service (water, sewer, and 120, 30, or 50 amp electric) camping, located on 60 acres of rolling hills and timber just a few minutes walk to Lake Barkley in beautiful Kentucky. Wooded areas with plenty of room to enjoy yourselves without being on top of your neighbors.  Our address is 148 Green Rd. Kuttawa, KY 42055. NOTE: Our primitive tent sites are $20 per night and our Full hook-up sites are $29. Please call us to verify availability before booking!
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Maxwell’s by the lake

4 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Grand Rivers, KY
Learn more about this land:I am currently renovating the home on the property for a bed and breakfast to be open next season and also will be setting up rv pads and possible tiny homes later but for now I would like to offer the land for campers . Working on public restrooms and showers as well as laundry facilities..
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Whiskey Meadows

1 site · RV2 acres · Grand Rivers, KY
Whiskey Meadows has a serene meadow view with a few shade trees that entice the use of a hammock. It has cell service, local restaurant (.2mi), about 200 Ft from the main road down a rock driveway to reach the parking area. The location is within 10 minutes (5mi.) drive to KY Lake, Lake Barkley, Land Between the Lakes, downtown Grand Rivers, and Patties 1880 Settlement.
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The Creekside JeWeL

10 sites · Tents73 acres · Eddyville, KY
Learn more about this land: 73 acres of secluded rolling hills located on Lake Barkley/Eddy Creek. Lots of woods, meadows, and creekside camping available. Fishing, wildlife, shooting (please note firearm rules) hunting, ATV riding, kayaking, canoeing, boating, or nothing at all ! All groups are welcome at this sportsmans recreational au natural Hipcamp!
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The Art Farm Women's Retreat

64 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents34 acres · Paducah, KY
The Art Farm Woman's Retreat is in the "path of totality" for the April 8th total solar eclipse! We are exceptionally situated on the third highest point in McCracken County to view this once in a lifetime celestial phenomenon. Join us for a truly magical experience. Live music, outdoor activities, vendors and fun. The farm is women owned. This 34 acres of rolling farmland, woods and pasture is surrounded by woodland and farmland on all sides. Enjoy nature. Watch wildlife. Listen to the birds singing. You will often see deer in the evenings. Walk or drive to the main residence to enjoy the pool, hot tub and hot outdoor shower. (5 minute walk or 1 minute drive) We have a few dedicated women's campouts each year, and some art-making workshops, retreats, and quilting weekends, too. Native land of Chickasaw, Quapaw and Osage nations. LGBTQ friendly. :)
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The Outpost

5 sites · Lodging1 acre · Grand Rivers, KY
Learn more about this land:The Outpost. A Western Boom town located in Grand Rivers, Ky. The cabins are perfect for you to stay and enjoy downtown or have a small group escape. These studio cabins take you back to the 1800’s, visiting the Saloon, General Store, US Post, Dentist, or Blacksmith rooms. Our cozy 24’x 10’ cabins sleep two. We are conveniently located just a minutes’ walk from all the fun Grand Rivers has to offer and a quick 5-minute drive from the Land Between the Lakes National Park North Welcome Center!
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Hill TOP Acres

1 site · Lodging50 acres · Hardin, KY
Learn more about this land:Camping with Style -do you like camping, but getting too old for a tent? Is family growing and you can't fit four people in your tent? Than try something different. Come and experience camping with "Style". Nice and modern camper is perfect place to stay while exploring the Land Between the Lakes with many hiking and biking trails, Elk and Bison Prairie, Turkey Bay off road vehicle trails and many more places to visit. Camper can be book all year round with heat and air conditioning unit. There is a bedroom with queen bed, and separate room with two double beds - bunk beds. A nice size kitchen has a dining table. Outside of the camper are green chairs you can relax on and a picking table with fire ring. If you are a golf cart owner, you are welcome to bring it with you and enjoy a ride to Kentucky lake. What else you can find on the property? - swimming pool, shower house, fish cleaning house, playground, pound, pavilion with grill, ice, firewood and more...
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Flying D Ranch

4 sites · Tents26 acres · Murray, KY
RARE ONE OF A KIND space situated on over 26 beautifully manicured acres. Many unique features. 3 fenced in pastures, one with a 60 foot lighted 6 foot high round pen, one with a 3 stall horse barn and one with a run in shed, well and a 50 amp, 30 amp and 110 RV hookup available. 2 stocked fishing ponds. Fabulous 50,000 gallon custom saltwater swimming pool accompanied by a spacious ranch style pavilion with outdoor kitchen and full bath which features a custom tiled shower. Fiber Optics internet , Smart television, full size refrigerator with ice. Acres to choose a tent site, all mowed grass with trees for shade. Bass, catfish and blue gill abound. Bald Eagle and Osprey sightings. Red Tail and Red Shoulder hawks everywhere. Lessor Canadian Geese with families make the ponds home. Deer and turkey join us every day. Hiking path around both ponds and down past the pastures. Pool sits atop a hill to catch the breeze. Located a quarter mile away from the road for private and serene camping. Located just 7 miles away from Murray State University. Corn fields, Soy beans and Tobacco fields are the main topographical features. 20 miles to Land Between the Lakes, 27 miles to Paris Landing, 18 miles to Mayfield.
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Wildlife & Superman Camp

30 sites · RVs10 acres · Metropolis, IL
This was once a 40 acre farm, it is now a 10 acre farm with lots of space. It includes 2 ponds and sits next door to nature preserve. Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent or small rv, camper, etc. Bring your fishing pole! Only 7 minutes from town. Metropolis is home to Superman, Fort Massac State Park and Harrah's Casino. Also, right across the Ohio River is Paducah, KY. We have plenty of wildlife being next door to IL Dept of Conservation. Please call me at 618.638.8323 to discuss your stay
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Camping Off The Grid -Barbour Farms

2 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Woodlawn, TN
Barbour Farms Camp sets on the hallowed grounds of the historic Ol' Ledford Farm. Our Great-Great grandparents, Jim and Mary Ledford, purchased this farm in the early 1870s. At an additional cost you may request a guided tour of: "A Day in the Life of Jim & Mary Ledford." See were the historic Montgomery Co. Griffey School once set on property. View Jim and Mary's Ol' house seat and drink from the artesian spring where they got their water in the 1870's. Jim and Mary were quite industrious, along with their seven children. Picture their mule drawn wagon, sawmill, sorghum mill, and grist mill. Once upon a time, their family provided these services and many others to the community. Go to The Ol' Ledford Farm aka Barbour Farms on Facebook to learn more, and don't forget to follow us. So, totally unplug and enjoy a rustic back-country experience. All campers are encouraged to follow Leave No Trace principles.
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Sonny Hills

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents70 acres · Eddyville, IL
70 acres adjoining the Shawnee National Forest area with hiking trails and water activities. Close to Garden of the Gods, Rim Rock, Pounds Hollow, Belle Smith Springs, Lusk Creek and other trails. Cabin-2BR -1 Q, 1 K/1BA sleeps 4- possible 5, with Heating/ac, full kitchen with microwave and refrigerator, coffee pot, grill, laundry, no internet. Large great room, with native sandstone fireplace and nice views of private lake and hills. Hot tub. Fire pit. $85.00 for two people, each additional $20.00, $65.00 cleaning fee Primitive tent camping sites available . RV pads for self-contained campers . One Electric space available with notice. Water available from spigot and hose. No sewer. Shade or sunny areas. Pets and service dogs welcome with reservations, Must be dog friendly (owner has 5 Irish Wolfhounds on property) and must show proof of vaccinations upon registering. Creeks, hills, hiking trails, and private pond full of bluegill, crappie, and bass. Kayaks, paddleboards canoe and boat. NO lifeguard on duty. Life preservers/jackets must be worn when around the pond and no children under 12 around the p All above activities are done at your own risk.ond without parental supervision.
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Adler's Farm

3 sites · Lodging15 acres · Dawson Springs, KY
 Located at the heart of beautiful Lake Beshear in Dawson Springs, Ky. we have woods and fields along with a pond to sit and enjoy and meditate. Lake Beshear spillway and boat dock is located less than 3 miles away. With all the adventure from water parks to kayaks located within 30 minutes from the site you and your family are sure to enjoy your stay. 
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Make a splash at Lake Barkley, where everything from commercial marinas to bald eagle spottings will suit your every outdoor whim. A whopping 170,000 acres of recreation means you may have to extend your stay if you want to fit everything in on your to-do list. Kayak around the sparkling waters, fish the 57,000-acre lake for your next meal, or even hunt for some game. Nearby antique shops are the perfect spot to nab your next vintage typewriter, and a Civil War monument just adds to the historic significance. Whether you're interested in living off the land or grabbing a bite to eat at a renowned restaurant, Lake Barkley is your one-stop park for everything awesome.

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