The best camping near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

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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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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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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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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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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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Lost in The Woods

1 site · Tent21 acres · Clarksville, TN
Tent in the woods along West Fork River! We're excited to welcome you to our property.Over 20 acres to explore and use, with the Red River at your usage. Wildlife to look at, rolling hills to hike, and fishing and kayaking to name a few. Enjoy the scenery and enjoy the outdoors. We have worked hard to make our tent as comfortable as possible for your stay.
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Hardwoods and rolling hills.

4 sites · RVs, Tents70 acres · Bumpus Mills, TN
Learn more about this land:Off grid camping with access to surrounding National and local parks. 10 minutes from Lake Barkley. Quiet and relaxing location for off grid camping.
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Brand'n Iron Hills

4 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · Dover, TN
40 acres Located in beautiful Dover TN 5 miles from Lake Barkley & the Cumberland River. Conveniently located a few miles from town, far enough that it is quiet, but close enough that it is not a long trip to town. The property features a variety of thriving wildlife due to our fresh water stream that gently flows through the property year round. The stream is roughly ankle to hip deep depending on the area. The water is crystal clear and safe to play in if you have little ones. Walk along the stream and discover all kinds of fish, turtles, beautiful river stones and possibly see a beaver or 2. If you have Archery equipment, you can use our Archery Range. The property is split by a 2 lane road. 7 acres to the North and 33 acres to the South. The smaller side is flat with many trails, fresh water stream and a gravel road. It features relatively junior trees and is home to a family of Whitetail Deer. The Southern side of the property features a mature hardwood forest full of giant white oak trees. Be sure to put on your hiking boots though, because there's a few Hills to climb. Three hills that form a beautiful valley in the center, with another fresh waterstream. The valley was once home to a 1700s settlement, so you may find some artifacts. (We just ask that you leave them where you find them.) Main trails are marked clearly with large reflectors for safety. With the near-by wildlife refuge you are sure to see and hear a variety of wildlife. We have large steel firepits in every campsite. So feel free to bring your own firewood! Enjoy a good book or nap while relaxing in a hammock. Swing with a loved one while over looking the fresh water stream. Walk down along the stream and collect rocks, feed the fish, or go for a dip! Currently our property is very Primative, whichever there is no electricity or plumbing. We do offer clean composting toilets & a locking gate at night for your security. **Cellular service is limited in some areas. Signal can be found by the road, or cross the road and take the trail up the 1st hill**
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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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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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The Art Farm Women's Retreat

54 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents34 acres · Paducah, KY
The farm is women owned and operated. This 34 acres of rolling farmland, woods and pasture is surrounded by farmland and woodlands 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. Other times we are open and inclusive of all. Native land of Chickasaw, Quapaw and Osage nations. LGBTQ friendly. :)
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The best camping near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area guide

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About

Getting up close and personal with free-roaming bison, visiting a planetarium, taking a guided sunset canoe tour, and exploring 500 miles of trails? Yes, please! Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is a favorite for kids and kids-at-heart. With 170,000 acres of forest and open land, and 300 miles of undeveloped shoreline, there is plenty to explore here. You can drive through Elk and Bison Prairie (see the newborn calves in May and June!), visit the Golden Pond Planetarium and Observatory (it has a special telescope for viewing the sun!), or learn about pre-Civil War farming at the Homeplace 1850s Working Farm (complete with interpreters dressed as 1850’s farmers!). You can also check out the Woodlands Nature Station to learn about the natural history of the region, and see wildlife like owls, wolves, and hawks up close! The Nature Station also offers guided canoe tours and safaris. The park sits between Kentucky Lake and Barkley Lake, and the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway runs through the middle of the park. There’s no way you’ll run out of things to do here, so you might want to load up on caffeine before you head over!

When to go

The ideal time to visit Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is during the spring and fall, when mild temperatures create perfect conditions for outdoor activities. Summer brings warmth and a full bloom of nature, but also larger crowds. Winters are less crowded but can be chilly, so pack accordingly. Always check the park's website for the latest information on weather and seasonal events.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and dress in layers to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your visit accordingly.
  • Stay safe by familiarizing yourself with wildlife safety tips and bring a first-aid kit.
  • Some areas may be closed for conservation; respect all signage and barriers.
  • Facilities such as restrooms and picnic areas are available; maintain cleanliness for the enjoyment of all visitors.

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