The best camping near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

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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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Booked 2 times

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poplar Springs LLC

1 site · Lodging70 acres · Waverly, TN
Come and experience the beauty of Poplar Springs in Waverly, TN! Our tree farm covers almost 70 acres of land with lots of trees and trails to explore. You'll see plenty of animals, find wild blackberries and mushrooms, and enjoy a clear creek. In the fall, pick your own pumpkin at our small patch, and in the spring, walk through our flower field. Hang out with friends at our community area with a big fire pit and a deck for parties. Poplar Springs is the perfect place to relax and have fun in nature!
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The best camping near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area guide

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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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