One of our favorite parks. Mike, the new owner others have mentioned, is making great strides toward turning this into a fine campground. We stayed here a month and couldn't have been happier with the accommodations. It's a good quiet location well back off the road with easy access. We had no trouble maneuvering our 53' combination. Our space was long and well-packed and needed only minor leveling. Water, sewer and WiFi were all reliable. Mike's incredibly helpful in giving advice and solving problems. When we had a problem with our power service, Mike let us plug in to the next space, and he rushed to replace the faulty part as soon as the hardware store opened the next morning. There's a nice pool and rec shelter and the laundry room has clean, new-looking machines. Mike has lots of plans for the property, including a vineyard and amphitheater. There are a lot of permanent residents, nearly all having well-kept sites. We'll definitely stay here next time we're in the area. We stayed in space 44. The price listed reflects weekly rates. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
An earlier RV Park Review suggested giving Aurora Oaks a try because the campground is under new ownership and the new owners are working diligently to bring the campground back to life. We stayed at Aurora Oaks based on that review and we absolutely agree. This campground is a pleasant place to stay. We rated the facility a 7 primarily because the bathroom/bathhouse hadn’t been renovated when we were there and did need attention. The results of the new owner’s efforts to improve the facility and plans for expanding services will earn it higher ratings in the future. The campground is quiet and away from traffic. It is convenient to several attractions without being on a major highway or thoroughfare. The entry drive is on the north side of the road. The campground sign and street sign are posted yet not glaringly obvious. The sites were adequately spaced though somewhat out of level. We used our leveling blocks so leveling was not an issue. The campground is in the midst of the beautiful hills and lake country of Western Kentucky. All of the services we used worked fine and were reliable (30 amp electric, water, sewer, Wi-Fi). We used a pressure reducer for the water supply which had excellent water pressure. When electrical storms rolled through one night, the hosts turned off the Wi-Fi server to prevent damage to the system. The server was immediately brought back up after the storm. Aurora Oaks has a helpful and attentive host family. Periodic activities are held for the seasonal campers. Overnight (non seasonal) campers are welcome to join in. We will stay at Aurora Oaks again and do recommend it as an overnight stop and, even more, as a destination. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Campground has been recently purchased by new ownership. The new owners have done an excellent job of cleaning up the park and making it family friendly. These new owners are struggling to overcome the bad reputation created by the former owners. If you have not been here in the past year (2008), give it a try, you won't be disappointed. When we moved our Travel Trailer in to this campground, the new owner went out of his way to make sure our camper was level and that the site was clean and ready for us to move in to. He went way above an beyond what you normally see owners do. Great family type atmosphere and some of the most beautiful woods you will ever see. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I will list the negatives first. The parking pads are very small. Most seemed to be for tents or pop-ups rather than large trailers or RV's. There are two small loops off of the main circle, and I am very doubtful that large rigs would have been able to get turned around. Also, most of the sites are not level, some have steep grades. Be prepared to do a lot of leveling unless you stay on the main circle that is near the bathhouse. It also seemed that the electrical and water hookups were farther away from the parking pad than most campgrounds, but we were lucky to have ample power cord and hose. It seems to be a small park with only two hiking trails, so if you are big hikers, choose somewhere else. Now for the positives. The park was very clean and quiet. Most of the sites were spaced a good distance from each other. The bathrooms were older but clean. The main lodge (which is not within walking distance and is in fact in a completely different section of the park) had a decent restaurant with great staff. The views from the the waterfront portions of the campground are wonderful. Land Between The Lakes is a short distance away with lots of outdoor activities available, so the park is in a good location. The park also has a golf course and marina that offers rental boats. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
When campgrounds use the term resort, you really expect that they are a bit above average. With the State Parks, I am assuming that the Resort part refers to the Lodge and the Golf Course. But, not to the campground. This was a very small campground and is not accommodating to larger rigs. We are 34 ft and we would not have been able to turn on the loop roads into the campground, and no one cautioned us. For smaller rigs it is just fine. But, there is nothing at all here except for the sites. No walking trails, no access to the water. No tv reception at all without satellite, and no wifi. Ok for an overnight stay if you are passing through and you can get a site up on the top level. Do not drive into the loops unless you know you can get turned around. If you do stay here there is a wonderful little BBQ place just down the road called Aurora BBQ, good prices and even the small ice cream for 99 cents is huge. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found the sites to be very small and too close together for our taste. We arrived late at night after a very long drive and couldn't find the campground, or signs. After finding the Hotel there, the nice lady gave us directions and said it happens all the time. The park was confusing to navigate and we ended up in the wrong section and had to turn completely around (trailer and all) in order to get back to the correct spot. The park staff we encountered were very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
I called to ask if they had sites big enough for a 40 foot motor home and they assured me that they did. When we arrived, I began to have my doubts. Luckily, I did not pull into any of the lower campgrounds and stayed on the main loop or I would have had to back out. After talking to the ladies in the offices they again told me that "big rigs park here all the time". What they recommended was to park on one of the camp sites on the main loop with the front jacks in one campsite and the back jacks in the next campsite. It is a nice clean park right on the lake. Would be great place for small units that can handle tight turns and short camp sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older state park. Very clean but there is not room for big rigs. They had 1 pull through that they had combined 2 smaller sites together but it was still awkward to manuever into. If you have a smaller rig and don't have to have all the amenities; this is the place for you. The park workers were some of the nicest we've met. And the area around the Land between the Lakes is beautiful. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.