Attention: New in 2014: All campsites are reservable. Reservations can be made the same day as your arrival.

AXTEL, KY

Axtel Campground is located on the shore of Rough River Lake in south central Kentucky. The 5,100-acre lake is a hometown paradise for visitors who love the outdoors, and more than two million visitors camp, picnic, fish, swim, boat and relax on the lake shore each year.The rolling...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates

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  • Off-road vehicles are not permitted
  • Campground attendants are on duty and can be reached at 270-257-2584
  • $3 per day boat ramp fee
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    Overview

    Overview

    Axtel Campground is located on the shore of Rough River Lake in south central Kentucky.

    The 5,100-acre lake is a hometown paradise for visitors who love the outdoors, and more than two million visitors camp, picnic, fish, swim, boat and relax on the lake shore each year.

    Natural Features:

    The rolling, forested hills of rural south central Kentucky offer an extraordinary setting for those who visit the lake. Rough River Lake provides views of ancient sandstone, shale and limestone cliffs.

    An abundance of water in the area, both surface and underground, has carved through limestone to create a myriad of sinks and caverns.

    The lake itself is home to numerous species of wildlife, including migratory songbirds and waterfowl.

    Recreation:

    A wide variety of recreational activities and facilities are provided at the lake, including ample opportunities for boating and fishing.

    The most sought after fish are bass, crappie and catfish, and bass tournaments occur at the lake throughout the year.

    Additionally, pontoon, johnboat and jet ski rentals are available at the nearby marinas.

    Facilities:

    Axtel Campground is a large facility with 139 campsites, many of which have electric hookups. All campsites provide sweeping views of the lake.

    A swimming area, boat ramp, dump station, flush toilets, playground, showers and drinking water are also provided.

    Nearby Attractions:

    The historic Green Farm is adjacent to the lake. It consists of about 3,000 acres, a large ancestral home, an old water-powered mill and store and a golf course. George Washington once owned part of the land.

    Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts the longest cave system in the world with more than 240 miles of mapped passageways, is about a one-hour drive away.

    Booking Window

    STANDARD ELECTRIC

    Thu Jul 31 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

    Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    STANDARD NONELECTRIC

    Thu Jul 31 2014 - Sat Jan 31 2015

    Reservations can be made for today and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

    Season Dates

    Season Schedule

    Park Season Start End
    Peak Thu Apr 17 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
    Services and Amenities
    Within Facility
    • Boat Ramp
    • Boat Rentals
    • Boating
    • Drinking Water
    • Dump Station
    • Electric Hookups
    • Fishing
    • Flush Toilets
    • Marina
    • Playground
    • Showers
    • Swimming
    Fees and Cancellation Policies

    Fees and Cancellation

    Fee Information
    Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

    Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
    Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

    Changes and Cancellations
    A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


    Facility Rates*
    Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
    Peak Season
    Apr 17 2014 -
    Oct 26 2014
    STANDARD NONELECTRIC $17.00-$34.00
    STANDARD ELECTRIC $22.00-$24.00

    *Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
    **Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
    Getting There
    GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
    37.6225, -86.45306
    37°37'21"N, 86°27'11"W

    From Louisville, Kentucky, take Highway 31 west to Highway 60. At Harned, Kentucky, turn left on Highway 259. Travel 9 miles and turn right on Highway 79 and follow for a half mile to the campground entrance.
    Contact Information

    Mailing Address:

    AXTEL
    663 South Highway 79
    McDaniels  KY  40152

    Phone Number:

    Information:  (270)257-2584
    Additional Information