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CANAL, KY

Situated along a peninsula between the lush shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, Canal Campground offers modern camping and provides the ideal setting to enjoy nature at its best with family and friends. Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the Barkley Dam and boats traveling...
Status: Open through Sun Oct 26 2014   Season Dates

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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Situated along a peninsula between the lush shorelines of Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, Canal Campground offers modern camping and provides the ideal setting to enjoy nature at its best with family and friends.

Visitors can enjoy a stunning view of the Barkley Dam and boats traveling through the canal from the comfort of their campsite. The campground faces Barkley Lake, and the shore of Kentucky Lake is a brisk one-mile walk across the canal.

Natural Features:

Lake Barkley, as part of a dam project at the Cumberland River, spans 134 miles along the Kentucky landscape, offering countless recreational activities to visitors. The canal connects Lake Barley with Kentucky Lake, forming one of the greatest freshwater recreational complexes in the country.

Recreation:

From water sports to wildlife viewing to hiking and biking, Canal Campground is the perfect setting for outdoor activities. Eagle nests can be spotted throughout the grounds, and its not unlikely for visitors to encounter deer and other wildlife. A short hiking trail allows campers to enjoy the outdoor scenery at their leisure.

Fishing is also a popular pastime, and during warm months bass and catfish are plentiful in both lakes.

Facilities:

A designated swimming beach and a boat ramp help campers enjoy the lake. Picnic pavilions and a playground create a perfect setting for a party or family get-together. For group camping, several sites surrounding the pavilion can be reserved, and a fishing float nearby allows groups to go out on the lake together.

Electric hook-ups, showers and flush restrooms create a comfortable camping experience.

Nearby Attractions:

Grand Rivers, a short drive from the campground, has several restaurants and two public marinas.

Booking Window

GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC

Mon Nov 03 2014 - Tue Oct 20 2015

Reservations must be made 14 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

STANDARD ELECTRIC

Wed Oct 22 2014 - Mon Apr 20 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

TENT ONLY ELECTRIC

Wed Oct 22 2014 - Mon Apr 20 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Mar 28 2014 Sun Oct 26 2014
Peak Fri Mar 27 2015 Sun Oct 25 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Amphitheater
  • Boat Ramp
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Emergency Phone
  • Fishing
  • Laundry
  • Parking Area
  • 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
Mar 28 2014 -
Oct 26 2014
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$29.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$192.00
Peak Season
Mar 27 2015 -
Oct 25 2015
TENT ONLY ELECTRIC $16.00
STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$29.00
GROUP STANDARD ELECTRIC $16.00-$192.00

*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):
36.99556, -88.20972
36°59'44"N, 88°12'35"W

From Interstate 24, take Exit 31 and turn left on Highway 453. Continue approximately two miles to the campground.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

CANAL
Box 218
GRAND RIVERS  KY  42045-0218

Phone Number:

Information:  (270)362-4840
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