When looking for RV parks near Mammoth Caves National Park, we had a few options inCave City, KY – it’s a nice little town just off the highway. What’s cool is there is a huge dinosaur that welcomes you (It mainly directs you to Dinosaur World, but it became a talisman for us while staying there).
Although several other parks are closer to the I-65 highway, Mike found that Singing Hills is a conveniently short drive to the park’s entrance, its address is on Mammoth Cave Road. The place is pretty busy, on turning in we had a rig in front of us and even before we got the chance to register, another came up right behind us. The rate was great – they accepted both Good Sam and Passport America (our PA membership gave us the first two nights at half off and the rest at 25% off, which is part of the reason we ended up staying two weeks and a day there).
Beth and Elton are the campground owners and could not have been lovelier. Once we registered, they provided us with information (names, addresses, phone numbers) on all types of services in the area – laundromat (they do not have laundry on site), grocery, Amish stores, and even favorite restaurants. Their recommendations included descriptions, which meant they weren’t endorsing them due to any arrangement with these businesses, but because they frequent them, so they are genuine suggestions. Encompassed in our registration packet was a document with “park rules” asked you to “please” follow each of them, which was considerate since others before state what to “do and do not!” This extended to signage around the park – various pleases and positive requests for help to keep the park tidy and safe. They were organized and thorough, but in such a down-to-earth way, we couldn’t help but feel at home there. Mike had long chats with both Beth and Elton, they are engaging and charming, as he stated “the epitome of Good People.”
The park has many spots for various size rigs and is well-laid out for accessibly driving around; there was a good amount of turn over each night, so the park’s obviously a well-known entity for other RVers. The park may be large, but it is tucked in from the traffic on the main road. It has a huge field (great for dog walking) and an enchanting little pond with free catch and release fishing. The place has firewood for $3 a bundle, so we got a few bundles and made a fire on Halloween night for roasting marshmallows and watching scary movies. Their WiFi was pretty good, during the day we were able to use it with no problems, at night when many other Rvers were there, it got pretty slow. I appreciated that their dumpster and recycling bin was close by (I made many long walks to the dumpster/recycling during the two weeks we stayed at Small Country in Louisa, VA). I was pleased they offered single-stream recycling (we’ve found it a bit difficult to figure out how to recycle on the RV – more about that later). Due to our long stay, we had to fill up our propane tanks before we left and Elton was extremely helpful. It was a bit tricky to negotiate aligning the passenger side of our rig with the location of the tank (a rather narrow through-way), but Mike did a great job making a 3-5-10 point turn in the rig to line it up. After that, Mike appreciated learning about filling up the tanks.
The park is about a 10-15-minute drive to the highway, but it is a straight-shot to and from, thankfully it wasn’t down dark, long and winding roads like some other places we’ve stayed. The location was great, not only for its convenience to the park, but also as a jumping off point to Louisville, Bowling Green, Elizabethtown, and even Nashville. We got to see a lot of Kentucky while we stayed there – definitely my favorite state on our trip so far!