On our way home from Tennessee after watching the eclipse, we headed north into Kentucky and stopped for the night at Twin Knobs Campground. We were sorry we were only there for one night. It was not crowded and the sites were wooded and clean.

Twin Knobs sits amidst the Daniel Boone National Forest, north west of Lexington, Kentucky of KY-801.


Penn again. Enjoying his chair in Kentucky.

Our site location was Loop H, Site 005. It was private and spacious! I believe this was considered a double site, which means that you are allowed a second RV or tent. When you do this, they do mention that they charge an additional electric fee of $5 per day and $8 per day for extra vehicles.


We paid $55.00 online via Recreation.gov. The use fee was $45.00 and we were charged a $10.00 transaction fee.


This is a large park with loops of sites lettered. Each offers something a little different and many had lake access. For our short stay, we did not but spent some time driving around and looking at each loop. We found many sites that fit what we are looking for — wooded, yet room for the camper, screen house, and chairs around a fire that aren’t in high-traffic paths (like on the way to the only bathroom). While there were a few loops that were crowded, many were not. I think you can find whichever extreme you prefer here.

The facilities in our loop were very clean with bathrooms separate from the shower areas. The shower areas are individual each with locks that are quite appreciated (I haven’t found ones this nice in Pennsylvania yet!).

Despite our short visit, the park didn’t fail to deliver enchantment. When we pulled in, it was dark and we had driven quite a ways from Crossville, Tennessee. We got set up, and drove to the bathrooms prior to going to sleep. The few other campers seemed to already retire. When we stepped out of the truck, our eyes were drawn to a group of trees right along the road that were just glowing with thousands of flickering green lights. We searched for wires and found none. In our disbelief at what were were seeing, we searched the internet too to figure out what we saw. To our best knowledge, I think we were lucky enough to see a display of southern fireflies. It was jaw dropping and one of the most beautiful, unexpected encounters.

Our take:

Go. Enjoy. Wonderful area to explore and Twin Knobs is one of the nicest campgrounds I’ve had the pleasure of visiting. They have lots of rules, but that’s what keeps it nice, folks.