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Hillman Ferry Campground at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area

Campground or RV Park
Sunset at Hillman Ferry Campground at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area – Land Between the Lakes staff

Hillman Ferry Campground offers 374 well-defined lake front and wooded sites capable of handling a variety of camping units from tents to large motor homes. Basic, electric, water, and sewer sites are available. Campers have access to modern facilities, including a large swimming area, archery range, ball field, bike trails, campfire amphitheater, hiking trails, two boat ramps, fishing dock, picnic tables, and fire rings. During the summer season we offer recreation programs for all ages.

Season: March through November

Amenities: Campers can purchase ice, firewood, tick repellent, limited camping supplies, and other perishable goods at the Outpost. Soft drink machines are located behind the gatehouse and shower building in Area A. Washers and dryers are available in Areas A, C, D and T.

Archery Target Practice: Archery target practice is permitted in designated areas only. Broad-head arrows are prohibited.

Campsite Capacity: Each campsite is limited to two camping units as defined in our general camping regulations — two tents or one wheeled and one tent — and two vehicles.

Disk Golf: NEW Disc Golf practice basket behind the Activity building. Disc Golf discs are available for sale or rent at the Outpost.

Generators: Area B-36 through B-47 is considered a 24-hour generator use area and may run during quiet hours.

Hillman Ferry Mountain Bike Trails: Mountain bike trails can be found behind the activity shelter outside of Area D. The Hillman Ferry Road connects to the 59-mile North/South Trail.

Hillman Heritage National Recreation Trail: The Hillman Heritage Trail is for foot and bicycle traffic only. It is open to the public during daylight hours only and unregistered campers must check in and out at the Hillman gatehouse. All trail rules and guidelines must be followed.

Old Rock Quarry Site: The Old Rock Quarry site provides a great place to observe nature. However camping, swimming, and diving are prohibited. WARNING: extremely dangerous conditions exist; visit at your own risk.

Driving Directions

Beginning in Cadiz, Ky, travel on I-24 West toward Paducah, KY. Use exit 31 toward Grand Rivers. Turn left on Kentucky 453. Turn right onto Hillman Ferry Road.

Beginning in Dover, Tn, follow the Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway north, crossing into Kentucky. Turn left onto Hillman Ferry Road.

Maximum Campsite Spur Length

62 feet

Maximum Length of Stay Allowed

21 nights

Maximum Number of People Cabin or Fire Lookout May Accommodate


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Nightly Fee

$12 - $40


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