2433 Hwy 44 East Shepherdsville,KY
502-543-4029 · 1-800-562-1880 · Louisvillesouthkoa.com
This campground is located just south of Louisville and very close to the Louisville airport. The campstore has a good selection for supplies including beer (over-priced but for convenience sake, not bad), ice, bait and firewood were also available. The firewood was around $5 per bundle and was stubborn to start but Ok overall. There is a laundry facility on site.
This is not one of the nicer KOA’s that we have visited. There was a lot of gravel and not a lot of well-maintained grassy areas. Many of the shaded sites had overgrown areas or patchy grass. The main road was paved and the rest of the roads were gravel. The facility also neighbored as residential area. We also felt that the sites were a bit tight for the size of the park. There were not a lot of landscaped areas or plantings.
Rating: (1-5 lanterns with 5 being the highest)
This campground is located along the Bourbon Trail very near to the Jim Beam Distillery (less than 15 minutes). Heavenly Hills was over 1/2 hour away. Makers mark was a 45 minute drive. The locations near the highway was nice for easy access to highway travel but you do hear frequent air traffic (even late at night) due to the close proximity of the airport.
There is a nice playground, jumping pillow (I tried it out and it was very popular! :), a basic putt-putt course, basketball court, very nice pool and indoor hot tub (very large). When we stayed in June 2013 there was a Chocolate weekend with a Candy Hunt and Chocolate slip-and-slide. They also had free hot-dogs grilled over the campfire for all guests to enjoy.
There is a nice fenced in dog park that is moderately sized. There are very nice trails that we enjoyed walking the dogs. The trails are well-maintained and wide and are along the river. Be sure to check out the rock cave! There is a decent sized pond that you can fish. (The campstore sells bait) We caught some bluegill and crappie and saw several turtles.
The bath houses were very clean and modern. The water was hot, good water-pressure and not on timers. There was an issue with one of the restrooms in the men’s showerhouse, but the staff was aware of it and worked to fix the problem as soon as they were made aware. There was a changing area in the shower stall, hooks for towels, but no ledge to put shampoo, etc.
We would return to this campground if visiting the same places along the Bourbon Trail, however, we may choose a campground that is located more in the center of the Distillery Attractions.