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Looking for a place to relax by Kentucky Lake, hike through the woods with your spouse, enjoy campfire theater with your children or get away from the stress of city life? Then book a spot at Piney Campground in Land Between The Lakes.

This gorgeous campground located in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area offers wilderness lovers a chance to kick back and unwind around a fire without sacrificing all modern conveniences. It offers 384 lakefront and wooded camping sites, 283 with electrical hookups and 44 with water, sewer and electric. Another 57 are primitive camp sites. Or, you can stay in one of Piney’s nine cozy cabins. The campground has a number of options to accommodate you and your vacation style.

Campsites

Set up camp at any of Piney Campground’s spacious campsites. Piney’s camping season runs from March 1 through Nov. 30, and most of its sites can accommodate various units from tents to campers to recreational vehicles. The campground limits each space to two units and two vehicles. Also, water might not be available at sites during the spring and fall due to cold temperatures. However, you can find it at designated hydrants. 

Cabins

If camping isn’t your style, enjoy rustic living in the Piney cabins. These beautiful one-room structures can accommodate up to four people and contain a double bed, a bunk bed, a ceiling fan and a small table with chairs, along with electrical outlets. Air conditioners and portable heaters (available upon request) will keep you comfortable throughout your stay. Bring your own linens, sleeping bags and pillows. Piney doesn’t allow pets, smoking or additional camping at the cabins.

Campground Amenities

At Piney, you won’t need to panic about items you’ve forgotten at home. The newly renovated Piney Outpost sells food and drinks, ice, firewood, tick repellent, limited camping supplies and perishable goods. You can also find soft drink machines behind the gatehouse and some shower buildings. And when you need to wash clothing after a long hike, head to the washing machines located in the shower buildings in designated areas.

Outdoor Recreation

Try something new at Piney Campground! Its archery range, ball field, bike trails, hiking trails, campfire theater, swimming beach area, boat ramps and fishing pier provide ample opportunities for guests to indulge in new experiences or enjoy already beloved hobbies. You also can rent various pieces of equipment at Piney’s Outpost from April through October. So, wake up and go rent a bicycle, then head out on the Fort Henry Trail System. Enjoy this path once taken by Civil War soldiers on their ways to protect Fort Henry, Fort Heiman and Fort Donelson.

You can also catch one of the fun recreation programs Piney hosts daily during the summer. And, if you’re lucky enough to be camping in mid-September, check out the Camper’s Fair. At the fair, you can peruse wares at the camper’s flea market or admire fabulous recreational vehicles, fifth wheels and motorhomes at the dealers’ showcase.

On warm, summer days, Piney also hosts concerts for guests. Sit back with your family and enjoy the music as breezes rustle through trees around you.

You’ll never encounter a dull moment at Piney Campground. This beautiful place gives you the chance to relax by the lake, hike through the forest or swim with your family. There’s so much to do; you’ll never get bored.

Piney Campground is open from March 1 to November 30 (water is available April 1-October 31).  For information on campground regulations, call 1-800-525-7077.

Piney Campground

SEASON  March 1 through November 30
FACILITIES  Showers/restrooms, primitive or electric (water/sewer), shelters, lake-view and wooded sites, beach, bike rentals, boat ramp and Outpost Supply Center.
AREA MAP  Piney Campground Map (printable PDF)
RESERVATIONS  Up to six months in advance.  Click to reserve online.
GPS  N 36 29' 12.4" / W 88 02' 01.08"  {Map It!}
LOCATION  30 miles / 45 minutes south of the Visitor Center on the Fort Henry Road

More Camping and Lodging Options for Land Between The Lakes

In addition to Piney Campground, LBL has three other great campgrounds to choose from:  Energy Lake Campground, Wrangler's Camp, and Hillman Ferry Campground.  For other campgrounds, resorts, hotels and lodging outside Land Between The Lakes, use these tools below.

Note:  ExploreKentuckyLake.com is not the official site of the Land Between The Lakes. You can access their official site here.


Pinta
Photo by Jennifer Dunnaway

Replicas of the Nina and Pinta occasionally dock at Green Turtle Bay. We snapped a photo of the masts of the Pinta last summer.