From I-65 North or South, take exit 102. This is HWY 313 going West. Go 11 miles to first stop light and turn right (North) onto US 31W. Go 9 miles from this stop light, through the town of Radcliff and past the main entrance to Fort Knox, and you will be at another stop light. At this light take a left turn onto US 60 West, go about 2.5 miles. Camp Carlson is at the bottom of the hill on the right side of the road. At the turn in, stay to the right. The office is the first building you will see.
Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area, 9210 US Route 60, Muldraugh, KY 40155
Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.
Not accepted for RV sites.
Free WI-FI via TengoInternet with coupon available at Campground. Intermittent cell phone coverage. Sites C1, C2, D4, D5, and D6 should provide good to excellent satellite Internet and satellite TV for those with roof mounted systems. Other sites would require movable tripod systems.
(Your name), c/o Camp Carlson Army RV Park, 9210 US Route 60, Muldraugh, KY 40155
2 pet limit with usual leash and clean-up rules.
120 day stay limit. Higher rates are for pull-thru sites. Lodging rates vary on dates and accommodation size. Dump station available at campground ($2 for guests). Located just five minutes from the heart of Fort Knox, Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area spans 65 acres of natural beauty, with a 25 acre lake that Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie and Bass call home. Camp Carlson is the perfect setting for an escape week, weekend or day and is ideal for Unit, family and extended family outings. There are NO tours to the gold vault.
Big Rig Friendly?
Discount for those over 55 and holders of Golden Age and Golden Access passports.
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Type of site
$17 - $18
$102 - $108
$408 - $432
$5 - $8
$40 - $70
$160 - $260
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When you want to escape the hustle and bustle world of military life, and you don’t want to take a long trip, just drive down the road a bit, for the peace only nature can bring………… Camp Carlson.
Located just five minutes from the heart of Fort Knox, Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area spans 65 acres of natural beauty, with a 25 acre lake that Catfish, Bluegill, Crappie and Bass call home. Camp Carlson is the perfect setting for an escape week, weekend or day and is ideal for Unit, family and extended family outings.
Stayed at this great campground on the way to and again on the way back from Mammoth Cave NP. Very nice hiking trails, a nice small lake and lots of well-maintained group areas. Free Wifi was good, great restroom facilities, very clean and well maintained. Large clean laundry facilities and a dayroom with sat tv, common area kitchen and a large book, magazine and vcr tape sharing library. All of the staff were extremely friendly, courteous and helpful. Very good value and I would recommend this camp to anyone.
Clean and well kept park. Nice area to visit and near post facilities. Orientation of some sites have your entry opening next to the road. Our fire ring was only about 3 ft from the road. Rebar sticking up through railroad ties around the gravel pad was a trip and safety hazard. Obviously been that way for a long while. Hard to believe the military doesn't inspect the place. The 120 day rule is with a wink and a nod. Receptionist said as long as no one reserves your site after your time is up you can stay. She seems to have missed the part about vacating for 72 hours. So at $13 a day homesteaders will stay. Military retiree that I met there was upset at having a waiting list for full hook up sites. At the outer rings the Wifi was useless.
One of the most beautiful campgrounds, military or civilian, we've stayed in all our travels. Office staff very friendly and helpful. Reservations can only be made on line and tends to be somewhat confusing. Reservations can be made for water/elec sites only. Was told on the phone that you have to be put on a waiting list for full hookups. We lucked out and were assigned a full hookup site when we arrived. Campground is immaculate, as was the laundry and rec room. Will definitely stay here again.
Stayed here 64 days. Very quite and relaxing, Has a pond with fishing, & walking trail. Had water, electric, & sewer hookups at our site. Direct TV, Verizon cell & Internet worked great. Paid $13.00 per night. Campground in not on base, but not far. Also not far from other shopping and dining out. Had laundry at campground 1.00 wash & dry. Has some homesteaders that work on base, but was not a problem, always had some sites open. I'm not a numbers rater, either I like a FamCamp or not. Well I like this FamCamp. Will stay here again.
R.L. left this review using the Directory software: - A great place, quiet, pleasant surroundings, close to the base for commissary and BX, an easy drive to the Lincoln birth and boyhood sites. The new laundry, lounge and bathrooms were spotless.
D.B. left this review using the Directory software: - We stayed one night on our return to Florida. We called ahead and were told one site was available but it was first come, first served as there are no reservations. We arrived at 1900 hours and were greeted by the camp host Royal Jones ... a real pleasure to talk to. After giving us all the info, he showed us the site which worked very well for our 37 foot coach. The bathrooms, showers, laundry and Rec room were immaculate. This is truly one of Ft Knox's best kept secrets as my father was stationed there, I was and my son was and I never heard of it before I learned of it on Military Campgrounds. I will be returning my next trip north.
This is a nice campground. When I arrived, the grass was a thick carpet of green and had been freshly mowed. Large attractive hardwood trees. The office and bathhouse look new, clean, and well-maintained. Spacious laundry with 8 washers and 8 dryers for $1.00 each and all were working. Paved roads and some sites had a concrete pad. Free Wi-Fi at each site provided by satellite so usage is limited to 160 Mb a day which could be a problem for moderate to heavy users. Camping fees are very reasonable with a $2 per day discount for 55+ campers. A separate section contains about a dozen cabins near the lake. Thirty miles from downtown Louisville. The only negative about this campground is the condition of the homesteader sites. Many sites show signs of long-term residence – wooden steps, unsightly items stored under the RV, toys and bicycles scattered about the yard, large 100 lb propane bottles at the front of the RV. One site had 5 propane bottles of various sizes in front of their RV. Several sites are growing vegetable gardens in pots on their picnic table.
I arrived at the CG late after driving from Branson, MO and was greeted by a volunteer, that wasn't sure what was going on. I were told that the only site available was one in the rear of the CG, where you have no Cell, Satellite, Antenna TV Service, Internet or Sewer. The neighbor to our left had a fire in the ring with the only thing but smoke rolling out and blowing in our direction, and drinking heavily. The neighbor to our rear had 2 dogs chained up, 1 was a bulldog, that we witnessed him beating that poor dog with what appeared to be a large stick. Now after all this the Home Stealers had every good site tied up. Some have been there, for what seems "THE BEGINING OF TIME". However, after getting setup we walked back to the office to get cell service and found 3 nice sites that were empty and in the open, and of course no one in the office. I did have the opportunity the talk to the MWR Director after leaving feedback on the "ICE" Website, and she assured me there was no home steadier there, (right). There is a Class a Motor home there that had a deck on the front of it. I express my feelings and told her that if there were Active Duty Folks staying there, no one would have any objections them living there, after all they are Protecting Our Freedom!! As a retiree, I felt I were treated inappropriately, or as I told her a 3rd rate citizen. Chances are I will not be going back there.
Spent 4 nights at Camp Carlson. The camp hostess was very friendly and informative. Received the Senior discount. Assigned a pull-thru which had good view for the satellite dish. Used the laundry which was clean and reasonable at $1.00 to wash and $1.00 to dry. All though the weather was sloppy wet and cold, we had an enjoyable stay. Visited the Patton Museum and toured the Post once the weather cleared. Will stay again if in the area.
No more discount for golden age/access cards. But I am so old I get the seniors discount. The paved roads is a great addition to the park. Only met the manager at check in yesterday and she was very friendly as always. We visit here once a year for doctor check ups and the staff are always great. We even get decent cell phone service with our Verizon and AT&T phones. The free WIFI here is still very slow, so I just use our air card.
I just purchased a used RV and made my first trip from the coast of NC to Camp Carlson. I spent about 10 days there and did not want to leave. Its a beautiful campground and so very clean. The staff was as friendly as could be and I felt at home there. 2 playgrounds for children and tons of picnic areas. Very quiet, peaceful and serene. If you are looking for a beautiful and peaceful campground, this is the place I intend to go back as soon as possible. Thank you for a great "first" camping experience.
P.A. left this review using the Directory software: Visited 03/28/11 for 2 days, had excellent corner site, personnel were friendly and helpful the roads in the campground were being worked on, looks like they will be paved soon. Excellent campground, great value.
Have stayed here numerous times mainly for military duty. I noticed this winter they made some nice improvements. All of the roads throughout the campground are now paved, no more dust flying around from vehicles and they established a new area just for tenters, so they are not using RV spaces, great idea. As always, management and staff are always helpful.
My wife and I camp at Camp Carlson a few times a year. This is a very nice campground and very clean. The staff is both helpful and friendly. Our most recent trip was the past January 2011. We spent two nights there and was very satisfied. They have the cleanest restrooms we have ever seen. The only bad thing is the television reception and the distance from main post facilities.
We traveled to Fort Knox to attend our nephew's basic training graduation. We spent two days in one of the cabins with other family members. The cabin was very clean and fit our needs perfectly. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The grounds and scenery was beautiful and well maintained. Would highly recommend this facility. We certainly had a wonderful time. Greg & Trisha, Talladega, A
Stayed here for one night on our way to Mississippi. Loved it!!! Large spots, absolutely spotless restrooms and showers, VERY nice staff. It was over 100 degrees in the shade and we had no problems with our electrical hookup...a/c ran fine. Lots of nice shade. Lake is small and open to the public so there were quite a few fishermen. Very quiet park. It seemed like it took forever to find it once we exited the highway but directions were well stated. Would hate to drive there in the dark though! Would definitely stay there again.
I just stayed for two days. The only open spots were water & Elect. I read all the other reports but I didn't have any of those issues, yes the WiFi was a little slow at times, yes a little dusty (but if the drivers would have slowed down NO DUST), I wish I could have stayed longer but the plans didn't allow it. The only big issue is the 120 day stay limit, some unit have way to much stuff around and outside their units like 5 propane bottles because they are allowed to stay for 4 months with out moving. If they were not allowed to stay that long it wouldn't take long to get a full hook up site. I have sat TV and didn't have a problem getting it in just had to watch where I parked. The power was a little low but heck every one was running 1 or 2 AC's; Washer/Dryers; and even one unit had a window AC mounted in the window along with 2 AC's on top. This causes elect drain on all spots. I didn't have any problems with the dump but I have a motorhome and the dump is on the drivers side, but i know some of the travel trailers have the dump on the right side so they have to drive around a circle or use an extra length of drain hose. The staff are the best and very helpful.I wish they would spray for bugs every once in a while can't sit out at night. BUG ATTACK !!!! even tried a fire. Really it's a great place to visit.
We arrived on June 20, 2010 and reserved a site for three nights. We left after one night. The campground was clean, the showers and laundry rooms were spotless, really nice, with a TV in the laundry room with a satellite hookup. It's the only TV we were able to watch. There was no TV coverage at the sites (cable, local or satellite), no sewage, no cell phone service and the WiFi never worked. I will say that Diana, the site manager, was very courteous and tried to be helpful, but not enough to bring us back to this campground.