Fishing Creek Campground – COE

Location: Somerset, Kentucky

Webpage: Corps of Engineers

General Description:  Located on Fishing Creek, a tributary of the Cumberland River and part of Lake Cumberland, the Fishing Creek Campground is just a few miles outside of Somerset, Kentucky.  The campground is along the shore of the lake with gravel sites both overlooking the lake and set into the wooded hillsides.  The campground offers 26 RV sites, mostly back-in with water and electric (50 amp) hookups.  Amenities include flush toilets and showers, laundry facilities, playground, and dump station.  Recreational opportunities include boating, fishing, and hiking.

Impressions:

1) Like most COE campgrounds throughout the southeast, Fishing Creek Campground offers very spacious sites nestled in the forest with views of the lake.  Most of the sites are back-in with a nice gravel pad for the RV and picnic table.  Unlike most COE campgrounds, which are remotely located, this campground is just a couple of miles west of Somerset, which has all the amenities of a mid-sized town.  The campground is very well maintained.  We even had the leaves blown off our site as we were setting up.  The design of the campsites are unique with the use of rectangular rock filled wire cages lining each site.  My only complaint was the site we had reserved required us to back-in up a fair slope that was not the most level.  We had to use all the wood I carry in order to level it side to side and raise up the front.  Of course, this meant we could walk under the front of the RV which is a rare treat.

2) The bathrooms are cleaned daily and very modern.  There is even a nature trail that connects the two bathrooms with interpretive signs about the trees along the trail.  The personnel running the campground were very nice and we even had an offer from the maintenance workers to assist with backing our RV into the site.