Eureka Campground – COE

Location: Suwanee, Kentucky

Webpage: COE Campground

General Description: Eureka Campground is located on the extreme northeast shore of Lake Barkley, just off of I-24.  Lake Barkley is part of the Cumberland River and is connected with Kentucky Lake on the Tennessee River by a canal that makes it the largest freshwater complexes in the United States.  The Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area lies between the two lakes featuring miles of hiking, biking, horse riding and Off-Road Vehicle trails.  Eureka Campground is relatively small with only 23 sites featuring water and electric hookups.  Amenities within the campground include bathroom/showers, boat ramp, swimming area in the lake, and limited laundry facilities.

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Impressions:

1) While the sites are all spacious with gravel pads, picnic tables, fire rings, and hookups, be warned that the road is very narrow with a concrete ditch on the uphill side.  The sites are all angled which helps a lot, as long as your approach is at a curve.  We found it extremely difficult to back our RV into the site since there was no room to swing the truck around once we angled the RV.  For this reason I would not camp here again.

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2) There is only a single bathroom facility which makes it a long hike for about the half the campground.  However, it was kept clean and well maintained.  We also found the volunteers to be extremely friendly and helpful.