Road to KOA.

KOA’s are my go-to campsites when I need something guaranteed to be comfortable. These situations usually arise when we’ve been on the road for 8 hours and don’t want to mess around with electric that doesn’t work, unlevel spots or just an unclean park. The high price tag of a night’s stay, most of the time, justifies the hassle-free-ness of it all. Our first KOA experience was in Hope Springs, Arkansas last year — again, another great place.

I knew we’d be a little tired once we hit Kentucky on our way to Alumapalooza, so the Louisville KOA was in the right place at the right time. If we had two days to spare, I would’ve booked us another night here — it was that nice.  The campground is set off from the highway, and then off from the main road you take to get there — no traffic noise here. The long, and sometimes, winding road, takes you through what looks like a state park-ish area where you find the main office.

The spots are gravel, large and pretty level. We had to use one leveling block and so did the guy next to us, but overall, thumbs.  Our spot was very shaded and the whole place was quiet. We even got our bikes out to ride around the area.

Behind our spot.

Just the facts:

  • Louisville South KOA
    2433 Hwy 44 East
    Shepardsville, KY 40165
    T: 502-543-2041
    Toll Free: 1-800-562-1880
  • About $40-50/ night.
  • 33 tent sites, about 55 water and electric and about 90 full hook up sites (we were in 319 if you’re looking at their map).
  • They have a very big pool, laundry, fishing, propane filling station and a dump station. They also have a lot of stuff to do for kids and free wifi.



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