Cummins Ferry RV Park, Campground, Resort and Marina

Salvisa, Kentucky

May 26 – June 7, 2021

Cummins Ferry RV Park is a quiet campground that sits on the Kentucky River and is located about 45 minutes southwest of Lexington Kentucky where our eldest child, her husband and children live. Along with family and really good healthcare, it was only natural that the Lexington area was our first real destination and will be repeated often.

The park is very quiet and picturesque. There are about 88 full hook up RV sites and 28 tent sites; prices are reasonable with 10% discount offered to Good Sam, military and AAA members. Wifi is free, though spotty and cell coverage is practically nonexistent – at least for us (we have AT&T and our own hotspot). There is a small store, children’s play area, and pavilion for Saturday evening entertainment. While we were there, we enjoyed “Texas BBQ” and the music of “Mad Women.” Check in is in the afternoon; checkout by 11am.

Temps were cool for the most part and it rained several days that we were there, but we did enjoy having family out for a barbecue and our son-in-law graciously helped Dave put slide covers on the fifth wheel.

We had a lot to do while in the area, so didn’t spend a lot of time in the campground. However, it is clean, quiet and roomy and they work hard to have entertainment every weekend along with various food offerings. Food must be purchased, but entertainment is free. There is fishing along the river from the dock or if you have a boat, you can launch it within the park. There are clean bathhouses and a laundry next to the campstore/office. It is a gated community with entry only with a card that is issued at registration and returned when checking out.

Things to Know if you go

  • GPS will take you in by using McAfee Lane. Instead go a little further and take Cummins Ferry Road instead. McAfee is one lane and not designed for the weight of trucks and campers.
  • Cummins Ferry Road is two-lane but very narrow, hilly and curvy. It is farm country, so watch for farm traffic. GO SLOW as there are very few shoulders on the road and some significant drop-offs. The last bit of road is one lane with no shoulder on the passenger side going in. The last quarter miles is about a 10% grade with a double-back curve at the bottom.

Things to Do in the Area

  • Lawrenceburg to the north and Harrodsburg to the south offer a variety of places to eat and shop including Walmart
  • Microbreweries – scattered throughout the area
  • Mercer County – Lots of European history here as well as plenty of places to eat and they offer music on the lawn during summer (check for dates and times)
  • Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – America’s largest restored Shaker community
  • Black Watch Alpaca Farm and Shoppe
  • Daynabrook Farm – bring the kids for unique exploring activities
  • Devine’s Corn Maze
  • Kentucky Bourbon Trail
  • Horse Farms
  • Lexington also offers many activities within a 45 minute drive

Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would go back if the opportunity presents. We give the park 4 stars only because of poor cell coverage.

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