KY, Shepherdsville – Grandma’s RV Camping Review
Campground Website: Grandma’s RV Camping
Date(s) of Stay: April 8, 2016 arrival; April 9, 2016 departure
Located just seconds off of I-65 in Shepherdsville, KY, this family owned and operated campground offers 30 pull through spaces to accommodate RV’s and combination vehicles up to 70 foot in total length as well as 35 back in spaces to accommodate vehicles up to 45 foot in length. All sites include full hook-ups including water, sewer, electric (20, 30 & 50 Amp). 14 spaces are cable ready, limited availability. Although each site has a small cement pad, there are no picnic tables.
We were charged a daily rate of $32.00 including taxes and supposedly including a senior discount. Rates are not posted on the website so you must call.
Overall Impression – 3/5
We were looking for a good overnight stop type of campground in the Louisville, KY vicinity. A place with reasonable prices and close to the highway and hopefully where we didn’t need to unhitch. Previously we stayed nearby at the KOA in Shepherdsville and felt it wasn’t worth the high price ($50), so we thought we would give this place a try. It fit the bill nicely.
Note that the campground entrance comes up quickly and the markings are subtle, but there is a second access road if you miss the first one. Very clean and well maintained. Paved roads with pea stone sites. Woman in the office was very friendly, came out when we pulled in and directed us to a site. Some long pull thru sites here but very close together. When a coach pulled into the site next to us, it was so close (perhaps he wasn’t centered on the site so he was closer to us than he should have been) I was concerned that his slide would hit us. There was barely a foot between the two slides. Good thing it wasn’t sunny because there was no way he could put out his awning! Other than that though it’s an easy in/out, well run campground at a reasonable price and great for a quick overnight stop or even as a base to explore the area.
Size – 3/5
Pull thru sites available that are just long enough for a 45′ motorhome and a flat tow vehicle. However to position the coach to reach the utilities comfortably, we had to unhitch and park the van in front of the coach. Would not recommend for coaches pulling a long trailer or stacker or anything approaching 70′ in total length. As mentioned above, the sites are extremely close together.
Privacy – 2/5
None. A few small shrubs and trees had been planted between sites but they didn’t provide any screening from the neighbors.
Amenities – 2/5
Not many. Laundry, free wi-fi (we tried it but it was very slow and virtually unusable) and a pet park. No fires are allowed.
Convenience – 4/5
Because it is located very close to I-65, this campground is an easy overnight stop. However, along with the convenience comes the traffic noise. There is a flea market right next door which generated some traffic on the exit road on Saturday morning. Very close to Shepherdsville where there are many conveniences such as shopping, restaurants and other services. Also close to many tourist attractions such as Louisville, some parts of the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby Museum and many others.
Physical Surroundings – 2/5
Maneuverability and Roads – 4/5
Big rig friendly. Wide, paved one way roads, making for an easy drive through the campground.
Peace & Quiet – 2/5
So close to the highway so lots of traffic noise and we heard the rumble of a few passing trains.The flea market was open on Saturday (the day we left), not sure how much noise that generates. The temps were cold and we had the windows closed so none of the noise bothered us, but in warmer weather it might be annoying.
- Sewer – Good. Located near rear of site which is fine unless you have a tow vehicle and don’t want to unhitch – in that instance a long hose run will likely be required.
- Satellite – No problems hitting all satellites in the DISH western arc (110/119/129).
- WiFi – Free, but slow to unusable when busy.
- Cellular signal – Good. 4 bar Verizon 4G inside and outside without a booster.
- Over-the-Air (OTA) TV – Reception of all major networks should not be a problem.
- Power – 50/30/20A. Stable 121+ volts on both legs.
- Water Pressure/Quality – Good pressure 40+ psi no significant off odors and no turbidity. Faucet is recessed below grade presumably to protect against freezing.
What We Liked
– Easy access from interstate
– Convenient to retail, restaurants and attractions
– Very neat and well maintained
– Reasonable cost
What We Didn’t Like
– Narrow sites
Would We Return
Yes, for an easy overnight stop or even a short stay to explore the area.
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