Camping At Pisgah Point In Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area
- Date Visited: October 23-November 6, 2022
- Address: Forest Service Road 111, Benton, KY 42025
- GPS: 36.93679, -88.16826
- Phone: 1-800-525-7077
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: Varies
- Reservations: No
- Stay Limit: 14 Days
- Pets: Yes
- Restrooms: Yes
- Water: No
- Trash: Yes
- Hookups: No
- Cell Service: AT&T and Verizon
Pisgah Point is a basic camping area located in the Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area in Kentucky.
This area is managed by the US Forest Service and has a 14-day stay limit during any 30 consecutive days.
This is dry camping so there are no water or hook-ups here. There is a clean vault toilet and dumpster in the parking lot though.
You do have to buy a permit to camp in Land Between the Lakes. A basic or dispersed camping permit allows you to pretty much camp anywhere in the recreation area.
It does not cover the self-service campgrounds though.
A three-day permit is $10 per person over 18 years. Seventeen years and younger are free when accompanied by an adult over 18 years of age.
An annual permit is $50 per person over 18 years.
Jamey and I purchased the annual pass. We stayed at Demumbers Bay for two weeks (you can read that post here) left for three weeks then camped at Pisgah Point for two weeks.
To learn more about camping at Land Between the Lakes check out their website.
Dump stations and potable water fill-up stations are available at the north and south welcome centers.
The visitor center has employees on staff to answer any questions you may have. There is also a planetarium at the visitor center that plays multiple shows daily. Read my post on the visitor center here.
Place campfires in fire rings only and please don’t leave them unattended. There were multiple homemade fire rings in the area we were camping in some just needed a little maintenance.
Make sure every spark is out before leaving camp or going to bed. Collecting and burning dead wood found on the ground is permitted here.
Always check fire restrictions for the area you are in when camping before starting a fire.
There is a boat launch at this location that fishermen and kayakers used every day.
Quiet hours are between 11 pm-6 am.
Pets are allowed as long as they are leashed and please remember to pick up after them.
If you’re running solar there is plenty of spots to soak up some sun here so power won’t be an issue.
Let’s talk about cell phone service for a minute.
We had service here with both our AT&T and Verizon networks. Our AT&T was much faster though.
The gravel road in is about two miles long and in pretty good shape. It ends at a giant gravel lot overlooking the lake. There are multiple spots along the perimeter to park any size rig.
There are grassy areas on the side and behind the vault toilet for tent campers to set up. Woods bordering the gravel lot also have multiple camps for tenters as well.
The view from our window was gorgeous every day and there was a lot of wildlife hanging around.
We saw great blue herons, seagulls, crows, various duck species, and an American Bald Eagle multiple times. A flock of around a dozen American white pelicans were hanging out our last couple of days there which was really cool.
There is no shortage of activities at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. There are a lot of hiking trails and Hematite Lake, Honker Lake, and Center Furnace trail were a few of our favorites.
We enjoyed the planetarium show (Firefall) and for a small fee you can visit the nature center or drive through the elk and bison prairie.
Driving around the recreation area and exploring all the nooks and crannies could take a whole day. I think it takes almost an hour to drive from the north to south welcome centers which cover Kentucky and Tennessee.
We loved our first camping trip at Land Between the Lakes and we loved this one as well. Demumbers Bay and Pisgah Point are both beautiful, but I think Pisgah Point was my favorite.
We will be back to camp in this area again for sure.
I forgot to mention the sunsets were incredible here and many visitors came every night just to watch them.
If you like old cemeteries (I do) there is one located right next to the camping area.
In fact, there are more than 270 known cemeteries in Land Between the Lakes (just in case you want to make a day or week out of hunting them down).
Always follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles and try to leave your camp nicer than you found it. Please research campgrounds before visiting. Rules and regulations may have changed since we stayed there.