Carlson Campgrounds

Hours of Operation

Monday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Contact

9210 US Route 60
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Tel:
+1 (502) 624-4836

Military DSN Tel:
(312)464-4836

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Located just minutes from the heart of Fort Knox, Camp Carlson Army Recreational Area is the perfect setting for a relaxing escape for your family, Unit or organization. Our property spans 65 acres of natural beauty, with a 25 acre lake that catfish, bluegill, crappie, and bass all call home. Camp Carlson can provide the peace and tranquility only nature brings, so plan your next getaway with us.

We serve all Active Duty Military, Retired Military, National Guard, Reserves, DoD civilians and their Families.

Guest Responsibilities

  • Guests are responsible for pet cleanup
  • Guests are responsible for cleanup of their area
  • Guests are responsible to keep pets on a leash at all times
  • Please do not throw items in the lake or creek
  • Put all trash in containers
Carlson Hall & Gazebo

Whether you are looking for a venue for a wedding reception, a family reunion or an official function, Carlson Hall will meet all your event's needs. Constructed in the fall of 2007, this large A-Frame structure will seat up to 175 people inside with two patios for extra seating outside. The kitchen, capable of servicing any occasion, is equipped with two restaurant style refrigerators, a freezer, a ten burner stove with two ovens, a cold and hot steam line, and four microwaves.

Reservations are required and accepted up to 12 calendar months in advance of the date of your event. When making your reservation, 50% of the rental fee is required to reserve your spot. Rental deposits are non-refundable. Reservation must be made 7-12 months in advance. Reservations made within 6 months of event must be paid in full and are non-refundable.

Rental Type Monday - Thursday Friday - Sunday
One Day (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) $550 $600
Overnight (10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. next day) $800 $850
Two Day (10 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.) $950 $1,000

A $20.00 service fee will charged for any changes to a reservations excluding cancellations. This includes changes to arrival or departure dates or reduction in the total number of days originally reserved.

Family Cabins

NOTICE - There will be no family cabins available for reservations beginning March 1, 2020 due to construction of new cabins.  At this time there is no date of completion. 

Camp Carlson has ten furnished Family Cabins all equipped with a bathroom, refrigerator, stove, beds, kitchen table, chairs and a living room. Additionally, dishes, glasses, silverware, a coffee maker, pots and pans are furnished by the campground. Guest must furnish their own linens (sheets, towels, blankets, wash rags, & pillows). Family cabins have satellite TV service. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Reservations are required and accepted up to 12 calendar months in advance of your visit. A fee equal to one day rental is required to reserve a Family Cabin. Your outstanding balance is due at the time of arrival.

Family Cabins have a stay limit of 30 consecutive days, year round.

Cabin Type Friday & Saturday Sunday-Thursday
Single Sleeper (2 guests) $60 Daily $55 Daily
Ranch (4 guests) $70 Daily $65 Daily
Double Ranch (8 guests) $80 Daily $75 Daily

A $20.00 service fee will charged for any changes to a reservations excluding cancellations. This includes changes to arrival or departure dates or reduction in the total number of days originally reserved.

Group Cabins

Our Group Cabins offer larger parties of guest an opportunity to stay together under one roof. Bunk beds are available for sleeping a total of 16. This is the ideal place to bring a Scout or church group. The Group Cabins are located within easy walking distance of shower and bathroom facilities. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Reservations are required and accepted up to 12 calendar months in advance of your visit. A fee of $50 per Group Cabin is required to make a reservation. Your outstanding balance is due at the time of arrival.

Group Cabins have a stay limit of 30 consecutive days, year round.

Number of Guests Price
5-16 $10 per person (daily)

A $20.00 service fee will charged for any changes to a reservations excluding cancellations. This includes changes to arrival or departure dates or reduction in the total number of days originally reserved.

Tent Camping

Camp Carlson's rugged beauty is yours to enjoy in our Tent Camping area. Along with the convenience of hot showers and laundry facilities, your tent pad comes equipped with a grill, picnic table and fire ring. No reservation required.

Tent Camping sites have a stay limit of 90 consecutive days between April 1 and September 30. Customers reaching 90 consecutive days must depart for 72 hours.

Rental Type Price
1-6 Person $8 daily
Additional Campers $1 each
Picnic & Playground Areas

There are four reserve picnic areas at Camp Carlson for you to enjoy. Water and electric hookup is available at each site. All areas may be rented separately or together, depending on the size of your get-together. All four picnic areas have barbecue grills, shelters, volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. Reservations are required.

Rental Area Price
Picnic Area 1 $50 daily
Picnic Area 4 $100 daily
All Picnic Areas $150 daily
RV Sites

Camp Carlson offers a total of 53 recreational vehicle sites that have water, electric and sewer hookups. All sites are gravel pads located in well-shaded areas and are within walking distance of our 24-hour laundry, shower and bathroom facilities.

RV sites have a stay limit of 90 consecutive days. Customers reaching 90 consecutive days must depart for 72 hours.

We are now reserving all RV sites. A deposit equal to one day rental is required to make a reservation.

April 1 - October 31

Rental Type Daily Fee
Sewer, Water and Electric $30
Pull Thru, Full Hook-up $35
Dump Station is $2, but registered guest may dump at no charge.

November 1 - March 31

Rental Type Daily Fee
Sewer, Water and Electric $25
Pull Thru, Full Hook-up $30
Dump Station is $2, but registered guest may dump at no charge.

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation of reservations on family cabins, group cabins and Picnic areas must be made not less than 1 calendar month in advance of the scheduled arrival to receive a complete refund. Reservations cancelled less than 1 calendar month but more than 7 days in advance of the scheduled arrival will be charged 50% of the reservation fees. The complete reservation fee will be forfeited for reservations cancelled less than 7 days of scheduled arrival date and time. No refund for early departure.

Cancellations of reservations for RV sites must be made not less than 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival to receive a refund. Customer that fail to occupy their site or notify the office by 9 a.m. the morning after their scheduled arrival date will be considered cancelled and the site will be made available to other guests. No refund for early departure.

Winter Hours and Closings
Winter Hours of Operation (December 23 - April 30)
Monday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday Closed

Closed on Veteran's Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President's Day.