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Kendall Campground will be open for the 2015 recreation season for the following dates; Kendall Main April 1 - November 1, 2015 and Kendall Forest Campground, previously known as Kendall Annex, dates have not been established due to the unknown completion date of the trout stream construction.  Inclimate weather has been a factor to the unknown date.  Please check back often for official dates or contact the National Recreation Reservation Service.

Contact the National Recreation Reservation Service toll-free 1-877-444-6777 between 10 a.m. to midnight Eastern Standard Time between March 1 and Oct. 31 and 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EST between Nov. 1 and end of February for information and to make a reservation. Call centers are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day. Group sales for ticketing is closed on Sundays. You can also get information and make reservations online here at Recreation.gov.

Kendall Campground

Kendall Recreation Area has seventy-seven (77) campsites in the main campground and thrity-eight (38) campsites in the Kendall Forest campground. Both have water and electric hookups.  The campground is mostly wooded with nice shaded campsites available for your camping enjoyment.  There are two boat-launching ramps nearby, one below the Dam with access to the Cumberland River and the other above the Dam with access to the main lake.  This location has an excellent trout fishery both in the stream below the U.S. National Fish Hatchery and in the Cumberland River.   The state record Rainbow Trout was caught in the river below the dam and numerous large stripped bass have been caught above the Dam in the main lake.

Kendall Recreation Area also has two large playgrounds, a picnic shelter, several picnic sites overlooking the Cumberland River, and a Snack Shack.   Kendall is our largest and most popular camping area so please make advanced reservations.  This recreation area is located approximately ten (10) miles west of Jamestown, KY on Highway 127 below Wolf Creek Dam.

For a map of Kendall Recreation Area and regulations please click here.