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Gregory Lake RV Park 600 Ditney Hill Road
Drakesboro, KY (Muhlenberg County)
October 1-2, 2016
The "We got mud!" campground


After Lee Duquette checked into the office, he was told to follow the red car to their assigned space. The lady driving the red car drove too fast and when she finally stopped, Lee also stopped the RV. But by then he was past the spot she wanted him to park in, so he had to unhook the tow car and back up the RV to get into the spot. This has never happened at a campground before. And it would not be that bad except for the fact that a motorhome towing cannot back up, and plus at that point, the road was quite muddy which made backing up more difficult and messy. Yes, it had rained a lot lately, actually for about the last week everywhere the two RV Gypsies were, but they have never encountered so much mud.

The entry sign even said, "We got mud!" Karen Duquette did not realize that Lee Duquette had booked them at an ATV friendly campground. The place was full of ATV's and rednecks yelling "We got Mud!."

unhappy faceNo 50 amp sites were available, so the two RV Gypsies got a 30 amp, full hook-up site. No brochure was given to the two RV Gypsies at check-in. It seemed as if this campground had no rules at all. Old rotted RVs were parked in spaces, one even had a big tarp over its entire roof. It looked like a lot of the RVs never move so it must be the locals use them on weekends so they can ATV around the park.

unhappy faceNo TV. No campground Wi-Fi. Luckily the two RV Gypsies had their own Wi-Fi. And the site that the two RV Gypsies were assigned, as well as many others, had empty bottles and beer cans and trash laying around. No rules here.

unhappy faceOn the first night there, someone was yelling "We Got Mud" for one hour straight - 11 p.m. to midnight. When the yelling stopped at midnight, someone started playing loud music until 1:45 a.m.. ATVs were still driving around the campground until 2 a.m. The second night was a Sunday night, so it was mostly quiet.

Advise to RVers. Do NOT go to this campground unless you have an ATV and want to yell, "We Got Mud" and do not go to a campground with no rules.

Gregroy Lake RV park sign

road leading into Gregory Lake Park

Gregory Lake offive

lots of dirty ATVs everywhere

Below: At first there were some paved roads, but that ended quickly. Notice the trailer parked and how dirty it is. And see how far ahead the red car was the the two RV Gypsies were supposed to follow.

dirty road, dirty trailer

very muddy road

unhappy faceBelow: The trash at the site of the two RV Gypsies and the picnic table that the two RV Gypsies would never dream of using. Of course Lee Duquette immediately cleaned up the trash.

trash at the site of the two RV Gypsies

rotten picnic table

unhappy face Below: See the Mud the two RV Gypsies had to drive through to park in their site. And a clothesline above a wooden plank. When Karen Duquette stood on the wooden plank to get out of the mud, the clothesline came right to her neck. Good way to get injured. Most campgrounds would never allow clotheslines, especially on trees. Lee Duquette took it down.

tire marks in the mus

picnic table, clothesline

Below: Muddy tires at the RV Gypsies parked site.

Muddy tires Muddy tires

View from the drivers side of the RV - not bad.

View from the drivers side of the RV

Thank goodness there was some gravel to try to get around the mud.

the RV of the two RV Gypsies the RV of the two RV Gypsies

The lake in the campground is advertised as a 17-acre lake, but it sure looked small to the two RV Gypsies.

campground lake campground lake

When the two RV Gypsies went to town, they walked in puddles to clean the Mud off the bottom of their shoes.

Lee wading in a puddle
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