When I was a kid, we used to camp there every year, sometimes multiple times a year. We used to catch catfish from the bank in the campsite. Last time I was in the area was when I was fishing the Cumberland river for big cats, Jan 2010. Worth driving through, 100% worth visiting. Other guys than me would know a lot more about serious fishing ( Just throwing that out there, I saw you said you probably won't have time to go). Big blue catfish are targeted this time of year, we caught one over 40 lbs when I was there last, lots of guides in the area.
Why am I on the computer? I should be fishing...