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Middlefork Campground

1. Middlefork Campground

Delight in mountainside beauty at Middlefork Campground. Miles of hiking trails link up to those of the Red River Gorge. The shaded, picturesque...

Caitlin: We've been here four times in the past couple years, and every time it's rained on us! No problem, of course, just go prepared...
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Koomer Ridge Campground

2. Koomer Ridge Campground

Koomer Ridge Campground is just the beginning of your wildest camping dreams! A semi-primitive campground, Koomer Ridge provides access to hiking...

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Fort Boonesborough Campground

3. Fort Boonesborough Campground

Fort Boonesborough Campground is well, worth the drive for 1700’s-style family fun. Book a spot as early as you can, as the spots by the river and...

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Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Campground

4. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Campground

Open woodlands, utility hookups, laundry rooms and wait—water slides? Yep! Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Campground brings the fun and the...

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Great Meadows Campground

5. Great Meadows Campground

At Great Meadows Campground, you can bunk down on the Deer Loop side or the Raccoon Loop side, separated by the central road. If you go with the...

Rockcastle Campground

6. Rockcastle Campground

On the backwaters of Lake Cumberland, at the mouth of the Rockcastle River, is where you’ll find Rockcastle Campground. And, posted up around a...

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Cumberland Falls Campground

7. Cumberland Falls Campground

If there’s any place you should stay a few days, it’s Cumberland Falls. Lucky for you, there’s quite a few options in terms of a good night’s rest!...

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Fishing Creek Campground

8. Fishing Creek Campground

With over forty campsites in walking distance of the shore, Fishing Creek Campground really lives up to its name. Load up your gear and spend the...

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White Oak Boat-In Campground

9. White Oak Boat-In Campground

There are just two boat-in campgrounds on Laurel River Lake, and White Oak is one of them. Now, we aren’t going to say which campground is...

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Houchin Ferry Campground

10. Houchin Ferry Campground

Houchin Ferry Campground crosses the bridge between modern America and its endemic wilderness flawlessly. For example, it's equipped with picnic...

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Paragon Dispersed Camping Area

11. Paragon Dispersed Camping Area

If you’ve been wanting to explore the backwoods part of Daniel Boone National Forest sans huge, busy campgrounds, Paragon Dispersed Camping Area is...

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Carter Caves Campground

12. Carter Caves Campground

At Carter Caves State Resort Park, you’ll find a whole smorgasbord of amenities. If you stay at the fieldstone lodge, you’ll get a private balcony...

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Eureka Campground

13. Eureka Campground

Eureka is right! We think you’ll agree when we say setting up shop at this campground is a genius move. Hike or bike the nearby Chestnut Oaks Trail...

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Hurricane Creek Campground

14. Hurricane Creek Campground

Don’t let the name fool you—nestled next to beautiful Barkley Lake, Hurricane Creek Campground welcomes you to stay cool and calm as a cucumber. Of...

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Pennyrile Forest Campground

15. Pennyrile Forest Campground

Sun or shade? At Pennyrile Forest’s campground, you can have the best of both worlds. The quaintly wooded equestrian, RV, and tent sites provide...

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North Fork Campground

16. North Fork Campground

Get amped on the outdoors! North Fork Campground has some seriously bomb boating and far-out fishing all amidst stunning Kentucky scenery. Perched...

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Dale Hollow Lake Campground

17. Dale Hollow Lake Campground

At Dale Hollow Lake, there’s thousands of acres of forest that surround cozy campsites. If you’ve always thought that camping with “roughin’ it”,...

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Kenlake Campground

18. Kenlake Campground

Live the charmed life at Kenlake! Sleep under the stars in one of many tent and RV campsites. Or if you’re in the mood for something a bit more...

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Kentucky Dam Village Campground

19. Kentucky Dam Village Campground

Enjoy a damn good time at Kentucky Dam Village Campground! Choose from tent, RV, and lodge accommodations. The nautical-themed lodge and nearby...

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Lake Barkley Campground

20. Lake Barkley Campground

Looking for somewhere to post up in the Land Between the Lakes? Stay the night at one of Lake Barkley’s cabins or in its campground. Or if you’re...

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Lake Cumberland Campground

21. Lake Cumberland Campground

Appropriately named, Lake Cumberland’s Lure Lodge will most definitely tempt you! With full amenities and breathtaking lake views, you’ll be...

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Grayson Lake Campground

22. Grayson Lake Campground

Try to snag a level, easy-to-back-in spot at Grayson Lake Campground if you want an easy, stress-free getaway. Once you’ve settled into your shady,...

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Beaver Creek Campground

23. Beaver Creek Campground

This campground might be small, but its location is mighty sweet. On the banks of Barren River Lake, Beaver Creek Campground is a must for all you...

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Claylick Boat-in Campground

24. Claylick Boat-in Campground

“Aquaholics,” we’ve got you covered in Daniel Boone National Forest! Sitting pretty in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky, these grounds...

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Clear Creek Campground

25. Clear Creek Campground

See ya offshore! Clear Creek Campground in the Cumberland Ranger District sits nestled in the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky, near to the...

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Grove Boat-In Campground

26. Grove Boat-In Campground

Grove Boat-In Campground is situated on an interesting dual-peninsula on Laurel River Lake, which creates a quiet little bay in-between. Boat in or...

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Grove Drive-in Campground

27. Grove Drive-in Campground

Perched above the clear, deep waters of Laurel River Lake on a wooded ridge, Grove Drive-in Campground is one you won't want to leave—the view is...

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Holly Bay Campground

28. Holly Bay Campground

Sometimes a simple site by the water is all we’re craving for a weekend camping trip. Holly Bay Campground is precisely the kind of place to go to...

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S-Tree Campground

29. S-Tree Campground

S-Tree is a quiet little campground that sits on a ridge above Horse Lick Creek. That is, until the weekend rolls around, because that’s when the...

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Barren River Lake Campground

30. Barren River Lake Campground

Whether you are a glamper or just a plain’ old outdoors camper, Barren River Lake has what you need. Settle down in a contemporary cottage with a...