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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
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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Cumberland Falls Campground

3. 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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Carter Caves Campground

4. 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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Houchin Ferry Campground

5. 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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North Fork Campground

6. 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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Fort Boonesborough Campground

7. 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

8. 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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My Old Kentucky Home Campground

9. My Old Kentucky Home Campground

Camping out on historic, colonial grounds in the lush, green landscape of Kentucky has no rival. My Old Kentucky Home Campground is quaint, but...

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Turkey Foot Campground

10. Turkey Foot Campground

Get your feet over to Turkey Foot Campground, where you can fill your treads in with the good muddy waters of War Fork Creek. Steep roads may...

Anthony
Anthony: Water is scarce throughout the entire park.
Mammoth Cave Campground

11. Mammoth Cave Campground

For a true “ghost stories by the campfire” experience, you really can’t top Mammoth Cave Campground. Home of the largest cave system in the world,...

William
William: My girlfriend and I drove across the country, and this was one of our favorite spots we camped. We were there on a...
Great Meadows Campground

12. 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

13. 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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Fishing Creek Campground

14. 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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Eureka Campground

15. 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

16. 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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Paragon Dispersed Camping Area

17. 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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White Oak Boat-In Campground

18. 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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Pennyrile Forest Campground

19. 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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Kentucky Dam Village Campground

20. 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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Grove Boat-In Campground

21. 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

22. 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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Lake Barkley Campground

23. 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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Clear Creek Campground

24. 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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Claylick Boat-in Campground

25. 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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Beaver Creek Campground

26. 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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Grayson Lake Campground

27. 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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Kenlake Campground

28. 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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Lake Cumberland Campground

29. 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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Dale Hollow Lake Campground

30. 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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