Hipcamp host Michael W.,
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Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map. The gravel driveway to the sites is passable with any vehicle. If you choose to use our alternate parking there will be a hike to your site, appropriately 1/8 of a mile. I can’t stress enou
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Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map. The gravel driveway to the sites is passable with any vehicle. If you choose to use our alternate parking there will be a hike to your site, appropriately 1/8 of a mile. I can’t stress enough that it is primitive camping, there is a restroom available at the top of the hill. We are inviting you to enjoy a peaceful, primitive camping experience on a spacious plot right on the sandy banks of the Cumberland River. We offer a tree canopy covered, serene spot that offers river swimming, fishing, enjoy a camp fire or just plain nothing but peace and quiet. Each site is equipt with a fire ring. The drive way to the primitive sites is a little lane that wraps around a mountain side that leads to the primitive sites. We do our best to keep up with it however due to the nature of weather, gravity and water it’s a constant chore. Your welcome to hike in to the sites, it’s not mandatory that you driver on down. If you feel comfortable by all means slowly drive directly to your site. If your not sure of the lane please hike to your site. Hikers, Horses and riders welcome, located a couple miles from Daniel Boone National Forrest, seemingly endless trails through some of the most beautiful country. Bring your canoe and kayaks. Located 16 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park. Located 11 miles from Sheltowee Trade Adventure Park. Located 11 miles from Kentucky Splash Water Park. Located 11 miles from Wal-Mart, restaurants and Pilot.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
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  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Kayak canoe float

Off-roading (OHV)

Several trails in the area that you can ride to from the campground

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Hiking
Horseback riding
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Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Clayton Geneva Memorial Campground in Kentucky.

Cave

Several caves and caverns to explore in the Daniel Boone National Forest

Lake

Lake laurel & Lake Cumberland are close

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Hipcamper Matt
Matt J.
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(Site 10)
October 17th, 2021

This was my 3rd time staying here and it’s better every time! Seriously beautiful views on the river. The people are super nice. Amber is helpful and ready for any questions you have.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on October 18th, 2021

Thanks for visiting us again Matt? Your visits are always welcome. Thanks for the lovely review

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Hipcamper Jennifer

Very peaceful

Jennifer P.
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(Site 8)
October 10th, 2021

It was a great, peaceful stay along the river. After the rain, we had the whole camp to ourselves! Songbirds and tree frogs during the day, and owls hooting at night. Road to the campsite was a bit rough, but we made it in just a little honda civic. Will definitely try to visit again!

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Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on October 12th, 2021

Thank you for the lovely review. We look forward to hosting your stay again soon!!

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Hipcamper Tabitha
Tabitha B.
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(Site 10)
September 26th, 2021

Beautiful place right on the water. Absolutely loved the campsite. Host was friendly and very helpful.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on September 28th, 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

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Hipcamper Dan

Beautiful site

Dan B.
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(Site 4)
September 15th, 2021

I typically don't stay at campgrounds but CGMC was just excellent. It's a good hybrid... if you're a typical dispersed/primitive camper like me pick your spots and go mid-week (my visit September) and you might have the place to yourself. For the "average camper" there are amenities (shower toilet) but thankfully located uphill so as not to disturb the natural beauty.

You have around ten sites along 100 yards or so overlooking a beautiful sweep of the river. Only one site (1) has a picnic table so you'll need to arrange something. All sites have fire rings. Paths to the river are located at the ends of the campground. Site 1 was hammock friendly.

There are no structures visible, just 100% nature. No road noise at all. I did hear a few dogs bark in the distance but that was about it. Saw deer, turkey, heard coyotes in the distance, and watched a bald eagle snag a fish.

100% excellent stay and I'll be coming back for Fall/Winter camping.

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Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on September 20th, 2021

Wow!! Thank you so much for the amazing review. Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed our little place and all it’s wonders. We really appreciate the kind words. Your Eagle sighting great, I’ve seen them make passes but never actually grab one. Next time you’ll have to watch for the river otters that come around here and there. Thanks again, see you again real soon.

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Hipcamper Stacey

Camping by the river

Stacey S.
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(Site 5)
September 10th, 2021

This is probably one of the most amazing experinces we have had camping so far. We love nature and this my friend is definitely as nature as it gets. We have had the pleasure of renting 3 campsites so far and each one was by the river towards the bottom of the hill which is just you, nature, and the river. Up towards the top of the hill has a hot shower, toilet, and the cabin/RV area. The staff there is very friendly and so helpful, they make you feel right at home like you belong there. If your looking for a great place and a wonderful time with your family and friends then I highly recommended this campsite. We will definitely be back, this is our new home away from home.

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Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on September 11th, 2021

Thank you for such kind word and leaving us such a wonderful review. We look forward to hosting your stay many times over.

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Hipcamper John

Clean, large campsites along river

John T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
August 5th, 2021

Clayton Geneva Memorial Campground was truly a diamond in the rough. Nestled along the Columbia River, the Campground was very clean and well kept. I only stayed one night, but I took a good look for possibilities in the future. Sites are large and very clean. Near the house, there's a bathroom and vending machines. The rustic appearance of the outside of the bathroom can be fooling because the inside is very clean and modern. Equipped with a full stand up shower, and clean, flushing toilet, Clayton Geneva is a great home away from home with all the amenities. Thanks for a great stay and wonderful night's sleep.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on August 6th, 2021

What a wonderful review, thank you so much. We look forward to seeing you again real soon.

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Hipcamper Ryan

Awesome location, loved it!!

Ryan N.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
July 7th, 2021

Owners were awesome, campground was clean and on a perfect location. I will definitely be going back

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on July 8th, 2021

Thanks for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again real soon.

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Hipcamper Megan

Peaceful, enjoyable and relaxing

Megan D.
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(Site 4)
June 25th, 2021

This was my third reservation with them, the first ended after one night because I broke my foot. The second had to be completely cancelled and this one had to be changed. They were kind, helpful and understanding with my cancellation and date changes. We FINALLY made it and spent four great days by the Cumberland River. It is a primitive campsite, which is exactly what I wanted! It is an awesome place to camp a day or a week.

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on June 28th, 2021

Thanks for the great review. I’m glad you finally got this trip in. We look forward to your next stay.

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Hipcamper Mahala

It was a delightful stop!

Mahala S.
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(Site 10)
June 25th, 2021

The campground was very easy to find, thanks to the host’s communication. There are many nice camping spots right next to the river which gives a beautiful sound to fall asleep and wake up to!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on June 28th, 2021

We appreciate your wonderful review. Hopefully we will see you again real soon.

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Awards

Best in 2021 Kentucky
3rd place
Best of 2019 Kentucky
6th place
Property
Clayton Geneva Camp Ground
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
$15/night
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