Hipcamp host Carrie S.,
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NOTICE!!! THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 10, 11, and 12th WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A RESERVATION FOR THIS WEEKEND UNLESS YOU ARE PART OF THIS GROUP. WE WOULD LOVE OT HAVE YOU VISIT ANY OTHER TIME AND APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING. THANK YOU. We have been busy this winter updating and moving sites. We have expanded the campgro
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NOTICE!!! THE WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 10, 11, and 12th WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE A RESERVATION FOR THIS WEEKEND UNLESS YOU ARE PART OF THIS GROUP. WE WOULD LOVE OT HAVE YOU VISIT ANY OTHER TIME AND APPRECIATE YOUR COOPERATION AND UNDERSTANDING. THANK YOU. We have been busy this winter updating and moving sites. We have expanded the campground and added a few new sites away from the water. Three are hidden in a very secluded hollar (sites 25-27) and 3 others are atop the bluffs (18 and over only on sites 28-30).. We have also converted our old milk barn, the tank room is now our office. We have turned the old milk parlor into 4 private showers for our campers. The holding barn area is now called the "Party Barn", During your stay you are welcome to come up and hang out and mingle with the other campers, sing some karaoke, play some corn hole or cards or whatever else yall wanna do. We now also offer lazy river tubing!!! Come enjoy the day relaxing with friends and family in a tubes while floating down Barren river. And when you get to the take out point we will bring you back to the starting point with our shuttle service!! Campsites 1 thru 23 are right on the banks of Salt Lick creek and Barren river with water access at each site. Sites 25, 26 and 27 are extremely remote and located in a wooded valley where 3 hollars join. SITES 28 thru 30 ARE FOR ADULTS ONLY!!! NO CHILDREN ALLOWED AT THESE 3 SITES!!! THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS!!! These 3 sites sit atop our 300 foot bluffs and overlook Barren River and the views and seclusion from these sites are unmatched!! With sheer drop offs it is to dangerous to allow children at these sites. We would love to welcome your kids at any of our other sites though. CAMPSITES WILL BE CHECKED AFTER YOUR STAY. IF WE FIND AND TREES CUT DOWN ON YOUR SITE YOU WILL BE CHARGED 7 TIMES THE MATURE VALUE OF THE DAMAGED TREE. BOOKING A SITE WITH US MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS. We hate to have to do this but we have had trees chopped down for no reason. We have fire wood available in the camp store, and your welcome to burn anything g laying on the ground or in our brush piles. Just don't cut our trees down please Our campground is Perfect for those that love kayaking, swimming, floating, and fishing. We offer lazy river tubing, kayak rentals and also a shuttle service. The lazy river is 2 miles and usually takes 2.5 ro 3 hours or linger depending on how many times you stop.. We have multiple kayaking trip options ranging in length from 1 to 10 miles or more. There is great fishing in the creek and river and plenty of deep holes for swimming. We are in the middle of nowhere so you are away from civilization and you won't see any lights at night other than your campfire, the moon and stars and the amazing night sky. There is also very limited cell phone service at the campground but you are welcome to come up to the office and sit in the parking area to check your messages or make calls. We also ask that you Do NOT bring any fire wood onto our farm from outside. We are trying to protect our trees from invasive pests that could unknowingly be brought in from other areas. We have fire wood and ice available for purchase in our office. Thank you for your interest in our campground and we would love to have you visit whenever you get a chance.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
30 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
No potable water
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 36ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Carrie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Slab By The Barren in Kentucky.

Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Farm

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Hipcamper Mandi

Great backcountry camping!

Mandi M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 22)
October 10th, 2021

We loved that there were not many people. They have trails to bike and hike. We also brought kayaks and fished in the creek. We will return! If you like primitive camping and the ability to unplug - the slab is a great place!

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Hipcamper kathy

Delightful

Kathy F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 26)
October 10th, 2021

Cool place, looking forward to going back again and again.

Hipcamper Starr

Girls weekend

Starr A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 5)
September 20th, 2021

This is by far the best primtive campground in Kentucky

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Hipcamper Michele
Michele M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 19)
September 19th, 2021

Great place with awesome hosts! A one of a kind experience!

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Hipcamper Garry
Garry W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 16th, 2021

A wonderful place to get away, my number one go to spot the camp

Hipcamper Rhino
Rhino J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 11)
September 13th, 2021

Awesome Float And Very Peaceful Camping

Hipcamper Katherine

Fun spot away from it all.

Katherine V.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 13th, 2021

Fun, great spot right on the water. Be prepared to pee in the woods. The porter potty was pretty icky!
We had a great time though and loved kayaking.

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 6)
September 13th, 2021

the camp sites were clean and clear of thorns
we had a wonderful time and enjoyed the addition of the party barn
would highly recommend
plan on taking our children on the next trip to the slab

Hipcamper Daniel

Fantastic!!

Daniel R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 27)
September 13th, 2021

It was amazing! This is the second time I have been here amd BOTH times were great! The site has come a long way and just keeps getting better! If you want a WAY out there away from everyone then site 17-27 is the way to go! I was on 27 way out there from everyone and it was so quiet and beautiful! 100 out of 10 recommend!

Property
Carrie S.’s Land
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
$25/night
30 Sites