Camping near Mount Sterling with hiking

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Bar on the Mountain

2 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Beattyville, KY
*ADDITIONAL SITE ADDED* Check out our new site, Top Shelf added March 2024! Primitive camping at its PEAK! Located in the heart of Natural Bridge State Park and the Red River Gorge, this secluded camping ground offers an experience above the rest - literally! Accommodates tents and RV/campers 24ft and under. 360 degree views including a front row seat to an Appalachian Mountain sunrise! Minutes from Hollerwood Offroad Park, Gorge-ous climbing and hiking trails, fishing/boating/swimming at Mill Creek Lake, restaurants including Miguel's Pizza, Rockhouse, La Cabana Mexican, and Thatcher's BBQ to name a few! Close access to Hollerwood Offroad Park.
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Camp Middle Fork

4 sites · Tents13 acres · Irvine, KY
Learn more about this land: Come stay at Middle Fork Camp: two acres of grass and eleven acres of wooded hillside overlooking a valley meadow in the Daniel Boone National Forest region. Just forty minutes from the Red River Gorge and past homesite of pioneer settlers, the property features an outdoor kitchen, potable spring water, an outdoor shower, WiFi, and 110V and RV-type electric outlets. There is a yoga deck, picnic table, and wood benches with stone ring fireplaces for your use. Help yourself to vegetables from the veggie patch in season! There are ample hiking and trail running opportunities from the site, starting right behind the (private) A-frame cabin, up and over the limestone cliffs or out the gravel road. I have established hiking/running trail loops to scenic points ranging from 1 - 15 miles in length and will be happy to provide detailed information, including GPS tracks upon request. Enjoy! Note: Camp Middle Fork is a true nature area: in season there are ticks, you may see a snake, and common to this region, there is poison ivy in the woods. If you are sensitive, dress accordingly.
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Hidden Lake Farm

18 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents216 acres · Cynthiana, KY
Welcome to Hidden Lake Farm! We are a family-owned farm and hope you enjoy our little slice of heaven as much as we do. Whether you're a new, inquiring camper or a familiar face, we appreciate your support and wish to make your stay with us as memorable as possible. We offer primitive camp sites (most can accommodate various sizes of RV's), a primitive cabin, and hike-in sites surrounded by woods, a lake, ponds, and unforgettable views. Each site is unique and offers different experiences. Activities include hiking, swimming, boating, and fishing. We also offer day passes for those wanting to enjoy the property without staying overnight and larger groups have the option to rent out the entire campground for a more intimate experience. Feel free to reach out for more information regarding these options or for any additional questions regarding our facilities.
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The Kilns @ The Red River Gorge

4 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Campton, KY
Located 1 mile from the Red River Gorge in Pine Ridge KY between Mt. Parkway Exit 40 East and Exit 40 West and 8 miles to Natural Bridge State Park. The KILNS is nestled on a family farm with 5 acres designated for PRIMATIVE Tent or Van Camping. The property is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and a lush green field, freshly manicured. It is easy access to Red River Gorge, Local Restaurants, General Stores all while secluded from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Come relax and enjoy, we look forward to seeing you! Here are the coordinates: the maps sometimes take you to Campton, but the coordinates are accurate. Address: 300 Johnson Ln. Campton, KY 41301 Coordinates: 37.75254° N, 83.60836° W
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Serenity Camp

26 sites · RVs, Tents175 acres · Beattyville, KY
I moved back here a few years ago to my home place where I grew up.  To me it is the most relaxing thing I can do to just sit by a bonfire and look at the view.
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The Honey Hut

2 sites · Lodging5 acres · Mount Sterling, KY
This is a small honey bee farm . Cabin is between ten acres of windflowers and our 5 acre pond. You may see deer, otters, turkey, or even a bald eagle we saw once. Pets are welcome but you must select the optional per pet / per day fee under extras . This money goes to the cleaning lady .
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Boone Valley Campground

50 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Beattyville, KY
Boone Valley Campground is a family owned and operated business that offers 30 acres of primitive, RV, and Van camping. Conveniently located only 1 mile away from the Pendergrass Murray Recreational Preserve, 7 miles from the Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, and 15 miles from the Natural Bridge State Resort Park and Red River Gorge Area. Boone Valley is perfect for outdoor adventurers and families who want to spend and enjoyable weekend in nature. Enjoy local events! Boone Valley is located 5 miles from downtown Beattyville, KY. Camp with us on weekends of local festivals such as the Bourbon and Moonshine Festival and the Woolly Worm Festival. Onsite enjoy weekend live music, bonfires, and home cooking from the Boone Valley Kitchen.
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Farm and Forest

15 sites · RVs, Tents22 acres · Lexington, KY
This land has previously been a tobacco farm, a hay farm, and is now home to a few beef cattle. We acquired the property in 2017, and have been making it our own and enjoying it ever since. We have blazed trails through the woods for hiking, created campsites with fire rings, farmed hay, and grown various vegetables for self-consumption. We love the proximity of the farm to town, yet the seclusion we feel when we are out there.
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The LAAAAND (just you & 50 acres)

2 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Frenchburg, KY
When you want to get away to nature, what do you envision? We're a family that loves to camp; and while we love a stop at a KOA or community campground, we sometimes crave quiet time in nature without the noise and distraction of other campers. That's what makes The LAAAAND so special (yes, you say it with an accent;). The property is comprised of 50 pristine acres, with a mix of fields and woods, that bump up against another 250 acres owned by our family friends. The southern perimeter of the property is all cliff line, so you feel truly remote. The possibilities of sound pollution are limited to a far-off dog barking, horses being ridden down a nearby trail, or the possible hum of a distant lumber yard. Other than that, you'll mostly hear the wind rustling trees, deer and critters making their way through the woods, and possibly a waterfall at certain times of the year. Oh, and you will absolutely hear whipoorwhills, most likely at a time you'd rather not (we've decided they're charming). Over the nearly 2 decades we've owned this property we have spent countless weekends enjoying the simplest of pleasures; watching butterflies dance in the tree canopy, having dance parties at sunset on the deck, forging new trails and hiking into the unkown, sitting in the truck bed late at night gazing at a star-covered sky counting shooting stars. If you are looking for a space and place to reset and reconnect, The LAAAAND is waiting for you.
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Nocoma’s Pass

6 sites · RVs, Tents50 acres · Ravenna, KY
We searched all over for a piece of property in the mountains of Kentucky! We fell in love with our 50 acres nestled in between 3 mountains. With waterfalls a cave 2 streams beautiful star filled nights tucked away in the middle of a wooded utopia! Totally away from the modern world but close enough to be there in 30 minutes!
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Red River Gorge Glamp Camp

3 sites · Lodging20 acres · KY
There are many vacation listings claiming to be "in the Gorge", actually almost all of them are miles away. Don't be mislead, check our location on the map! The Glamp Camp is a very rare private property actually inside the Red River Gorge. It is surrounded by 30,000 acres of scenic, mostly uninhabited Forest Service land. No need to drive to distant trails. Walk from the camp into miles of primitive forests. Massive cliffs, giant boulders and pristine streams surround the camp. Walk to the Red River and world-class climbing sites. Short drive to major trail heads, caves, waterfalls and stunning arches. *Ask me about where to go and what to see, I'm happy to help. Free map in your glamper. Dunkan Branch, a pristine, babbling stream flows feet from the Glamper. The property is gated and access restricted to our guests only. Guests get 10% discounts for kayaking with Red River Adventure, and at Mill Creek Lake at nearby Natural Bridge State Park.
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Shasta Valley

5 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Frenchburg, KY
The idea of Shasta Valley came to us through years of traveling in developing countries and falling in love with communal living and camping culture. We are excited to build or dream and share it with you!Learn more about this land:We are nestled between cave run lake and the north entrance of Red River Gorge off the beaten path. Enjoy 20 Acres of private forest, creeks, waterfalls, and a giant open hill top great for larger groups. We have hilltop car camping and tent camping on a 3 acre field surrounded by forest. Bring your tents, van, overlanders and small campers (pulled with a 4wd) to Shasta Valley! 
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Camping near Mount Sterling with hiking guide

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Welcome to Hipcamp, your go-to resource for camping options near Mount Sterling, Kentucky. With over 2,000 options specifically tailored to hiking enthusiasts like you, you're sure to find the perfect campsite for your outdoor adventure. Whether you prefer a rustic cabin, a cozy tent, or a spacious RV, we have a wide variety of accommodations to suit your needs. And with popular campsites like Hidden Lake Farm (359 reviews), Fruitdale Farm (352 reviews), and Hones Pointe (352 reviews), you can trust that you'll be in good hands. Our campsites offer popular amenities like toilets, trash facilities, and campfires, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to engage in popular activities like wildlife watching and horseback riding. So pack your hiking boots and get ready for an unforgettable camping experience in the beautiful wilderness near Mount Sterling, Kentucky!

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