Hipcamp host Jes F.,
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We have almost 200 acres of beautiful country surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rockcastle County. With a mile of river to swim, kayak, and fish and enchanted forest trails to hike, climb, or play, we have all of the best Kentucky has to offer! We have more established sites with fire rings, or you can find a place off the beaten path for more privacy, if yo

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We have almost 200 acres of beautiful country surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest in Rockcastle County. With a mile of river to swim, kayak, and fish and enchanted forest trails to hike, climb, or play, we have all of the best Kentucky has to offer! We have more established sites with fire rings, or you can find a place off the beaten path for more privacy, if you choose. The riverside is perfect for hammock camping, too.  We love music and often host bands on the weekends. We rent kayaks and canoes on site, as well. We have a little of something for everyone!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
30 sites
Up to 2 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 45 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Generators allowed
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Jes a message!
  • Check in: After 7AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out

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Activities

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Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

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Hipcamper George
George M.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 24th, 2022

Booking and checking in was very easy. We purchased three tent sites and three bundles of wood for our small group. Host was very kind. We arrived later than expected (6pm), however, there weren’t any tent campers so we had our pick of the lot. I was a little taken back that the “wood bundles” did not comprise of bundles of dry wood, but of wood that had been outside and wet. Made it very challenging to really get a good fire going. Bathrooms were clean and served their purpose for our one night stay. We were hoping to grab a shower before we departed, however, we could not find them anywhere. Hip camp identified that there were showers, so a little disappointed there. Host came out upon departure, we chatted and he snapped some pics of our rigs.

Hipcamper Melody
Melody G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 23rd, 2022

My experience was not great. When I arrived, I was directed with a wave toward the RV area and told to pick any site past that. Problem is, there were no "sites" so I just assumed I needed to camp in the grass. There was no fire ring either. I didn't like the location of the dispersed/primitive camping so I used the app to ask if I could trade 2 nights primitive for 1 night in an RV site. Jes said no problem, as it was the same price. Unfortunately, I went to 2 different sites trying to get the electricity to work, but it didn't. By then the firewood I ordered had been delivered by tractor to the 1st RV site. I mentioned this but it was never moved. Since I didn't want to carry it to the 2nd site by hand, I didn't get to use it. None of that would have been a big deal but the problem occurred when 2 people started responding to me via the app WITHOUT reading what the other had written and WITHOUT me knowing I was talking to 2 people. So I got mixed messages, was unnecessarily moved to another site, and told I would be charged for the RV site. I was not going to write a review but, after getting so frustrated with the messaging back and forth and the electricity, the host on site voluntarily offered to refund my money, and that did not happen. I didn't ask for a refund, but it was promised and never delivered.

Hipcamper Nikita

Back country camping

Nikita B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 23rd, 2022

Michelle was kind and attentive. The campground was secluded with a short walk down to the river bank. Some sites have tree coverage some do not, it was worth the little drive from the Interstate.

This is the site we picked once we got there. Flat spot for rent and nice tree coverage for my hammock. 10/10 would recommend.The creek was perfect little spot off th walking trails.My dog made a best friend with neighboring campers.
Hipcamper Dave
Dave Y.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 4th, 2022

Great place to camp, off the main roads far enough no traffic noise

Hipcamper James

Not great but ok.

James B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 2nd, 2022

The road to get to the campground is very poor. Our trailer took a beating. The primitive sites are not very level. The bathrooms were ok. Too pricey for what you get in my opinion.

Hipcamper Jason
Jason D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 21st, 2022

Great place! River view camping.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 11th, 2022

Awesome place to stay. We were doing the KAT and used this location as a starting point for one of the weekends. Host is great.

Hipcamper Chelsea
Chelsea M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 13th, 2021

Absolutely perfect stay!

Hipcamper Ethan
Ethan M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 8th, 2021

Nice facility and nice staff. Good access to the river.

Property
Rockcastle Riverside
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
$20/night
30 Sites

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