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
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!
- 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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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.
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.
Back country camping
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.
Not great but ok.
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.