Hipcamp host Sam D.,
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Hi there!  Absolute seclusion on the Bourbon Trail but only 4.5 miles from town. Only two designated sites with picnic table and fire ring on 109 acres…or, find/make your own spot in the dense woods. A short hike in is required with no amenities however, there is a strong 5G signal. Three miles of easy walking/biking trails on site.  Salt River (off site) is less than a mil

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Hi there!  Absolute seclusion on the Bourbon Trail but only 4.5 miles from town. Only two designated sites with picnic table and fire ring on 109 acres…or, find/make your own spot in the dense woods. A short hike in is required with no amenities however, there is a strong 5G signal. Three miles of easy walking/biking trails on site.  Salt River (off site) is less than a mile away and offers a popular kayak launch location, and great spot just a little further down the road where you can drive in the river (see pics).  Four Roses Distillery offers tastings and tours and is .4 miles away, off site and within walking/ biking distance down Bondsmill Rd.     

The property is almost entirely wooded and borders the Norfolk Southern railway. Some locations are within 100yds of the railway, where you can see the train as it passes by.  Because the railroad is elevated as high as 40ft in some areas, it looks like a train traveling through the tree tops as you peek through the limbs and leaves.  One of the designated sites is far from the railroad however.    

Be warned! Lawrenceburg Ky is known for it's Wildman Days Festival because of the high volume of Bigfoot sightings in the area, and there have been multiple, documented sightings on this property.

Firewood available for a small fee upon request. Preview of sites by ATV tour *may* be available during daylight hours. This is primitive camping and you will be surrounded by wildlife.  No electric, no water, no restrooms. Hike in/out only.  Leave no trace.

Upon arrival, there will be a meet and greet with a host.  Please be respectful of your host.  Late check in is HIGHLY discouraged, as this is primitive camping and the campsites are difficult to find without a host escort.

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Moderate walk
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Sam a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Off-roading (OHV)

ATVs *may* be allowed for an additional fee.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Secluded woods on the Bourbon Trail in Kentucky.

Forest

Places to see near Secluded woods on the Bourbon Trail

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Hipcamper Anthony

Amazing campground

Anthony Y.
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(Dispersed site)
May 23rd, 2022

Sam was awesome & location was awesome, very beautiful grounds! No complaints at all, camping experience was great!!

Hipcamper Whitney
Whitney V.
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(Dispersed site)
May 15th, 2022

2 amazing camp sites 1 hour drive from Louisville! Sam was a great host that really went out of his way to ensure our stay was exceptional. He met us upon arrival and gave us a tour including meeting the mini cows, ponies, and goats. We got to pick between 2 sites which both had chairs, a table, and fire pit. Sam then took our heavier gear to our site of choice. There’s a mile loop that we walked a few times while the dogs explored. Only small downside is road/train noise which Sam was very transparent about. Also be prepared for ticks, but this is any site in the area, especially in the spring.

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Hipcamper Mia
Mia L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 25th, 2022

Incredibly hospitable and lovely host with a GORGEOUS property. Waking up to the sound of goats and birds in the distance was magical. My van got stuck in the mud and SAM not only offered to drive me out of my mess but also made sure I was located in the best possible spot to prevent further potential to get stuck. Absolutely recommend.

Hipcamper Sam
Response from Sam, the Host, on January 30th, 2022

Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a joy to have you and Remington at our place. Looking forward to Seeing your blog and all of your journeys. God bless and safe travels

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Hipcamper Mercedes

Seclusion at it’s finest!

Mercedes E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 8th, 2021

One of the BEST camping spots we’ve ever been to!! Only 15 mins away from Versailles and 28 mins away from Lexington yet still in the country with wildlife and not one soul in sight is hard to find!

When we first arrived, Sam guided us back to our designated spot which was immaculate! There was an area for a campfire, 3 chairs, a picnic table and two designated tent spots. The area was cleared out with solar lights attached to the soaring high cedar trees that literally surrounded you! We brought our own firewood but since it had rained earlier in the day most of it was wet so Sam brought us some dry firewood to get our fire going! With storms quickly approaching for the night we stuck it out and had one of the best camping experiences EVER!

You can tell the love Sam and his wife have for their property (which is a guarantee that your site will be well thought out and take care of!). Their knowledge of the trails and way around was great to know!!!

If you’re looking for a place that’s COMPLETELY secluded and in amazing shape then this place is for you! We will DEFINITELY be back!!

-Travis & Mercedes

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

Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words. It was a hard decision for us to share our land but meeting folks like you just confirms we made the right choice. Y’all were great! Your enthusiasm and love for camping was inspiring. Thanks for staying with us and thanks for leaving the campsite without a trace.

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Hipcamper Joe
Joe H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 18th, 2021

Perfect campsite!

Hipcamper Kyle

Sam's campsite

Kyle C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 29th, 2021

Sam and his family were extremely hospitable, we had some set back and arrived later than we wanted and still they took care of helping us find a great campsite in the dark and even helped us take our gear out in his ATV. The campsites are amazing and well maintained, my friends and I had a great experience. In the morning Sam's wife and father helped us get everything back to the car and on top of that they were kind enough to let us feed their animals; mini goats, cows and horses. Hope to stay again with them in the future.

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Hipcamper Sam
Response from Sam, the Host, on September 16th, 2021

Thank you! Y'all were wonderful campers and are welcome back any time! I noticed hipcamp generated an automated review for you before I was able to leave one (It makes me wait 3 days???) I'm very sorry about that and wish I could leave a much more personal review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and THANK YOU again!

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Hipcamper Naomi

Gorgeous kentucky

Naomi G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 25th, 2021

It was really good place to stay.

Hipcamper Sam
Response from Sam, the Host, on August 31st, 2021

Thank you so much. We enjoyed your visit. Come back any time.

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Hipcamper Toscamarina

What camping should be like

Toscamarina E.
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(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2021

Loved it so much we came back as fast as possible.

Hipcamper Sam
Response from Sam, the Host, on August 31st, 2021

I appreciate the kind words. You're definitely welcome back any time!

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Hipcamper Chad
Chad A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 13th, 2021

Place was beautiful. Will definitely stay again whenever we’re nearby

Hipcamper Sam
Response from Sam, the Host, on August 31st, 2021

Thanks Chad. Y'all were great!

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