- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 6 months out
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Start your trip off right with a bundle of firewood waiting for you at your c...Read more
Rompin in the Shoals
Rent river tubes to splash around in the shoals. Only 5.00 for your visit per...Read more
Farm fresh eggs
Fresh as in maybe still warm.
The girls are back from vacation.
Fire starter sticks
4 packs of fire starters for those rainy days when your campfire wont coopera...Read more
Tired of struggling with your tent setup, or perhaps just forgot your hammock...Read more
Dont let the summer heat cause you to worry about your food and beverages. We...Read more
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
The road through our property is paved. Off road bicycle trails begin with a mile of our property. Horseback riding trails, of...Read more
Canoes can be rented at a nearby livery for separate fee.
The smallmouth and catfish is second to none. An occasional walleye may show up as well as a wild river trout population. All ...Read more
We have plenty of acreage to hike and trail access to the Daniel Boone National Forest a mile down the road.
The Summer Shoals are an ideal moving water playground. The Cumberland Falls National Park is just 11 miles down stream. We do ...Read more
View the cliff from Steer Ridge from afar or hike in to climb.
When mother nature cooperates sledding and cross country skiing.
As a family based Christian campground we ask that you observe proper clothing and swimming attire while visiting Summer Shoals.
Our campground is 11 miles upstream of Cumberland Falls State Park. The river has a great flow rate and several rated whitewate...Read more
Summer Shoals is a virtual animal paradise. There is also a pair of eagles on the other side of the river as well as an occasio...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Summer Shoals Retreat & Campground in Kentucky.
We have a small beach in a shaded corner of the property. Camping is permitted in this location if that is your choice.
Plenty of woods to hike, make your own trail.
We are nestled privately in the Appalachian Mountains.
The Cumberland River, Archers Creek and John Jones Branch all meander through the property. All have absolutely beautiful campi...Read more
Enjoy a refreshing dip in the cool waters of the Cumberland River.
There is a nice waterfall at the park entrance. This waterfall is however on private property. We highly suggest you respect p...Read more
Cattle and chicken move freely about the homestead area.
We offer off street, some lit some not parking areas. We strongly recommend not leaving valuables in plain sight and locking yo...Read more
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The owners and host Jim and Lora are Amazing!We arrived early and Jim gave us a great tour of the grounds.Its so peaceful and private land!Fresh eggs were awesome for our breakfast thanks to Jim and Lora!We had the creek and river view from our site we chose.We loved fishing in the creek and the wading was so cool and refreshing. I caught 7 bass out of the creek catch and released but so much fun.My daughter loved playing in the sand at the Creek.Its located close to the Cumberland Falls so you can visit.We can’t wait to come back!
Refreshing retreat on the river!
We loved our stay with Jim and Lora. We were looking for a quiet, relaxing break from our daily lives - and Summer Shoals was the perfect spot to clear our minds and enjoy nature. Jim and Lora were lovely hosts and went out of their way to make sure our stay was absolutely perfect, from providing us with dry firewood to giving us an extended personal tour of the property (we saw a tortoise snacking on a mushroom!). If you’re looking a quiet welcoming retreat on the river and also have the opportunity to hike in beautiful Appalachia, with creeks and woods, this is the place for you.
I still have a smile on my face from our experience here! Jim and Lora was amazing. They met us at the front and took us around on a wonderful tour of their property and helped us choose a site and got us all set up. My daughter's and I enjoyed chatting on the back porch with Lora while the boys fished. Then this morning as we got caught in the pouring rain this couple outdid themselves in hospitality. If you stay here you will not be disappointed. I can wait to follow their journey and see what they continue to do here. Can't wait to make it back!!
Great place. fantastic hosts
We really struck gold with Summer Shoals Retreat when my girlfriend and I went camping there for a couple of days. For starters, Jim and Lora were some of the nicest hosts I have ever had the chance to meet as they were so attentive to our needs while also making sure that the campsite was everything we expected. The entire campsite was clean and maintained. The bathrooms were even very clean and welcoming which was one of my concerns. Jim gave us an ATV tour of the 80 acres campsite just outside the Daniel Boone National Forest, and I must say the property is amazing. The trails on the site are as beautiful as you can imagine, almost as they've been untouched. Jim gave us firewood to use for our camp and clear directions to a nearby Walmart. Our experience was great and I would definitely recommend this site to anyone who wants to see Kentucky.
Wonderful this spot!
This place was absolutely amazing and exceeded our expectations. We cant wait to see what they do with the place over the next few years. The hosts were wonderful anf went above and beyond to make us comfortable and that we had all we needed and more. It was one of our most cherished stops on our family vacation and we cant wait to return!
Peaceful stay next to cumberland
Jim & Lora were excellent hosts with quick and responsive communication. The site was clean and well-maintained. There was free fire wood, on-site games, wifi near their house, and even ice at very low cost. It was a relaxing weekend outdoors next to the river. Would camp here again!