Hipcamp host Carrie S.,
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Hello and Welcome Campers!!!!

WE NOW HAVE CABINS!!! TO RESERVE OR GET THE DETAILS ON A CABIN PLEASE GO TO OUR OTHER LISTINGS.... THE SLAB BY THE BARREN BIG CABINS!! Or THE SLAB BY THE BARREN LIL CABINS!!! WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING SOME SPECIAL EVENTS THIS SPRING AND SUMMER AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS AWARE AND CAN PLAN ACCORDINGL

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Hello and Welcome Campers!!!!

WE NOW HAVE CABINS!!! TO RESERVE OR GET THE DETAILS ON A CABIN PLEASE GO TO OUR OTHER LISTINGS.... THE SLAB BY THE BARREN BIG CABINS!! Or THE SLAB BY THE BARREN LIL CABINS!!! WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING SOME SPECIAL EVENTS THIS SPRING AND SUMMER AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE IS AWARE AND CAN PLAN ACCORDINGLY!!! 

 If this is something you and your family would be interested in participating in or just watching then feel free to book and enjoy the fun!!! If this is something you would not enjoy we hope that it doesn't affect your schedule and look forward to seeing you any other weekend thru the summer. Thank you for your understanding as we try to include more outdoor activities.

April 2 - 3 We will be hosting MSXC motorcross races. Quads on Sat. and Dirt bikes on Sun.

May 6-7 We will be hosting an ATV and bike Rodeo on Friday and Dirt Track Drag Racing, anything with wheels, on Saturday.

May 20-22 We will be CLOSED due to a private event.

Sept 9-11 We will be CLOSED due to a private event.

Sept 16-17 We will be hosting ATV and bike rodeo on Friday night and Dirt Track Drag racing again on Saturday.

Now let me introduce you to our little hidden gem in scenic Monroe county Kentucky.  The Slab by the Barren campground is an outdoor recreation area like no other!!!  We are the perfect place for all of your family fun in the sun!!!  

We have 30 very large shaded primitive sites spread out all over our 500 acre farm with nice gravel roads to most of the campsites.  We do not have any hookups but can accommodate RV's on most sites and you are welcome to run a quiet generator.

Sites 1 - 23 are located on the banks of Salt Lick creek and Barren River with direct water access. Sites 24 - 27 are more secluded, away from the water, and perfect places to just "get away from it all".  Sites 28 - 30 are on top of the world. These 3 sites sit atop our 300 ft bluffs overlooking the river with spectacular views of the sunset.   Sites 28 - 30 are AGES 18 AND OVER ADULT ONLY SITES!!!    If you need any help in choosing the perfect site for your stay feel free to message me and I will help in anyway I can.

On to our amenities!!!!

THE PARTY BARN!! 

Our converted  milk barn where we used to milk cows. The tank room is now our office and camp store where we also serve food on the weekends. The old milk parlor we converted into 4 separate shower houses one of which is handicapped accessible. The holding barn is now where all the fun is!!! We have tables and chairs to sit and enjoy a meal while you sing family friendly karaoke on Friday nights and listen to a live band on most Saturday nights. If music isn't the kids thing then don't worry we have plenty of other activities to keep them entertained while you relax. There are board games, corn hole, putt putt pool, tetherball, a big play ground and crane games to keep the young ones busy.

KAYAKING!!!

Take a relaxing paddle down the river in your kayak or ours. We have multiple trips 1, 2, 6, and 10 miles and offer a shuttle service, and kayak rentals for those that don't have their own.

LAZY RIVER TUBING!!!!

Go with the flow in your tube or ours and float your cares away on our 2 mile float down Barren River. Float as many times as you would like per day, stop at the rope swing, or hang out at your campsite and then take off again.

FISHING!!

Multiple fishing holes where you can catch stripe, small mouth, rock bass, channel cats, flat heads, and walleye on a regular basis.

HIKING

We have trails all over the farm from the scenic views on top of the bluffs to the quiet spring fed slate rock holler there is a trail for everyone to enjoy while you explore the farm. 

NEW THIS YEAR!!!!

WATER SLIDE!!!!

New this year on the upper side of the Slab bridge is a 12 ft wide 75 ft long water slide into one of our many swimming holes. It is steep and fast and you are sure to make a splash!!!

PUTT PUTT POOL!!!

Enjoy a unique game of pool like you've never seen before on our oversized 5 ft by 10 ft pool "table" that is raised 2 inches off the ground in the party barn and is played with golf balls and putters.

NOW ON TO THE RULES!!!!

NO OUTSIDE FIRE WOOD!!!  We sell bundles for $5 at the camp store.

DO NOT CUT DOWN ANY TREES ON THE FARM NO MATTTER HOW SMALL!!! CAMPSITES WILL BE CHECKED AFTER YOUR STAY.  IF WE FIND ANY TREES CUT DOWN ON YOUR SITE  YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND WILL BE CHARGED 7 TIMES THE MATURE VALUE OF THE DAMAGED TREE. BOOKING A SITE AT THE SLAB BY THE BARREN THRU THIS SITE MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.  We hate to have to do this but we have had trees chopped down for no reason. There is firewood available at the camp store and you are welcome to burn anything laying on the ground, trim low hanging branches, or pull stuff out of our brush piles. just don't cut down any trees.

NO ATV'S, DIRT BIKES, OR SIDE BY SIDES  ARE ALLOWED ON THE FARM UNLESS IT IS A DESIGNATED EVENT WEEKEND. IF YOU ARE CAUGHT YOU WILL BE GIVEN ONE WARNING. THE SECOND TIME YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE IMPOUNDED AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A LIFETIME BAN FROM OUR CAMPGROUND.

We are trying to be inclusive to new activities while still staying the quiet peaceful slice of heaven that everyone has come to love. Please bear with us while we grow and try to work with everyone to make the Slab a place that everyone can enjoy. Thank you for your interest in our campground and we look forward to hopefully meeting you this 2022 camping season. God Bless!!

Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
32 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, Class C RVs, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 40 feet allowed
Back-in site
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Generators allowed
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Carrie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Jenny
Jenny H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 24)
May 21st, 2022

We had an amazing time! The campsite was utterly magical. We could hear fish jumping all night and we even saw a turtle in the morning. It’s an absolutely magical, beautiful place. Carrie and everyone there went above and beyond to make sure we had an exceptional time. We were so sad to only stay one night as we really could have stayed there 3-4 or more! Definitely would love to come back again.

Hipcamper Nedra
Nedra W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 19)
May 18th, 2022

Beautiful spot ne t to the river and great host.

Hipcamper Amanda
Amanda S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
May 17th, 2022

Absolutely loved the privacy and the host were excellent. Would definitely recommend for anyone wanting a great primitive camping experience.

Hipcamper Brock
Brock T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 20)
May 16th, 2022

Everyone was super friendly and happy to answer our questions. We stayed at a great secluded campsite with nice water front views (site 19). Also had plenty of mature trees to offer much needed shade for warm days. We decided to do the 10 mile kayak trip, and it was loooong. On the water for 8-9 hours, which did include several breaks. Next time, we will stick to the 6 mile trip as that wouldnt take up our entire day. We will definitely come back.

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Hipcamper Leta
Leta W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 16)
May 1st, 2022

Carrie went out if her way to ensure we had a good time. She is providing a great experience for nature lovers. I’ve been twice now, and can’t wait to go again! We had farm fresh eggs, fire ring and wood delivered to us, we stayed next to the water, which was great for fishing and kayaking.

Hipcamper Hope
Hope M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 23rd, 2022

Every time we go to The Slab By The Barren my boys say it was the best day of their life! We love the view and the privacy of the sites.

Hipcamper Kendra

Boondocking with a tt

Kendra G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
April 18th, 2022

We boondocked with our 16’ TT right beside the creek. Beautiful secluded land. Dog friendly. So many spots we want to try out in the future. Some areas along the creek are real soft and others are more solid with gravel … so just get ahold of the owner and ask for her recommendation.

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Hipcamper Tanner
Tanner B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 30)
April 18th, 2022

Beautiful area, wish I was able to explore more, Carrie is a wonderful host and I'll definitely be coming back one day

Hipcamper Andrea

Off grid & quiet

Andrea L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 19)
March 27th, 2022

We camped 2 nights in March and had the entire place to ourselves. I can’t say enough about how pleasant our experience was! Carrie is great, she welcomed us, escorted us to our site and then let us be. We will definitely be back!

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Awards

Best of 2022 Tent or RV Site
Finalist
Best of 2022 Kentucky
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Property
The Slab By The Barren Big Cabins
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
$30/night
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