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Wiley's Last Resort is at the end of the Whirled on top of Pine Mountain, Letcher County, Kentucky. It is a spectacular, private, Fun(d) raiser of musical music with natural, honest, generous, kind, invigorating, quintessential, astute, loving human beans, and sharing dingleberries who survive to make the world a better place. It is really a wonderful thing. Bring water, ice

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Wiley's Last Resort is at the end of the Whirled on top of Pine Mountain, Letcher County, Kentucky. It is a spectacular, private, Fun(d) raiser of musical music with natural, honest, generous, kind, invigorating, quintessential, astute, loving human beans, and sharing dingleberries who survive to make the world a better place. It is really a wonderful thing. Bring water, ice, flashlights, tents, your own instruments of musicality, your own poetry, storytellers, your stories, artists, your art, and your own special kindness.

Campsite area
Tent sites
9 sites
Up to 2 guests per site
Moderate walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send steve a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Off-roading (OHV)
Climbing
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Wiley's Last Resort(primitive camp) in Kentucky.

Forest
Lake
Mountainous
Field
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Farm
Driveway

Places to see near Wiley's Last Resort

9 Reviews

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Hipcamper Mark

3rd year in a row…

Mark J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 2nd, 2022

I love coming to WLR. Great people, great property, great hospitality. 100% recommend.

Hipcamper Mike
Mike D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2022

Primitive camped on this property and enjoyed my stay. There are lots of trails in the area. Would like to return during a music festival.

Wiley's Last Resort(primitive camp)
Hipcamper Lauren

Great place to unwind and explore!

Lauren H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 13th, 2022

I found this site last fall and was happy to be back this spring when I was passing through the area again. The land is beautiful and reminds me to slow down, with bonus access to the Pine Mountain Trail on the property as well. It’s perfect place to unwind, it is primitive camping so bring extra water and such, but the host also has some amenities near the pond, only a short walk for Mars where I camped. The host is very nice, I keep to myself when camping but he is willing to help out! The property has some interesting history and structures worth checking out as well.

It’s also a short drive down the mountain to some fast food restaurants if needed.

Hipcamper Sydney
Sydney M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 28th, 2022

Wiley’s is a wild, weird, wonderful place! Steve was a great host and we had an awesome time tent camping in “Baton Rouge!” The trails are great and it was a super cool stay!

Hipcamper Niko

Such a gem!

Niko L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 25th, 2022

This amazing site was a top 3 highlight of my multi-month camping trip! It is nestled in a holler that served as a mountain resort in the 1930s, and many of the original structures still remain!

The host offered to greet me when I arrived and I heartily agreed, and he was super friendly and personable! We enjoyed a campfire with his friends and they shared a lot of their knowledge of the area, including detailed history of the mountain and town, and I even got treated to an awesome small banjo set by one of Steve’s friends! (Thanks Jarred!)

You can opt for a more private experience but I really enjoyed the company and ambience. ◡̈

I can’t wait to come back in the summer for one of their music festivals!

Thanks again!

Hipcamper Niko

An oasis in appalachia

Niko L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 18th, 2022

Wow! What an awesome spot!

One of the coolest things about this place is that the property is actually an old mountain resort originally built in the 1930s and a lot of the original structures still remain!

Steve and his friends offered to greet me and we had a great time talking around the bonfire about everything from poetry to local icons like Jimm Webb, who saved the property from destruction when the strip mining companies came to town.

Lots of beautiful nature and very serene though just a few minutes away from downtown.

Can’t wait to come back in the summer again for one of their music festivals!

Thanks so much!

Hipcamper Ian

This place has heart and soul

Ian H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 3rd, 2021

At first finding a camp ground was just an end to a means for exploring pine mountain. I expected to just pull up somewhere had them some cash and that would be that. We got so much more out of our stay at Wiley’s Last Resort. Steve is an incredibly smart and humble human being who took time to show us around the property giving us the deep history of the place and the bests spots to put up our tent for the night. These are good people with huge hearts who will do what they can to help you have an awesome stay. Best $25 bucks I’ve ever spent. After our stay here we went to North Carolina and stayed at a state park camp site. Objectively the facilities were nicer but it was missing heart and soul that Wiley’s has to offer. This spot is way more then a camp sight and we can’t wait to return.

Hipcamper Mary

Out of this world ✨⛰😎

Mary D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 22nd, 2021

What a cool experience! We didn’t get a chance to meet Steve but his cousin Charles and silent Bob companion definitely took care of us! Super friendly down to earth folk who made sure we found the correct address. Be warned there is another location about 20 minutes away called wileys last resort that is not wileys.
We camped by the wicked cool rock and climbed up top in the morning for the sunrise. What a view! It’s all sandy on the ground which makes for a super soft bed. Completely secluded. They have other spots down an off road kinda path that are all tucked into the woods if that’s your scene. I imagine they get real rowdy when there’s a group down by the resort water. We definitely recommend and will be back 😁

This is one of 4 look outs on your way up the mountain. Just a five minute drive from camp. Sun setting Wiley's Last Resort(primitive camp)The view on top of the rock with our camp below Wiley's Last Resort(primitive camp)
Hipcamper Mark

My happy place in the woods

Mark J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 14th, 2021

My happy place. This is my second stay at Wileys, first at primitive sites. No disappointments. Secluded and peaceful. Yet, adjacent to Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail. In fact, flamingo shelter was just around the corner. You won’t find a better place to hip camp in this area. Folks are friendly as heck and would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. This is a gem just outside of Whitesburg. Can’t wait to return.

Awards

Best of 2022 Kentucky
Finalist
Property
Wiley's Last Resort
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
$20/night
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