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Beardsnest

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· Cave City, Barren, Kentucky
30 acres hosted by Kevin W.
2 RV/tent sites · 1 tent site
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Near Mammoth Cave National Park
Within a 30-minute drive from the New Entrance.
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This new-in-formation ecological art project is currently recruiting visitors to backcountry camp in beautiful fields, on woodland rim sites, or at delicate campsites located along a system of woodland trails. As of 2024, camping here provides a glimpse into a 3 year-old successional prairie, which at this phase is characterized by spacious views of a gently rolling young prairie seeded with a growing variety of native flowers. Most likely a good fit for those who are self-sufficient and like to avoid busy camping areas, but still want to get out to the park quickly (~7 miles to the Visitors Center) or travel into Cave City (3 mi) for coffee/etc. Expand from the campsite into a sketch-work of trails amidst a young prairie, as if you were camping near the headquarters of a satellite nature reserve. Water tap by main house for cleaning dishes, etc. Camping funds allow us to plant trees (~400 seedlings so far and 75 planned for 2024), establish prairie grasses and flowers, restore wetlands, create trails, and remove invasive species. Thanks to our visitors for supporting this type of project. p.s. Bundles of dried and split firewood are available onsite, usually a mix of red cedar and oak with a suggested donation of $6/bundle.
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50 ratings · 39 reviews
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Michael M.recommends
June 10, 2024
Backcountry Rim
Kevin’s land was exactly what we were looking for - close to Mammoth Cave National Park without all the crowds. Nice, secluded property. We will definitely stay again when back in the area.
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Jake T.recommends
June 9, 2024
Spicebush
I loved camping here. The land is just gorgeous. There’s lots to explore and it’s really cool hearing about the work Kevin does on the land. I’d highly recommend staying here
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Jon D.recommends
May 30, 2024
Hickory Field
Kevin has a beautiful property and was an excellent host. He's clearly passionate about the land and provides a nice environment for campers. I'd camp at his place any time.
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Angie C.recommends
May 29, 2024
Backcountry Rim
Wonderful Campsite!!!
Kevin was an absolutely incredible host! He was super caring and accommodating especially with our travel times. We were getting to the campsite later in the evening and he set up some helpful markers to lead us to the campsite. On top of that, his property was wonderful- super safe and private! The site was really really close to Mammoth Cave national park. Would absolutely recommend this campsite to anyone. Definitely planning to make another trip here in the future!
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Andrew C.recommends
May 27, 2024
Backcountry Rim
Very pretty piece of property. The host was quick to answer questions and very helpful.
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Beth H.recommends
May 18, 2024
Hickory Field
We decided to stop off for a day to visit Mammoth Cave on our trip to Smoky Mountain NP. Could not be happier with our stay on Kevin's property! Location was perfect. It was so peaceful and quiet watching the sunset at the Hickory campsite. Fireflies filled the field after dark. Magic! Kevin was extremely helpful throughout the process. Excellent host!
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Cave City, Barren, Kentucky, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Shawandasse Tula (Shawanwaki/Shawnee), and Adena Culture First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Kevin W.Joined in June 2022
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
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