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Camp Carter RV Site - 30a & Dump

1 site 路 RV2 acres 路 Millwood, KY
Learn more about this land: **PLEASE READ** Guest have free roam of our backyard oasis including fire pit, patio, cabana, hammocks, swing, Boy Scout campsite, and use of our outdoor kitchen. A park grill & picnic table are installed at the camp site. The site is level packed gravel, and the drive is blacktop. The site has 15 & 30A only - no 50A. Water is available from our house, but will require use of 75-100 ft of hose (you can also fill jugs and carry). A RV dump is provided off by itself - not at the campsite for hookup. The site is in a small town on a dead end road that is good for walking and biking in the evenings. There is a 1 mi woodland trail behind the community center 2 blocks away that leads to a rocky creek. We are within an hour of Mammoth Cave National Park, Peace Valley Amish Market, Rough River State Park, Nolin River State Park, the Lincoln Trail and Birthplace, the Corvette Plant and Museum, Beech Bend Park & Dragway, Owensboro Riverfront, NCM Motorsport Park, the Bourbon Trail (Bardstown), Bernheim Forest, and My Old Kentucky Home. We are 1-1/2-2 hr from Louisville, KY, Evansville, IN, and Nashville, TN.
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Lake View camping

17 sites 路 RVs, Tents13 acres 路 Reynolds Station, KY
30 years ago this was a pay lake it has been shut down for years. I got it a few years ago for a family getaway. So there is some really nice fish in the lakes. We have a outside kitchen with a gas grill, gas griddle and sink.we also have a sink for your use. There is also a toilet with a flushing toilet.
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Dragonfly Ranch camping with horses

2 sites 路 RVs, Tents90 acres 路 Cub Run, KY
Learn more about this land: This is a horse ranch so you can sleep in the company of horses or in the woods with them in the distance ( check if available/storm damage).We have rolling hills, beautiful views from the hill tops, valley with creeks and a waterfall when not in dry or draught and an abundance of wildlife. Also we're located 5-10 minutes from mammoth cave park border, hike, bike and horse trails, river, lake, blue holler atv park and so much more. If you are sensitive to animal noises you may bring earplugs. There isn't a bathroom/ shower house yet so we ask that you bring a port-a-pot of some sort. We're constantly making upgrades to the Ranch so we hope you enjoy your stay. Please refrain from feeding the horses or dogs because it creates a bad habit and folks that don't know how sensitive a horses gut is can possibly kill them. Respect privacy of others and pack out all that you pack in. Shut any gates you come through. We have a hot wire fenced in section for folks to park in if they do not want to be so close to the horses as well. If you don't like horses or dogs please consider alternative camp site. Limited pet allowance...check before booking please. Also, we've had issues with the site and it offering horse time, ride, Q&A etc. for 5$. We've taken steps to fix this. But if you would like something like that it would be through the Ranch directly and as our time allows. Thank you for taking the time to read everything as well.
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Beardsnest

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents30 acres 路 Park City, KY
This new-in-formation ecological art project is currently recruiting visitors to backcountry camp in our beautiful fields, on woodland rim sites, or at delicate campsites located along an artfully created system of woodland trails. 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 (~ 1 mi to park border) or visit Cave City (3 mi) for coffee/etc. Expand from the campsite into a growing network of trails amidst a young prairie, as if you were camping near the headquarters of a satellite nature reserve. Outdoor shower project underway - water tap by main house for cleaning dishes, etc. Camping funds are used to plant trees (~400 so far), establish a prairie, restore wetlands, trail building, and removal of invasive species.
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FarmView Acres

2 sites 路 RVs6 acres 路 Leitchfield, KY
Peaceful 6 acres of private land with gorgeous farm views. Wake up early and drink coffee while watching the sunrise over the sprawling farm across the road. Rough River State Park, Nolin Lake, Lincoln Birth Memorial Site, Bardstown, KY / My Old Kentucky Home and Mammoth Cave all less than a 2-hour drive away. The Blue Oval building site is just 45min away. Quiet setting for electricians, pipefitters, and other tradesmen or other early risers. Contact us for monthly rates. Rough River State Park - 13 Miles Mammoth Cave National Park - 32 Miles Nolin Lake State Park - 34 Miles Blue Oval / Glendale, KY - 36 Miles Elizabethtown, KY - 40 Miles Ft. Knox / Radcliff, KY - 47 Miles Brandenburg, KY - 49 Miles Lincoln Birth Memorial Site - 49 Miles Owensboro, KY - 49 Miles Bowling Green, KY - 50 Miles Bardstown, KY / My Old Kentucky Home - 63 Miles Shepherdsville, KY - 64 Miles Louisville, KY - 84 Miles Nashville, TN - 119 Miles
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Prayer Mountain Mushroom Farm

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents48 acres 路 Upton, KY
Step off the grid and into the peace and quiet of our lovely 50 acre farm. Every site is private and absolutely beautiful. We provide wood, because who needs that hassle and expense. The Folks at Prayer Mountain want everyone to be able to enjoy a nice relaxing stay off the grid. All you need is a car and a love for the outdoors. Pick up some of our delicious mushrooms and farm fresh eggs on your way in. You will not regret picking Prayer Mountain. Safe and Happy travels to you. All booking must go through the Hipcamp app. Cash or in person reservations are never accepted. To extend your stay please use the app.
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Lost On Purpose

11 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents125 acres 路 KY
Secluded and quiet, not a neighbor in sight! We have hiking, biking and horse trails galore. Fishing in the pond is permitted with a barbless hook and catch n release! Rock hounders welcome to explore the creek beds, and bring your disc golf or archery bows- we have that too! You will never want to leave!
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HOBA farm riverfront property

5 sites 路 RVs, Tents13 acres 路 Cloverport, KY
Learn more about this land: At HOBA Farm we have 13 acres of wooded river front property. We also have a large lake with kayaks and paddlebaords available! There are plenty of cute animals to visit. Near by there are plenty of hiking trails, caves, beautiful parks, and boat launches. We have plenty of room to set up tents and hammocks in a variety of locations. Its very shady down by the river too! Most of our property is natural and full of wild flowers all summer.
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Davis Bend Farms

8 sites 路 RVs, Tents250 acres 路 Canmer, KY
250 acres of beautiful rolling hills, river frontage/access for swimming, kayaking, canoeing. Two acre pond for fishing. 40+ acres of wooded areas for hiking, watching wildlife, etc. This is a working cattle farm, so there are plenty of opportunities to assist with farm chores. A wonderful cook is available to prepare meals for a modest fee. Hope to see you soon!
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Willow Pond

1 site 路 Tent120 acres 路 Cecilia, KY
Enjoy spending time on our certified organic hay farm located in Hardin County KENTUCKY. ENJOY: 1 acre stocked fish pond Quiet Evenings around fire pit Hikes around the farm Beautiful star gazing Farm harvests Sandhill Crane migration Within 1 hour: Mammoth Cave, Bernheim Forest, Bourbon Trail
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Mollys Ridge

1 site 路 Lodging128 acres 路 Horse Cave, KY
Experience the beauty of nature and the excitement of a true outdoors escape at Mollys's Ridge, an off-the-grid camping, fishing, and hunting hideaway with apartment rentals located directly over Mammoth Cave in the largest growing Amish community in Kentucky. Whether you鈥檙e looking for some solitude to fish peacefully in the pond or get your adrenaline pumping hunting for deer, turkey and small game on hundreds of acres of wild terrain; this amazing outdoor rental experience is the perfect place to be surrounded by lush green woods and incredible wildlife.聽 At Mollys Ridge not only can you explore 128 acres of outdoor trails and creekside shepherding, but glamp it up daydreaming under clear starlit skies against beautiful sunsets. Even take time to relax indoors without losing that connection to nature since all amenities are off the grid such as compostable toilets, solar power electricity and natural water sources providing an authentic 5 star get away expierence. With super friendly hospitality owners who have spent years working on Molly's Ridge creating custom experiences around adventures tailored just for you; make everlasting memories like nowhere else in Kentucky!聽 So come enjoy breathtaking views from your luxury outdoor tent or apartment rental at Molly鈥檚 Ridge surrounded by nature at its most magnificent offering endless opportunities to create unforgettable moments you will cherish for a lifetime!
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Green River Primitive

4 sites 路 RVs, Tents10 acres 路 Beaver Dam, KY
Beautiful ,peaceful, primitive camping overlooking the Green River located in Beaver Dam KY. Private fishing and kayaking, Dock located less than 4 miles away, Trophy recorded game, 4 wheeler/ATV trails, Extremely private endless hiking, both designated and undesignated sites, Loss River Cave short drive located in Bowling Green, Generator available for extra fee(24 hour rental including gas $65) Potty Chair included with biodegradable bags,($13) or you can provide your own, One Rv dry camping space for up to 40ft camper, 6 miles from gas stations,dollar general,food, Camping in God's country with freedom and limited restrictions, off the grid so much to explore from the top of the property with 60 degree angle views over the Green River!
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Boasting rocky shorelines, verdant outcroppings, and tranquil waters, Rough River Lake is a stunning getaway for you and your closest friends. About 90 miles south of Louisville, it's far enough away from civilization to get a breath of fresh air, but close enough not to be too inconvenient. If you're really rarin' to explore, try hitting up the sandy beaches built for swimming and boat launches that are just waiting for your vessel. Hiking and interpretive trails are the perfect place to keep an eye out for wildlife, and no one will fault you for wanting to take a swing at the 18-hole golf course. With the historic Green Farm nearby, you can check out a large ancestral home and water-powered mill sitting on 3,000 miles of picturesque land. Pretty sweet deal, we've gotta say.

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