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Happy Camper Trl w/Theater Hot-Tub

28 sites · Lodging, Tents25 acres · Jonesville, VA
About this space Enjoy amped up camping at this at this posh mountain escape! Here you can reconnect with nature outdoors while luxury furnishings and full amenities provide all the comforts of home inside a spacious, pet-friendly camper. Add in an epic outdoor entertaining area featuring a theater with 120” screen, hot tub, griddle, firepit, and deck and you have the ultimate camping adventure. Bonus – the site is located on 25 acres in the VA mountains with views of KY and TN! The space This pet-friendly, luxury camping experience is ideal for everything from weekend getaways to extended mountain sojourns. The camper’s interior is packed with all the necessities required for a comfortable stay: a full kitchen with Keurig coffee machine, hot and cold-water sink, microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven; large dining booth; comfy seating area; full bathroom with shower tub combo; 2 private bedrooms; A/C, heat; a flat screen Smart TV with streaming capabilities; and expansive windows that fill the interior with natural light. Outdoors is the ultimate entertainer’s paradise. Relax in the hot tub and enjoy theatre under the stars on the 120” elevated screen that can be seen from the entire site. Start mornings off with coffee and the smell of bacon sizzling on the outdoor griddle and end the days with a cold one from the kegerator. Every guest receives all the fixings needed for S’mores to roast on the firepit, and complimentary wood is provided that can also be used to cook up delicious meals on the classic campsite grill. With views for miles, wildlife sightings, and proximity to major area attractions, a stay here is without a doubt the best way to effortlessly experience the exciting world of “camping with benefits”! IMPORTANT: Once You have booked a reservation with us, immediately call our our receptionist Tammi at 812.381.4355 because our system does not integrate with our property management software. This is especially important if you are booking last minute or late in the evening. We may not get your reservation until the next morning and you will be locked out of the space. So immediately after booking a reservation, call Tammi so we can ensure it is accessible.
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The Kilns @ The Red River Gorge

5 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Campton, KY
Located 1 mile from the Red River Gorge in Pine Ridge KY between Mt. Parkway Exit 40 East and Exit 40 West and 8 miles to Natural Bridge State Park. The Kilns provides an area for rest and relaxation for those wanting to camp. while enjoying the outdoors. The KILNS got its name from large charcoal kilns that was a thriving family business in the late 50's early 60's. Although they are no longer in functioning, they are part of our history. The camping area is nestled on a small family farm with 5 acres designated for PRIMATIVE Tent or Van Camping. The property is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and a lush green field, freshly manicured. It is easy access to Red River Gorge, Local Restaurants, General Stores all while secluded from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Come relax and enjoy, we look forward to seeing you! Here are the coordinates: the maps sometimes take you to Campton, but the coordinates are accurate. Address: 300 Johnson Ln. Campton, KY 41301 Coordinates: 37.75254° N, 83.60836° W
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Serenity Camp

26 sites · RVs, Tents175 acres · Beattyville, KY
I moved back here a few years ago to my home place where I grew up.  To me it is the most relaxing thing I can do to just sit by a bonfire and look at the view.
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Boone Valley Campground

50 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Beattyville, KY
Boone Valley Campground is a family owned and operated business that offers 30 acres of primitive, RV, and Van camping. Conveniently located only 1 mile away from the Pendergrass Murray Recreational Preserve, 7 miles from the Miller Fork Recreational Preserve, and 15 miles from the Natural Bridge State Resort Park and Red River Gorge Area. Boone Valley is perfect for outdoor adventurers and families who want to spend and enjoyable weekend in nature. Enjoy local events! Boone Valley is located 5 miles from downtown Beattyville, KY. Camp with us on weekends of local festivals such as the Bourbon and Moonshine Festival and the Woolly Worm Festival. Onsite enjoy weekend live music, bonfires, and home cooking from the Boone Valley Kitchen.
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Wiley's Last Resort

18 sites · Tents90 acres · Whitesburg, KY
Wiley's Last Resort is about a hundred acres on top of Pine Mountain in Letcher County, KY.  Jim Webb aka "Wiley Quixote" purchased the property in 1996 and began restoring, developing, and naming all the nooks and crannies that make up this wonderful place.
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Rock Bottom Horse Camp

18 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Ewing, VA
We are open to all campers, no horse required. Our farm is beautifully located adjacent to the Cumberland Gap National Historic Park. The White Rocks trailhead is within walking distance and is a very popular for both horseback riding and hiking. The campground has a great view of the White Rocks and is located just a few minutes from Hwy 58 making it a convenient stop if traveling through. The campground is equine friendly, bring your horse trailer and stay the night after a long ride.
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Lago Linda Hideaway

48 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents454 acres · Beattyville, KY
Our Cabins, RV sites, and Campground are near Kentucky’s breathtaking Red River Gorge! Situated on a magnificent 410-acre expanse within the enchanting Daniel Boone National Forest, we offer a range of accommodations to suit your preferences. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Eastern Kentucky as you choose from our cozy cabins, comfortable bunk houses, RV sites with electricity and water, or the simplicity of tent camping. For those seeking a back-to-basics experience, we also provide primitive camping options. One of our most notable features is our fully stocked 5-acre lake, inviting you to indulge in fishing or swimming. Embrace the great outdoors in our expansive field, which features well-maintained primitive campsites with fire rings and picnic tables. Our well-appointed bathhouse ensures your comfort and even offers laundry facilities for your convenience. RV enthusiasts will find our sites equipped with 30-amp and 50-amp electric hookups, and we provide a convenient dump station within the Campground. If you’re in the mood for adventure, explore our hiking trails or take one of our kayaks out on the water. When hunger strikes, our on-site Café awaits, offering delicious meals to satisfy your cravings. At Lago Linda Hideaway, we strive to provide everything you need for an unforgettable camping experience.
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Whippoorwill Hill

4 sites · Lodging, Tents60 acres · Castlewood, VA
In the early evenings of spring. Sit quietly to hear the sweet, gentle call of the Whippoorwill. Pitch your tent near the meadow, at the top of the mountain, or near the Rocky outcropping. A fire ring, adirondack chairs, and trash bins are provided. Enjoy hiking, 4 wheeling (Guest can bring their own ATV), swimming, tubing or fishing. Spear Head ATV trails are 7 miles away in St Paul, VA. The clinch river is a ten-minute walk. We offer tube rentals as well as drop off and pick up from the river. Rent our PVC inflatable dock to fish or swim off of. You can even take your dog on the dock. Enjoy the amenities of our 60-acre Farmstead. All are welcome to schedule a visit to see the animals: horses, ponies, goats, pigs, chickens etc. Guests can forage for nuts, berries, mushrooms, and other tasty treats the land offers. Children's pony rides Educational work shops - Equine ownership and management, raising chicken, hogs, or goats. Email Laura for information and pricing: laura.usher@ymail.com Hanging Rock State Park and Little Stony Waterfall is a 20-minute drive. https://gohikevirginia.com/little-stony-falls/ https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/gwj/recreation/hiking/recarea/?recid=73735&actid=50 Devils Bathtub and waterfall 45-minute drive https://www.virginia.org/listing/devils-bathtub-%26-waterfall/7792/ Natural Tunnel State Park is 50-minute drive. https://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/natural-tunnel
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Serene Haven Retreat Campground

23 sites · RVs, Tents30 acres · Zoe, KY
Escape to the tranquility of our 30-acre property nestled in the heart of the RRG, where nature's beauty meets adventure. With a picturesque 2-acre pond, it's a nature lover's paradise. Enjoy fishing, hiking, riding, and climbing, all within reach. Experience serenity and adventure in one unforgettable camping getaway. We currently have 10 sites set up, but please do not hesitate to reach out if more are needed. We have more than enough room.
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10 acres on the Clinch River,

5 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Duffield, VA
Learn more about this land:Camp on the beautiful Clinch River in front of the famous Copper Creek Viaduct Bridge with picnic table and fire pit. Fish, Swim, Tubing, and Tanning
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Heidelberg Overland Hideaway

10 sites · RVs, Tents160 acres · Beattyville, KY
Enjoy it all with over 150 acres of open field, forest, mountain, and riverfront! This is an old homestead site located in Heidelberg, KY on the Kentucky River, just 20 minutes from the Red River Gorge Geological Area. From the riverbank, the property slopes upward across several fields and up a mountain of densely populated trees. There is a boat ramp just across the blue bridge that offers easy river access for boats, kayaks, and canoes. This spot has it all! Camp, kayak, fish, hike, relax and enjoy some of the best scenery Kentucky has to offer!
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Roaring Shoals Farm

1 site · RV600 acres · Jackson, KY
Roaring Shoals Farm is a Black Angus cattle and hay farm. It is a family farm set in the beautiful hills of eastern Kentucky. We have 600 acres of mountains that have amazing views, hiking trails, wildlife and tranquil creeks. Our family would love to welcome you to our farm! Learn more about this land: Roaring Shoals is a family farm.  This campsite  is a double capacity with full hookup, located in a rural community halfway between Jackson and Salyersville on Highway 30 East. The site is close to the road; however there is much woodland to explore located on the property. We have small waterfall and a natural rock formation that can be hiked to.  There is a shoal a very short walk from the campsite that is a wonderful place to enjoy the creek! There is great cellular service if your device uses Verizon towers, as there is a tower on the property.  This is the perfect place to come and relax if you are visiting the area.  It is approximately 12 miles from a small town with local restaurants and convenience stores.   Our farm raised , dry aged black angus beef can be purchased if available; please check availability by calling a few days prior to your stay.  You may also purchase firewood that was harvested from our property which is a certified tree farm.  Our cattle are raised on another of our properties located a few miles up the road.  We would be happy to schedule a time to take you there to see where they are born and raised.
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The best camping near Carr Creek State Park guide

Overview

About

Carr Creek State Park knows what’s up. If you like water in any sense, we’re thinking you should visit. Set sail on the lake, feeling the wind on your face, the water gently spraying up, cooling you instantly. Mhmm heaven. Lather up on the sunscreen and hang out on the beach or play in the water. Fish along the shore and picnic in the shade. Take a lot of pictures and you’ll be the envy of the office come Monday.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as campsites fill up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Check for cancellations regularly, especially close to your desired date, as plans can change.
  • Consider staying mid-week for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a great site.

When to go

The best time to visit Carr Creek State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer brings more visitors and hotter temperatures, while winter can be quite cold, with some facilities possibly closed.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately for your adventure.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your visit accordingly.
  • Stay safe by following all posted guidelines and respecting wildlife habitats.
  • Accessibility varies across the park, so inquire ahead if you have specific needs.
  • Facilities include restrooms, picnic areas, and boat rentals, enhancing your visit.

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