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Belle and Beau Acres

17 sites 路 RVs, Tents33 acres 路 Baxter, TN
Whether you're looking for peace, relaxation, or riverside adventure, Belle and Beau Acres hits the mark for any nature enthusiast. Location, location! BBA has taken the guess work out of rustic camping. Consistently ranked as a Best of Tennessee Hipcamp and situated in a convenient spot for Upper Cumberland waterfalls, hiking, kayaking, lake life and more. A short list of what to expect on site includes: PRIVACY - ADVENTURE - GETAWAY Quick response time/last minute requests accepted Spacious, shady, leaf-bed campsites 360 degree views of relaxing nature 27 Foot Waterfall (365 days of flow) Rock shelter under Ledge Waterfall Two shallow lazy rivers for soaking Hiking trails onsite Multiple spring-fed creeks Countless water cascades for exploring Star gazing over wide pastures Old forests for ample shade and hammock hanging Cellular reception at campsites (usually at least 1 bar) Please read the site descriptions carefully to match your style of camping with the appropriate campsite. BBA guests frequently camp with a tent, vehicle, smaller camper, hammock tent, roof top tent, pop-up camper and similar styles depending on their selection. Most of the photos in this listing are taken onsite. Please keep in mind this is primitive and wild Tennessee landscape that may also contain poisonous plants and wildlife in or around campsites. Access to fresh water fun is a short down-hill hike for all guests, with the exception of our hike-in campsites which are positioned alongside the river. Each spot has been strategically selected to provide as much privacy as possible, and comfortably accommodates groups with two vehicles. We provide a rock fire pit and heavy duty cast iron grill grate. You provide everything else, including drinking water and personal toilet waste bags if you plan to use our system. The hike-in sites come with extra seating. Children ages 5 and younger are welcome to camp for free. Everyone else must be added as additional guests on your reservation. Thank you! COMMUNITY COMFORT STATION: There is a comfort station with an outdoor shower stall for hanging your own solar shower bag. The comfort station also includes a changing room which doubles as a private place to use your portable camping toilet. A toilet seat and bucket system is provided but guests will need to use their own waste disposal bags, available at most camping supply stores. The backside of the comfort station has a rain barrel (not potable) collection system for extinguishing fires. OFF-ROAD CONDITIONS: Due to the primitive nature of our location, all reservations should expect hilly terrain and potential bumpy or soggy road access, especially after heavy rain. We ask all guests to help us minimize impacts by driving with care. We do not recommend vehicles with low ground clearance, but we do leave this decision up to our guests. An important note, 4wd has not been needed and guests always have the choice to park their vehicles at the entrance. We close road access December-March and guests are required to hike in from the entrance of the property, less than a mile distance total. Belle and Beau Acres is a private homestead with an organized, personal campground, conveniently located less than five minutes from I40. Expect nothing short of 360 degree views of relaxing nature, privacy, and spontaneous adventure when staying at BBA. Central to the most beautiful middle Tennessee destinations, this location provides the perfect home base for day excursions to several state parks and lakes. Conveniently located on the Eastern Highland Rim between Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga in the lower Appalachian mountains, this area sits at the Upper Cumberland Plateau and is part of Tennessee's largest micropolitan area of Cookeville. Visit popular nearby attractions such as Cummins Falls, Burgess Falls, Fancher Falls, Greeter Falls, Fall Creek Falls, Blue Hole, Rock Island, Center Hill Lake, Dale Hollow Lake, and Caney Fork River. The choices are endless! The Klein family purchased their home in 2015 after grieving the sudden loss of a beloved family member and realizing that life is truly too short. They traded their bustling city life for a more permanent connection to nature. This small family of four lives at the entrance of their 33 acre old ranch, hosting primitive camping and leaning into a homesteading lifestyle. It wasn't until the family started shaping the land for their personal use until they realized the abundant beauty that surrounds the home. Hidden away and inaccessible were gorgeous rocky cliffs, rivers and even a waterfall! Hipcamp has provided an avenue for them to carefully share this experience with others. On the land, they enjoy cooling off in the spring water, organic gardening, foraging for wild edibles, hiking, and exploring their onsite rivers and natural springs. Your host Christine is creative and loves working in her onsite fiber studio while her husband David is often found in his organic garden. Their son Elliott is a student at Tennessee Tech University and their daughter Freya is a student at Upperman High School. David, Elliott, and Freya enjoy playing music together professionally in their band My Heart Your Heart.
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The Slab (by the Barren)

79 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents500 acres 路 Fountain Run, KY
Welcome to Heaven on Earth for those that love the Great Outdoors!! If you cant find something to do here then you obviously don't want to do anything and thats ok we have ya covered there too!! WE HAVE MOVED SOME OF OUR SITES!! PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU VERIFY YOUR SITE NUMBER AND LOCATION BEFORE BOOKING!! Site Numbers 16 and up have ALL moved!! We will be hosting some special events in 2024 that we would like to make you aware of first thing so you can plan your visit accordingly!! March 16 and 17. MSXC Cross Country Racing Come out and watch these guys and girls race their hearts out all over the farm. This will be the final race of their winter series and we are excited to welcome this great group of people to our farm and watch them race!! MAY 18th... Jeeps Invade The Farm and Kick Off Summer Concert!! What better way to start the summer than with Jeeps, an Obstacle course, Show and Shine contest, a Mud Bog, a Poker Run, Down Hill Barbie Jeep Races, AND a Concert featuring Moccasin Creek with special guest Caden Wilson!!! All Water Activities will open for the Season on May 18th so there really is something for everyone!! Make plans to come enjoy ALL of the activities we have to offer for this special weekend. Tickets for the Jeep Invasion and Concert can be purchased at www.ticketbud.com or in person at check in. Each person age 10 and up MUST PURCHASE a concert/event ticket to be on the farm that Saturday!! Our 4th of July Bash will be held here at the farm on July 6th!!! This is our 3rd year for our huge fireworks show and like everything else it just keeps getting Bigger and Better!! This year along with our fireworks display we will also be having... Our 2nd Annual Home Made Boat Race that morning and our Down Hill Barbie Jeep Races that afternoon. That Evening we will hold a Concert in our Amphitheater and will announce the artists that will be playing that night shortly. And of course our AMAZING fireworks show will take place after the concert that night!! Like our other events you will need to purchase concert tickets at www.ticketbud.com or in person at check in. Everyone ages 10 and up MUST have a concert ticket to be on the farm that Saturday!! September TBA. We are still working on this event!! Let me introduce you to our little hidden gem in scenic Monroe county Kentucky.聽 The Slab by the Barren campground is an outdoor recreation area like no other!!!聽 We are the perfect place for all of your family fun in the sun!!!聽聽 We have 75 very large shaded聽primitive sites spread out all over our 500 acre farm with nice gravel roads to most of the campsites.聽 We do NOT have any hookups but can accommodate RV's on most sites and you are welcome to run a quiet generator. ( We will be setting up at least 3 sites this winter with hook ups for Rvs. Please follow us here or on facebook for updates on those sites) Sites 1 - 40 are located on the banks of Salt Lick creek and Barren River with direct water access. The gravel bars are open for all campers to enjoy. Camping areas A, B, and C are spread out across different sections of the farm. Even though they aren't directly on the water you are still welcome to go down to the creek at any site and swim and fish and just enjoy the water. If you need any help in choosing the perfect site for your stay feel free to message me or call the office at (812)653-0102 and I will help in anyway I can. On to our amenities!!!! THE BARN!!聽 Is our converted聽milk barn where Kent and his mother Linda used to milk cows. The tank room is now our office for check in and camp store that we try to keep stocked with the best ice cream and anything else you might have forgotten at home. The old milk parlor where they actually milked the cows has been converted into 4 separate shower houses that are open 24/7. The Holding barn is currently undergoing some major changes this winter. It was such a large room that we have decided, in order to maximize its space, to split the barn in half and make 2 separate areas out of it. The front half by the showers will remain the kids and family play area, it will still have the pool and air hockey tables, family friendly games, tables and chairs. We will be adding more games to this area this winter and adding some exciting outdoor activities for the whole family for this summer. The other half of the barn is currently becoming the Jenkins Joint at The Slab. The Joint will be our full service bar where those 21 and older can enjoy a cold beverage, a game of pool, live music, karaoke, or just hang out. We will have a food truck set up every Friday thru Sunday until we get our kitchen completed and can serve our own food. The food truck and the kitchen will be available for anyone that would like to order food, especially those that check in late and don't feel like cooking their first night. KAYAKING!!! Take a relaxing paddle down the river in your kayak or ours. We have multiple trips 1, 2, 3, 6, and 10 miles and offer a shuttle service,聽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聽hang out at your campsite and then take off again. TANKING!!! Yes you read that right we now offer Tanking!! I'm sure you have never heard of it but let me tell you, as one group of campers exclaimed... "It is the most genius, redneck, fun thing we have ever done". Depending on the size of your group we will either put you in a 6ft or 8ft round metal cattle water tank and float you 2 miles down the river in it!! We have designed them for the maximum amount of fun and relaxation you can have on the water without getting wet... unless you want to. We have installed benches in them so all you need to bring is your cooler and friends and come spend the day on the river with new unique experience. FISHING!! Multiple fishing holes where you can catch stripe, small mouth, rock bass, Kentucky 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.聽 WATER SLIDE!!!! On the upper side of the Slab bridge is a 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!!! SLIP N SLAB 600!!!! New at the end of 2023... is my Greatest Creation!! The Slip N Slab 600. What is it you might ask.... well.... It is the LONGEST Slip N Slide in ALL of Kentucky!! Come take a ride down our 600 Ft long Slip N Slide!! It starts up at the top of the hill by the office and you slide down the natural hollar and end in the pond just below the amphitheater. It really is Fun for the WHOLE Family!! We have had people as young a 2 and as old as 73 slide down it and each and every one of them came back up to the top with a smile on their face and was ready to do it again!! NOW ON TO THE RULES!!!! NO OUTSIDE FIRE WOOD!!!聽 We sell large bundles for $10 at the camp store. We DO NOT allow ANY outside fire wood to be brought onto the farm!! DO NOT CUT DOWN ANY TREES ON THE FARM NO MATTER HOW SMALL!!! CAMPSITES WILL BE CHECKED AFTER YOUR STAY.聽 IF WE FIND ANY TREES CUT DOWN ON YOUR SITE聽 YOU WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE AND WILL BE CHARGED 7 TIMES THE MATURE VALUE OF THE DAMAGED TREE. BOOKING A CAMPSITE AT THE SLAB BY THE BARREN THRU THIS SITE MEANS THAT YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS.聽 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 GLASS BOTTLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE FARM!! If we see them we will confiscate and dispose of them!! We are a WATER park and people run around barefoot. The last thing we need is broken glass all over the farm and people cutting their feet. So leave the GLASS AT HOME!! DIRT BIKES AND ATVS ARE NOW ALLOWED ON THE FARM!! Rider be respectful of our campers and ONLY ride on the designated trails!!聽 There are idle only areas around Pickett Bottom cabin and ALL Campsites.聽If you are caught riding with throttle down the gravel roads in the campground or thru campsites you will be given聽ONE WARNING!! 聽THE SECOND TIME it happens YOUR VEHICLE WILL BE IMPOUNDED for the remainder of your stay and you will receive A LIFETIME RIDING BAN FROM OUR CAMPGROUND. Be respectful and courteous and we will all have a great time!! 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 meeting you this 2024 camping season. God Bless!!
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Waterloo Falls

2 sites 路 Lodging, Tents10 acres 路 Cookeville, TN
The Property: Located north of Cookeville in the rolling hills and farmland, our property is on Spring Creek, a state scenic river. Situated between two waterfalls and featuring over half a mile of river frontage to explore. Float, fish and relax listening to the cascading water. Perfect for bird watchers- blue and green herons, ospreys, hawks, bald eagles and more. You may spot the creek critters- minks, beavers, and otters. Various types of bass, craw dad's and minnows are in the creek. We operate similar to a state park. We are open to the public from 10am-7pm, peak season. We have other listings that are spaced so each of our guests has privacy. Please see aerial photo for an overview. We sometimes have small events (birthday parties, ect) at the pavilion. Please feel free to message us first, if you would like to see if there are any events during your stay. There are 2 restrooms centrally located at the pavilion. One bathroom has a shower with hot water, soap, shampoo/conditioner included. The restrooms are shared with our other listings. There are USB and regular outlets in the pavilion and WiFi. During warm season the outdoor kitchen is available as well. We also rent out a Suite which is located above the pavilion. Quiet hours are 10pm-8am. Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed and picked up after. Please note there is a gun range 2 hollers away and depending on the season, it can be heard from our property. Tent in the Trees Listing: Your tent site is built above the trail and overlooking the creek. The tent is equipped with a queen bed, linens, and extra blankets. Your essential cooking gear (plates, utensils, cups, cookware, french press, coffee and 1 burner camp stove). There is a fire pit with grill and griddles for cooking over wood or charcoal. We supply fire wood for you and you're welcome scavange the wood nearby. Really, all you need is clothes, food and drink! Primitive Camp Site: The rustic camp site is DIY. It is 300' from pavilion, and 600' from Tent in the Trees. We provide a picnic table and fire pit with wood. You bring all the rest of your gear. Typically, you may park next to your campsite. If you have forgotten any gear, please ask us. We have some supplies available for rent. No RV's, converted vans are permitted. If you have a very small camper, please message us to see if we can accommodate. There are no hookups, and no loud generators allowed. Escape in nature and sleep soundly to the sounds of the creek!
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Tuscarora Glade

1 site 路 Tent15 acres 路 Byrdstown, TN
Welcome to the beautiful Tennessee hills right on the edge of Kentucky and enjoy the beauty of nature and camp in our forest by the lake. Primitive camping at its best. Dale Hollow Lake offers some of Tennessee's most beautiful remote areas. The night sky up here is so clear, and the air is crisp and clean. Dale Hollow Lake is one of the cleanest in the country and the views are stunning. We are nestled in the back section of a resort neighborhood with easy access to the resort marina and lake. Please come and enjoy this wonderful land.
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Breathtaking Waterfall & Campsite

11 sites 路 Tents35 acres 路 Jamestown, TN
Book by the end of March and get a Early Bird Discount! SLTABXED (10%) This hidden paradise has a waterfall that used to have a mill on it in the early 1900's. There are cliffs on each side of the creek making it the perfect spot for serene relaxation. Following upstream is an assortment of spots to pitch a tent. The most notable sites are surrounded by hemlock tree's and is peaceful when birds chirp over the small rapids echoing from the large overhang *I am in the process of making multiple sites but until I do so it is first come first serve. There are multiple sites at main campsite and along creek, I've had a private event of thirty people staying at once. There are also smaller spots next to waterfall, uphill near cliff and I've had people go below falls for some complete wilderness (blocked by gorge and waterfall). With this being said, I do offer private bookings and accommodate special events! *I travel for work, so I won't always be here, but I will send directions and details after confirmation and make sure all is savvy during. Please be respectful to one and another and let me know asap if any issues arise but truthfully everyone has been amazing and I thoroughly enjoy meeting and getting to know everyone! Thanks for your contribution in turning my dream into a reality!
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Moonlight Ridge

4 sites 路 Lodging, Tents28 acres 路 Jamestown, TN
Private primitive campsite on North White Oak Creek. Bring your fishing poles and hiking boots! This site is right in the creek with a raised area to set up a tent and a lower area on the bank. There is a small fire ring with a tripod for cooking, a few cooking utensils, roasting sticks and three folding chairs for your use. Picnic table was available but was dept down stream a few months ago!!! Bathroom is a pop up shower tent with a bedside chair and bucket. I will provide disposable gel bags I just tried them sealed, placed in garbage bag and deposited in receptacle at the end of the trail upon check out. Dry firewood is available for purchase. There is plenty of small branches around for kindling. Do not cut down any live trees. Do not use firewood from the small cabin area. At night enjoy the sounds of passing coyotes and the watch the flashing lights of the of lightening bugs fluttering around. You may even get lucky and see glow worms and glowing mushrooms in the area certain times of the year. There is also an area where hundreds of hummingbirds abound! They will hover in front of your face as you pass by, this also depends on the season and when the flowers in the marsh are blooming. The old O&W Trail crosses my property. For those who are true explorers you can follow the trail East into Big South Fork. This part of the park is unmaintained so a lot of tree dodging and climbing small rock slides may be required. This section of the trail is rarely traveled so chances of seeing a human is slim and wildlife is great. Please stay on the trail until entering the park as it is private property on both sides of the trail. Swimming is at your own risk. There are branches under the water that cannot be seen but my girls swim there almost daily during the summer. You are free to wander the property just be aware of your surroundings. I do have snakes, spiders, ticks, mountain lion, coyotes, bobcat, wild hog, beaver, otters, mink and a momma bear with cubs in the area. Driving to the parking area for the campsite is a narrow, steep, rutted and can be muddy trail thru the woods. Before booking please know it is recommended to have a vehicle with clearance and 4 wheel drive. A mustang will NOT make it!!! I do have a 4x4 to transport if needed providing you pitch in for gas cause she does drink a lot, about $10 with each time she goes down there, or you are welcome to park at the top and hike down. I have a wagon to haul gear. Once at the parking area there is a short easy walk thru the woods to the campsite. Driving to the campsite is not possible. I try to keep it as natural as possible.
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The EH frame

5 sites 路 Lodging, Tents10 acres 路 Fountain Run, KY
Enjoy the lovely setting of this A Frame that is sitting on a bluff overlooking a creek through the trees. Behind the A Frame is an open meadow up top with a firepower area and also the shower house/washroom. From the parking area, you can walk up a trail to get up to the cabin; or if you have more of an off road vehicle you may drive up top and around to the back side of it. On quiet evenings, hear the sound of the creek down below and listen to the woodland sounds!
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Sutton Camping And Cabin Rentals

8 sites 路 Lodging, Tents32 acres 路 TN
Welcome to your nature retreat on 32 acres of wooded bliss, where trails, creeks, and wildlife await your exploration. Surrounded by the beauty of waterfalls, swimming holes, and mountain climbing adventures, our land is a haven for nature enthusiasts. Nestled in this natural paradise is our Solar Powered Cabin, providing a sustainable and eco-friendly escape. As a guest, you'll revel in the tranquility of the wooded surroundings, with the possibility of using a generator for a few hours on cloudy days to maintain the cabin's power supply. The cabin features a loft, offering a cozy and elevated sleeping space (must be able to climb stairs). For added convenience, a pull-out couch is available on the bottom floor. The kitchen is equipped with a two-burner stove and a mini fridge, allowing you to prepare meals amidst the serenity of the forest. Step into the great outdoors to find an enclosed outside full bathroom, complete with a compost toilet and shower, providing a unique and immersive experience with nature. Beyond the natural wonders of your surroundings, venture into the nearby small town for shopping, and connect with the locals at two breweries where you can enjoy music and camaraderie. Whether you're seeking daily or weekly rentals, our Solar Powered Cabin invites you to embrace the beauty of nature, recharge your spirit, and create lasting memories surrounded by the wonders of the wooded landscape.
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Cedar Rock Off Road

2 sites 路 Lodging, Tents140 acres 路 Hartsville, TN
Cedar Rock Off Road is a rustic retreat for those seeking an adventure or just some rest and relaxation. This rugged off road ranch is located on a 140 acre property in Hartsville, TN. The cabin sits atop a hill and provides guests with beautiful views from our two front porch swings. This charming 1 bedroom, with an additional sleeping loft, and bathroom sleep up to 8. We also offer a unique opportunity for the avid rider including a mini moto-cross track**(must sign waiver prior to arrival).
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Barren River Magic

29 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents75 acres 路 Edmonton, KY
Welcome to our serene and nature-filled property nestled right on the tranquil banks of the Little Barren River! If you're seeking a getaway that combines outdoor adventures with peaceful relaxation, you've found your perfect destination. Choose from cozy tent sites, convenient RV sites, or glamping stays. PLEASE NOTE, for our glamping stays, bedding, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, blankets, and pillows are to be brought along by guests. The Fox Den and Peace Pipe glamping sites are the only exception. Our location offers an array of water-based activities just steps away from your accommodation. Whether you enjoy kayaking, paddling, fishing, or simply floating lazily in a tube, the Little Barren River welcomes you to indulge in its beauty. For those eager to explore the surrounding area, you'll find an abundance of local fun activities to partake in. Explore the wonders of Mammoth Cave, Cave City, Horse Cave, Diamond Caverns, Nolin Lake, Barren River, KY Down Under, and Green River Lake, all within easy reach from our property. We understand that your four-legged friends are a part of the family, which is why we are pet-friendly! Feel free to bring your furry companions along for the adventure. Campfires are permitted on our property and firewood is provided! We have portable toilets available for campers to use. Additionally, there are two centrally located showers accessible to all campers. While the water may be lukewarm, it is heated naturally by the sun, embracing our commitment to eco-friendly practices. Our location boasts an abundance of nature and tranquillity, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the great outdoors. Whether you prefer fishing, boating, birding, or hiking, our property offers a natural playground for all to enjoy.
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Black House Mountain Campground

16 sites 路 Lodging, RVs7 acres 路 Jamestown, TN
Enjoy the natural beauty of the 19,200-acre Pickett State Forest, which borders our campground, Pickett CCC Memorial State Park, only 2 miles away, Big South Fork Recreation Area, 14 miles away, and Pogue Creek Canyon State Natural Area, right across the street. Whether you like riding, hiking, boating, swimming, fishing, or stargazing, you鈥檒l find plenty of activities to suit your taste! Choose from a spacious cabin with a full kitchen and bathroom or small cabins with half kitchen and bathroom. Our RV Sites are full-hookup, level, and spacious, with access to clean private bathrooms on-site. Book now and experience the adventure! Experience the thrill of off-roading from the closest campground to Pickett Forest ATV trailhead in Jamestown, TN. Hop on your ATV, UTV, or any 4x4 and explore miles of trails off Black House Mountain Road directly from our family-owned and locally operated campground. Stay comfortably and conveniently at our cabins and RV sites.
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Laurel Creek Campground

22 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres 路 Jamestown, TN
We have a beautiful, wooded campground with w/e campsites, full hookup, primitive sleeping cabins, 1 bed/1 bath cabins, and a 3 bedroom/2 bath trailer! We have a beautiful inground pool reserved for campers only, two waterfalls on sight, free wifi, and just minutes from both Big South Fork National Recreation Area and Pickett State Forest! We are pet friendly and never charge extra for your furr babies!
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The best camping near Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park guide

Overview

About

Sitting in Kentucky's Cumberland River basin, this park is built around its titular lake. Dale Hollow Dam creates an impressive 27,700 acres of reservoir here.

This park is bursting with activities for sporty types. If you enjoy golf, don't miss Dale Hollow Lake's 18-hole course. It's regularly voted one of Kentucky's finest spots for a round.

Like the idea but the kids aren't into all that walking? Try out the park's super-cute miniature golf course. More into roundball? You can shoot a few hoops at on-site basketball courts.

Prefer a less active sport? Bring your fishing pole (or check one out for free!) and hit the lake. This area's well-known for exceptional bass fishing. You're also likely to land trout, catfish, muskie, and walleye in these waters.

When it's time to take a load off, head to the Mary Ray Oaken Lodge. This modern 60-room lodge features an incredible view that overlooks the lake. Dine at the lodge's Island View Restaurant for delicious, fresh-caught seafood.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your ideal spot, as campsites fill up quickly during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the weekdays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellation policies for last-minute openings.
  • Explore nearby camping options to maximize your chances of finding a site.

When to go

The best time to visit Dale Hollow Lake State Resort Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm temperatures perfect for water activities, though it's also the busiest season. Winters can be cold, with some facilities possibly closed, so check ahead.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly to ensure a comfortable visit.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your activities within this timeframe.
  • Stay informed about any trail closures or area restrictions during your visit.
  • Accessibility varies across the park, so inquire ahead if you require special accommodations.
  • Remember to bring essentials like water, snacks, and a first-aid kit for a safe and enjoyable trip.

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