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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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Big Laurel Ranch

9 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents350 acres · Blaine, KY
Big Laurel is a working cattle farm on land that has been in our family for 4 generations. The farm consists of 370 acres of bottomland pasture along the creek and quiet woodlands where you can explore jagged rock cliffs and beautiful vistas. The woodlands are undergoing transformation as we continue an ongoing forest rehabilitation project to return our land to its natural state as a deciduous hardwood forest. Spotted on the farm is an amazing abundance of wildlife including wild turkeys, white tailed deer, pileated woodpeckers, bobcats, coyotes, foxes, bear, and red tailed hawks.
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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 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 USDA inspected 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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Trace Space KY

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Wellington, KY
A unique transforming A-frame camping cabin occupies a compact area, certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a wildlife habitat yard and also recognized as a certified garden and monarch waystation through monarchwatch.org. TSKY is located 3 miles from Long Bow Boat dock on Cave Run Lake, 10 minutes from the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail, and 18 miles to the adventures in the Red River Gorge. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the nature trails and the opportunity to explore in the Daniel Boone National Forest. There are short hikes within a 20-minute drive each offering its own unique discovery. An arch, an overlook, a cave, and a 60-foot waterfall nestled within a small scenic canyon. With so much natural beauty to explore, your stay at our A-frame camping cabin is a perfect base place to Embrace Nature's Pace.
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Possum Ridge Ranch

13 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents375 acres · Sandy Hook, KY
Our remote 375 acres part farm and part natural woodland nestled up to Daniel Boone Forest is ideal for hikers and nature lovers. There are several hiking trails onsite and plenty of woods to explore. ATVs or side by sides are welcome to be used on the main gravel roads and some designated areas of our property. There is plenty of wildlife around but no hunting is allowed. Our designated tent sites do have firepits and picnic tables. Our trek in sites do not have those options. Pets are welcome for $10 per pet/per booking and they do need to be leashed/under control at all times. This is an extra so please be sure to add that if you plan to bring your pet. Please pick up after them. We are a short driving distance from Cave Run Lake, Grayson Lake, Carter Caves, Morehead, Natural Bridge and Red River Gorge. We are approximately 20 minutes from the nearest store so you'll want to come prepared. We are located in West Liberty (Morgan County). There is a centrally located bathhouse with toilet, shower and sink and a hose for potable water. We have firewood for sale for $5 per bundle(6 pieces) or $25 per stay not per bundle and is an extra option when booking(use what you need during your stay and it is located at the tent sites), you can bring your own and you are welcome to gather from the surrounding area but please do not cut down any living trees/limbs.
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Volkswagen Vanagon Pop Top

1 site · Lodging38 acres · West Liberty, KY
Learn more about this land:Sleep in a 1985 VW Pop Top Vanagon! With top up, two can sleep below and two can sleep above, though we personally prefer using the upper space for storage. Van is outfitted with a small solar system, enough to charge phones, a lap top, lights (provided) and a fan (provided). We provide clean bed clothes for the bottom (main) bunk. Bed clothes are not provided for top bunk but there is a 1.5” pad. In necessary weather, we provide a Mr.Buddy propane heater as well as appropriate bed clothes. Van always has a carbon monoxide detector and extinguisher available. Feel free to set up a tent or hammocks. Two 5 gallon buckets are located behind the van, you can relocate these wherever you feel comfortable. One bucket is outfitted with a toilet seat lid, the other is filled with saw dust and a bag of TP. Please use this for waste as we have a running humanure composting system. Please also dispose of food waste in this bucket, with the exception of excess oil or meat, please use the small shovel to adequately bury this or pack it out.
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A Rustic Ravine Cabin Adventure

26 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents400 acres · Genoa, WV
West Virginia’s Coolest, Newest, Vacation Cabin Rental and Hip Camping Resort!  The idea for creating a cabin rental/camping vacation getaway in the Allegheny Mountain Range came to life over several meetings at a Bob Evans restaurant in Columbus, Ohio, between co-owners Paul and Christy Liimatta and Joe Boffo. Joe had been accumulating land in the Genoa, West Virginia, area for several years and had dreamed of building cabins, tree houses and uniquely designed vacation rentals and campsites on a beautiful area called Hampton Ridge. Come and judge for yourself ;)
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OneK Kamp

1 site · RV1 acre · Paintsville, KY
This 50 amp full hook up campsite can accommodate up to a 36’ unit. The actual size of the site is 12’ x 36’. There is room for 1 RV and 1 vehicle. It is located 1 mile from Paintsville Lake State Park and has easy access to downtown Paintsville, Hwy 23, hiking, fishing, wildlife and relaxation. Grocery shopping, Lowes Home Improvement, Walmart and a variety of other stores including antique stores are close by. This campsite is in a residential area on a small lot that has 2 campsites on it. The owner stays on the second site in a 5th Wheel.
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Hardwood forest

5 sites · Tents57 acres · Morehead, KY
Learn more about this land:There are several camp sites to choose from. This is natural forest and terrain. You can camp on top of the ridge, near the cliffs, by the cave, or by the creek. If you dont mind a few curious cows and goats you can fish in the pond too. There’s 57 acres to hike. Some trails and a lot of unbroken forest.  If you like hiking in Kentucky then you know that you should bring your bug spray if you plan to break some trails..
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Cave Run Lake/ Red River Gorge

1 site · Lodging1 acre · Wellington, KY
Escape to our secluded A-frame cabin nestled in the heart of a peaceful area, where tranquility meets comfort. As you step inside, you'll be greeted by the warmth of the well designed area, inviting you to unwind and relax. Whether you're curling up with a book, sipping hot cocoa, or simply enjoying the company of loved ones, the cozy ambiance of our cabin provides the perfect setting for your retreat. Equipped with modern amenities, including wonderful Wi-Fi, you can stay connected to the outside world while immersing yourself in the serene surroundings. With five comfortable beds spread across two bedrooms, there's ample space for everyone to rest and rejuvenate after a day of adventure. Venture outside to our outdoor grill and entertaining area, where you can barbecue under the open sky and share stories around the fire pit. Feel the stress melt away as you soak in the peaceful ambiance of the surrounding nature. For outdoor enthusiasts, Cabin Run Lake is just minutes away, offering opportunities for fishing, boating, and scenic hikes along the water's edge. And for those seeking even more adventure, the majestic Red River Gorge is a mere 30-minute drive, where you can explore breathtaking cliffs, towering rock formations, and miles of pristine wilderness. Whether you're seeking a peaceful getaway or an adventure-filled retreat, our secluded A-frame cabin is the perfect destination for your next escape. Experience the beauty of nature, the warmth of a cozy fire pit, and the comfort of modern amenities – all within reach at our serene sanctuary.
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Cedar Valley

6 sites · Tents10 acres · Pikeville, KY
Learn more about this land:Located on private mountain side with pool, hiking trails. Bring your own gear or rent everything you need for the ultimate glamping experience. See you soon
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Wiley's Last Resort

18 sites · RVs, 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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The best camping near Jenny Wiley State Resort Park guide

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About

Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, named after a brave pioneer woman who escaped captivity from native Indians, is a haven of history and grandiose landscape. In the center of this dense Appalachian wilderness, where Kentucky, North Carolina and West Virginia meet, sits the picturesque and reflective 1,100-acre Dewey Lake. While most of your time will probably revolve around these perfect waters, you should check out the schedule for the Jenny Wiley Theatre Company, who puts on plays and shows all summer at the outdoor amphitheater. You also can’t miss out on seeing the last one-room country schoolhouse in all of Kentucky! For a more strenuous workout, hike the backwoods trail that Jenny Wiley used to navigate her way to safety in the 1780’s. It’s pretty rugged and steep terrain though, so only try this one out if you have a hiking buddy and are an experienced backpacker. While you'll gain an appreciation for history of this corner of America, you’ll also gain a lot of sweet kickback time secluded by tall pines and a quiet, tranquil mountainside.

When to go

The ideal time to visit Jenny Wiley State Resort Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its peak. Summer months can be quite warm, making early morning or late evening the best times for outdoor activities. Winters are less crowded but can be chilly, so dress accordingly if you venture out during this season.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and dress in layers to adapt to changing conditions.
  • Be aware of park hours, typically from 8:30am to 5pm, and plan your visit accordingly.
  • For safety, always stay on designated trails and be mindful of local wildlife.
  • Accessibility options are available; contact the Frankfort Office at (502) 564-2172 for more information.
  • Remember to review the photo & drone policy before capturing your memories.

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