Hipcamp host Michael W.
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Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map so you completely understand how our campground is laid out. That way you can reserve a spot and be confident that it is what you are looking for. Primitive riverfront campsites may Not be a
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Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map so you completely understand how our campground is laid out. That way you can reserve a spot and be confident that it is what you are looking for. Primitive riverfront campsites may Not be accessed with 2 Wheel Dr. vehicles depending on weather however we do have alternate parking. If you choose to use our alternate parking there will be a hike to your site, appropriately 1/8 of a mile. I can’t stress enough that it is primitive camping, there is a porta potty available at the top of the hill however due to obvious limitations we cannot place the Porta potty on the riverbank. Welcome to our 3rd Season @ Clayton Geneva!!! And what an exciting year it’s going to be!! Coming Soon for the 2020 Camping Season is the RV Park @ Clayton Geneva!!! We will offer 6 full hook up sites. Sewage, water, electric & WiFi!!! These spacious, back-in recreational vehicle slips will be gravel, have large dividing yards & back yards that overlook the riverbank. Stay tuned for more info. The Full Hookup sites ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME, we will make an announcement with all the booking and pricing details when the time comes. We are inviting you to enjoy a peaceful, primitive camping experience on a spacious plot right on the sandy banks of the Cumberland River. We offer a tree canopy covered, serene spot that offers river swimming, fishing, enjoy a camp fire or just plain nothing but peace and quiet. Each site is equipt with a fire ring. The drive way to the primitive sites is a little lane that wraps around a mountain side that leads to the primitive sites. We do our best to keep up with it however due to the nature of weather, gravity and water it’s a constant chore. Your welcome to hike in to the sites, it’s not mandatory that you driver on down. If you feel comfortable by all means slowly drive directly to your site. If your not sure of the lane please hike to your site. Hikers, Horses and riders welcome, located a couple miles from Daniel Boone National Forrest, seemingly endless trails through some of the most beautiful country. Bring your canoe and kayaks. Located 16 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park. Located 11 miles from Sheltowee Trade Adventure Park. Located 11 miles from Kentucky Splash Water Park. Located 11 miles from Wal-Mart, restaurants and Pilot. As of 5/21 the area has been experiencing some flooding, please call for details prior to booking, your site may not be available and or wet. We will do the best we can to accommodate campers regardless of weather conditions.
Campsite area
Bring your own
10 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Michael a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Kayak canoe float

Off-roading (OHV)

Several trails in the area that you can ride to from the campground

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Clayton Geneva Memorial Campground in Kentucky.

Cave

Several caves and caverns to explore in the Daniel Boone National Forest

Lake

Lake laurel & Lake Cumberland are close

Forest
Mountainous
Field
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Swimming hole
Waterfall
Driveway

The vibe at Clayton Geneva Memorial Campground

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Hipcamper Blake
Blake R.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2018

Amazing property on the edge the Daniel Boone National Forest. Beautiful quiet sites on the river side. Road in was a bit rough, but it was so worth it. Ten sites available, but on the night I stayed, I had the place to myself and slept in the car with the back gate lifted, and it was a dream. So secluded and peaceful. It's a place I'd stay at again and again if I were in the area.

Views of the river from my site!people camperQuiet and peaceful enough that I slept in the car with the gate lifted.Plenty of spots to hang around in a hammock
Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on July 12th, 2018

Thank You Blake, glad you enjoyed yourself. Hope to see you again soonđź’š Happy Camping

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Hipcamper Brit
Brit M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
May 18th, 2018

Key Positives:
BEAUTIFUL view of the river, campsites right next to the river, small simple campsites, sanded sites were super comfortable for sleeping on, and not crowded. We plan to bring our homeschooling group here for a trip in the future!
To help others prepare/ FYI:
GPS (Google maps in our case) does not take you directly there, you have to be vigilant to find it, we have AT&T and it did NOT pick up there (so we had to drive about 15 min. To get signal and find on internet/call owner), the landowner is absentee and we don't mind that at all- but if you are high maintenance you may have issues with no reception, there is no private designated rest area and signs state that "you are being photographed" (may be a concern for those that are modest), we did have some neighbors come and ask us what we were up to (residential area but you can't see homes from the camping area) they were nice to us and said they were just making sure everything was okay, there is a rooster farm near by and they do crow in the morning.
We will definitely go back and stay this summer, and do recommend it for the low key, low maintenance camper!

Bottom camp areaThe children loved it, not many bugs at all on sanded camp sitesBeautiful viewsThis is the house that you will come to when you drive down a long gravel/dirt drive (barley viable from main)
Hipcamper William

Kids approved

William P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 16th, 2019

Great campsites along the river. Contacted the owner and asked about the campsite conditions because I knew the area was getting hit with heavy rains. Communication through Facebook messenger was great. Explained that everything was good and even gave me the number for firewood delivery. If you like adventure and travel trails the drive to the sites is just like that. The views of the river are great and it is a peaceful stay. Kids are already asking to stay here again!

The only thing I ask the next campers that stay please leave the sites better then you found it. We did walk the sites and found some trash laying around. We picked up what we could. Leave no trace!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on June 19th, 2019

Thanks for the wonderful review. Sounds like you had a fabulous time. Also we greatly appreciate you helping clean up, I was there Sunday morning after you checked out and finished cleaning up the grounds. Apologies that the previous campers left a mess, sadly it happens sometimes. We look forward to hosting your camping trip in the near future....

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Hipcamper Lindsay
Lindsay K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
May 31st, 2020

Amber was super accommodating and helpful! She could not have been nicer. The sites were beautiful. Most of the campsites are waterfront to Cumberland River. Sites are mostly sandy, nice and soft for tent camping, small areas can be muddy, but mostly sandy. Fire rings present at each campsite. Porta potty was clean. Pretty hike just a couple minute drive down the road with beautiful waterfall. We did not check out the boat ramp that is close by (for small boats like kayaks) because we got caught up with the hiking, but Amber said it was a only couple minutes down the road as well. Will definitely visit again in the future, so peaceful.

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Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on June 8th, 2020

We appreciate the positive review. We look forward to seeing you and the pups again in the very near future. Thanks again!!

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Hipcamper Josh
Josh B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 30th, 2018

The campground is awesome. It’s right on the Cumberland River. Very peaceful and away from everything. I will definitely be going back very soon.

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Hipcamper Will

We will be back again and again

Will H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
June 7th, 2019

Amazing place!! Beautiful, peaceful, and the owners are awesome. We swam, hiked the Daniel Boone National Forest & fished. The sanded sites were perfect for tent camping. The tree covered campsite is absolutely perfect, cool mornings and day shade. There is even a local guy that will deliver firewood to your campsite!!! You cant go wrong with Clayton Geneva. Thanks for a wonderful stay, we will be back again and again.

Hipcamper Katherine

Had a great time, and was very beau

Katherine C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 11th, 2019

It was a great time. You all are great. Just a little hard on me and my friend getting to the water and back.

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 9)
September 2nd, 2019

Loved our trip! We will be back for sure!

Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
October 13th, 2019

I was very happy with my camping experience at Clayton Geneva. The river was a beautiful sight right in front of our tents and our host was friendly and great to talk to and ask questions. My friends and I definitely plan on returning!

Hipcamper Michael
Response from Michael, the Host, on October 18th, 2019

Thanks for staying with at Clayton Geneva!!! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!!

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Awards

Best of 2019 Kentucky
6th place
Property
Clayton Geneva Camp Ground
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
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