Hipcamp host Summer M.
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This former campground was purchased by our family in order to create a work program for disabled adults like our daughter. We are using HipCamp for private camping to fund renovations of the old church building, dorms and other facilities to hopefully leave a legacy of help and hope for special adults and their families.

For now, this property is a diamond in the rou

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This former campground was purchased by our family in order to create a work program for disabled adults like our daughter. We are using HipCamp for private camping to fund renovations of the old church building, dorms and other facilities to hopefully leave a legacy of help and hope for special adults and their families.

For now, this property is a diamond in the rough still needing a lot of TLC. Expect primitive camping and little improvements every time you return! 

The property is a peaceful 27 acres at the bend of Licking River. The grounds themselves have several clear areas surrounded by trees. There are many picnic areas, a few small shelters with picnic tables and two gazebos with seating in the clearing at the back of the property. Over the (dry) river through the woods is a clearing with community fire pit and primitive seating. There is also a small play ground area, small basketball court and a few tetherball poles.

Across the street, there is a public boat ramp access and beautiful Kincaid Lake is just minutes away, with boat access, daily boat rentals, fishing and other amenities there.

Current Renovations:

September 2020, we are removing the bunkhouse ceilings and insulation, cleaning out a lot of animal debris.  We are starting bathroom demo.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
20 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Back-in site
Max length 22ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Summer a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Boating

    Across the street - there is a public boat ramp with free parking. 4 miles away - Kincaid Lake offers row boats, motor boats...Read more

    Fishing

    A Kentucky Fishing License is required. There is a pay lake across the street from the camp. We are very high on the river ba...Read more

    Hiking

    On property, there are currently only trails made by deer here, but there are several places to explore. At Kincaid Lake the...Read more

    Paddling

    We are on the bend of the Licking River, which many people paddle. There are able boats rentable a few miles down the road at ...Read more

    Swimming

    There is no swimming at our camp. Kincaid Lake State Park's pool will remain open on weekends through Labor Day Weekend from 1...Read more

    Wildlife watching

    There are deer, racoons, birds and much more all over the property.

    Biking

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Family Camping on the River Bend in Kentucky.

    Forest
    River, stream, or...

    The vibe at Family Camping on the River Bend

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    Hipcamper Jared

    Very peaceful

    Jared S.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    September 6th, 2020

    My girlfriend and I stayed here and were quite surprised with the property. Being close to the river and a in-woods trail and fire pit, it was quite the relaxing weekend.

    Property
    Laurel Bend at 86 Oldham
    State
    Kentucky
    Country
    United States
    $25/night
    20 Sites
    Hipcamp is created with ❤️ and hope for our future