Hipcamp host Carli D.
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There is something profoundly healing and soothing about time in nature. For some people, access to the natural world might be right outside your doorstep,  but for many of us, having access to nature requires driving somewhere for a hike or a camping trip.  Most of us end up in locations that are open to the public,  and that are shared with other visitors. 

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There is something profoundly healing and soothing about time in nature. For some people, access to the natural world might be right outside your doorstep,  but for many of us, having access to nature requires driving somewhere for a hike or a camping trip.  Most of us end up in locations that are open to the public,  and that are shared with other visitors. 

The Lookout at Raven Ridge is different; it is made up of 50 acres of wooded land and fields that adjoin 250 additional acres, all of which are privately owned and uninhabited.   During your stay, you will have access to all 50 acres, which include large rock faces, streams, and hiking trails, while knowing the other 250 are a buffer from the rest of the world! Pitch your tent on or near our expansive deck overlooking the Red River Gorge, and prepare to take in the views of sunsets, souring ravens, butterflies in the canopy and maybe a blanket of morning fog.

Only minutes away from the Red River Gorge climbing spots located on Route 77, various Daniel Boone hiking access points, and a 10 minute drive to Cave Run Lake.  If you are into fishing, the East Fork Indian Creek River is about 20 minutes away by car.  According to their website "East Fork of Indian Creek can be a nice solitude fly fishing location with a couple miles of stream to explore. The stream underwent a restoration project leaving us with multiple plunge pools, plenty of rock/wood structures, and open banks for vegetation growth. Rainbow trout in the 8-14″ range are the main targets in Indian Creek, but they stock some browns too!"

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, trailers, RVs, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 15 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Picnic table available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: loose gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Carli a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Climbing
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Lookout at Raven Ridge in Kentucky.

Cave
Forest
River, stream, or...

The vibe at The Lookout at Raven Ridge

8 Written reviews
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Hipcamper Matt

Amazing spot

Matt P.
recommends this listing.
June 22nd, 2020

Really cool spot with a great view. Super close to Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. Can’t wait to go back!

Hipcamper Leo

Daniel boon sunset

Leo M.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2020

Great sunset in a secluded area. Would recommend!

Hipcamper David

Boho loft, stacked deck

David S.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2020

As soon as I saw the campsite layout on the information page I knew I would like it, and I did, very much. The owner Carli was very patient with my "exact location" requests, but I'm glad I asked because it could be a little difficult to find depending on your arrival state of mind. The site itself was as advertised and even more so. Carli warned me that the path to the campsite was better suited for higher clearance vehicles and that if it rained I could get stuck. It did, so this was also as advertised, however 95% of the path surface is very solid and I had no problem getting my low clearance (6-1/2") MGB in and out. The site is reasonably quiet, some minor
distant road noise. The deck and parking (good solid ground) are in a forested section of the property and is in mostly shade all day. The deck is solid and the deackboards are not damaged or splintery. There are trail markers that you kinda have to look for that take you to a couple of waterfalls and an overlook, I believe you can walk the adjoining properties. This is an isolated location, it's very private. I will definitely return and have recommended it to family.

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Hipcamper Joshua

Great spot

Joshua W.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2020

We had a really great time staying at Carli's spot over the Fourth of July weekend! It's very secluded with a great view - exactly what we were looking for.

Did a couple of the short hikes to the overlook and the waterfall that were very nice.

Hope to get back there soon!

Hipcamper Carli
Response from Carli, the Host, on July 9th, 2020

Fantastic!!! Thank you so much for choosing our spot, and please reach out with any suggestions for improvements!

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Hipcamper Joseph
Joseph P.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2020

Camp site was grate. Has a long field road that takes you into a nice wooded area overlooking Daniel Boone National Forest. Had no problem towing my small pop-up to the site. A grate place to get away from the world for a few days.

Hipcamper Lydia
Lydia P.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2020

Excellent, private campsite with great views. Plenty of shade to escape the sun, but great night sky views. Felt very private and safe. Close to attractions like hiking and climbing in the Gorge or water recreation on Cave Run Lake.

Hipcamper Caleb
Caleb M.
recommends this listing.
July 22nd, 2020

Carli was a wonderful host! She provided an email with tons of information beforehand and answered the several questions we had.

The road back to the deck location had tall grass in the middle of it. There's also a steep hill at the beginning. Our 2 wheel drive car had a little bit of trouble getting back up the hill on the way out. Additionally, our car (a Toyota Prius) was so low to the ground that the grass and rocks scraped the bottom of the car while driving on the road. These are all things that Carli and the listing warned could happen before the trip. Our car made it in and out once with no damage, but we were concerned for the car the whole time will driving on it (it's about .5 miles).

2 wheel drive cars can make it, but 4 wheel drive would definitely be more advisable.

During our stay (July 2020) neither waterfall on the property had water running over it. Things were dried up. But there was plenty of land to explore on the property! There's a really beautiful overlook location as well.

The pictures of the deck area do the area justice. There's a huge ring for a fire out and a couple of picnic tables.

Definitely a neat property to stay on. Occasionally we could hear dogs bark and/or vehicles of some sort, but it still felt very private and isolated. Hiking and swimming seemed to be better at other places nearby rather than on the property.

All in all, we had a great time and recommend Carlo's property!

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Hipcamper Tessa

The views were amazing!!

Tessa S.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

The views were stunning!! Get the views of the Natural Bridge but at your own campsite. Loved the fact it was secluded and we got the whole site to ourselves. We had bad weather for most of our trip but were still able to enjoy the campsite and the overlook trail to see the mountains. It was breath taking. The deck is also great even with the rain we sat out there and enjoyed it. If we didn’t have bad weather we would’ve set the tent up on there as well.

Only thing that I found to be a bummer was that there’s two waterfall trails that were there and they seemed to be overgrown and we had some trouble following them. Those trails sounded really cool as well!

We’ll definitely be coming back here in the future hopefully with some better weather! 😊

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Hipcamper Curtis S.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2020
Property
The Lookout on Raven Ridge
State
Kentucky
Country
United States
$35/night
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