Campsites

Natural Bridge State Resort Park

This park is named for its giant, natural sandstone bridge located on the park grounds. The park also offers a nature study program of use by visitors to the park. Natural Bridge State Resort Park consists of 83 improved sites and 12 primitive sites. The state resort park is located on Highway 11, ten miles southeast of Stanton, KY. The campgrounds are open from April to October.

Natural Bridge State Resort Park features 9 different trails, ranging from 0.25 miles to 7.5 miles. The geology of the park is indicative of the entire Cumberland Plateau Region, and features deep ravines, high-walled cliffs, and towering rock formations. Some of the park’s more interesting geological features are Balancing Rock, Profile Rock, Lovers Leap, and Natural Bridge. During the off-season the nature center of the park is open by appointment with the park naturalist. Informal walks and nature talks are often held.


http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/natural-bridge/default.aspx
Phone: (606) 663-2214
Address: 2135 Natural Bridge Rd., Slade, KY 40376


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Great Meadows Campground

Great Meadows is a remote woodland campground which has a large playing field and stream nearby. Access is available to the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail. The area is four miles south of Bell Farm campground, along Bell Farm Road. Facilities include 18 camping areas, hiking, and fishing. The Raccoon Loop is open year-round. No fees are required.


http://www.kentuckytourism.com/places_to_stay/great-meadow-campground/2912/
Phone: (606) 376-5323
Directions can be found at the above website.


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Cumberland Falls State Resort Park

This is the home of the second largest waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains – only Niagara Falls is larger. The waterfall mysteriously creates one of only two “moonbows” in the world, as light from a full moon plays upon the mist from the waterfall to produce a rainbow effect. The only other reported moonbow is in South Africa. To get there, turn left at exit 24 on Interstate 75, and follow US 25W until it turns into Highway 90. The park is approximately 4 miles further. The park has 15 primitive sites, and 35 improved ones. Fees are required to camp. The park also contains several trails to the beautiful waterfalls in the park.


http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/cumberland-falls/default.aspx
Phone: (606) 528-4121
Address: 7351 Hwy. 90, Corbin, KY 40701

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Breaks Interstate Park

Breaks Interstate Park is located in Pike County, Kentucky, and Buchanan and Dickenson Counties, Viriania. It is unique in the fact that it is managed by both the Virginia and Kentucky Departments of Parks. It has 5 trails ranging from 0.35 to 12 miles in length.


http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/breaks-interstate/default.aspx
Phone: (276) 865-4413
Address: 627 Commission Circle, Breaks, VA 24607


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Camp Blanton

Camp Blanton used to be a Boy Scout camp, but is now privately managed. The camp is located five miles west of Harlan, KY, on US 119. It has a lake, and offers boating, canoeing, swimming, and fishing opportunities. The camp also has cabins, primitive campsites, and a five mile undeveloped trail to the unusual Knobby Rock.


http://www.kentuckytourism.com/places_to_stay/camp-blanton/3384/
Phone: (606) 573-6811
Address: 4294 Hwy 840, Harlan, KY 40831


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Alum Ford Campground

This 6-site campground is located near Lake Cumberland – a beautiful lake rimmed by 300 foot cliffs. A trail leads to the 260 acre Yahoo Falls Scenic Area.


http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/alumfordcampground.htm
Campground Map: http://www.nps.gov/biso/planyourvisit/upload/alumfordcg.pdf
Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Phone Number: (606) 376-3787
Address: For Google Maps, enter coordinates 36.7637°N 84.5468°W


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Cave Run Lake

Cave Run Lake is located within the scenic Eastern Highlands region of Kentucky in Bath, Rowan, Morgan, and Menifee counties. The 8,270-acre lake is surrounded by the northern-most section of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The lake is 60 miles east of Lexington, Kentucky, and can be accessed through Exits 123, 133, and 137 off Interstate 64.


http://corpslakes.usace.army.mil/visitors/projects.cfm?Id=H202780
http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dbnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=39320
Phone Number: (606) 784-9709
Address: 150 Kentucky Hwy 826, Morehead, KY 40351


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Paintsville Lake State Park

This park is located adjacent to 1,140 acre Paintsville Lake. It can be found just off Highway 40, five miles northwest of Paintsville. The park has 10 primitive campsites, 32 RV campsites, a boat dock, and two hiking trails (totaling 8.6 miles). Laundry, restroom, and shower facilities are also available. The campgrounds are open year-round.


http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/paintsville-lake/default.aspx
Phone Number: (606) 297-8486
Address: 1551 KY 2275, Staffordsville, KY 41256


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Green River Lake State Park

This park is located adjacent to 8,200 acre Green River Lake, at the southern extreme of Taylor County. It can be found just off Highway 55, five miles south of Campbellsville. The park has a beach, boat dock, 28 miles of trail, 156 RV campsites with water and electrical hookups, and 72 tent campsites. Laundry, restroom, and shower facilities are also available. The campgrounds are open year-round.


http://parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/green-river/default.aspx
Phone Number: (270) 465-8255
Address: 179 Park Office Road, Campbellsville, KY 42718


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Carter Caves State Resort Park

A beautiful natural setting and three caves set off this state resort park as a prime opportunity for camping. Four miles north of Olive Hill, KY, Carter Caves State Resort Park is tucked away in the mountains to provide a bit of solace to those who desire it. A naturalist is on duty to guide guests through the caves and through the surrounding wilderness. The campgrounds are open year-round.The state resort park is approximately one-thousand acres, and is noted for its cave system, which honeycombs through the hills. In addition to eight day hiking trails ranging from 0.1 miles to 10 miles, there are two cave tours available. The Cascade Cavern Tour, an hour-long leisurely walk, features the Counterfeiter’s Room, the “Hanging Gardens of Solomon,” and many other limestone formations. The X-Cave tour features a giant column, a pipe organ, and many other interesting geological features.


http://parks.ky.gov/parks/resortparks/carter-caves/default.aspx
Phone Number: (606) 286-4411
Address: 344 Caveland Drive, Olive Hill, KY 41164


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