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Fires Allowed
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About John Swift's Lost Silvermine Historic Campground
Access
Drive In
Price
$8.00
Operator
Private
Features
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Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Toilets
Location
John Swift's Lost Silvermine Historic Campground is located in Kentucky
Latitude
37.833 N
Longitude
-83.648 W
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1 Review of John Swift's Lost Silvermine Historic Campground
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Great family-friendly, primitive car camping

This campground is easy to access and good for individuals or groups; it's mostly covered with grass though there are areas that are more dirt, closer to the river. It's nestled between the Red River and Highway 715, so you are pretty close to the road and will hear some road noise, but it's a pretty quiet 2-lane highway. There are picnic tables and fire-rings at each campsite, and it is easy to pitch a few tents in close proximity if you are there with a group. The toilets are port-a-potties scattered throughout the campground. You are asked to sign a waiver and agree to the quiet hours (11-6). The campground is gated and the gate is closed and locked at 10 pm (but the campground manager sleeps on-site). The firewood we purchased here was very wet though, and never burned well. This is typical of much of the firewood purchased at the RRG though, unless you buy kiln-dried from the store. Canoe and kayak rentals happen at the site as well. This was perfect for camping with my 10-month old, without needing to hike in from the car. A good balance between a crowded state campground and backcountry camping.