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The Barren Fork Horse Camp, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is a popular campground for horseback riders who enjoy the forest setting. Several interconnecting trails provide miles of riding pleasure.

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The campground offers 41 campsites that accommodate horse trailers and RVs up to 35 feet. 

Visitors can also enjoy fishing at a nearby pond. A picnic shelter at the campground is available for group-use. 

Area Trails: Arabian #622 (4 miles) and Canter #625 (2.75 miles) are close to the horse camp and connect with other trails such as the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail  Section 30(10 miles), Belgian #624 (3 miles), Flat Rock Ridge #616(1.5 miles), Draft #617 (.75 miles), Indian Creek #626 (1.75 miles) and North Flat Rock #627 (3 miles). 

Site history: The Barren Fork Horse Camp was once the site of a coal mining town operated by the Barren Fork Mining and Coal Company. The mining activities occurred from 1881 to 1935, producing what was considered some of the best quality low-sulfur coal in McCreary County at the time.

Read more about Barren Fork Coal Camp (pdf)

Nearby Facilities: Barren Fork Picnic Area

Operator
National Forest
Access
Drive In
Features
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Toilets
Trash Available
Location
Barren Fork Horse Camp is located in Kentucky
Latitude
36.7756 N
Longitude
-84.468 W
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Directions
From Somerset, go south on US 27 for 22 miles to the Stearns office, on your left. From Whitley City, go north on US 27 for 3.7 miles to the Stearns office on your right. From I-75: Take exit 25 for US 25W toward Corbin. Turn right at US-25W S/Cumberland Falls Road and go 7.4 miles then take a slight right at KY 90 W. Go 20 miles and turn south onto US 27 for 5.7 miles to Stearns office. Next to Stearns office, t ake Barren Fork Road for (Forest Service Road 684) 0.8 miles. Turn right at the split in road. Go 0.1 mile. to campground at right.
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It’s a hot place with no electric hookups at $12 a night and $100 for a yearly pass and a proposed raise to $20 a night is a joke. Guess we won’t be camping there anymore,,, if we gonna pay that price I’ll go to where there is electric even if it’s a little more pricey