The Great Meadows Campground, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is developed on both sides of the road. Deer Loop is on the right; Raccoon Loop is on the left. Deer Loop is open year round; but the water is shut off during the winter season. Raccoon Loop is April 1 - November 15.
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Rock Creek, a designated Kentucky Wild River, runs along the Raccoon Loop. Rock Creek is stocked with rainbow trout March - June and September - December..
Campsite availability is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Trails nearby: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail - Section 37 and Section 38; Mark Branch Trail # 635 and Gobblers Arch Trail # 636.
No electric..but that could have changed, haven't been in a while. Great for kayaking, fishing, wading, hiking, sightseeing(areas close by to check out), also there are some swimming holes..just have to find them. can camp right by the creek and across the road is a few more spots. Get there early, because it is primitive, just to get a spot. Also, close by is a horse camp…actually a left turn prior to great meadows. Have fun.there is water and an enclosed bathroom. No showers
this is a beautiful secluded free campsite that I highly highly recommend. swimming hole nearby and toilets, not very clean but they are there. quiet and lovely
Free, no reservations, likely fills up most days in the summer. Parts of this campground are open all year, though you need to bring your own water while there’s a chance of frost. There aren’t too many sites, all are green and grassy, forested by nice big trees and green, some along a small creek. A nice little extra surprise was the horseshoe pits at the campground.
Just stayed here for the night during a trip to check out various parts of Daniel Boone National Forest. Stayed in the raccoon loop (there was a choice of 2 loops) but we opted for the one near a stream. The campgrounds are both small, but have nice space around the sites and some seclusion due to the forest. We were told that getting a spot is difficult during the busy summer because this is first come, first serve but in the fall we seemed to have good luck getting a nice site, though the other sites did fill in quickly. Site had great grassy area to set up a tent. The sites were nothing fancy, but we enjoyed our night here.