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About Great Meadows

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. Make this page look nicer by submitting photos of your visit to Great Meadows Campground. Learn more…  View Great Meadows Guide and Map 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.

National Forest
Drive In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Drinking Water
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Picnic Table
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Great Meadows is located in Kentucky
36.629 N
-84.727 W
Get Directions
Take US 27 south for 4.7 miles to KY 92. Turn right and go 1.2 miles, and then turn right on KY 92 at the Fastway Store. Go 5.3 miles to KY 1363; turn left and go 11.4 miles to the end of the blacktop. Turn right on Forest Service Road 564; go 1.2 miles and then turn left on Forest Service Road 137; go 4.4 miles.
5 Reviews of Great Meadows
Great location to camp and explore

The campgrounds were clean and well maintained, the vault toilets were clean and stocked. Water spigots were available at the campground, but no dump station or trash cans. So be prepared to pack your shit out. The sites are spread out well and not overcrowded. There are two separate areas, the first loop on the right side of the road is called deer loop. Down the road, is Racoon loop which is on the left side of the road. I would rate these as primitive sites.

Wonderful, peaceful

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

free campsite

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

Winter camping in Daniel Boone National Forest

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.

First to Review
fall camping trip

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.