Koomer Ridge Campground, located on Cumberland Ranger District in the Red River Gorge, features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting. The campground provides access to trails in the Red River Gorge.
View Koomer Ridge guide & map.
The campground amphitheater opens Memorial Day weekend and features a program each Saturday through Labor Day. The programs usually begin at dusk. Check the campground bulletin board or contact the Gladie Visitor Center for more information.
Hiking/backpacking trails in the area: Cliff Trail #206 (.5 mile) Koomer Ridge Trail #220 (2.75 miles) Silvermine Arch Trail #225 (1.5 miles) Hidden Arch Trail #208 (1 mile).
The Koomer Ridge Campground features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting.
Visitor programs are held on weekends.
You won't find full hookups or fancy bath houses, but what this campground lacks in amenities it makes up in scenic beauty. The campground has several trails, ranging in length, that let you explore some of the natural beauty of Red River Gorge. Sites are first come, first serve - which can be a pain…but if you plan for a Thursday / Friday morning arrival you shouldn't have a problem. Sites are well spaced and have major trees. The majority of campers were in tents, but there are a few sites that would work well for RVs. Some vault restrooms with a central bath house (showers, flush toilets, etc.) - nothing fancy, but gets the job done. Venture out of the campground and enjoy all Red River Gorge has to offer!
Stayed 2 nights mid week and campground wasn’t busy. Many nice tent sites and also good level RV sites. Easy access to hiking. Helpful resident manager. Management by Thousand Trails, although the campground is not associated at all with Thousand Trails. No reservations accepted. Self register and pay at the entrance.
This is a nice campground near the Arch Bridge. The reason for a four star is there is no electricity or water at the sites. There is a communal water spigot which is helpful. Dyrt needs to make these corrections. It is very shaded which is great for a hot summer day!
This campground is run by the parks dept so it’s first come first serve, you pay at the pay box in cash or check( $25 for single sites with one car, doubles are available and there is a charge for additional cars). We arrived Thursday morning and had lots of options by Saturday the campground was full. The sites are fairly large and private. They have great gravel bases so the tents stay dry, and are equipped with a picnic table and really nice fire pit. There is water sources for every few sites through out the campground. There are gravity toilets throughout and a bathroom with running water and hot showers towards the entrance. The campground is surrounded with hiking trails that have some great views of the gorges and rock formations you can get to within mins. From your tent just by walking. There is an amphitheater that they host different events at(there was black light moth watching when we were there). The campground is dog friendly and located close to the Mountain Parkway in Sloane, KY. I would definitely recommend this if you are in the Red River Gorge Geological area, also hot up Daniel Boone Coffee for a snack, drink or coffee.
We used this as a homebase for hikes atound Red River Gorge area. We have a 40 footer and there were a few spots that accommodated us; maybe 4 or 5. Website says only 35’ limit but we did it. The showerhouse and modern day toilets are only in the front loop. The back loop has the typical modern day outhouse of federal properties.
I thought it was a little too crowded for my liking. I prefer sites a little more secluded though. Still enjoyed my stay.
Loved this campground! Was near the red river gorge, which is such a beautiful area. Also, if you camp here, go check out nada tunnel! This is a must do in my opinion. This campground had very secluded sites, bathrooms and showers!
This site was awesome. Super clean, located right in the center of most of the good trailheads for the red river gorge area. A little on the cramped side if all of the sites are full you will be a little close to other campers, luckily it was not full when I went so that was not an issue. Drinking water and running water near the sites and plenty of restrooms close by. No showers near our site but we didn't stay long enough for that to be an issue.
We looked at this campground and the state parks on the area. The sites are wooded, level and drain well. The prices are reasonable and the shower house is clean. The camp host is amiable and helpful. We had a group of 15 people who had a wonderful time. There is a great trail right off the parking lot and you're close to a great many other trails and activities. Rock climbing, canoeing and even kayaking in a cave are just a few of the many activities near here
We have camped several times at the Koomer Ridge Camp ground but it had been at least 10 years since we had and it is almost frozen in time. Great camp ground with simple amenities, water available without having to walk miles and miles. Bathrooms were clean, sites have a nice distance between them so you don’t feel like you are on top of your neighbor campers. Plenty of trees over head so even though it was hot the shade keeps you cool. And this camp ground is close to Red River Gorge and miles of great trails several start at Koomer ridge camp ground.