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Paragon Dispersed Camping Area

6 Reviews

About This Campground

National Forest

Paragon is a primitive camping area with 7 designated campsites, some with lantern posts and fire rings. Alert: August 21, 2019 - The U.S. Forest Service opened a section of Paragon Road on Friday, August 16, 2019. The gate closest to Highway 519 was opened and motor vehicles will be able to drive…

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  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
  • Verizon
  • AT&T
  • T-Mobile

Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Dispersed
  • Group


For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Toilets
  • Alcohol
  • Pets
  • Fires


6 Reviews of Paragon Dispersed Camping Area

Ratings Breakdown

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Dawn P.
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2020


This place was trashy.  Cars came and went all night. People are living there.  There were people hunting something until 2 am with flashlights. (Guessing frogs) 

Don’t go

Month of VisitNovember
Shari  G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2020

Beautiful & Free, but Lots of Trash Around

We simply love camping in the National Forest Service campgrounds, most often because they are isolated, beautiful, inexpensive and usually, very quiet. We rolled up on a Tuesday night in mid-July and found the campground about ¾ full but still plenty of space for our little trailer. With about a…

  • Gorgeous view of the lake from our site.
  • Lots of shade in most of the sites.
  • Super serene except for the guy who ran his generator all night long.  : (
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Month of VisitAugust
Wayne H.
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2019

Broke campers dream

This drive in campground is awesome for those who like to camp for free. Right off the highway! Located on Cave Run Lake. No fire pits, no restrooms, no water or electricity hookups. Most spots have boat in access! Will definitely be going back! Located in Morehead, KY.

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Paragon Dispersed Camping Area is located in Kentucky


From I-64, take exit 137 (KY 32) toward Morehead. Turn right on US 60. In less than one mile, turn left onto KY 519. Continue to follow KY-519 south for several miles. Turn left on Forest Service Road 947. The campground is on the right. 


38.04871792 N
83.39535182 W

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