Paragon is a primitive camping area with 7 designated campsites, some with lantern posts and fire rings.
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The campground is located on the Cumberland Ranger District, Daniel Boone National Forest. Cave Run Lake is widely known for its scenic beauty and varied outdoor recreation opportunities. The lake is also the home of Kentucky's state record muskie.This 8,270-acre lake is jointly operated and managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Forest Service.
Nearby facilities: Poppin Rock Boat Ramp
The National Forest has hiking, multi-use trails, and boating (there is a ramp nearby). This is dispersed camping, meaning there are no amenities besides a pit toilet and a few fire rings. Make sure to bring your own water treatment.
Yay: Close to the river, on the less busy side of the forest. Drive along the road and decide which campsite to stay at. All free.
Nay: Sadly, there was a lot of trash at all the sites. Not all sites have fire rings. There are only 7 sites so and no reservations so you may end up out of luck (but there are many other campgrounds in the area). Can be very muddy!
Surprise: call or visit the ranger office before entering the forest to get the latest recommendations for good trails and where to see wildlife!