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Top RV Camping near Daniel Boone National Forest

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Best RV Camping Sites Near Daniel Boone National Forest, KY (53)

  1. Camper-submitted photo from Zilpo Campground

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    Zilpo Campground

    47 Reviews
    256 Photos
    264 Saves
    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    Overview

    Zilpo, a large, fun-filled campground on Cave Run Lake, is a prime destination for families. The scenic campground offers a cabin rental, tent camping, RV sites with electric hookups and a selection of lakefront sites. Views of the lake are enjoyed by those who relax on the sandy beach. Tater Knob, a fire tower open to the public, is nearby, offering outstanding views of the area.

    Recreation

    Water skiing and swimming are wonderful ways to enjoy the lake. Muskie, large and smallmouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish attract avid anglers. Hikers are fans of the Zilpo Mountain Loop Trail that extends for 2.25 miles, connecting to a network of other trails around the lake. Nature programs are regularly scheduled during peak season and wildlife watching is rewarding.

    Facilities

    Electric hookups are provided at some campsites. Drinking water is located centrally within the loops. Flush toilets and showers are spread throughout the campground as well. Each site has a picnic table and campfire ring. A dump station and concrete boat ramp are also included. Each of the 12 cabins can accommodate up to six guests. They each have a table, two chairs and a sleeping area with two sets of bunk beds (4 beds). A picnic table, lantern post and campfire ring are provided outside. Pets may reside only in cabins 41,120,121 and 123. Cabins 109, 123 and 136 have ramps that can accommodate wheel chairs. A campground store with ice, firewood, camping gear and food is on-site. Roads are paved and level tent pads are gravel.

    Natural Features

    Zilpo sits on a peninsula in the middle portion of Cave Run Lake at an elevation of 800 feet. The lake spans 8,270 acres with soft, sandy beaches. The campground is shaded by a stand of mixed hardwoods, and campsites have good privacy.

    Nearby Attractions

    The nearest community is 12 miles away.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
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    • Tents

    $85 / night

  2. Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area

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    Twin Knobs Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    131 Photos
    226 Saves
    Salt Lick, Kentucky

    Overview

    Nestled on the shores of Cave Run Lake, this camp is part of the larger Twin Knobs Recreation Area. There are more than 200 sites spread out over 10 loops under a dense forest of mixed conifer and deciduous trees. The recreation area includes two reservable group picnic areas. Group camping is also available.

    Recreation

    Summer amphitheater programs and scheduled campground activities provide family fun and entertainment. The campground also has volleyball courts, basketball hoops and horseshoe pits. There is a boat ramp and beach. Popular lake activities include fishing, swimming, motor boating, windsurfing, sailing and water skiing. Scenic foot trails include the 2.5-mile Twin Knobs Shoreline Trail and the 1.5-mile Knob Overlook Trail.

    Facilities

    There is a variety of different camp sites that include paved spurs that can accommodate any size RV, picnic tables, fire rings and grills. Some sites have electric hookups. Facilities include bathhouses with showers, drinking water and flush toilets. The bathhouses and some picnic areas are accessible.

    Natural Features

    The Daniel Boone National Forest embraces some of the most rugged terrain west of the Appalachian Mountains. The forest lies within the Cumberland Plateau, where steep forested slopes, sandstone cliffs and narrow ravines characterize the land in this region. Cave Run Lake is in the Cumberland District in the northernmost part of the forest. The lake is surrounded by the rolling hills of northeastern Kentucky.

    Nearby Attractions

    The Morehead Office Visitor Center offers information about the Daniel Boone National Forest in addition to interpretive exhibits. A popular attraction within the Daniel Boone National Forest is the Red River Gorge Geological Area, which features more than 100 natural sandstone arches.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 - $43 / night

  3. Camper-submitted photo from Middle Fork Campground — Natural Bridge State Resort Park
  4. Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park

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    Carter Caves State Resort Park

    44 Reviews
    115 Photos
    139 Saves
    Olive Hill, Kentucky

    Hidden deep under the northeast forests of Kentucky, strange formations with names like Giant Turkey, Headache Rock, and The Cathedral mingle with cave corals, underground waterfalls and thousands of endangered bats. This is what awaits visitors to Carter Caves State Resort Park, approximately 90 miles east of Lexington. The park was only established, and the cave environments protected, in 1946. Prior to this, the land—and caves—have a long and storied history. It begins millions of years ago, when North America was in its development stage, with the land rising and falling, cracking and washing away. This began forming the caves as seen today. Fast-forward to the 1800s, and the caves served as a resource during the War of 1812. Today however, this 2000-acre park—both above and below ground—serves as a recreation destination for campers and adventurers.

    The resort at Carter Caves offers a variety of overnight options, including camping, cottages and a lodge. Campers will find a large campground with 89 RV sites with utilities, 30 primitive tent sites, eight equestrian sites, and two bunkhouses. Most RV sites are back-in, and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 60 feet; bunkhouses can accommodate up to six people. The campground features bathhouses with showers, water faucets, picnic shelters, horse stables, and a playground. The park’s cottages are fully equipped with linens, cookware, and most have wood-burning fireplaces; these can accommodate up to eight people. The Lewis Caveland Lodge offers 28 rooms with full amenities, balconies and patios. Dogs are permitted in designated areas, and must remain leashed. Campsite rates are $18–$55/night; cottages and lodge rooms are $75–$240/night.

    The main attraction at Carter Caves State Resort Park is … the caves! There are six named caves in the park for exploring. Some are open year-round, some are only open during the summer. The park offers guided walking tours in four of the caves. Tours range from 45 minutes to 2.5 hours, and require some stair-climbing and stooping. There are also two caves open for self-exploration. These are undeveloped, and require visitors to provide their own light source. For the adventurous, there are also two cave crawling expeditions. These tours are three hours long, and explore tight, undeveloped passages that require lots of crawling, stooping and duck-walking in muddy conditions. For visitors who would rather stay and play above ground, the park features 26 miles of hiking trails, guided horseback rides, putt-putt golf, rock climbing, and fishing and paddling on Smoky Valley Lake.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  5. Camper-submitted photo from Whittleton Campground — Natural Bridge State Resort Park

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    Whittleton Campground — Natural Bridge State Resort Park

    18 Reviews
    70 Photos
    17 Saves
    Slade, Kentucky

    Natural Bridge is a 2,200 acre forested park and nature preserve with 22 miles of trails, a 60 acre lake, two campgrounds, lodging, and dining facilities. It is surrounded by the Daniel Boone National Forest and adjacent to the Red River Gorge National Geologic Area.

    https://parks.ky.gov/sites/default/files/listing_documents/646e6b482d61d80c349c89475d0350d8_NaturalBridgeWhittletonCampground.pdf

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
  6. Camper-submitted photo from Callie’s Lake and Campground

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    Callie’s Lake and Campground

    17 Reviews
    64 Photos
    78 Saves
    Stanton, Kentucky

    We allow fishing, swimming, paddle boating, and kayaking; We have 4 clean shower houses and also a camp store where we serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner Friday-Sunday.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $10 - $40 / night

  7. Camper-submitted photo from Clear Creek Rec Area

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    Clear Creek Rec Area

    8 Reviews
    40 Photos
    53 Saves
    Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky

    Clear Creek Campground Guide View Clear Creek Campground Guide (pdf) Clear Creek Campground is located on Cumberland Ranger District off Zilpo National Forest Scenic Byway near a quiet stream. Cave Run Lake is nearby. Each campsite has a tent pad, grill and lantern pole. Make this page look nicer by submitting photos of your visit to this campground. Learn more... Visit the nearby Clear Creek Iron Furnace, located at the Clear Creek Picnic Area. This historic landmark dates back to the early 1800s. An interpretive sign at the furnace explains how the furnace was used in the region's early development. Nearby facilities: Clear Creek Boat Ramp Clear Creek Picnic Area Clear Creek Shooting Range Nearby trails: Buck Creek Trail #118 Clear Creek Lake Trail and spur #103/A

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    Lago Linda Hideaway

    22 Reviews
    60 Photos
    133 Saves
    Beattyville, Kentucky

    Set back almost a mile from the main road on its own private drive, Lago Linda Hideaway provides security and privacy for its campers in a gorgeous setting. The 35 Piney Woods and Lazy Oaks campsites (which can be reserved in advance) lie on ridge tops among groves of oak trees, allowing campers to spread out and enjoy as much privacy as they wish. All of these campsites are graveled and have electrical hookups.

    Each site has its own city water, picnic table, and fire ring. In addition, a large, grassy meadow provides ample overflow camping for tent and car campers, including a big, covered, cooking pavilion with electricity along with another covered area that provides additional shelter for a number of tents.

    Lago Linda Hideaway has a bathhouse with hot showers and flush toilets, as well as Broadband Internet access. Well-behaved children and dogs are welcome to this accommodating environment.

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    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $12 - $86 / night

  9. Camper-submitted photo from Grayson Lake State Park Campground

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    Grayson Lake State Park Campground

    17 Reviews
    56 Photos
    43 Saves
    Grayson Lake, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $34 / night

  10. Camper-submitted photo from Natural Bridge Campground

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    Natural Bridge Campground

    8 Reviews
    24 Photos
    75 Saves
    Slade, Kentucky

    Natural Bridge Campground is Under New Management!

    Take some time to orient yourself with our spacious red river camping experience and Red River Gorge weather. Bring your family on a walk and find out all the different locations that you can spend the day at while staying with us at Red River Gorge Campground. Spend the day exploring and come back and sit around the campfire. Make sure to bring some s’mores for the little ones to enjoy. Go around the circle telling scary stories or share old stories from your childhood with your family and friends.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 - $40 / night


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