Top Equestrian Camping near Dewey Lake

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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Dewey Lake, KY (8)

    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Jenny Wiley State Park Campground

    1.

    Jenny Wiley State Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    10 Photos
    29 Saves
    Prestonsburg, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Dewey Lake

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Carter Caves State Resort Park

    2.

    Carter Caves State Resort Park

    45 Reviews
    118 Photos
    142 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from German Bridge - Dewey Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Twin Knobs Recreation Area

    4.

    Twin Knobs Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    131 Photos
    229 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

    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.

    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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $40 - $43 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Breaks Interstate Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Breaks Interstate Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Breaks Interstate Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Breaks Interstate Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Breaks Interstate Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Breaks Interstate Park Campground

    5.

    Breaks Interstate Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    96 Photos
    95 Saves
    Breaks, Virginia

    Welcome to Breaks Interstate Park Campground, a fantastic spot near Breaks, Virginia. This place is a real treat for anyone looking to escape into nature. The campground is part of Breaks Interstate Park, often called the "Grand Canyon of the South," and it's easy to see why. The views here are absolutely stunning, with dramatic overlooks and a beautiful lake that make for some unforgettable sunsets.

    The campground itself has a lot to offer. There are several loops to choose from, each with its own charm. Loop B is a favorite among visitors because it's close to hiking trails, a laundry facility, a basketball court, and a small camp store stocked with essentials like ice and firewood. The bathhouses are clean and well-maintained, which is always a plus.

    If you're into hiking, you're in luck. The park has several trails, including some that are quite strenuous but worth the effort for the views. The trails are well-marked, and you'll find information boards at most overlooks to help you understand what you're seeing. Wildlife is abundant, so keep an eye out—you might spot deer or even a bear if you're lucky.

    For those who prefer a bit more comfort, the park also offers cabins, a lodge, and even some glamping options. There's a restaurant on-site if you don't feel like cooking, and it gets good reviews from campers. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    One thing to note: the roads leading to the park can be a bit challenging, especially if you're driving a larger vehicle. But once you're here, it's well worth the drive. Just make sure to bring all your supplies, as the nearest stores are a bit of a trek.

    Overall, Breaks Interstate Park Campground is a fantastic place to unwind, explore, and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're here for the hiking, the views, or just some peace and quiet, you won't be disappointed.

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

    $20 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Ashland Huntington West KOA

    6.

    Ashland Huntington West KOA

    14 Reviews
    24 Photos
    14 Saves
    Grayson, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Chief Logan State Park Campground

    7.

    Chief Logan State Park Campground

    5 Reviews
    52 Photos
    44 Saves
    Logan, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat
    Camper-submitted photo from Ole Henry's Camping retreat

    8.

    Ole Henry's Camping retreat

    1 Review
    23 Photos
    14 Saves
    Chapmanville, West Virginia
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $20 / night


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Which is the most popular equestrian campsite near Dewey Lake?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Dewey Lake is Jenny Wiley State Park Campground with a 3.3-star rating from 15 reviews.

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