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Monticello, KENTUCKY

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Beautiful scenery

I went backpacking with a friend and our dogs. We decided to camp out at Burnt Mill Loop. The trail goes mostly along the water. You will see stunning Rock formations and some smaller waterfalls. There are several campsites along the way. We put our tents near the water. It was very peaceful and perfect for the dogs to swim. The trail is a loop but you can take John Muir trail and connect over to the Honey Creek area. There is also a hike to Beaver Falls. The trail is not super crowded and definitely worth to see.

Pleasant Atmosphere

Near Corbin, Ky Grove Campground is in Daniel Boone National Park with Cumberland Falls SP nearby. Grove is another of the many smaller campgrounds that are spread throughout Daniel Boone NP. Tent or RV camp, well maintained older area with facilities and privacy. So much to do nearby and just another AWESOME area.

Sister Shenanigans

Stayed at Corbin/ Laurel Lake KOA near Cumberland Falls State Park while at a group event. We were in the nicely shaded loop and had more then enough room to set up and visit with each other. We were in the area for the Moonbow but unfortunately it was overcast and we missed seeing it. We enjoyed hiking in the area and had an excellent time at the KOA. The campground was well maintained and I tent trailer camped. My site was big and level.

Top of the hill

Blue Heron Campground in Big South Fork National Park. Daniel Boone National Park is one of my favorite places to explore. Blue Heron CG is on the road to the VERY COOL mining village and the mining operation at the bottom of the hill. Blue Heron CG is small which makes it that much better. The showerhouse is not new but the whole place is very well maintained. There is an overlook and trail access nearby or you can drive down to the Historic mining operation with tipple and boat ramp as well as trailheads. Stearns, Ky is nearby and the historic railway that traverses the same area to the bottom of the hill through the village. So much to do in this area!

Get your steps in

Bee Rock Campground Daniel Boone National Forest

Daniel Boone NF stretches from north to south in southeast Kentucky, Bee Rock CG is one of many unique campgrounds in the forest. Several of the campgrounds are small and not for campers so check the layouts. I’ve tent camped, trailer camped and camper camped. Bee Rock CG has steps of varying number up to the sites. SO you may want to organize before you head up so there aren’t fifty trips up and down, unless you want the exercise. Can be VERY quiet! And DARK ;) A fire ring and picnic table are present on the camping “platforms” Old Sublimitly Bridge is in the camping area and the river is accessible by trails. This is a good base camp for the area with limited campsites.

Highly recommend

We were here for a couple weeks during Covid. Nice sites, cafe that delivers, a pond and a lake, wooded lots. Very nice management! Will return. Works well for small rv like ours or big rigs. FHU. GS

Nice campground for families or couples

We have only camped here once but have upcoming trips booked.  We really enjoyed this campground.  Staff and other campers were friendly and helpful.  Grounds where clean and flat for walking or biking and several sites that offered good shade.

Great campground

We have only camped here once however we are booked next month and we can't wait.  We loved this campground.  It offers great shade sites, walking trails and water access.  Everyone was very nice and grounds are clean

Not easy, but worth it!

This area is so incredibly beautiful, with amazing views, rock formations, beautiful foliage, gorgeous river. But the terrain is ROUGH! Especially with a pack. There are ladders, stairs, scrambling, rocks, and steep terrain. But there’s several campsites around the area, and you can choose one that’s easier to access if you’d like. We went down near the river, and camped and did some fishing.

The trail had a few hikers on it during the morning and afternoon, and we saw a few rafters and kayakers on the river, but overall it’s not crowded, especially compared the the Smokies. There was a group camping at a nearby site, but not close enough to disturb us.

I did see some trash by the river. It’s disappointing that people pollute such a beautiful place, it’s an unfortunate reality. But overall, the park is very nice, clean and very well maintained. I look forward to going back!

A Great Place to Camp

Southern hospitality! Has horse camping with covered stalls. Great trails on Green River Lake State Park for hiking, biking & horses. Located close to boat ramps. You’ll be glad you chose Green River Stables!