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Top Dispersed Camping near Paducah, KY

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Best Dispersed Camping Sites Near Paducah, KY (10)

    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson Falls
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson Falls
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson Falls
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    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson Falls
    Camper-submitted photo from Jackson Falls

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    Jackson Falls

    20 Reviews
    66 Photos
    380 Saves
    Shawnee National Forest, Illinois

    Jackson Falls offers many opportunities for technical climbing and is a beautiful scenic area of the Shawnee National Forest.  It is in the general forest area located east of the small town of Ozark, IL. This non-developed area has a small trailhead with a vault toilet. A short trail leads from the trailhead to the top of Jackson Falls.  There are high dangerous bluffs in the area, visitors should be cautious and aware of their surroundings. Camping is allowed here at no cost, since this is part of the general forest area and not a developed campground. Access: A narrow gravel road leads to the Jackson Falls Trailhead, but then the road becomes dirt and deadends past the trailhead.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    • WiFi
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glendale Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glendale Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glendale Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glendale Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glendale Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Glendale Recreation Area

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    Lake Glendale Recreation Area

    12 Reviews
    43 Photos
    163 Saves
    Grantsburg, Illinois

    Lake Glendale If you are looking for a place in the center of the Shawnee National Forest, then Lake Glendale Recreation Area is for you. Its central location makes it easy to visit main attractions on either side of the forest or any place in-between. Surrounded by tall pine trees and mixed hardwood forests, Lake Glendale Recreation Area offers a wide range of recreation opportunities including hiking, camping, swimming, boating, fishing and bicycling. The picnic area has a large picnic shelter near the lake with party grills for group gatherings. Recreation Area brochure/map Lake Glendale Campgound Map

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

    $12 - $44 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Demumber's Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Demumber's Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Demumber's Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Demumber's Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Demumber's Bay
    Camper-submitted photo from Demumber's Bay

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    Demumber's Bay

    4 Reviews
    22 Photos
    45 Saves
    Grand Rivers, Kentucky

    You may camp almost anywhere in Land Between the Lakes (LBL). A Basic Camping Permit is required for each person 18 and over when camping in Basic Camping Facilities. A Dispersed Camping Permit is required when camping in non-designated areas of the recreation area. Both permits currently cost $50 for annual permit and $10 for a three-day permit and can be purchased https://www.landbetweenthelakes.us/reservations/ or any LBL facility. Please note that these permits do not apply when camping at Self-Service Campgrounds.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Forest Service Rd 343
    Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Dutchamn Lake Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Barge Island Public Use Area at Birmingham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Barge Island Public Use Area at Birmingham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Barge Island Public Use Area at Birmingham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Barge Island Public Use Area at Birmingham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Barge Island Public Use Area at Birmingham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from Barge Island Public Use Area at Birmingham Point
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS154 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS154 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS154 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS154 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS154 - Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS154 - Dispersed

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    LBL FS154 - Dispersed

    2 Reviews
    13 Photos
    24 Saves
    Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area, Kentucky

    You may camp almost anywhere in Land Between the Lakes. A Basic Camping Permit is required for each person 18 and over when camping in Basic Camping Facilities. A Dispersed Camping Permit is required when camping in non-designated areas of the recreation area. Both permits currently cost $50 for an annual permit and $10 for a 3-day permit and can be purchased online or any of our facilities. Please note that these permits do not apply when camping at Self-Service Campgrounds.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS-326
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS-326
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS-326
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS-326
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS-326
    Camper-submitted photo from LBL FS-326

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    LBL FS-326

    1 Review
    7 Photos
    8 Saves
    Cadiz, Kentucky

    You may camp almost anywhere in Land Between the Lakes. A Basic Camping Permit is required for each person 18 and over when camping in Basic Camping Facilities. A Dispersed Camping Permit is required when camping in non-designated areas of the recreation area. Both permits currently cost $50 for an annual permit and $10 for a 3-day permit and can be purchased online or any of our facilities. Please note that these permits do not apply when camping at Self-Service Campgrounds.

    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Dispersed
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Trail of Tears State Forest

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    Trail of Tears State Forest

    2 Reviews
    4 Photos
    61 Saves
    Jonesboro, Illinois
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Panther Den Wilderness, Shawnee National Forest

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      20 Saves
      Goreville, Illinois

      The United States Congress designated Panther Den as a wilderness area in 1990. It now has a total of 1195 acres, 1081 acres is National Forest System and other portion is the Crab Orchard Wilderness. The primary trail system is the River to River Trail. This trail is well marked and has several loops are in the system. Several other trails branch off the River to River Trail and support the main trail system.

      Primitive camping is allowed within designated wilderness. There is no fee for primitive camping, however visitors are limited to camping a maximum of 14 continuous days. Camp and wash 150 feet away from lakes and streams. Primitive camping is NOT allowed within designated natural areas or research natural areas (boundaries are marked with yellow posts)

      • Fires
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol

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