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Places to Camp near Whitley City, KY

Join the fun near Whitley City. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Whitley City campgrounds just for you. Find the best campgrounds near Whitley City, plus reviews and photos from other campers like you.

Best Camping Sites Near Whitley City, KY (143)

    Camper-submitted photo from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
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    Camper-submitted photo from Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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    Bandy Creek Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    40 Reviews
    129 Photos
    82 Saves
    Rugby, Tennessee

    Overview

    Bandy Creek is a spacious and modern campground, situated in The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. A swimming pool, along with on-site volleyball court, playgrounds and ball fields, make Bandy Creek an ideal spot for families. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The Big South Fork is located in north central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus. Numerous pristine streams unite with the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Over thousands of years, ceaselessly moving water has carved the sandstone of the plateau into impressive cliffs, arches and chimneys, which are found throughout the park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Located just under 20 miles from Bandy Creek is the Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s.

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

    $140 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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    Blue Heron Campground — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    22 Reviews
    130 Photos
    31 Saves
    Stearns, Kentucky

    Overview

    Blue Heron Campground is a rustic and spacious campground, situated on the Kentucky side of The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area--a vast and scenic expanse of land that offers visitors countless recreational activities.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the Recreation Area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors. The main river of the Big South Fork is also a short drive away, offering fishing opportunities.

    Natural Features

    The Big South Fork is located in north central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres of both rocky gorges and forested plateaus. Numerous pristine streams unite with the free-flowing Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. Over thousands of years, this ceaselessly moving water has carved the sandstone of the plateau into impressive cliffs, arches and chimneys that are found throughout the park.

    Nearby Attractions

    Just a few miles from the campground is Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s. The Big South Fork Scenic Railway Depot is located about 9 miles away in the town of Stearns, which offers train rides and other educational opportunities for campers. More information can be found online at https://bsfsry.com. Additional attractions include the Daniel Boone National Forest and Cumberland Falls State Resort Park, offering additional recreation opportunities.

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

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Mountain State Park Campground — Indian Mountain State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian Mountain State Park Campground — Indian Mountain State Park
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    Pickett CCC Memorial State Park Campground

    16 Reviews
    224 Photos
    102 Saves
    Pall Mall, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 / night

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    Holly Bay

    13 Reviews
    62 Photos
    129 Saves
    Keavy, Kentucky

    Overview

    Holly Bay, located two miles north of the Laurel River Dam, sits on the west side of Laurel River Lake. Visitors enjoy the campground for its proximity to the water and beautifully forested location. Plus, Holly Bay is ideal for activities like power boating, canoeing and fishing. The forest was named after Daniel Boone, a famous frontiersman and explorer who settled in Kentucky in the late 18th century.

    Recreation

    Boating and water skiing are a big hit. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located a short distance from the campground. Hikers take pleasure in the 4.2-mile Sheltowee Trace Trail that leads from the campground to the dam.

    Facilities

    The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which have 20, 30 or 50-amp electric hookups. Some campsites overlook the lake.Flush toilets (one is accessible), two shower houses, drinking water and a dump station are provided. Firewood and ice are available for purchase. Educational programs are held during the summer. AmericanLL.com__

    Natural Features

    Most campsites are surrounded by a mixture of hardwood trees that provide picture-perfect colors in autumn. Laurel River Lake spans 5,600 acres of deep, clear water and 192 miles of cliff-lined shore. Bountiful hills from the Appalachian foothills create a backdrop for the lake area.

    contact_info

    For facility specific information, please call (606) 878-8134.

    Nearby Attractions

    Head to the Cumberland Falls Trail that begins at Cumberland Falls and ends at the mouth of the Laurel River. This trail is a 30-45 minute drive from the campground.

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

    $38 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Cove Lake State Park Campground
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    Cove Lake State Park Campground

    25 Reviews
    49 Photos
    92 Saves
    La Follette, Tennessee
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $55 / night

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    Clayton Geneva Memorial Campground

    7 Reviews
    66 Photos
    44 Saves
    Williamsburg, Kentucky

    Thank you for considering Clayton Geneva memorial campground for your camping trip. Please read the entire description including our rules and regulations. Also be sure to view the site map. The gravel driveway to the sites is passable with any vehicle. If you choose to use our alternate parking there will be a hike to your site, appropriately 1/8 of a mile. I can’t stress enough that it is primitive camping, there is a restroom available at the top of the hill. We are inviting you to enjoy a peaceful, primitive camping experience on a spacious plot right on the sandy banks of the Cumberland River. We offer a tree canopy covered, serene spot that offers river swimming, fishing, enjoy a camp fire or just plain nothing but peace and quiet. Each site is equipt with a fire ring. The drive way to the primitive sites is a little lane that wraps around a mountain side that leads to the primitive sites. We do our best to keep up with it however due to the nature of weather, gravity and water it’s a constant chore. Your welcome to hike in to the sites, it’s not mandatory that you driver on down. If you feel comfortable by all means slowly drive directly to your site. If your not sure of the lane please hike to your site. Hikers, Horses and riders welcome, located a couple miles from Daniel Boone National Forrest, seemingly endless trails through some of the most beautiful country. Bring your canoe and kayaks. Located 16 miles from Cumberland Falls State Park. Located 11 miles from Sheltowee Trade Adventure Park. Located 11 miles from Kentucky Splash Water Park. Located 11 miles from Wal-Mart, restaurants and Pilot

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

    $20 - $70 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

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    Bear Creek Horse Camp — Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area

    5 Reviews
    31 Photos
    23 Saves
    Revelo, Kentucky

    Overview

    Bear Creek Horse Camp is located in the Kentucky portion of Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

    Recreation

    Numerous trails snake through the recreation area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors.

    Facilities

    Numerous trails snake through the recreation area, offering mountain biking, hiking and horseback riding for visitors.

    Natural Features

    Big South Fork is located in north-central Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky in some of the most rugged terrain of the Cumberland Plateau. The park encompasses approximately 125,000 acres including rocky gorges and forested plateaus.

    Nearby Attractions

    Just a few miles from the campground is Blue Heron Mine, also known as Mine 18, a historic abandoned mining town that has been rebuilt as an outdoor museum. Visitors can hear audio presentations from actual people who lived in the community in the 1950s.

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

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from General Burnside Island State Park Campground

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    General Burnside Island State Park Campground

    9 Reviews
    25 Photos
    17 Saves
    Burnside, Kentucky

    This recreation area is part of Lake Cumberland

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