Easy to find a camping spot and the people are extremely welcoming!
"You haven't been to Red River Gorge if you haven't been to Miguel's." -- Actual words from a local.
Miguel's is a climber's mecca. Camping is primitive, but a big shower hall with a number of stalls, and covered areas for cooking offers all the amenities a "dirtbag," climber could need. It's a great place to hang with a network of passionate climbers.
Miguel's pizza is damn good pizza, by any standards. It's also open every day of the week, unlike other restaurants in the area which usually operate Thursday-Sunday when visitors are at their peak. Miguel's also serves coffee, breakfast burritos, and sweet potato pancakes which are incredible and affordable.
A comprehensive rock climbing gear shop is on-premise if you follow the path around back to the basement of the house at the bottom of the hill. An array of clothes, climbing shoes, chalk and climbing gear will have you covered for whatever route you decide to do.
A lot of climbing routes give directions starting from Miguel's, which tells you what a central point it is for the climbing industry here.
Miguel’s is a great place to camp if you are climbing in the Red River Gorge. I have stayed here many times and really enjoy it. Great campground with awesome people. It offers so many things such as a basketball court, quite heated areas, covered cooking, bathrooms, etc. I highly recommend if your in the area.
Coin showers little to no shade climbers paradise "dirtbags" everywhere great pizza!!
showers, tent camping, little to no trees for shade. friendly
Miguel's has what you need for basic to more comfortable camping - restaurant, showers, restrooms, sinks for rinsing plates or other items, laundry room, and more! I liked checking out the climbing gear shop too. The campground feels closeknit but still welcoming. You could easily meet others and head out to the crag. I enjoyed my stay and would definitely go back!
Sayed here after talking to some fellow craggers and was pleasantly surprised! Great food and great community make this a fun campground to stay at. Definitely worth a visit if youre a climber looking for a partner or maybe just some project beta!
This campground and purveyor of pizza caters mainly to the climbing community. Camping is only open to climbers.
Pros: It is incredibly cheap at $3 per person per night. You have food for purchase, paid showers, great community, and picnic tables/ pavilions if you want to bust out the stove and cook for yourself.
Cons: Can be a little loud especially spring break weekends.
For a few bucks per carload, Miguel’s camping spot is contains of a few open field areas situated between the Climbing Gear Shop and the famous pizza spot. A true hippie haven and Appalachian favorite, the compound also boasts three covered shelters, a basement area for a relaxing hangout, a half court for basketball, and few token-operated shower stalls, and a half dozen toilets. Miguel’s is generous with prices and with trust.
The camping ground itself has very few roots so it’s easy on the back, but note that must has no tree coverage so the sunlit will have you up first thing.
If in the gorge for the long haul or just a night, this place is a must. If, however, you have plenty of experience, I highly recommend getting a backcountry permit for the same price and staying out in the RRG itself.
oIt is a climbers camp - open field camping or tent city. There are covered cooking areas and picnic tables to escape the rain.
Made the mistake of spending Halloween night here - there was a party going on til midnight; live music. Campers coming and going at all hours of the day/night. People got stuck in the mud a couple of times.
Pizza was good tho.