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Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area


National Forest

George Washington & Jefferson National Forest

Hiking and fishing opportunities are abundant at Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area. Enjoy hiking trails that meander along the Jackson River, or break out that rod and reel as the trout stocked waters are popular amongst fly and traditional fishermen alike.

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Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area is located in Kentucky

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From the Intersection of State Route 39 and US 220: Go north on US 220 about seven miles to SR 623 on the left. Follow SR 623 about two miles to the national forest boundary and the beginning of the Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area.


38.151943 N
79.761665 W

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4 Reviews

Jim M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2024

Great "out of the way" spot

Great camp site!! I pulled in while passing through the area, it was a short ride off the highway and the road in was nice. Quiet spot with a nice grassy level area. will definitely stay here again when I get back up this way.

Month of VisitApril
Mikaela K.
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2023

Nice spot, even for our conversion van!

Wasn’t too hard to get there and park in our van. Peaceful for the most part (a few campers were there). No signal, so make sure you have a map or know which way you came.

Month of VisitApril
Clayton S.
Reviewed Mar. 4, 2022

Nice place to pitch a tent or 4x4 in

I have stayed here twice, once in the spring and once in the winter.  Both times, the main camping area was empty.  There is a large clearing off of Hidden Valley Rd (38.14822,-79.76883) just past Poor Farm Camp A Rd.  that can easily accommodate multiple vehicles with 3 or 4 fire pits.  In the spring, it is covered in wild hares.

If you follow the road further, about a quarter of a mile, is another spot for about two or three vehicles.  On the map, Hidden Valley Rd says it goes through, but the road is closed.

Month of VisitMarch
Cara P.
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2018


I’m all about trails so this place was greaaat!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on, Poor Farm Dispersed Recreation Area does not have wifi.