If you want a campground that has it all, Pennyrile State Park is where you want to be!
It has a GORGEOUS white sand beach with breathtaking blue water. Crazy to see that in KY!
Explore their caves, kayaking, canoeing, basketball and so much more! They even offer a wrangler campground if you want to bring the horses.
A little pricier than others, but worth it.
There is a huge golf course that sits within the entire area. Three separate entrances. One for the amphitheater, one for the welcome center and one for camping. Would be better if the golf course wasn’t there but that’s my opinion.
The Daniel Boone National Forest is an amazing and beautiful place to visit or a day or camp over night with some back country camping. A permit is required. They have an app you can download which makes navigating easier because service is not great.
Backcountry camping at its finest. Beautiful trails. Literally a new site around every corner. The gorge underground is a great adventure. Trails are marked and clear the best they can be for being a natural area. Will be back many more times
Sites are decently leveled. Some are lower and can flood easy with decent rain. They are only doing 50% capacity right now but even with full capacity it would be comfortable camping as the sites are spaced well. We didn’t get to do the cave tour as they were booked and we didn’t think to book in advance. We will be back
South Cumberland state park is actually spread out over several counties. We went to a smaller section with walk in only camping. Sites are great and easy walk in to and the hiking trails and falls are so worth it. We had a great time there and will definitely be back. The ranger we talked to was super helpful.
My expectations were high but they were not met. The tent sites in camp C were the worst I’ve seen in a TN state park. They are on top of each other and on a horrible incline. They are tiny and I would not recommend. The RV sites in the other camp areas seemed like better options. They had 2 trails down which had both of the bridges and we had no idea till we got there. We enjoyed finding smaller trails that we found as to the bigger over populated ones advertised.
The campground was well kept, bath house clean. Signs and paths for hiking were very confusing.
The tent sites were well kept. They are gravel pads with a grill and fire ring. They are right on the water with easy access to put in a kayak. And close to a boat ramp if bringing a boat. It’s shaded. The bath house is a bit of a walk and they have restrooms only, no showers.
We were in primitive site I and it was a perfect spot to camp on a hot day. The sun never touched our tent. They offer kayak rentals and they are good sturdy ones at a reasonable rate. There is no swimming but we enjoyed fishing. They have A honey locus tree on one of the trails which was cool. I had never seen one. They are pet friendly and pets are allowed leashes on all the hiking trails. The animals are not scared of humans or dogs. We had squirrels, birds, deer and turkey join us at our camp site.
Smaller standard campsites but laid out nicely and not over crowded. Bathhouse is beautiful with cedar stalls. Lots to do with the hiking. Waterfalls were beautiful and everyone we talked to was super helpful and nice. Grounds are well maintained without taking away from the natural beauty.
It is a first come site but well worth checking out. The couple that stays at and maintain the camping area are nice and do an amazing job. Trails to hike that are challenging but not too hard for kids of multiple ages. Pretty water falls not far from the camp site. History and adventure!
Best group site we’ve camped at. Laid out great, bathhouse is clean and well kept. No phone service so you get to completely relax. Absolutely breathtaking scenery.
Has the potential to be a great place to camp but could use some TLC. Trails aren’t kept clean. Bathhouse isn’t kept up and the recreational area is lacking good help.
Bruton Branch campground is really pretty and if you get the last 2 spots you have plenty of space for a group with a rock beach to fish from or to swim in. The bathhouse could be kept cleaner but it’s one of our favorite close to home spots to camp.