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#1 Mar 11, 2014
We are looking for a campground and want to hear your recommendations and why you like what you recommend. We are new to the area and are looking for seasonal or yearly camping. We have a travel trailer and don't need pull through sites. Thanks in advance for your suggestions and reasons.
#2 Mar 27, 2014
Red River Gorge & Natural Bridge in east central KY are favorites for hundreds & hundreds of miles around.
They have numerous campgrounds between them, most government & some private. Some for travel trailers & some many for primitive camping. Local businesses support campers with the supplies that they provide including firewood, ice of course & more.
Fishing streams & lakes, boo-koo miles of hiking trails, overlooks & valleys, horseback riding, canoeing, caves, & stone arches galore.
Simular flora & fauna & terrain to the Smokies but many hours closer. There are even reported sightings of bears every now & then because they are migrating from West Virginia & western Virginia & even Tennessee since Black Bears will sometimes migrate a 100 miles or more. The reports are uncommon but do occur every now & then.
Just curious, where are you new from?
#3 Mar 27, 2014
I might add that Red River Gorge & Natural Bridge are nestled along Daniel Boone Nat. Forest which is made of more than 2,000,000 acres PLUS the state, county & private lands adjacent to it.
It is also one of the highest concentrations of caves in the world.
It is rather remote for the eastern U.S. Just respect the cliff edges & overlooks because much of the strata is comprised of limestone which can be a little slippery under foot. Especially when wet.
Oh, Take your camera!
#4 Mar 28, 2014
Pops, I bet primitive camping is the only change you get to poop according to God's command as in the Bible. Otherwise, it's probably flush toilets and municipal water for you.
#5 Mar 28, 2014
Thanks for the info Pops. We are from the Cinci East Side and found a place in Verona, KY with everything we were looking for. Well, they don't have direct sewer hook ups but they pump for free 3 days a week. It's Oak Creek Campground. We are super excited to start the season. Now it just has to stay warm enough to turn the water on :)
#6 Mar 29, 2014
If you are just looking for a cheap "squat" to stave off homelessness, you may want to check out Stone Lick Lake. You can stay up to 30 days continuously, then bounce to East Fork for 30 days, then bounce back, etc. If you "tent" I believe it's about $3/day. The guy that looked like William Golden that used to live in the Tipi outside Newtonsville did that for a couple of years.
#7 Mar 29, 2014
I haven't been to Stone Lick for years but remember it as a good place.
#8 Mar 29, 2014
They stock the lake next month. I take my 90 year old Dad there to fish just afterwards and he has a great time catching fish and drinking beer.
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