Red River Gorge Campground

2270 Star Gap Road
Stanton, KY - 40380

Type: Campgrounds, Hiking Trails
(606) 663-8178
  • Christina Boling
    Christina Boling
  • Wes Humphreys
    Wes Humphreys

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The Red River Gorge Campground, located in Daniel Boone National Forest in Kentucky, is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts seeking adventure in one of the most scenic and rugged areas of the Appalachian region. Situated within the expansive Red River Gorge Geological Area, the campground offers a prime location for hiking, rock climbing, wildlife viewing, and enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape.

The campground provides a range of camping options to suit different preferences and needs, including tent sites, RV sites with hookups, and primitive camping areas. Many of the campsites are nestled among the trees, offering shade and privacy, while others provide stunning views of the towering sandstone cliffs and lush forested valleys that characterize the Red River Gorge.

In addition to its convenient camping facilities, the Red River Gorge Campground serves as a convenient base camp for exploring the numerous trails and recreational opportunities available in the area. Hikers can choose from a variety of scenic trails that wind through the rugged terrain, including the popular Sky Bridge Trail, which leads to a natural stone arch with breathtaking views of the gorge below.

Rock climbers flock to the Red River Gorge Campground to test their skills on the area's world-class sandstone cliffs, which offer a wide range of climbing routes suitable for climbers of all levels. The campground provides easy access to some of the most popular climbing areas, making it a favorite destination for climbers from around the country.

Nature lovers will also find plenty to enjoy at the Red River Gorge Campground, with opportunities for birdwatching, wildlife photography, and simply soaking in the peace and tranquility of the forested surroundings. The campground is home to a diverse array of plant and animal species, including rare and endangered species such as the Red River Gorge snail and the Kentucky arrow darter.

Overall, the Red River Gorge Campground offers a memorable and immersive outdoor experience for visitors seeking to connect with nature and explore the natural wonders of the Appalachian region. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking your RV, or simply enjoying a day hike, the campground invites you to discover the beauty and adventure of the Red River Gorge.

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