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I'm leaving soon to Daniel Boone national forest area. Looking for any suggestions for camping. áI'm looking for something quiet but good scenery also. Any info would help , I'm not that familiar with the area.
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do you want car camping?

or "backcountry" camping?

its been ten years since ive done anything in that area but i could search the archives of my mind and maybe come up with a place....
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Where are you travelling from? Red River is a fairly limited area. Depending on where you're coming from, Big South Fork would give you more options.
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I'd agree that the Big South Fork would give you more options. There are also some great lesser-known hikes in the southern end of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

However, the Red River Gorge is an incredible place as well and if it is more convenient for you then I'd be happy to give you more details.

If you can tell me what you're looking for -- base camp and then dayhikes, backpacking trips, mix of both -- it would be much easier to provide some suggestions.


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Mark,

I viewed your Flickr link. You've got some really nice photos there. That 70" waterfall is definitely something I'd love to shoot. If you don't mind me asking, where are you located?


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I live near the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. The waterfall is one county over from where I live. I'll send you a PM with more info.

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I'm leaving soon to Daniel Boone national forest area. Looking for any suggestions for camping. áI'm looking for something quiet but good scenery also. Any info would help , I'm not that familiar with the area.
Thank you .

Really need to know if you want to camp in the backcountry (overnight backpacking) or camp at a site where you park your car.

If just car-camping, do you plan to do some hiking as well?

Red River Gorge & Natural Bridge State Park have a variety of camping opportunites, and great hiking with fanatstic geologic formations. But if you're looking for a more extended backpacking experience, Big South Fork offers similar scenery in a much larger area.

Aside from the Clifty Wilderness section of RRG, you can pretty much see all of it in a series of dayhikes. If you don't like established car-camping sites (people, noise) you can park your car at any number of roadside pull-offs within RRG and walk in a short distance to camp (must purchase permit for car, probably still $5/day at the Shell station in Slade).


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