Camping / Hiking

If you experience primal urges to sleep under the stars; we have a campground for you…”

S-Tree Campground

S-Tree CampgroundCamp/picnic ground is located in a remote forest setting next to the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail. Camping (10 units, trailer/tent spaces) satellite campground with an additional 10 units, picnicking shelter (three units), hiking, horseback riding, no drinking water.

Directions: Take US 421 north from McKee for half a mile, turn left (south) on KY 89 for three miles, turn right (west) on Forest Service Road 43 for one mile, turn left (south) on Forest Service Road 20 and follow the signs

Turkey Foot Campground

Turkey Foot CampgroundA camp/picnic in a grove of oaks, along the banks of a mountain stream, which disappears into a limestone sinkhole during dry weather. Playing field nearby. Located on the Sheltowee Trace National Recreational Trail. Camping (15 units, trailer/tent spaces), picnicking (five units), hiking, horseback riding, no drinking water.

Directions: Take KY 89 north from McKee for three miles, turn right at the Forest Service Sign and follow the signs for three miles.

For information call Daniel Boone National Forest at 859-745-3100.

Picnic and Recreation Areas

Recreation site amenities at S-Tree Campground, Stringbean Park Campground and Turkey Foot Campground include campgrounds, picnicking, sanitary facilities, and disabled access toilets.

Hiking

Do trails which wind through mountain laurels and wildflowers in the midst of the Daniel Boone National Forest sound inviting? Try these.”

Flat Lick falls

Flat Lick Falls – Gray Hawk, Kentucky

There are many hiking trails within the Daniel Boone Forest. Some of them are easy and some quite difficult. But, the Sheltowee Trail is perhaps the best known. This trail, which is 257 miles in total length, was named in honor of Daniel Boone who explored the land where it passes. Sheltowee (meaning Big Turtle) was the Indian name given Boone when he was adopted into the Shawnee tribe. The trail traverses some of the most scenic areas in eastern Kentucky. Hiking all or part of this trail provides a view of rock cliffs, natural bridges, and remote streams. The trail creates a link between many of the forest’s developed recreation areas and offers overnight camping for hikers.

Jackson County encompasses approximately 35 miles of this trail and is open to hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bikes.

For more information click here to visit the Jackson County Tourism Website