Area Status: Open
Koomer Ridge Campground, located on Cumberland Ranger District, features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting. The campground provides access to trails in the Red River Gorge.
View Koomer Ridge guide & map.
The campground amphitheater opens Memorial Day weekend and features a program each Saturday through Labor Day. The programs usually begin at dusk. Check the campground bulletin board or contact the Gladie Visitor Center for more information.
Hiking/backpacking trails in the area:
Cliff Trail #206 (.5 mile)
Koomer Ridge Trail #220 (2.75 miles)
Silvermine Arch Trail #225 (1.5 miles)
Hidden Arch Trail #208 (1 mile).
At a Glance
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Gates are locked at 10 p.m.
First come, first serve basis.
||Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
This site is a designated U.S. Fee Area. Visitors pay onsite. Recreation Schedule and Fee. 50% discount with Interagency Pass. If you are not camping at the campground, a shower fee will be assessed.
||Open all year
||Spring or Fall
||Spring or Fall
12-05-10: Food storage restrictions in the Red River Gorge
Food storage restrictions to avoid attracting bears
Stanton and Campton, KY
||Potable water is available.
||Vault/flush (not available during winter); shower (not available during winter)
You must puchase a pass if camping in the Red River Gorge (outside of Koomer Ridge Campground) between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
Recreation Schedule and Fees
Where to Purchase a Permit
Gladie Visitor Center
3451 Sky Bridge Road
Stanton, KY 40380
Traveling east on the Mountain Parkway, take exit 33 at Slade. Turn left and then right onto KY 15. This campground is 5 miles on the left.
Site 46 in the tent area is accessible. The bathhouse and toilets are accessible. The parking area at the bathhouse is accessible.
Sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations accepted.
Check-in instructions are on the bulletin board at the entrance. Campers can stay a maximum of 14 days without special permission.
Parking is available at the campground for campers staying at the Koomer Ridge Campground.
Parking for backpackers and hikers is allowed at Koomer Ridge, but only at the trailhead parking lot.