Area Status: Open
S-Tree Campground sits on a ridge above Horse Lick Creek on London Ranger District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.
The campground receives heavy weekend use from off-highway vehicle users who ride the adjacent Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail, Section #25 and the Renfro Loop Trail. These trails may be accessed from the campground.
Picnicking nearby: A picnic shelter with tables is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This historic picnic shelter was constructed in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Other picnic sites are located near an area where a fire lookout tower once stood.
S-Tree Fire Tower once stood near the entrance to the campground. Towers like these were important tools in detecting and fighting devastating forest fires. Fire towers were home to the lookouts who ran them. A tower cab was just big enough for a wood stove, two cots, a cabinet, storage box, small table, and a stool. The all-important alidade, or fire finder, stood in the middle of the room. By the mid-1970s, firefighters used aircraft for fire detection. Many towers, like one that stood here, were torn down because they could no longer be maintained in a safe condition.
Nearby Trails: Renfro Loop Trails (5 miles)
Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 25 (10 miles)
At a Glance
||Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
||Half of the campground is open all year.
||Vault toilets are available.
||U.S. Forest Service
London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
Take US 421 west from McKee for 0.5 mile. Turn left (south) on KY 89 for 3 miles, and then turn right (west) on Forest Service Road 43. Go 1 mile, turn left (south) on Forest Service Road 20 and follow the signs.
This campground does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
Parking is available at the campground.