Barren Fork Picnic Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The picnic shelter located at the Barren Fork Horse Camp on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The shelter is available on a first-come, first-served basis unless reserved.

Call the district office for opening/closing dates at 606-376-5323.

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At a Glance

Reservations: Call the Stearns District Office to reserve the shelter at 606-376-5323.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees Shelter rental is $25/day. Unless rented, the shelter is available on a first -come, first-served basis.
Open Season: Early April - Mid-November
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Whitley City
Water: Potable water is available at Barren Fork Horse Camp.
Restroom: Vault toilets are available at Barren Fork Horse Camp.
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Stearns Ranger District
3320 Hwy 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653

General Information


The toilet and parking area at the picnic shelter is accessible. 


Parking is available at the shelter. 


Take Barren Fork Road (Forest Service Road 684) beside the Stearns Ranger District office on US 27.



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Reservation InfoReserving/Renting shelters available

Group Picnicking


Toilets The toilet at the picnic shelter is accessible.
Accessible The toilet and parking is accessible.
Picnic tables Picnic tables are available in the shelter.
Drinking water Potable water is available from five faucets in the campground.