Camp Wildcat Battlefield

The Battle at Camp Wildcat
Civil War Engagement on Daniel Boone National Forest

Camp Wildcat viewCamp Wildcat is the site of the first engagement of regular troops in Kentucky during the Civil War. The site is undeveloped and remote, reached only by a single-lane gravel road. The Forest Service works with volunteers and heritage groups to interpret and protect Camp Wildcat.

Learn more about the battle at Camp Wildcat Preservation Foundation.

HELP PRESERVE OUR HERITAGE: Archaeological sites are fragile resources. Once destroyed, they are gone forever. Help preserve Kentucky's past by not disturbing or collecting historical or archaeological artifacts. Report any discoveries to the nearest Forest Service office. All artifacts are protected by law.

DIRECTIONS TO CAMP WILDCAT: Take Exit 49 off I-75, the Livingston exit. Turn east and go 0.6 miles on 909, then turn south onto US 25 south and go 0.7 miles and take the road to the left (Hazel Patch Road). Take a left at the sign directing you to Camp Wildcat.

Note: This is a gravel county road that may not be passable by low-clearance vehicles. Contact the London Ranger District for more information.





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