Little Lick Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Little Lick Campground on London Ranger District is a favorite destination for campers who also enjoy horseback riding on Little Lick Trail #502 and Nathan McClure Trail #530. The campground is located on a long ridgetop in the southeast corner of Pulaski County, Kentucky, just north of the Cumberland River. The campground provides four family camping areas and two double campsites. The campsites have tent pads, fire rings, lantern posts and picnic tables.

Use picket lines and corrals to scure horses. Do not tie horses to trees.

View Little Lick Campground Guide and Map (pdf)

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At a Glance

Reservations: Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables
Fees None
Permit Info: A Special Use Permit is required for commercial activities (for example: fishing tournaments, boat rentals, trail rides, outfitter guides, races, etc). A permit is also required for all noncommercial group uses involving more than 75 people.
Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • Food and trash storage are mandatory, to reduce odors that attract bears. Unless cooking or eating, store your food inside a hardtop vehicle, the trunk of a car or a bear-resistant container. (Order DB-02-15)
  • Do not tie horses to the trees. Riding, hitching, tethering or hobbling a horse or other saddle or back animal in violation of posted instructions is prohibited. (Order DB-07-15)
  • Alcohol use is prohibited on national forest land and Kentucky lakes and waterways. (KRS 222.202) (Order DB-02-15)
  • Campfire must be DEAD OUT before leaving. (36 CFR 261.5)
  • No fires outside of a fire ring provided by the Forest Service or outside of a stove, grill or fireplace. (Order DB-02-15)
  • Negative Coggins Test Required. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture requires a negative Coggins or similar test for equine infectious anemia and a valid certificate of veterinary inspection. KRS 257; KAR 302 20 .040, .065.
The following are prohibited:
  • Overnight tethering or corralling of horses or other livestock, within 100 feet of stream courses or 300 feet of other water bodies (§261.58(aa)); (Order DB-02-15)
  • Failing to dispose of all garbage, including any paper, can, bottle, sewage, waste water or material, or rubbish either by removal from the site or area, or by depositing it into receptacles or at places provided for such purposes. (36 CFR 261.11)
  • Dumping of any refuse, debris, trash or litter brought as such from private property. (36 CFR 261.11)
  • Camping or maintaining a campsite for more than 14 consecutive days without having first terminated occupancy of that campground for a minimum of 10 days within a 31 day time frame. (Order DB-01-15)
  • Entering or remaining in a designated campground between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. except for persons occupying the campsite. (Order DB-01-15)
  • Failing to remove all camping equipment or personal property when vacating the site. 36 CFR 261.16 (f).
  • Occupying any portion of the site for other than recreation purposes. 36 CFR 261.16 (a).
  • Placing, maintaining, or using camping equipment except in a place specifically designated or provided for such equipment. 36 CFR 261.16 (g).
  • Leaving camping equipment unattended for more than 24 hours without permission. 36 CFR 261.16 (i).
  • Failing to have at least one person occupy a camping area during the first night after camping equipment has been set up. 36 CFR 261.16 (h).
Closest Towns: Somerset, KY
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
606-864-4163
859-428-7706

General Information

Directions:

From I-75, exit 38, travel west on KY 192. Go 24.5 miles to Old Whitney Road on the left. Follow signs to the campground. 

From Somerset, take KY 192 east for 21 miles. Turn right on Old Whitney Road. Follow signs to the campground.


Accessibility:

The campground is not accessible. 


Parking:

Parking is available at the campground.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Camping & Cabins

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Amenities

Picnic tables Picnic tables are at each site.
Tent camping Tent pads are available.


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