Great Meadows Campground

Area Status: Open

Great Meadows CampgroundThe Great Meadows Campground, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is developed on both sides of the road. Deer Loop is on the right; Raccoon Loop is on the left. Deer Loop is open year round; but the water is shut off during the winter season. Raccoon Loop is April 16 - November 15. Campsite availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Rock Creek, a designated Kentucky Wild River, runs along the Raccoon Loop. Rock Creek is stocked with rainbow trout March - June and September - December.

Trails nearby: Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail - Section 37 and Section 38;  Mark Branch Trail # 635 and Gobblers Arch Trail # 636.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Accessible,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees: A fee is required to use the campground. Campers register and pay at a self-serve pay station. $10/single; $15/double. Recreation Permits and Passes 
Open Season: Raccoon Loop open all year; Deer Loop open mid-April to mid-November.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: Whitley City, KY
Water: Water is available mid-April to November.
Restroom: Accessible vault toilets
Information Center: Stearns Office Contact Information
Stearns District General Information

General Information


Take US 27 south for 4.7 miles to KY 92. Turn right and go 1.2 miles, and then turn right on KY 92 at the Fastway Store. Go 5.3 miles to KY 1363; turn left and go 11.4 miles to the end of the blacktop. Turn right on Forest Service Road 564; go 1.2 miles and then turn left on Forest Service Road 137; go 4.4 miles.

General Notes:

Trash pickup is not available. Pack it in - Pack it out. Please help keep our campground clean. 


Parking is available at the campground.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

No. of Sites 18

RV Camping

River and Stream Fishing


Camping trailer: The campground can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet. No hookups or dumpsites are available.
Picnic tables: Picnic tables are at the campsites.
Tent camping: 18 sites
Parking: Parking is available at the campground.
Toilets: Accessible vault toilets are available at the campground.
Accessible: Toilets are accessible.
Drinking water: Drinking water is available from April through November.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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