White Sulphur Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

White Sulphur Horse Camp, located near Cave Run Lake on the Cumberland Ranger District, is developed as a primitive campground for horseback riders. The camp provides access to over 50 miles of multiple-use trails winding along forested hills and limestone ridges. Ideal for individual riders as well as organized groups, the facilities at the horse camp bring riders into the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest, the Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area, and the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail.
The parking area can accommodate up to 30 vehicles with a trailer, up to 50 feet long. Picket lines and a watering trough are available for horses. The campground has no electricity.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees A fee is required to use this campground. Pay at site using fee envelope.
  • 3rd Friday in March through last Sunday in October: $15/night per vehicle; day use $8/day.
  • November 1st to 3rd Thursday in March: $10/night per vehicle; day use $6/day.
Recreation Passes and Permits
Permit Info: A Special Use Permit is required for commercial activities (for example: fishing tournaments, rental of boats, trail rides, races, etc). A permit is also required for all noncommercial group uses involving more than 75 people.
Open Season: Open all year
Usage: Light
  • 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. (36 CFR 261.16)
  • 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.

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: Morehead, KY
Water: Campers must bring their own drinking water. A pond and watering trough are available for horses.
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:
For Reservation/Camping Information:
5195 KY 801 S.
Morehead, KY 40351
For General Information:
Cumberland Ranger District
2375 KY 801 South
Morehead, KY 40351

General Information


From US 60 take KY 211 south from Salt Lick for 4 miles. Turn left (east) on Forest Service Road 129. Go 2 miles to Clear Creek Market; turn left on Forest Service Road 105; go 2.5 miles.


Parking is available at the camp.


Vault toilets are accessible for persons with disabilities. 


Parking is available at the camp. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

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Permits & Regulations

Rules: Horse Camping
Horseback Tread Lightly
Rules: Trails
ules: Camping

Horse Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables Picnic tables are available at the campsites.
Tent camping Yes
Toilets Yes