Koomer Ridge Campground

Area Status: Open

Koomer Ridge Campground SignKoomer Ridge Campground features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting. The campground provides access to trails in the Red River Gorge. This campground is located in the Red River Gorge on Cumberland District of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

View Koomer Ridge Campground guide & map

Hiking/backpacking trails in the area:
Cliff Trail #206 (.5 mile)
Koomer Ridge Trail #220 (2.75 miles)
Silvermine Arch Trail #225 (1.5 miles)
Hidden Arch Trail #208 (1 mile).

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations: Campsites may be reserved at www.recreation.gov. A portion of sites will remain available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Area Amenities: Accessible, Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Fees: This site is a designated U.S. Fee Area. Visitors pay at site using fee envelope. 50% discount with Interagency Pass. Water and vault toilets available all year. Camping Rates (March-November)  
  • $22/Walk to tent site.
  • $28/Single.
  • $30-Double.
  • $8/extra vehicle per night
 Winter Rates (November-March)
  • $17/site with $8 per extra vehicle per night. Pay at site using fee envelope. Showers and flush toilets not available in winter.
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Vault/flush.
Passes: No fee for trail use. All vehicles on KY 15 or in the Red River Gorge and Indian Creek area north of KY 15 must display a recreation permit for backcountry camping between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. $5/day; $7/3 days; $50/annual pass.
Information Center: Gladie Office Contact Information

General Information


Traveling east on the Mountain Parkway, take exit 33 at Slade. Turn left and then right onto KY 15. This campground is 5 miles on the left. 


Site 46 in the tent area meets accessibility standards for persons with disabilities. The bathhouse and toilets are accessible. The parking area at the bathhouse is accessible. 

General Notes:

Check-in instructions are on the bulletin board at the entrance. Campers can stay a maximum of 14 days without special permission. 


Parking is available at the campground for campers staying at the Koomer Ridge Campground. Parking for backpackers and hikers is allowed at Koomer Ridge, but only at the trailhead parking lot. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

The Koomer Ridge Campground features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting.

No. of Sites 54 suitable for tents, 19 for Trailers
Fire Information Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.
Sleeping Shelter None

RV Camping

Visitor Programs

Visitor programs are held on weekends.


Camping trailer: 15 sites can accommodate RVs up to 35 feet; no water or electric hookups; no RV dump station.
Picnic tables: Picnic tables are available at the campsites and trailheads.
Tent camping: 54 sites for camping year-round. Tent site #46 is accessible.
Toilets: Accessible vault toilets are available all year. The flush toilets are not available in the winter.
Accessible: Accessible bathhouse and toilets are available except in winter. Accessible parking and vault toilets are available year-round.
Drinking water: Drinking water is available from hydrants all year.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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