Koomer Ridge Campground
Koomer 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.
Showers and flush toilets closed for 2022-2023 winter season.
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
|Current Conditions:||Showers and flush toilets closed for 2022-2023 winter season.|
|Operational Hours:||Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.|
|Reservations:||First come, first serve 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. If you are not camping at the campground, a shower fee will be assessed. Water and vault toilets available all year.
|Water:||Drinking water is available.|
|Restroom:||Vault/flush. Showers and flush toilets closed for 2022-2023 winter season.|
|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|
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.
Sites are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations accepted.
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The Koomer Ridge Campground features semi-primitive camping in a tranquil forest setting.
|No. of Sites||54 suitable for tents, 19 for Trailers|
|Reservation Info||Sites are not reservable.|
|Fire Information||Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.|
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.|