Bell Farm Horse Camp

Area Status: Open

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Bell Farm Horse Camp, located on Stearns District of the Daniel Boone National Forest, is a popular place for wagontrain riders who come to "rest a spell." The nearest hiking and horse trails in the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area.

Rock Creek, a State Wild River, runs along the camp. A Kentucky fishing license is required from Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources

In the early 1900s this area was a logging and mining town. During the 1930s, a Civilian Conservation Corps camp was located here. The walnut trees you see here today were planted in 1953.

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.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping, Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water, Parking
Open Season: April 1 - November 15
Water: No drinking water. Water for horses is available from Rock Creek.
Restroom: Vault toilets, chemical toilet
Information Center: Stearns District Contact Information

General Information


Take US 27 to KY 92. Go 5.3 miles to KY 1363; turn left and go 11.4 miles to the end of the blacktop. Turn left and go 0.2-mile. The campground is on the left.

General Notes:

No trash pick up is available. Pack it in - Pack it out. Help keep the campground clean. 


Parking is available at the campground.


The restroom facility is accessible for persons with disabilities.

Recreation Map

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Campground Camping

River and Stream Fishing

Horse Camping

No. of Sites 5 group sites
Fire Information Use Forest Service fire rings for all fires. Obey any fire restrictions in effect. Use only dead and down trees for firewood. Do not cut live trees. Make sure your campfire is completely out before leaving.
Water Availability Water from Rock Creek


Camping trailer: Accommodates small RVs. No hookups or dump sites.
Picnic tables: Picnic tables are at each site.
Tent camping: 5 group campsites
Parking: Available at the campground.
Toilets: Vault toilet at campground (open seasonally) meets accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
Drinking water: No drinking water is available at the campground. Water is available for horses from Rock Creek.

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