Bell Farm Horse Camp
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
|Current Conditions:||Closed for the season. Will reopen in Spring 2023.|
|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|
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.
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.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
River and Stream Fishing
|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 toilets are available at the campground|
|Drinking water:||No drinking water is available at the campground. Water is available for horses from Rock Creek.|