Bell Farm Horse Camp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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.

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Rock Creek, a State Wild River, runs along the camp. Rock Creek is stocked with rainbow trout year March - June and September - December. A Kentucky fishing licence is required. More .....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.

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water,Parking
Fees None
Open Season: April 1 - November 15
Usage: Medium
  • Campers only 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Violators will be fined. 
  • 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.
  • All tents and equipment must be located within the designated site.
  • All vehicles must be on marked sites. Use designated parking lots if available. 
  • Please throughly clean up manure, hay and garbage before you leave. 
Closest Towns: Whitley City
Water: Nonpotable water for horses is available from Rock Creek.
Restroom: Vault toilets, chemical toilet
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: Stearns Ranger District
3320 Hwy 27 North
Whitley City, KY 42653  

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. 

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Horse Riding & Camping

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Picnic tables Picnic tables are at each site.
Drinking water No drinking water is available at the campground. Water is available for horses from Rock Creek.
Toilets Vault toilets are available at the campground
Parking Available at the campground.
Tent camping 5 group campsites
Camping trailer Accommodates small RVs. No hookups or dump sites.