Recreation

The Daniel Boone National Forest offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hiking and fishing are just a few of the attractions that draw more than one million visitors to the forest each year. 

Explore opportunities across the forest by selecting a recreation activity from links on the left. You may concentrate your search to one of four districts by selecting from the Areas and Activities sidebar.

Fees are required at some areas, such as boat ramps and campgrounds. However, most recreation opportunities are free for your use and enjoyment. Commercial outfitters, guides and groups of 75 people or more must obtain a Special Use Permit prior to hosting an event.

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Bee Rock Campground Open to Visitor Laurel County side is open; Pulaski County side is closed for repairs.
Belgian Loop Trail #624 Open to Visitor The western portion of the Belgian Trail #624 from Chrisman Cemetery to its junction with the Sheltowee Trace Trail is currently closed due to a slide
Claylick Boat-in Campground Closed to Visitor Temporarily closed due to damage caused by flooding.
Cumberland District Open to Visitor While office may not be open to visitors, services are being provided virtually and staff are available to assist. Please call 606-776-5456 for any inquiries.
Gladie Visitor Center    While Gladie Visitor Center may not be open to visitors, services are being provided virtually and staff are available to assist. Please call 859-488-1413 for any inquiries.
London Ranger District    While our office may not be open to visitors, services are being provided virtually and staff are available to assist. Please call 859-428-7706 for any inquiries.
Red River Gorge Geological Area Open to Visitor KY 715 in Wolfe County is closed indefinitely between Sky Bridge Road and the Red River bridge at the Menifee County line due to a break in pavement.
Redbird District    While our office may not be open to visitors, services are being provided virtually and staff are available to assist. Please call 859-444-4676 for any inquiries.
Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 10    Closed between mile marker 47 – 51 due to a mud slide just south of Clear Creek Campground. There is a detour around using existing roads.
Stearns District Open to Visitor


https://www.fs.usda.gov/recmain/dbnf/recreation