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The Daniel Boone National Forest offers an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities. Camping, hiking and fishing are just a few of the many attractions that draw more than one million visitors to the forest each year. Abundant wildlife, lush vegetation, magnificent scenery, and numerous recreation opportunities offer visitors much to enjoy.

Interactive Forest Visitor Map

Use the Interactive Forest Visitor Map to locate roads, campgrounds, trails and other recreation sites on the Daniel Boone National Forest. You can zoom in for high resolution detail and change the background map to suit your needs. Using the Tools icon, you can print your map or save it as a Geo PDF map. You can also import your Geo PDF to your phone or tablet using a program like Avenza to show your live location on the map - even without a cell signal! 

Recreation Conditions Report

Area Name Status Area Conditions
Appletree Shooting Range Open Open Closed to the public Tuesdays 4-6pm through September 26 for 4-H Shooting Sports practice.
Clear Creek Shooting Range Closed Closed Closed indefinitely due to repeated landslides. Please respect the closure while we assess effects to the Clear Creek area and protect additional resources in the area. See Closure Map
Lakeside South Trail #412 Closed Closed Closed due to a major slump making the trail impassable between Clark's Bottom Road and Twin Branch Trail #406.
Laurel Bridge Boat Ramp Open Open The stairs between the boat ramp and parking area are closed for repairs.
Redbird Crest Trail System Open Open The trail was severely impacted by flooding. Riders should anticipate trail blockages from downed trees and other debris. Proceed with caution.
Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 10 Open Open Sheltowee Trace section 10 (MM 47–51) has been relocated through Clear Creek Campground to avoid a land slide south of Clear Creek Picnic Area. Section 10 is foot only due to steep terrain and erosion concerns. There is an equestrian detour around using road 909.
Sheltowee Trace Trail #100 Section 24 Hawk Creek Open Open Hawk Creek and Sinking Creek suspension bridges are impassable due to flood damage. Hikers will need to wade through the creeks to continue along the trail. As a safety precaution, please do not try to cross any part of the remaining bridge infrastructures and always exercise caution when wading the creeks.
Warix Run Boat Ramp Open Open Closed June 7-9 for paving as part of the Cave Run Lake Paving Project.
Whitman Branch Shooting Range Open Open Range will be closed June 2 & June 16 for local law enforcement officer training.