Clear Creek Campground

Salt Lick, Kentucky 40371

Clear Creek Campground

Clear Creek Campground Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Clear Creek lies next to the best mountain biking and hiking in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The campground is laid out in a flat along Clear Creek.

Enter the campground, and take a left up the flat to sites 1–12. A lush forest of oaks, dogwoods, and tulip trees shades the camps, which are well separated by these trees and thick undergrowth; it’s hard to see from one site to the next. Several streamside sites are snapped up first."

Clear Creek Campground Trip Reports

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This campground is very secluded and in the middle of lots of trees. It would be great in the summer to give you shade. We loved that you couldn't see the other campsites from ours, or from any for that matter. However, we were one of just two campers there, plus the campsite director. There was a nice peacefulness about it, and there was a creek very near by. We had a nice fire, there was a good place to put your tent (although I wish more sites had dirt-pads rather than gravel), and the site was very spacious. The only drawback was that there's a shooting range nearby, and because it's hunting season, there were times that the shots were going off pretty regularly. It wasn't a major bother, though. There were lots of hiking trails nearby, horse trails, ATV trails, a look-out tower, and Cave Run Lake. Clear Creek lake is within walking distance but doesn't allow motor boats; just paddle boats, kayaking, etc. Overall it was a very nice and peaceful trip. The forest rangers were super friendly and the bathrooms (although vault toilets), were super duper clean and not smelly.

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Trail Information

Salt Lick
Nearby City
Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Fees per Night
Water spigots, vault toilets

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