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Daniel Boone National Forest

Not Appropriate, Winchester, KY 40376
859-745-3100
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Ranked #2 of 5 Attractions in Winchester
Type: Forests, National Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Hunting, Fishing, Canoeing
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Owner description: Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart's content in this scenic national forest.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This National Forest and the geological site are really one of a kind. We camped at the Whittleton Campground in the State Park, which is near the Natural Bridge and some of the other cool State Park trails. We found the state park trails much more crowded than the trails in the national forest/geological area . . . but this... More

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Minnesota
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148 reviews 148 reviews
68 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Beautiful National Forest. There is a lot to see and do and everything is beautiful and clean. You definitely need to get to the natural bridge.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Middle Fork Campground in Natural Bridge State Park. Very clean and convenient to several trailheads in Daniel Boone National Forest. The trails are litter free and well-marked. All ramps and stairs are well made and sturdy. Several available trails to see all the beauty this park has to offer. Rangers very helpful. During our stay there were severe thunderstorm warnings.... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Come prepared with maps and a clear plan of what you would like to do. Daniel Boone National Forest has 707,000 acres - it is divided into sections. We drove on a day outside of Lexington KY. trip and didn't do complete research on what we wanted to do. That is definitely our mistake. The trails where we turned on... More

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Greensburg, IN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It is worth the trip up to natural bridge. Kentucky is such a pretty state and it has very nice state parks with nice hiking trails

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

Roads were in excellent condition considering temperatures rapidly dropping. River views impressive. Fort has winter hours 10 AM - 4 PM

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We took the skylift to the Natural Bridge after hiking half way there. The skylift was quite a ride! The Red River Gorge drive thru the forest was beautiful. Be sure to stop at the Creekside Café for a tasty burger.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed in September just before the October government shutdown. I'm so happy that we did, this was such a beautiful park. We tent camped at Twin knob campground and has a wonderful experience. We stayed in site B3 close to the bath house and the site was perfect with young children.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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142 reviews 142 reviews
33 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My boys and I camp heavily in the Daniel Boone. We have camped around the Red River Gorge area as well as the Sterns area. Lots of great hikes all over the forests highlighted by the Sheltowee Trace which traverses the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky. There are arches up and down the entire forest along with waterfalls. I recommend picking... More

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Lancaster
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51 reviews 51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

My family goes camping in the Daniel Boone forest several times a year. We've taken our kids there since they were babies and they still love it. We prefer primitive camping in the backwoods areas where you can really get away from it all.

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