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Address: Winchester, KY 40376
Phone Number: 859-745-3100
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Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart's content in this scenic national...

Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart's content in this scenic national forest.

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A must visit

I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful the fall leaves were this season. The history, friendly people and the landmarks. Don't judge Kentucky until you see all this forest , it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 31, 2015
Bruce B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I cannot begin to tell you how beautiful the fall leaves were this season. The history, friendly people and the landmarks. Don't judge Kentucky until you see all this forest , it real impressive.

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2 Thank Bruce B
Dublin, Ohio
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79 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This forest could be a national treasure. Instead it languishes without signage or a decent visitor center where it can be found. The main access is in Slade, KY but you will have to stumble around to find the visitor center where a map to the arches can be found. You have to go online to get any real information,... More 

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 424 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Established in 1937, originally named Cumberland. Daniel Boone National Forest is 706,ooo acres in 21 counties of eastern Kentucky, and all within boundary of Kentucky.Lots of birds, wildlife, and scenery. Many keys, red river gorge, lake,, skybridge, Gray's arch, camping, hikes, trails, and the colors in the trees are beautiful.

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1 Thank 387indy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

If your looking to getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and get out into the great out doors this is the place to go. The trails are amazing and the sights are just gorgeous! If you want a romantic getaway, family fun this place has something for everyone young and old. Best kept secret in Kentucky!!!

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1 Thank DeeDee M
Kingston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

We came in after a heavy rainstorm, and even found a tree directly across the road. When the rain stopped I hiked out on one of the trails with my dogs, and it was absolutely amazing, the scenery, the lake, views, vistas, just a gorgeous place.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great place to hike and sight see. Good parking along main trails, but some had very limited on the side of the road type parking. Beautiful place. Winding, narrow roads with a good amount of summer, weekend traffic. Different lengths of walks/hikes to suit everyone.

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5 Thank Ttribe4
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137 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Visited Cumberland falls and on into the red river gorge area. Beautiful parks and so much to do! Would recommend for families that love the outdoors. Make sure to visit the natural arch bridge and rise the sky lift to the top.

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5 Thank Albrecht315
Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

beautiful and clean forest with very clean campsites and bathrooms. the guy at the booth wasn't very helpful, but besides that, the Forest itself is amazing

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1 Thank Amanda L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had a great long weekend hiking in the Daniel Boone National Forest. 14 miles of hiking in 2 days! Highlights were the Daniel Boone Hut; Skybridge; Gray's Arch. When they say Rough Trail they mean it!

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1 Thank Peggy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

wonderful! We travel without itinerary, just wing it as we go. Plan a stop if your traveling thru the Lexington area!

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