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Daniel Boone National Forest

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Address: Winchester, KY 40376
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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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Camping for the night

My husband and I stopped here to camp for the night and it was wonderful! The sites aren't right on top of each other and the bathrooms are clean. The staff was friendly and... read more

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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here to camp for the night and it was wonderful! The sites aren't right on top of each other and the bathrooms are clean. The staff was friendly and helpful; if we ever drive down again we would definitely stay here. We did not get a chance to explore the trails but the pictures look... More 

Thank CMalevitis
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live Daniel Boone National Forest because I love the outdoors, hiking the trails yet many nice places (cabins) to stay if your not a camper. The Natural Bridge State Lodge has great food.

Thank BG N
Cincinnati, Ohio
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The nature of Daniel Boone Forest is out of this world. I visited two parks within the forest, Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park. This area is beautiful with diversity in wildlife, and trees.

Thank kimaxh
McMinnville, Tennessee
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259 reviews
165 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017

I visited in the winter. I would love to return in the other seasons and experience all this National Forest has to offer. Lots of things to do and see. Could use a few more trail markers.

Thank Ann M
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I love the Daniel Boone Forest and spend many hours here. The forest in huge and takes up most of Kentucky. There are different parts in other counties. I would recommend calling the forest service and getting maps.

Thank CathyMosier
Cincinnati, Ohio
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381 reviews
160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The forest covers a lot of land in south central Kentucky to the Tennessee border. There are several scenic driving tours and the famous Cumberland Falls State Park. We drove to the forest the last week in October to hopefully view some great fall colors but ended up being disappointed. Everything was brown and nothing spectacular like we have seen... More 

Thank BionicOne
Winchester, Kentucky
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69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not sure how one can rate a National Forest, but here goes. Lots of trees, stumps, bushes, deer, wild turkey, amphibians, ferns, etc. By the way, Daniel Boone National Forest is not in Winchester, KY. It's a little more east of Winchester running north to south encompassing many hundreds of thousands of acres. One popular spot is the area around... More 

Thank Wildkat52
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675 reviews
341 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 821 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Unfortunately, that sentiment comes like a hundred years after this park and hasn't quite gotten filtered into the Appalachian-American community yet. Someone who's heard of this probably will have to marry into the family before they'll get it. Please do visit the park. It's beautiful and priceless. Leaver it better than you... More 

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131 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited here after rock climbing in the morning. Nice , not very hard climb to the arch. You can even walk on top of the arch. There's a sky chair to the top as well. Not sure where to get it,I appreciated the fact that the snack bar was open even though the pool at the inn seemed deserted. Well... More 

Thank Bike2
Winchester, Kentucky
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Having visited this famous tourist attraction n more than one occasion, it never ceases to amaze me how inviting the arts and craft stores are coupled with the fact that visitors are invited by the many shopkeepers involved with their own industry to interact and ask as many questions as they want.

Thank Graeme M

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