The Koomer Ridge Campground is a pleasant, quiet campground in Kentucky's Red River Gorge. It offers spacious sites and easy access to popular hiking trails.
We recently met a group of friends for a camping trip at the Koomer Ridge Campground, and had a wonderful time!
Koomer Ridge Campground is a pleasant, quiet campground within the Red River Gorge area of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The sites are large and shady, and there are quite a few double sites that make group camping easy.
Hiking Near the Koomer Ridge Campground
This campground also offers easy access to several trails, such as Hidden Arch, the short Cliff Trail and the Silvermine Arch Trail.
For a fun kayaking experience, you can drive about 15 minutes to Gorge Underground, which operates tours inside a flooded limestone mine.
How Do I Make Campsite Reservations?
This campground does not accept reservations. Instead, it operates on a first-come, first-served basis.
During peak season, this campground does fill up, especially on the weekends.
If you show up and there are no sites available, Callie's Lake is another nearby campground option. Miguel's also offers camping, but without the individual sites and campfire rings that we're usually looking for.
How Do I Pay?
This campground accepts cash or checks. Check out the current rates here.
When you arrive, find an empty spot and them come back to the pay station to pay. It’s a smart idea to bring your own pen to write on the pay envelope – I had to wait until another car drove by and borrow one!
What Type of Sites Are at Koomer Ridge Campground?
There are more than 50 tent sites, and about 15 for RVs.
All of the sites at Koomer Ridge Campground are non-electric.
There are single sites (up to two vehicles, six people), double sites (four vehicles, twelve people) and walk-in sites (one vehicle, six people).
Check out the campground map here, to see which type of sites are where.
We stayed in a double site and were able to fit four 4-person tents.
Need to buy a tent? Here's a guide and some recommendations!
Koomer Ridge Campground has one large bath house with flush toilets (not available in the winter).
Plan on bringing your own soap, but there was toilet paper provided.
Smaller vault toilets (available year-round) are located throughout the campground.
There are water pumps throughout the campground, but not at each site.
We had to walk a few sites down to get to a water pump.
Each site has a campfire ring and picnic table.
The double sites have two picnic tables.
This campground was an excellent home base for our group getaway, and we look forward to going again!
Want an option other than a campground? Backcountry campsites are available for multi-day hikes! See my guide to backpacking in Red River Gorge for tips.