Get lost with your pooch in the wild plateaus of Kentucky at Blue Heron Campground. This camping area is found in The Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, a massive park where the Cumberland River collects streams from all over the state. While Blue Heron is remote, there are visitor facilities in the park that are not too far away, making your getaway educational as well as relaxing.
The campground has 45 sites to choose from, looping around bits of forest, a pond, and a playground for the kids! Each lot comes with its own campfire ring, bear box, and picnic table, as well as hookups for RVs to make your stay here in the woods almost as comfortable as home. You won't need to bring water with you as there are taps on-site, along with a dump station for RV liquids.
A huge draw to the campground is the hiking trails that surround it -- all great for traversing the terrain with your four-legged explorer! There's also great horseback riding and mountain biking to be had here. One very unique feature of Blue Heron is that it is situated near the Blue Heron Mine, a once-used mine that has since been transformed into a museum waiting for you to learn all of this region's history.
Your dog is going to love it here, as the wilderness is full of new and exciting sights and smells. While the leash rules at Blue Heron are unclear, we suggest keeping your pup near you at all times to keep them safe from other animals and out of the way of nearby campers. As always, promote pooches being welcome in parks by cleaning up your woofer's waste as soon as it happens.
If wild rivers and old mining towns strike your interest, be sure to add Blue Heron Campground to your list of camping adventures!