You and your nature loving pup will enjoy exploring this large forest, which offers every kind of outdoor adventure you can imagine. The forest also hosts several man-made amenities such as Cumberland Falls and Natural Bridge state resort parks, three group camps, marinas, picnic sites, boat ramps, 20 campgrounds, swimming beaches, and several trails.
Take your pup out on a boat on one of the forest's several streams, rivers, and lakes, including Cave Run Lake, Laurel River Lake, and Lake Cumberland. Your pup can cruise on the water with you, or chill out while you fish from land, but is prohibited from designated swimming areas. Campsites range from developed to dispersed, and allow for a longer stay in this wild pupperdise. Hikers will find every sort of trail, from the Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail which runs the length of the forest, to several smaller trails for a day trip.
Be sure to keep your dog on leash at all times throughout Daniel Boone National Forest. Bring all the essentials, as you will be away from any and all amenities past the developed campgrounds. Have enough food and water for both of you, and clean-up bags, and leave nothing behind, from pup or human. Also be sure that when hiking, you keep your dog on the trails. There may be areas that are restricted to dogs or are closed, so be aware of any posted signs. Passes and permits range from $3 to $30, depending on the length of time, the district and the activities you plan on doing while there.
So leave all your cares at home, and enjoy the best of outdoor Kentucky with your pup at the Daniel Boone National Forest!