Daniel Boone National Forest

Our next stop on our Kentucky vacation was Daniel Boone National Forest. On the recommendation of the local tourist info office, we ate lunch at Lees Ford Marina near Somerset, KY. I can also recommend it. We stopped at both Natural Arch Scenic Area, which was gorgeous, and Cumberland Falls, which was very impressive.

Natural Arch Scenic Area
Natural Arch Scenic Area

On the way home Tuesday, we stopped at Bee Rock Campground and Camp Wildcat Civil War Battleground. Wilderness Road that goes to Camp Wildcat is at least partially THE Wilderness Road blazed by Daniel Boone in 1775. (Do note that further on Wilderness Road, it crosses the Rockcastle River at a ford. I don’t recommend trying to ford unless you’re in a vehicle designed for it.) Except for Cumberland Falls, we had each stop all to ourselves.

I was glad we went to Mammoth Cave and took a tour, but the real highlights of the trip were the stops in Daniel Boone National Forest. Bee Rock looks like a spectacular (primitive) place to camp, and Natural Arch was fantastic. We’re going to have to go back.

Cumberland River at Cumberland Falls
Cumberland River

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