In addition to the many developed campsites available throughout McCreary County, visitors can take the opportunity to sleep under the stars, along the trail or in your boat along the river bank if you choose. However, back country permits are required for most camping outside of developed areas. Please visit www.nps.gov/biso or www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dbnf to learn more about camping in the back country and where to obtain permits.
Blue Heron Campground Located in the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area Blue Heron offers 45 recreation, tent or RV campsites with electricity, water, bathhouse, dump station and playground. Open April to mid-November, KY 742 on Big South Fork of Cumberland River. For reservations call 800-365-CAMP