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Daniel Boone National Forest

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Address: Winchester, KY 40376
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Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart's content in this scenic national...

Boat, fish, hike and hunt to your heart's content in this scenic national forest.

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Disappointing fall colors

The forest covers a lot of land in south central Kentucky to the Tennessee border. There are several scenic driving tours and the famous Cumberland Falls State Park. We drove to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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381 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The forest covers a lot of land in south central Kentucky to the Tennessee border. There are several scenic driving tours and the famous Cumberland Falls State Park. We drove to the forest the last week in October to hopefully view some great fall colors but ended up being disappointed. Everything was brown and nothing spectacular like we have seen... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not sure how one can rate a National Forest, but here goes. Lots of trees, stumps, bushes, deer, wild turkey, amphibians, ferns, etc. By the way, Daniel Boone National Forest is not in Winchester, KY. It's a little more east of Winchester running north to south encompassing many hundreds of thousands of acres. One popular spot is the area around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but pictures. Unfortunately, that sentiment comes like a hundred years after this park and hasn't quite gotten filtered into the Appalachian-American community yet. Someone who's heard of this probably will have to marry into the family before they'll get it. Please do visit the park. It's beautiful and priceless. Leaver it better than you... More 

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NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Visited here after rock climbing in the morning. Nice , not very hard climb to the arch. You can even walk on top of the arch. There's a sky chair to the top as well. Not sure where to get it,I appreciated the fact that the snack bar was open even though the pool at the inn seemed deserted. Well... More 

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Winchester, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Having visited this famous tourist attraction n more than one occasion, it never ceases to amaze me how inviting the arts and craft stores are coupled with the fact that visitors are invited by the many shopkeepers involved with their own industry to interact and ask as many questions as they want.

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Meridian, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely camp ground. Beautiful fort site with historical markers. Great place to explore! There are many things to see within a short distance.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Our campsite was fantastic. It looked right over the lake and had a short trail running down to the water's edge. The lake has a nice rocky shore/bottom making it great for a swim after a long day on the road. We will be back for a longer stay next year.

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Nashville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

We love to come here to camp and hike. Very secluded paths - often don't see another single person. Somewhat hard to navigate because the maps seem vague to me.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Just driving through is a treat. The rock formations are so different from our home state of PA. We did not hike due to time restrictions, but noticed my hikers enjoying the area. Just beautiful and peaceful !

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Frankfort, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

the forest has excellent hiking trails that are well marked. It is a 2nd growth forest, but the trees are large with a minimum of undergrowth. The rock formations are unique to this area. There are several waterfalls. The fauna is so diverse with plants that only grow in this region. Absolutely beautiful experience.

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