Harlan County Campground Putney
Where is it at?
Harlan County Campground
8331 Hwy 119 North
Where are we going today?
How do you know you are visiting a campground that is perfect for families? When they are family owned and operated...that's how!
The Foster family run Harlan County Campground in Kentucky, and as a family themselves they know what they would want out of a family getaway experience. Sounds perfect!
Bring along those RVs because there are hook-ups for you. If you want to take it back to basics, there are primitive areas for tents, as well as spots with electric should you want.
Fancy trying something new? They have cabins too! These are perfect for those families who don't have their own RVs and tents. All of the cabins have showers and bathrooms, they have heating and a/c, and those food lovers will love the kitchens, BBQ grills, as well as picnic tables and firepits.
Harlan County Campground also have on-site two shower houses, a laundry mat, and propane re-fill station for your convenience.
Love the outdoors? Great, because you will love the kayak rentals that the campground offers. They are a great way for those active kids to get out into nature. Harlan County Campground even provide a shuttle service with the rental, as well as a number of different routes to choose from.
On-site they have a trail shop which has all the essentials you would need for camping, as well as souvenirs for you to take home!
See, we told you they were family friendly!
What is there to do?
They are located just 8 miles from Cumberland, Black Bear Capital of Kentucky.
In the Tri-Cities of Cumberland, Benham and Lynch, you will find attractions including Kingdome Come State Park, the Kentucky Coal Museum and Sleepy Hollow Golf Course.
Less than half a mile from them you can access Little Shepherd Trail,.
How much does it cost?
- Full hook up $27 / day
- Tents $15 - $20 / day
Facilities on site
30 Amp and 50 Amp hookups
City Water Hook-ups included
On-site dumping station
Large open gravel area is easy to manoeuvre
Right by the trail - no blacktop travel required!
Wi-Fi High-speed Internet
Bathrooms and Shower House.
When can we go?
All year round
They are about 1/2 mile from the nearest grocery store.
Any Top Tips?
There are events across the year in the area so make sure you check out what's on when you're visiting!.
Need a little extra help?
Give them a call if you have special needs and require assistance. .
Visit the Trail Shop if you have forgotten any camping items!.
What people are saying?
by John Arbogast
Great place to stay with very easy access and plenty of parking at the cabins. No problem getting in with or parking three crewcab trucks with 16, 24 and 36 foot trailers on them. Still had room to park 6 wheeling trucks when unloaded right at the cabin.
by Josh Gregory
Only go if you have a 4x4. The primitive camping spots is nothing more than a clearing on the side of a cudzu mountain. We paid $60 for a 2 nite stay in a primitive site. We never set up our tent. Instead we made the 5.5 hour ride back home. The climb uphill to the campsites nearly destroyed my SUV. The bathhouse is located at the bottom of the ravine and I was not going to put my car through hell again just to get back. Fishing is about 30 min away. We will never go back
by Bri Gibson
Best place to stay by far, very very easy access to cabins. Great owners and great cabins. Cant wait to go back!
by Eric Hilbert
We've stayed in most the cabins, house and RV site. Every trip we make there's no question where to stay. The access to the trails is great. The campground is right on Trail 45, so there's no on road travel.
The staff is very friendly.
by Mark Dickey
Myself along with 6 other club members have made a 12hr trip to here 3 times in 6 year and it is great we are going again in the spring of 2013. The owner is great as well as the facilities and prices.