A single campsite can consist of 2 tents, 2 registered cars and 4 people. Additional charges beyond this are listed below.
Additional tent -- cost of additional site
Additional car -- $3.00 and must be parked in designated area (this charge is enforced 24
hours a day - ONLY 2 cars allowed per site)
Additional person -- $5.00 and must register at shelter before proceeding to campsite (this charge is enforced for anyone at site after 10:00 pm)
There is a $1.00 fee for all guests that choose to fish in the pond (those not registered as a camper)
*Service fee will not be refunded.
We at Natural Bridge Campground want to make everyone's camping experience the best it can be. In order to ensure everyone enjoys themselves and fellow-campers are respectful of their neighbors, we have certain guidelines in place we strictly enforce.
RV Camping Near Red River Gorge is a 2 night minimum and holiday weekends are a 3 night minimum.
All campers must register at shelter before setting up site. A car pass is required.
All visitors must register at shelter before proceeding to site. A car pass is required.
Two registered cars per campsite. Guests will be required to park in visitor lot.
Payment due at time of reservation.
We are a pet-friendly campground. However, all pets must be leashed at all times when outside (no running loose no matter the size of the dog). Dogs cannot be left unattended at the campsite unless they are secured in an air-conditioned RV. Please pick up after your pet and be courteous of other campers by controlling excessive barking.
Natural Bridge Campground
Natural Bridge Campground
90 L & E Railroad Place
Take Exit 33 off the Mountain Parkway and turn into the rest area. L & E Railroad Place is left and go about 1000 feet and turn right across the bridge and enter Natural Bridge Campground. Natural Bridge Campground is set less than a 1/2 mile from the Mountain Parkway in Slade, KY and is
surrounded by mountains, cliffs and gorges. It is a small peaceful campground with sites ranging from primitive to 30amp/50amp and water hook. In addition, a large grassy field provides ample room for overflow camping for tent and car campers, with a large shelter and electricity. Many sites are shaded and located next to the Bolin Branch of the Red River. There is a bathhouse with flush toilets and shower house for hot showers.
The campground also features a catch and release fishing pond, free wireless internet access and a dump station.
Firewood, ice and snacks are available at the shelter. We are pet friendly and our area has much to offer like Hiking, Zip Line and Rock Climbing. The campground is centrally located to Natural Bridge, the Cliffty Wilderness Area and the Red River Gorge. It is located one mile from Natural Bridge State Resort and 3-1/2 miles from the entrance to the Red River Gorge. The Kentucky Reptile Zoo is located next door.
The campground has 35 sites and plenty of open space for primitive camping. It’s centrally located for hiking, rock-climbing, zip-lining, canoeing, fishing, mud-bogging and much more!
The campground is the perfect home-base for all your adventures! Spend the day exploring and come back and sit around the campfire, fish at the stocked pond, play a game of basketball, volleyball, horseshoes or watch a
movie! It’s a great place to relax and get away!
Natural Bridge Campground is open seasonally from early April to late October/early November.
The Perfect Campsite In Slade, KY
Give yourself time. Plan your day to start looking for a campsite at least an hour before dark – hopefully two. Fatigued? Drop your pack before searching; opting for the first spot would be less likely.
Render water a priority. Yes, if need be, you can haul water. But the ideal campsite in Slade, Kentucky will have easy access to a lake or a creek. (Camp at least 200 feet from water source at all times.)
Hazard scan. We do not recommend camping beneath dead trees, in flash-flood areas and where rockfall debris is accumulating.
Given good weather, stay in an area high in the mountains. Cold air collects at the bottoms of the valley, breezy sites have fewer bugs, wind reduces condensation, the view is better, and you'll get sunshine earlier!
Think: mobilization for the camp. Boulders and fallen trees make decent seats and tables.
Facing the Sun. Pitch your tent door eastwards for morning sun, if circumstances fit.
Be smart. Be sure that your tent is placed on a flat surface where water does not accumulate.
Meet The Team
Owner of Natural Bridge Campground