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Overview of Swain Ridge Road Dispersed Camping

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down unknown roads. Learn more: Boondocking 101

Pad Type grass

Elevation 1,148 ft / 349 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Q&A - Ask the Community about Swain Ridge Road Dispersed Camping

wanderingbohdi asked on 7/8/2021

Do you need a permit to camp along Swain Ridge Road?

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Cheryl asked on 8/22/2020

Would hammock camping be possible here? Looks from the pictures like most trees are covered in bush, etc.

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Ken Fitzgerald asked on 4/12/2020

Can I get in and out with a 25' camper?

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Reviews of Swain Ridge Road Dispersed Camping 2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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T-Mobile 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 3/23/2020
binkadventure
Louisville, KY
Volkswagen Vanagon
1 review
“Big Open Field Hidden Thru Trees Just Off The Road”

Reviewed 8/1/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Overall Rating

We camped here one night in the middle of July. We were the only ones there all day/night. It is a clearing larger than a football field. The grass had recently been cut, but it had been very high. This made the ground difficult to walk on. No cell service. Here is a video to check out the drive in. https://youtu.be/4hqZ9C_Y7b8

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binkadventure would stay here again

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11 reviews
“Excellent free dry camping in Daniel Boone National Forest”

Reviewed 3/23/2020

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: N/A
Overall Rating

The Beaver Creek Wilderness area is a great place to camp for free while checking out Daniel Boone National Forest!

It’s close to the Bowman Ridge Trail (https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dbnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=39824), and has lots of space for dry camping in an open field. There is lots of wildlife (mostly birds), and it’s beautiful, quiet, and clean.

You enter off of Swain Ridge Rd and there’s a small grassy off-road entry to the clearing.

No facilities, but it’s only 20-25 minutes from towns with gas stations and grocery stores for extended stays.

The ranger came by in the morning after our first night to say hello, but no problems with us staying here.

It rained quite a bit but the ground was solid in most places.

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Norelledone would stay here again

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Amenities

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  • dry camping
  • Dispersed Camping
Recreation
  • recreation trail
Facilities
  • rv rental

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