Tent Camping

The Perfect Campsite In Slade, KY

Turn a traditional experience tent camping in Kentucky up a notch when you choose a tent site with electricity, water, and some have grills. We have everything you need to take your tent camping trip to the next level, with all designated Tent Sites offering features like picnic tables, fire rings, and nearby clean bathrooms with hot showers. All of these amenities are there to ensure your camping experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. It is like being in a home away from home.

For tenters, nothing beats curling up in a cozy sleeping bag under the stars. At Natural Bridge Campgrounds, we honor the desires of camping lovers, while offering an experience to meet the needs of today’s tenter.
Tent camping at Natural Bridge Campground combines all the traditional elements you love, like campfires and sleeping under the stars, with the convenience of having the necessities nearby. You’ll have a wide variety of accommodations and amenities to make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable when you choose to go tent camping in Kentucky.
There are also so many things to do in the surrounding area for the duration of your stay with us. Here is a small list of a few things in the surrounding area.

Kayaking And Canoeing

A fun and healthy watersport that allows you to see more of the beauty from the water

The Skylift Giftshop

The Skylift Giftshop has been around since 1967, and since then it has given visitors the opportunity to view some of nature’s most magnificent handy work. It is open from April thru October.

Nada Tunnel

In the Red River Gorge, this early 1900’s one-lane tunnel is listed as a historic place and is a general MUST see.

Red River Gorge Zipline

Home of Kentuck’s highest zipline tour! This is an award-winning attraction that should be on the itinerary of every traveler.

Kentucky Reptile Zoo

Right next to the Natural Bridge Campground is the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, showing you a vast array of different reptiles.

Ride The Trails

Take a bike ride through Kentucky’s Mountain Parkway Trails Corridor. Take in all the gorgeous views that are offered while getting a solid workout in.


Do You Have Showers?
Yes, we do have showers that are readily available.
Can I Bring My Own Firewood?
No, it is forbidden by the US Forest Service. We do have firewood that is available on-site and you can prepay online as well.
Do The Restrooms Have Handsoap And Toilet Paper?
Yes, all of our restrooms come with the typical comfort amenities.
How Close Is The Campground To Red River Gorge?
Natural Bridge is a little over a mile to the entrance and approximately 2 miles to Hwy 77, the west entrance to the Red River Gorge.
Are We Pet Friendly?
Yes, but we do ask that you follow our pet policy and respect other campers.
If you have more questions about tent camping in Kentucky, feel free to visit our F.A.Q page. If you’d like to reserve a tent site for your upcoming camping trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us today and reserve for your tent camping site.
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Our Happy Customers

We have came here for a long time and place is wonderful. You will never meet better people anywhere other than this place.they go above and beyond to make your stay great.thank you all so much will be back soon.

— Ashley Wilson

The staff was pleasant and friendly. We stayed in a cabin and it was clean and neat. We caught a few fish in the pond. It was quiet and peaceful at night! There is a nice creek for kids to play in. It was close to all the sites in the area.

— Crystal Miller

What a gorgeous peaceful place to visit ! We spent the day at the campground with the best experience possible ! Kids played and swam in the creek, did bbq and enjoyed our Memorial Day! If you ever need a beautiful place outdoors this is the place!

— Alla Boreyko

Love this camp. Staff is helpful and friendly, and .ost of the sites are in the shade for a good portion of the day due to the surrounding hills.

— KY Crager

Camped out there for our wedding in Red River Gorge. Very laid back campground. We had a great time there. Close to Miguel's and walking distance to the reptile museum. Can't wait to go back.

— Jeremy Edison

I would suggest this Campground to everyone planning a visit there, it's right off exit 33 and easy to reach. The Campground is clean with well maintained bathrooms. Very friendly and helpful staff. We had an amazing two days there. It's close to the gas station and subway and just a few minutes from all the trails.

— Shweta Sonny Verleker

This place is awesome! Alan and his family we very hospitable and friendly! I have been coming here for almost 10 years and will keep coming back to relax and have a great time! I highly recommend this place! Tons of hiking near by or you can take a nice scenic drive!

— Robert Workman

Stay there last night with our family, we were greeted warmly. Delivered firewood to our campsite. Between the hospitality and location of the camp ground we had one of the best camping experiences at a campground!

— Savannah Appel