Kentucky Camping Areas

Blue Heron - Big South Fork Area

Blue Heron Big South Fork Area camping is located in Kentucky and offers beautiful views of the surrounding area. The campground offers a variety of activities such as hiking, fishing, and exploring the historic coal mining town of Blue Heron. Amenities include water, restrooms, and fire rings. The campground has both reservation and first-come-first-serve options with a total of 45 campsites. The best time to visit is in the fall, with average temperatures ranging from the mid-50s to mid-70s. Get driving directions.


Weather Forecast

Area Streamflow Levels

Gauge Streamflow
Kentucky River At Lock 12 Near Irvine
USGS 03282120
8,300 cfs
Kentucky River At Lock 9 At Valley View
USGS 03284230
14,600 cfs
Rockcastle River At Billows
USGS 03406500
1,850 cfs
Buck Creek Near Shopville
USGS 03407500
446 cfs
Sturgeon Creek At Cressmont
USGS 03282040
243 cfs
Kentucky River At Lock 7 At Highbridge
USGS 03286500
17,500 cfs
Kentucky River At Lock 11 Near College Hill
USGS 03282290
12,400 cfs
Snotel Site Snowpack 24hr Change