Appalachian Mountain Retreat For Sale
16271 N HWY 11, Oneida, KY 40972
27+ Beautiful Acres in Daniel Boone National Forest
6 Cabins, Pond, Creeks, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Trails, Private Road, Gated, Security, Secluded, Easy Access, Fully Furnished, Appliances
THE ULTIMATE NATURE RETREAT
Nestled in the Daniel Boone National Forest, the property provides habitat for wildlife: large, small, endangered and common. Experience a diverse array of forest, aquatic, wetland, and upland habitats right outside your door. Numerous outdoor adventures are nearby. Discover the back-roads, forests, swinging bridges and natural treasures of Appalachia and the Daniel Boone National Forest. Explore the nature, culture and wildlife of Clay County, Owsley County, and local, state and national parks.
Own your own wildlife sanctuary and mountain deep inside the Daniel Boone National Forest. Situated on over 27 acres along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern Kentucky, this unique property includes two homes, 4 camping cabins, an office/efficiency apartment, a large garage, professional landscaping, a bamboo "forest", a pond, creeks, bridges, waterfalls, trails, picnic areas and many nearby attractions. Located along a well maintained paved state highway, the gated sanctuary is nestled in a hollow...offering private seclusion with its own private road. Use as a year-round residence, vacation home, family retreat, church retreat, camp or turn-key cabin rental business. You won't find a more beautiful location than Oneida, Ky in Daniel Boone Forest!
2 HOMES, 4 CABINS, 27+ ACRES
The property houses:
- two bedroom, one bath cabin
- one bedroom, one bath original home (fixer-upper)
- 4 camping cabins with electric, air, ceiling fans, heat, cathedral ceilings, finished walls and floors
- office/efficiency apartment with two full bathrooms
- a large goldfish pond; several creeks and waterfalls; fenced areas; picnic areas; arbors; and numerous hiking/ATV trails.
Most buildings on the property are newer construction, fully furnished and include appliances.
The hollow is professionally landscaped with stunningly beautiful, yet low-maintenance flowers, plants and trees. The property features dozens of established fruit trees, fruit bushes, a bamboo "forest" and a fenced area.
City water and well water are located on the property, as well as cable, phone and high speed internet.
Located Inside Daniel Boone National Forest
Daniel Boone National Forest is located along the Cumberland Plateau in the Appalachian foothills of eastern Kentucky. The forest encompasses over 707,000 acres of mostly rugged terrain. The land is characterized by steep forested ridges dissected by narrow ravines and over 3,400 miles of sandstone cliffs. Daniel Boone National Forest is one of the most heavily used forests in the South, with over 5 million visitors annually. People come here to backpack, camp, picnic, rock climb, boat, ride and relax. Cave Run Lake and Laurel River Lake are popular attractions of the forest. Other special areas include the Red River Gorge Geological Area, Natural Arch Scenic Area, Clifty Wilderness, Beaver Creek Wilderness, and five wildlife management areas. Over 600 miles of trails provide a quiet escape to more remote places within the forest. Hikers, horseback riders and other trail users get back to nature along the 269-mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail that extends the entire length of the Daniel Boone. Hundreds of miles of winding rivers and streams provide the finishing touch in outdoor Appalachian beauty.
Off the Beaten Trail In Oneida, KY
Discover Appalachia off the beaten trail in wonderfully wild, breathtakingly beautiful Oneida, Ky in Clay County. The steep hills have served to insulate and isolate, creating a special landscape of majestic forests, scenic waterways, rugged canyons, towering sandstone cliffs and breathtaking mountain vistas. Goose Creek and the Red Bird River confluence in the tiny town of Oneida, Ky to form the South Fork of the Kentucky River. Winding mountain roads feature family farms, roadside stands, small country stores, hilltop cemeteries, historic weathered barns and swinging bridges. Oneida, Ky is a natural, backcountry paradise for those who want to experience the peace and adventures of raw, untamed nature. You won't find chain stores, shopping malls and fast food restaurants here (though they're a short drive away when you need them.) Instead, natural wonders and fascinating, warm, friendly people await you. Changing seasons offer an ever evolving vista of unsurpassed natural beauty. Mild winters, a very low cost of living and unspoiled nature makes Oneida, Ky a perfect location for a home, vacation property or retirement property.
Discover Clay County - The Land of Swinging Bridges
Discover the backcountry of Clay County, the Gateway to the Elk & Redbud Capitals of Kentucky and the Land of Swinging Bridges! Camp, hike, bike or ride. Learn about rich Appalachian history and culture. Picnic and play at area parks, golf at Big Hickory Golf Course, view abundant wildlife and weathered barns on scenic country drives, navigate miles of ATV trails. Step back in time with historic towns and old swinging bridges. Come explore the beautiful Appalachian mountains, Daniel Boone National Forest and the Bert T. Combs Lake & Recreational Park. Clay County's swinging bridges are historical pedestrian bridges towering above the rivers and creeks. During floods they were one of the only ways to cross the waterways. These suspension footbridges are often called swinging bridges because the bridge sways beneath your feet as you walk across. They are also referred to as rope bridges due to their historical origin based on the ancient Inca rope bridge. Many of these historic relics of Appalachian history still tower over Goose Creek, Red Bird and the South Fork rivers in Clay County Kentucky, the Land of Swinging Bridges.
Located Just Outside Beautiful Owsley County Kentucky
In the heart of Eastern Kentucky’s stretch of Appalachian mountains lies the beautiful backcountry of Owsley County. Daniel Boone once camped and claimed land in this Appalachian mountain hamlet, which remains mostly populated by descendants of settlers to this day. Familial and community bonds run deep, with a populace that shares a collective historical and cultural legacy uncommon in most parts of the country. Owsley County is located in the Southern Cumberland forestry region featuring approximately 198 square miles of beautiful wooded hillsides, meadows and streams, and a portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest. The South Fork of the Kentucky River flows through the county. Scenic back roads offer peaceful mountain vistas, wildlife viewing, historic barns and bridges, and gently rolling farmland. Owsley County also lies within the Mountain Parkway Trails Corridor, an outdoor-lover's delight. Featuring Red River Gorge, Natural Bridge State Park and Daniel Boone National Forest, this corridor is not only strikingly beautiful but also full of adventure waiting to happen. Owsley County's stunningly scenic countryside is framed by woods and mountains, with meandering creeks carving their way through farmlands, forests, hollows and hills. The beauty of this enchanted area offers a welcomed respite to visitors from the hustle and bustle of cities and suburbs.
Discover What You've Been Missing in Appalachia Kentucky
Appalachia is rich with history, cultural expressions and distinct characteristics such as dialect, music and food. Since its recognition as a distinctive region in the late 19th century, Appalachia has been a source of enduring myths and distortions regarding the isolation, temperament, and behavior of its inhabitants. Early 20th-century writers focused on sensationalistic aspects of the region's culture, such as moonshining and clan feuding, and often portrayed the region's inhabitants as uneducated and prone to impulsive acts of violence. Sociological studies in the 1960s and 1970s helped to deconstruct these stereotypes, although popular media continued to perpetuate the image of Appalachia as a culturally backward region into the 21st century. Experience the real Appalachia in Southeastern Kentucky...a place of beauty, art, music, nature, unique traditions and friendly, fascinating people.
2 Bedroom Cabin
- Security - Electronic Locks
- Living Room - Dining Room
- New Kitchen - Breakfast Bar - Hickory Cabinets & Pantry
- New Laminate Floors & Linoleum
- Cathedral Ceiling - Finished Walls
- Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
- Cathedral Ceiling - Finished Walls
- Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
Creekside Cabin 2
- Cathedral Ceiling - Finished Walls
- Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
- Cathedral Ceiling - Finished Walls
- Electric - Heat - Air Conditioning
- Needs TLC (Possible Fixer-Upper)
- Currently Used for Storage
- 38 x 30 - Room For All Your Toys
- Office/Efficiency W/Kitchenette
- Security - Electronic Locks
- Listing Type: Single Family/Multi Family/Commercial
- Bedrooms: 6+ Bathrooms: 3
- Cabin Sizes: 12 x 20, 12 x 16, 12 x 16, 12 x 16
- Garage/Office Size: 38 x 30
- Lot Size: 27+ acres (784,080 sq ft)
- Year Built: 2006, 2012, 2015
- County School District: Clay County
- School District 1: Oneida Elementary School
- Exterior Features: Trees, Mountains, Hollow, Porches, Decks, Creeks, Pond, Waterfalls, Bridges, Storm Windows, Storage Sheds, Fencing, Trails, Arbors, Picnic Areas, Landscaping, Gardens, Park-like, Outdoor Lighting
- Garage Description: 2 1/2 Car, Office/Efficiency
- Construction: Wood Framed
- Flooring: Laminante, Vinyl, Wood, Cement
- Sewer/Septic: Septic Systems
- Roofing Shingle: Composition
- Miscellaneous Features: Separate Utility Room, Attic Access, Multiple Out-buildings
- WATER SOURCE: City & Well
- City & Well Water, Natural Springs
- High Speed Internet, Wi-Fi, Cable, Phone Service
- Gated (Remote) - Private Road
- Professionally Landscaped Hollow
- Wooded Mountain With Trails, Picnic Areas & Camping Areas
- Large Goldfish Pond with Dock
- Dozens of Established Fruit Trees
- Dozens of Established Fruit Bushes
- Most Landscaping is Edible
- Picnic Tables & Park Benches
- Nearby Natural Attractions
PRICED TO SELL AT ONLY $169,900! Serious Inquiries Only - Must Be Pre-Approved
Picnic/Primitive Camping Areas
Picnic/Primitive Camping Areas
Picnic/Primitive Camping Areas
Picnic/Primitive Camping Areas
Nearby Cities & Towns
Downtown Oneida (5.2 miles)
Slow down or you might just miss it...our tiny village is home to a grocery store, a few shops, a post office, park, car wash, a boat ramp and a museum. Additional shops, florists, family farms and roadside stands dot the countryside throughout the Oneida area. Experience small town friendliness at family owned Oneida businesses. Downtown Oneida is also home to the world renowned Oneida Baptist Institute and many historical sites. Head south (right) on KY-11 South for approx. 5 miles. Turn left onto Kentucky 66 S/Riner St.
Booneville (14 miles)
Make your way to the junction of Kentucky Route’s 11 and 30 and you’ll find Booneville nestled on the South Fork of the Kentucky River. Named after American frontiersman, Daniel Boone, the town escaped destruction during the Civil War and was a crossroads for both Union and Confederate regiments. Boonville is a small town featuring shopping, dining and services. Head north (left) on KY-11 North and drive approx. 14 miles.
Manchester (21 miles)
Also located in the Daniel Boone National Forest, Manchester features historic pioneer trails you can trace by auto, wilderness trails you can experience on horseback or ATV, a beautiful recreation and RV park hidden away in a gorgeous mountain valley, walking trails along historic Goose Creek, a public golf course, several public parks and many shops, services and restaurants. Head south (right) on KY-11 South for approx 5 miles. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South and drive approx 12 miles to KY-11/KY-421 South. Turn left onto KY-11 S/US-421 South and drive approx. 4 miles.
Beattyville (22 miles)
Nestled in a valley where the North Fork and South Fork rivers come together to create the head waters of the Kentucky River rests a true mountain community, Beattyville. With a population of 1,178, it is the centerpiece of a mountainous, timber covered county with dramatic cliffs, abundant wildlife and miles of country roads and waterways. Beattyville features shopping, dining, services and parks. Head north (left) on KY-11 North approx . 14 miles (Downtown Booneville). Turn left to stay on KY-11 North. and drive approx 9 ½ miles. Turn left onto KY-11 (Broadway). Take the 3rd left onto Main St.
London (35 miles)
London's location and relatively low cost of living have helped make it a "Vacation Crossroads" and a center for business, shopping, entertainment, education, health-care and retail. A moderate climate and proximity to huge forests, beautiful lakes, tourist attractions and the metropolitan areas of Lexington and Knoxville combine to make London a very special place for visitors. Head south (right) on KY-11 South for approx. 5 miles to stop sign. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South and drive approx. 11 miles to KY-11/KY-421 South. Turn left onto KY-11 S/US-421 South and drive approx. 7 miles to Hal Rogers Parkway West. Take the ramp onto KY-9006 West/Hal Rogers Parkway and follow for approx. 18 miles to KY-192. Turn left onto KY-192 West and drive approx. 2 miles to US-25 (Manchester Road). Turn right onto Manchester Road and drive approx. 1 mile to downtown.
Berea (52 miles)
Berea is an artist colony town best known for its art festivals, historic restaurants and buildings, and as the home to Berea College, a private, liberal arts college. Due to the high number of arts and crafts produced, Berea is a celebrated tourist attraction. It hosts several crafts festivals throughout the year. Berea also hosts a Spoonbread Festival in mid-September, which features a cornmeal bread traditionally served with a wooden spoon. Head north (left) on KY-11 North approx. 6 miles to State Highway 846. Turn left onto State Hwy 846 and drive approx. 8 miles to KY-30 West. Turn left onto KY-30 West and drive approx. 3 miles to KY-1071. Turn slightly right onto KY-1071 West and drive approx. 5 miles to KY-3445. Continue straight onto KY-3445 West (Soaptown Road) for approx. 3 miles to US-421 North. Turn right onto US-421 North and drive approx. 22 ½ miles to KY-21. Turn left onto KY-21 West (Big Hill Road). Continue to follow KY-21 West for approx. 5 miles. Turn left onto Chestnut Street to destination.
Appalachian Mountain Retreat Nearby Attractions
Bishop Bend (1.5 miles)
Bishop Bend is an old road originally populated by the Bishop Clan that housed the Bishop Bend School. An old cemetery, Bishop Cemetery, is still located on Bishop Bend School Road. While not technically a park, Bishop Bend offers breathtaking views of the river, hiking and ATV opportunities, and scenic nature. Park near the river if not driving a 4 wheel drive vehicle. The road can be rough and muddy after rains. Head north (left) on KY-11 North and drive 1.5 miles. Destination is on the right. Watch for the name "Bishop Bend" painted on guardrails.
Sexton Creek Swinging Bridges & Old Joe Clark Home (7.5 miles)
Go north (left) on KY-11 N for about 4 miles. Turn left onto KY-577 W and drive about 3.5 miles. A swinging bridge will be on the left. Continue south for about 1 mile to another swinging bridge; restored with remnants remaining of the original structure. About 4.5 miles further south lies the Old Joe Clark Home. The legends are many about Joe Clark, of Sexton Creek. The text on the Kentucky Historical Highway marker refers to just one. He was a soldier in Clay County's Colonel T. T. Garrard's Seventh Kentucky Infantry in the Civil War and fought in the Battle of Wildcat, the first battle of the war in Kentucky in the fall of 1861. A mountain ballad sung during World War I, and later wars by soldiers from eastern Kentucky, featured this shiftless and rough mountaineer. His enemies were legion; he was murdered in 1885. In the moonshining days of 1870s, he ran a government-supervised still.
Bullskin Creek Swinging Bridge & Leatherwood Recreation Area (12.7 miles)
Head south (right) on KY-11 South toward Oneida for approx. 5 miles. Turn left onto KY-66 South/Riner St. Continue onto HWY 1482. Go 7.7 miles to Martin Branch Rd. Turn right onto Martin Branch Rd. An old, weathered swinging bridge lies across scenic Bullskin Creek. Just minutes from the swinging bridge is one of the area's best kept secrets, Leatherwood Recreation Area. This beautiful picnic area and boating destination offers breathtaking views of the lake and mountains. Continue northeast on HWY 1482. Go 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Hwy 484. Go 5.7 miles. The road dead ends at the park.
Mountain Designs and Crafts (14 miles)
Handmade art and crafts from the heart of Appalachia. Mountain Designs and Crafts features a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts made for you by local artisans and crafters. The store is located in downtown Booneville, 16 Old HWY 11, in the Action Place Shopping Center (next to the Family Dollar and Owsley County Action Team.) The village is named Booneville in honor of Daniel Boone, who explored and owned land here. Discover the area's history with interpretive signs and historic markers, view the scenic Kentucky River, visit the Owsley County Veteran's Memorial, dine at one of the family owned restaurants, and learn something new at the Clay County Public Library. Go north (left) on KY-11 North and drive approx. 14 miles. Turn right onto S Court St, then left onto Mulberry St. Turn left onto KY-30 W, then turn right into Action Place Shopping Center. Call 606-593-7296 for more information.
Noble's Pioneer Museum (17.5 miles)
Noble's Pioneer Museum is located 4 miles north of Booneville via KY 30, at Lerose, in Owsley County. Rare Indian artifacts, Jog houses, antiques and other primitive treasures are found at the museum. A Jog homestead building, built in 1874, is filled with items used in homes of the 1870's and 1880's up to the present date. The farm buildings on site house the farming artifacts of the same time periods. A smokehouse displays old time methods for preserving meats and vegetables. One building houses an extraordinary rock and fossil collection. The William Moore House on this site was built in 1806. The building has been preserved as the first house constructed within the city limits of Booneville. Tours are offered by appointment. Call 606-593-6755 to schedule a tour. Head north (left) on KY-11 North for 14 miles (15 mins). Turn right onto S Court St, then left onto Mulberry St. Continue onto KY-30 E for about 3.5 mi. Watch for the sign.
Rooster Branch Swinging Bridge, Laurel Point Cemetery & Cedar Valley School Ruins (1.7 miles)
This cherished relic of times gone, still in use, hangs above the Kentucky River in a breathtakingly beautiful location. Go south (right) on KY-11 South about .2 mile to Rocky Branch Rd. Turn left onto Rocky Branch Rd, go about 1.5 miles. The swinging bridge is at the intersection of Rocky Branch and Rooster Branch (dirt road). Additional historic attractions nearby include Laurel Point Cemetery: Revolutionary War Veteran Adoniram Allen Final Resting Place, and the Cedar Valley School Ruins. To reach the cemetery, cross the low water bridge near the Swinging Bridge. Follow the gravel road, New Found Rd, to Laurel Point Cemetery. Beyond the cemetery, about a mile or so, turn left on Cedar Valley Road and follow it a short distance to the Cedar Valley School Ruins. The school is on the left in a field.
OBI Swinging Bridge (5.3 miles)
This well maintained swinging bridge is located on the south side of the Oneida Baptist Institute campus in Oneida, KY. It connects the ball fields on the campus to OBI Farm Rd. Also on the campus is the James Anderson Burns' Museum & Gift Shop. The two room museum offers a glimpse into the rich and fascinating history of the area. The Oneida Baptist Institute was founded in 1899 by Professor James Anderson Burns as a way to help stop the feuding at the end of the 19th Century. It has grown into an outreach to young people from around the world. The large gift shop includes handmade items by volunteers. Nearby is the Oneida Park, the South Fork of the Kentucky River and numerous back-roads providing stunning scenery, an abundance of nature and wildlife, family farms, rivers and creeks, rolling mountains and historic weathered barns. From KY-11 near Downtown Oneida, go northeast on KY-66 South/Riner St to 2nd St. Turn right onto 2nd St. 2nd St becomes Oneida Bottom Rd. Go about .3 mile and turn right on OBI Farm Rd. Follow it around the farm to the swinging bridge.
James Anderson Burns' Cabin & Museum (5.3 miles)
James Anderson Burns' cabin houses the Oneida Baptist Institute museum in the little village of Oneida. The school sits on a knob overlooking the confluence of Goose Creek and the Red Bird River, which forms the South Fork of the Kentucky River. The Oneida Baptist Institute was founded in 1899 by Professor James Anderson Burns as a way to help stop the feuding at the end of the 19th Century. Burns hoped that by educating the children of the feuders they would find better uses for their time. The school was built on vision, determination, prayer, and generous gifts from wealthy northern citizens Burns charmed. The town grew up around it. In 1899, Burns, a former feuder himself, gathered some of the feuding residents of the area where the Red Bird River and Goose Creek meet to form the South Fork of the Kentucky River, and through force of will and a gift for oratory, convinced them to support a school he was going to build by sending him their children. The plan worked and the school got underway in 1900. The little boarding school on the knoll overlooking its namesake town has played a large part in the history of Clay County, and has attracted students from around the world. Head south (right) on KY-11 South toward Oneida for approx. 5 miles. Turn left onto KY-66 South/Riner St. Go 0.2 mi. Turn right on Mulberry St. Destination is straight ahead.
HWY 11 Metal Swinging Bridge & Scenic Drive (6.4 miles)
This unique, all-metal swinging bridge is located less than 6.5 miles from Monkey Hollow. Head south (right) on KY-11 South toward Oneida for approx. 5 miles. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South, go about 1.4 miles. The bridge is on the east side of HWY 11 across from Gas Plant Hollow Rd. There is also a low water driving bridge offering photo opportunities. Just a few minutes south of the swinging bridge, take an incredibly scenic drive on Sutton Branch Rd. Go south on KY-11 South for 4.2 mi. Turn left onto Beech Creek Rd, then left onto Chandler Br Rd, then right onto Sutton Branch Rd.
Frazier Rd Swinging Bridge & Frazier Rd (12 miles)
This work of art, hanging above the Goose Creek, was recently restored by local families to allow pedestrian access over the river during flooding. Head south (right) on KY-11 South toward Oneida for approx. 5 miles. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South, go about 6.8 miles. Turn left on Frazier Rd, go .4 mile (veer right at Goose Creek to stay on Frazier Rd.) For a scenic, country drive, continue on Frazier Rd which will come back out on KY-11 after 5.3 miles.
Red Bird Swinging Bridges, Dillon Asher Cabin & Red Bird Crafts (11.4 miles)
Numerous old bridges swing over the Red Bird River south of Oneida. From Oneida, take KY 66 South for 4.6 miles to Martin Cemetery Rd. Turn right onto Martin Cemetery Rd. An old swinging bridge is on the left. About 1 additional mile south on HWY 66, turn right on Laurel Branch Rd and take Laurel Branch Rd about 1/4 mile. A bridge will be on the left. About 1 more mile south on HWY 66, turn right onto Bar Creek Rd to view another swinging bridge. Continuing south on HWY 66 for 24 miles takes visitors on an especially scenic drive to Red Bird Mission, home of the historic Dillon Asher Cabin and Red Bird Mission Crafts. Dillion Asher's cabin is one of the oldest structures in Clay County. Red Bird Mission Crafts offers Appalachian crafts by gifted artisans.
Redbird Crest Trail & Big Double Creek Picnic Area (21 miles)
Redbird Crest Trail provides nearly 100 miles of recreation for off-highway vehicle use, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. Trailhead parking is available at three separate locations. One of the parking areas is located across the river from the Redbird Ranger Station, and the other two areas are located at the trail junctions with Sugar Creek Road (Forest Road 1600) and Bear Creek. This trail is popular with riders who enjoy the challenge of rugged terrain and the adventure of riding. The trail is open all year. For motorized trail riders a fee pass is required. Redbird Ranger District maintains two picnic areas for the public. Come to Big Double Creek Picnic Area or Cawood Recreation Area to picnic in the cool shade of creekside woodlands. Enjoy fields big enough to play softball, volleyball and horseshoes. Both sites provide handicapped accessible toilets. The Redbird Wildlife Management Area is 25,529 acres that is mostly wooded with about 100 acres in developed wildlife openings. This wildlife management area is managed cooperatively with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources to help sustain species populations. Redbird Ranger District - 91 Peabody Road, Big Creek, KY 40914 (606) 598-2192. Head south (right) on KY-11 South toward Oneida. Turn left onto KY-66 South/Riner St. Continue to follow KY-66 South approx. ½ mile. Turn right to stay on KY-66 South. Drive approx. 14 miles. Turn right onto KY-66 South/KY-80 West/US-421 North. Turn left onto KY-66 South. Turn right onto Little Double Creek Rd and follow to destination.
Historic Manchester’s Old Swinging Bridge, River Walk Trail & Goose Creek Salt Works (21.3 miles)
Within the City Limits of Manchester, KY is a unique park system that, when connected by a riverside walking trail of serene beauty, offers the visitor a chance to soak up some of the early history of Kentucky. The key to the historic park system is the River Walk Trail that begins on the north end of town at Rawlings/ Stinson Park, and ends at the south end at the Goose Creek Salt Works Pioneer Village. This unique trail is anchored at the north by the famous Red Bird Petgroglyph, the large rock of national reknown that contains ancient inscriptions by either European explorers, or Indians, or both. The trail itself follows the route of the Warrior's Path. Created by buffalo searching for salt deposits, the route was used for countless years by Indians traveling between the Smoky Mountains in the south and the wilderness north of the Ohio River. The trail was used by long hunters and explorers, including Dr. Thomas Walker who followed it in this section of Goose Creek in 1750, and by Daniel Boone 19 years later in 1769. Begin your riverside journey at the north end of Rawlings/Stinson Park. A park sign marks the trail. Enjoy a scenic walk along Goose Creek on the River Walk Trail. The views of the river and woods are breathtaking. Pass by the Manchester Old Swinging Bridge, or enjoy an exciting diversion by crossing this fascinating relic of Appalachian heritage. Lovingly restored, this footbridge leads to the historic village of Downtown Manchester featuring Heritage Pavilion with interpretive signs of the county’s history. Just past the swinging bridge lies Riverside Park overlooking Goose Creek. Goose Creek itself was one of the most important waterways in early Kentucky history; used to transport extremely valuable salt from the salt works on barges. The walker will have to use his imagination to visualize 60-foot barges loaded with salt barrels floating down the river during "salt tides" -- so called spring and winter floods. Finally, at the south end of the trail is the recreation of the Goose Creek Salt Works, which was located at this spot beginning in the mid 1790s. The small community here was designated by the State Legislature to serve as the county seat when the county was created in April 1807. The first court met in the cabin of Robert Baker, most likely very similar to the Cotton Cabin seen here now, which is one of the oldest structures in Clay County. Head southeast (right) on KY-11 South for 5.2 mi. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South, go 10.7 mi. Turn left onto KY-11 South/US-421 South and drive 5.4 mi. Turn left onto Memorial Dr. Park is on both sides of the street.
Sag Hollow Golf Club (13 miles)
Nestled between the London and Redbird districts of the magnificent Daniel Boone National Forest, Sag Hollow Golf Club is a USGA regulation golf course located in scenic Owsley County Kentucky. Experience for yourself the peaceful scenic surroundings of the majestic Appalachian Mountains. Deer and wild turkey bearing witness to your best shots as cool mountain breezes flow over the very well manicured, custom designed, and very challenging golf course. Relax in the staffed log clubhouse with a refreshing beverage thereafter and sign up for one or more of the regular tournaments, scrambles, or other events. Visitors are always welcome. Open 8 am to 6 pm Monday through Sunday. Sag Hollow Golf Club - 1205 Sag Hollow Road, Booneville, KY 41314 - (606) 593-GOLF. Head northwest on KY-11 North and drive approx. 13 miles. Destination will be on the left. Watch for signs.
Kentucky Music Hall of Fame & Museum (61 miles)
The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame honors Kentucky performers, songwriters, publishers, promoters, managers, broadcasters comedians and other music professionals who have made significant contributions to the music industry in Kentucky and around the world. Included in the museum is an instrument room where visitors see, touch, hear and perform; a functioning sound booth where visitors may sing and record; an historic timeline with exciting exhibits and dioramas that take the visitors from the beginnings of Kentucky music at “Brush Arbors” and on the front porch, to WHAS Radio in the 1940’s, to bluegrass concerts on the courthouse steps and at ball fields all over the state. The museum includes exhibit cases for instruments, artifacts, costumes and memorabilia. A “Wall of Stars” and a “Kentucky Home Place” map honor the hundreds of Kentucky stars and entertainers who have not yet been inducted into the “Hall of Fame”. When guests leave the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, they take with them a song, a smile and a strong sense of place. Kentucky Music Hall of Fame - 2590 Richmond Rd, Renfro Valley, Ky 40473 - (877) 356-3263. Head south (right) on KY-11 South to stop sign (approx. 5 miles). Turn right to stay on KY-11 South, drive approx. 11 miles to KY-11/KY-421 South. Turn left onto KY-11/US-421 South and drive approx. 7 miles to Hall Rogers Parkway West. Follow Hal Rogers Parkway West for approx. 18 miles to I-75 North. Merge onto I-75 North via the ramp to Lexington and drive approx. 21 miles to Exit 62 (US-25). Take Exit 62 for US-25 toward Mt Vernon/Rentro Valley. Drive approx. 0.3 miles. Turn right onto US-25/Richmond St. and drive approx. ½ mile. Destination will be on the right.
Renfro Valley Entertainment Center (65 miles)
Renfro Valley is Kentucky’s country music capital. It features music, singing, dancing and comedy. Special headliner concerts are featured throughout the year. Since being founded in 1939, Renfro Valley Entertainment Center has hosted the Renfro Valley Barn Dance, a traditional country music show which gave entertainers such as Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Red Foley, and Homer and Jethro the spotlight early in their careers. The Barn Dance and other programming originating in Renfro Valley was broadcast over the CBS Radio Network until the late 1950s. Today, Renfro Valley is known throughout Kentucky and the rest of the country for its rich history of "Real Country Music by Real Country Folks." Richmond St, Mt Vernon, KY 40456 - I-75 at Exit 62 (US 25) - (800) 765-746. Head south (right) on KY-11 South to stop sign (approx. 5 miles). Turn right to stay on KY-11 South, drive approx. 11 miles to KY-11/KY-421 South. Turn left onto KY-11/US-421 South and drive approx. 7 miles to Hall Rogers Parkway West. Follow Hal Rogers Parkway West for approx. 18 miles to I-75 North. Merge onto I-75 North via the ramp to Lexington and drive approx. 21 miles to Exit 62 (US-25). Take Exit 62 for US-25 toward Mt Vernon/Rentro Valley. Drive approx. 0.3 miles. Turn right onto US-25/Richmond St. and drive approx. ½ mile. Destination will be on the left.
Nearby State & Federal Parks
Red River Gorge
The Red River Gorge is a unique, scenic natural area that attracts thousands of visitors each year. Spectacular rock features, including sandstone arches and towering cliffs, are just part of the attraction of Red River Gorge. Outdoor enthusiasts come to Red River Gorge year-round to enjoy hiking, camping, canoeing, wildlife viewing and other recreation opportunities. Red River Gorge is designated a Geological Area, National Natural Landmark and National Archaeological District and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. A portion of Red River Gorge is also designated as Clifty Wilderness, 12,646 acres of rugged forest landscape. The intricate canyon system at Red River Gorge features an abundance of high sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, waterfalls, and natural bridges. There are more than 100 natural sandstone arches in Red River Gorge. The multitude of sandstone and cliff-lines make it one of the world's top rock climbing destinations. Kentucky's Natural Bridge State Park is immediately adjacent to this area. Red River Gorge Learning Center - 3451 Sky Bridge Road, Stanton, KY 40380 - (606) 663-8100. Head north (left) on KY-11 North approx. 35 miles to KY-715. Make a slight right onto KY-715 North. Follow KY-715 North to destination approx. 13 miles.
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Natural Bridge State Resort Park is a Kentucky state park adjacent to Red River Gorge and surrounded by Daniel Boone National Forest. Its namesake natural bridge is the centerpiece of the park. The natural sandstone arch spans 78 ft and is 65 ft high. The natural process of weathering formed the arch over millions of years. The park is approximately 2,300 acres of which approximately 1,200 acres is dedicated as a nature preserve to protect the ecological communities and rare species habitat. There are over 20 miles of trails over uneven terrain from moderate to strenuous difficulty. Natural Bridge has several unique sandstone rock formations including the Balanced Rock, a huge block of sandstone balanced on the edge of a cliff. Natural Bridge State Park offers guided backpacking trips and natural history educational programs. Events include Herpetology Weekend each May, Natural Arches Weekend each February, Kentucky Native Plant Society's Wildflower Weekend each April and Appalachian square dances each weekend in the summer. Natural Bridge State Resort Park - 2135 Natural Bridge Road, Slade, KY 40376. Head north (left) on KY-11 North for approx. 41 miles. Turn left onto Natural Bridge State Park Road A. Turn right onto Hemlock Lodge Road, then slight left onto Natural Bridge State Park Road B.
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park & Mountain Life Museum Pioneer Village
Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park, located just south of London, Kentucky, encompasses 896 acres and includes a section of the Wilderness Road that early settlers used to reach Kentucky. The park is named for Levi Jackson, an early Kentucky pioneer. It is open for year-round recreation including picnicking, camping, hiking and bird-watching. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park features two historic recreations of pioneer life. The Mountain Life Museum is a restored pioneer village that includes seven buildings with tools and household items. The museum is open seasonally. McHargue’s Mill is a reproduction working watermill with authentic interior works, built on the banks of the Little Laurel River. Outside the mill is a large display of millstones. The mill is open seasonally and admission is free. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park is on the historic Wilderness Road. The road was the main route used by settlers fifty-plus years to reach Kentucky from Virginia. In 1775, Daniel Boone blazed a trail for the Transylvania Company from Fort Chiswell in Virginia through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky. It was later lengthened, following Native American trails, to the Falls of the Ohio at Louisville. The Wilderness Road was rough and steep. In the early days of the trail, it could only be traveled on foot or horseback. As more travelers passed the road improved and horse-drawn wagons were able to follow the trail. A community pool is located within the park, as are basketball courts, horseshoes pits and volleyball facilities. Picnic tables are scattered throughout the park and there are four picnic shelters available for large groups. Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park - 998 Levi Jackson Mill Rd, London, KY 40744. Head south (right) on KY-11 South to stop sign approx. 5 miles. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South, drive approx. 11 miles to KY-11/KY-421 South. Turn left onto KY-11/US-421 South and drive approx. 7 miles to Hall Rogers Parkway West. Turn right onto KY-9006 West/Hal Rogers Parkway, go approx. 18 miles to first traffic light (KY-192). Turn left onto KY-192 West and drive approx. 2 miles to Corbin Road (Route 25). Turn left onto Corbin Road (Route 25) and drive approx. 1 ½ miles to Levi Jackson Road. Turn left onto Levi Jackson Road/Levi Jackson Mill Road. Destination will be on the left.
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is a park located just southwest of Corbin, Kentucky and is contained entirely within the Daniel Boone National Forest. The park encompasses 1,657 acres and is named for its major feature, 68-foot tall Cumberland Falls. The falls are one of the few places in the western hemisphere where a moonbow can frequently be seen on nights with a full moon. Amenities and recreation include Edward Moss Gatliff Bridge, Dupont Lodge, 50 campsites, Riverview Restaurant, visitor's center, interpretive center, mountain biking, hiking - approximately 20 miles of trails and white water rafting and canoeing on Cumberland River. Events include Backpacking 101 (several times a year), Native American Weekend (March), Overnight Canoe Adventures (April, May, October), Nature Photography Weekend (April), Birding and Wildflower Weekend (May), Kentucky Hills Craft Festival (September) and Moonbow Trail Trek (November). Cumberland Falls State Resort Park - 7351 Highway 90, Corbin, KY 4070. Head south (right) on KY-11 South for approx 5 miles to stop sign. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South and drive approx. 11 miles to KY-11/KY-421 South. Turn left onto KY-11 S/US-421 South and drive approx. 7 miles to Hal Rogers Parkway West. Take the ramp onto KY-9006 West/Hal Rogers Parkway and follow for approx. 18 miles to KY-192. Turn left onto KY-192 West and drive approx. 4 miles to I-75 South. Turn left to merge onto I-75 South and drive approx. 13 miles to US-25 West. Take exit 25 for US-25 West toward Corbin. Turn right onto US-25 West (South Cumberland Falls Road). Drive approx. 7 ½ miles to KY-90. Slight right onto KY-90 West. Drive approx. 8 miles to destination on the right.
Laurel River Lake
Located amid the pristine beauty of the Daniel Boone National Forest, Laurel River Lake is a favorite destination for thousands of visitors each year. The quiet coves and cliff-lined shores offer relaxation and quiet reflection, as well as boating, skiing and scuba diving in one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky. Boating opportunities are provided by seven launch ramps located conveniently around the lake. The quiet bays and backwaters of the lake are excellent locations for wildlife viewing. The lake has a resident population of giant Canadian geese, and is home to wintering bald eagles. It is also possible to glimpse the native wildlife; including deer which frequent the shore line. A permanent beach maintained by the Corps of Engineers at the spillway of the Laurel River Dam is an excellent location to spend a lazy afternoon. The clear water and submerged rock formation also make Laurel River Lake a popular destination for scuba divers. The 5,600 acre lake, located in Laurel and Whitley counties was impounded in 1979 by the Corps of Engineers. Laurel River Lake is located near the cities of London and Corbin. Laurel River Lake - 1433 Laurel Lake Road, London, KY 40741 (606) 864-6412. Head south (right) on KY-11 South for approx 5 miles to stop sign. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South and drive approx. 11 miles to KY-11/KY-421 South. Turn left onto KY-11 South/US-421 South and drive approx. 7 miles to Hal Rogers Parkway West. Take the ramp onto KY-9006 West/Hal Rogers Parkway and follow for approx. 18 miles to KY-192. Turn left onto KY-192 West and follow to KY-363 (Keavy Road). Turn left onto KY-363/Keavy Road and follow for approx 9 ½ miles to KY-312 West. Turn right onto KY-312 West to Level Green Road. Continue onto Level Green Road. Turn right onto Flatwoods Road. Turn right onto Flatwoods Picnic Area Road. Turn slightly left to stay on Flatwoods Picnic Area Road.
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park is a United States National Historical Park located at the border between Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The Cumberland Gap is a sizable natural break in the Appalachian Mountains. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park covers 20,508 acres. The Cumberland Gap Visitor Center features a museum with interactive exhibits about the Gap's role as a transportation corridor, an auditorium that shows films about the area's cultural and natural history, a book store and the Cumberland Crafts gift shop. The gap was long used by Native Americans, as many species of migratory animals passed through it from north to south each year. It was fertile hunting territory and the only easy cut through the mountains from the southern wintering grounds of wild deer and buffalo to their northern summer range. Starting around 1775, the Gap became the primary route of transit for American settlers moving west into Kentucky; between 1775 and 1810 as many as 300,000 settlers may have used the Gap. Two families by the name of Hensley and Gibbons moved to Brush Mountain to escape the many changes that were taking place in the early 1900s. Eventually, more family members followed and a community was begun. A church and school was established under the jurisdiction of the Bell County School System of Bell County, Kentucky. Settlers continued their pioneer lifestyle until future generations began accepting employment and marriage partners off the mountain. The park preserves the natural beauty of the surrounding area while focusing on historic preservation. Included in the park is Hensley Settlement, an early 20th-century Kentucky mountain community that has been preserved by the park service as representative of the early settler's life on top of Brush Mountain. Tours through the old Hensley Settlement, trips into Gap Cave, living history events, campfire programs and demonstrations of the settlers' lifestyle provide a glimpse of life in the past. Appalachian music festivals and concerts are also offered. The former roadbed of U.S. Highway 25E through the park has been restored to an early 19th-century wagon path. Cumberland Gap National Historical Park - Ewing, VA 24248. Head south (right) on KY-11 South and drive approx 5 miles to stop sign. Turn right to stay on KY-11 South and drive approx. 12 miles to KY-11/KY-421. Turn left onto KY-11 /US-421 South and drive approx. 7 miles to KY-11S/KY-421S/KY-80E (Wendy’s on left). Turn left onto KY-11 S/KY-80 E/US-421 South and follow approx 1 ½ miles to KY-11, turning to the right. Turn right onto KY-11 South and follow approx. 21 miles to KY-11S/US-25E. Turn left onto KY-11 South/US-25E (S/Cumberland Gap Pkwy). Continue to follow US-25E S entering Tennessee for approx. 30 miles to US-58. Take the ramp onto US-58 East entering Virginia and drive approx. 2 ½ miles. Destination is on the left.
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park is a park encompasses 856 acres, while Buckhorn Lake, a mountain reservoir lake which serves as its major feature, covers approximately 1,230 acres. The park is adjacent to the northern edge of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Buckhorn Lake was created by damming the Middle Fork of the Kentucky River. Buckhorn Lake offers both boating and canoeing. The self-guided Moonshiner's Hollow Interpretive Trail winds 1.5 miles past 18 learning stations that teach hikers about the geology, flora, and fauna of the area. More experienced hikers may prefer the more difficult Leatherwood Trail, which connects with the Moonshiner's Hollow Trail. Biking, boat rentals, pontoon rentals, tennis, shuffleboard, volleyball, basketball courts and miniature golf are available. The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves up great Southern favorites, often using locally grown foods. Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park - 4441 State 1833, Buckhorn, KY 41721 (606) 398-7510. Head north (left) on KY-11 North approx 14 miles to KY-28 (Downtown Booneville). Turn right onto KY-28 East (South Court Street). Continue to follow KY-28 East for approx. 26 miles to State Hwy 1833. Turn right onto State Hwy 1833 and drive approx. 2 miles to destination.
Property Physical Address:
16271 N HWY 11
Oneida, KY 40972
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