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Don't just read about the legend, experience it!

Explore the rich history surrounding John Swift and the mystery that has eluded would-be treasure seekers for 250 years. Learn clues left by Swift in his journal. Learn what Kentucky life was like in the 1700's as Swift lived it. Search the area for signs. Maybe you can help solve the mystery that is John Swift.

The campgrounds offer wooded, open, and riverside primitive sites for camping at affordable rates. Firewood and limited refreshments are available. After searching for your fortune, rent a canoe or kayak and paddle while searching for clues or just relax on a water tube. The campgrounds are privately owned and operated. Allow us to show you the warm hospitality of Kentucky never before seen in a campground. Our primary goal is to share outdoor enjoyment that everyone can afford. You will never look at camping the same again.

Where are we?

RED RIVER GORGE (45 Highway 715, Frenchburg, KY 40322; Phone 606-663-5258) -- We are only minutes from the Gladie Historic Site and the numerous trails and overlooks of natural rock arches and bridges in the Red River Gorge. The Gorge is one of the nation's top rock climbing arenas and offers climbing instruction for beginners. However, a stroll on one of the many unforgettable hiking trails should not be missed. John Swift's rambles are abuzz in these parts -- talk with any of the local residence, and you may be surprised at how much you can learn.

ROCKCASTLE RIVER and STATION CAMP CREEK SITES are now Closed. We appologize for any inconvenience.

John Swift's Lost Silver Mine Historic Campground

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