SFGN's Gay Camping 2019: River Ridge Campground

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River Ridge Campground is Kentucky's only exclusively male campground and RV park. Set in northeastern Kentucky on the Licking River it is located seventeen miles east of Cynthiana, KY.

After a seven mile drive thru rolling hills west of Mt. Olivet, off highway 62, a narrow and winding paved lane leads to the camp. Keep a slow speed watching for oncoming traffic. Grocery and camping supplies stores are in Mt. Olivet so make a stop before arriving at camp. 

Campers must be 21 and older and own a membership to River Ridge Campground. The camp is non smoking and a member of Friends with Benefits, a gay camping industry program providing reduced cost memberships to those with a membership at another participating campground. In addition, a Travelers membership is good for one visit. 

River Ridge Campground provides a place for men of all ages, types and backgrounds to relax along the alluring Licking River in the beautiful rolling hills of Northern Kentucky. The camp owner, Matt, affectionately known as RVMan Matt, opened his campground to bring men together and help them break down barriers and kindle friendships. The property is mostly clothing optional and a privacy fence encloses the entire park.

Wi-Fi is available throughout. A lodge building includes a day lounge with big screen television, kitchen, laundromat and a convenient morning coffee bar. A swimming pool is in Matt's plans and in the meantime campers can cool off in one of the water relaxation stations, basically huge stock watering tanks. Hot water showers and toilets including outdoor showers are conveniently located.   

Theme weekends include the usual for many gay campgrounds, Memorial Day, Gay Pride, Fourth of July,  and Labor Day. Don't miss The Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby, Cowboys 'N Leather and Couples Massage, uniquely River Ridge favorites.

Evening activities include Friday night movies in the day lounge, frequent potluck dinners, and Friday and Saturday night bonfires. Daytime activities include volleyball, horseshoes, sunning yourself in a lounger or cooling off in the water tanks. Also take advantage of three hundred and fifty feet of Licking River frontage for relaxing along the river bank or kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and fishing for small and largemouth bass, catfish, muskie and trout. Kayak, canoe and tube rentals are available including transportation six miles upstream to float back to camp or float two and a half miles downstream to a pick up point.

If you want to visit just for the day without staying overnight, day passes are available. Or call River Ridge Campground your country club with an annual day pass available for only two hundred fifty dollars, which includes your annual membership.

More than forty RV sites for travel trailers, fifth wheel trailers and motorhomes including pull through sites for big rigs are available. Sites have 30 or 50 amp electricity, city water, and dump station with weekly pump-out service available. Rates are for two campers per night and extended stay rates including water and electricity are available. Some seven month seasonal sites are available. Tent sites with electricity and water, and primitive tent sites without water or electricity are priced per person per night. 

There is a bunkhouse with six beds. Presley Place is the deluxe cabin with a queen bed including linens and pillows, air conditioning, refrigerator, Wi-Fi Smart television and porch chairs with its own fire pit and bathroom next door. 

The lodge houses a completely furnished private room with a queen size bed, including linens and pillows, Direct TV and private bathroom. The non smoking room is suitable for two and requires a two to three might minimum stay.    

River Ridge Campground is a labor of love for its owner and his effort shows. Campers enjoy the quiet intimacy along the river and volunteer their own labor making the camp better each season. 

River Ridge Campground

1385 Harding Road

Mt Olivet, KY 41064

606-842-1385

RiverRidgeCampground.com

5 Stars from 2 Google Reviews

 

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