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Ferne Clyffe has a campground for everyone. From the more modern, or primitive, larger groups, backpackers and even equestrian campers. From beginner to hardened veteran eagle scout, there is a campsite for everyone. The shower facilities that are offered at some campgrounds are available seasonally.

Deer Ridge campground is a well-shaded Class-A facility offering gravel pads with electricity, picnic tables and cooking grills. Drinking water, showers, flush toilets and dump station are all creature comforts available to campers in this section.

Turkey Ridge is for campers who want a more primitive camping experience. It is a Class-C walk-in campground that includes camp pads, picnic tables, cooking grills and showers. Drinking water and toilets are located near the parking lots. It is a quick walk or bike ride to the shower facilities in the Deer Ridge Campground.

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Camping
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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