Camp at Miguel's Pizza
Kentucky › Miguel's Pizza
Added by Shalee Blackmer
Miguel's Pizza offers cheap and unique camping with some of the best rock climbing in the Eastern U.S. In your downtime, enjoy good food, a basketball court, and other fun games.
The Red River Gorge is known for the best rock climbing in the east. A man named Miguel opened a pizzeria in the gorge, and soon began letting climbers camp behind the restaurant for a mere $2/night. Today, the tradition has continued, and dozens of climbers call Miguel's Pizza their climbing home.
Campers have the choice between sleeping in their car, a tent, or a hammock behind the restaurant. Some stay a night, and others have been there for months. The love for climbing remains the same throughout camp, and you'll often spend all day on the walls, and all night playing cards and laughing with fellow adventurers.
Camping remains $2/night per person, and showers cost $1.00 for four minutes. The restaurant offers breakfast, coffee, salads, pasta, and pizza. At night, all the climbers rush in with empty stomachs, and they go to bed eager to do it again tomorrow.
- Sleeping Bag
- Rock Climbing Gear
- Trail Snacks
Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.
Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More
Camping, Chillin, Rock Climbing
Spring, Summer, Autumn
Are we missing something?Suggest an edit
ReviewsLeave a Review
Rock Climber's Paradise
Miguel's Pizza is a rock climber's paradise while visiting the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. After a long day of climbing, there is nothing better than spending the evening here. Not only do they have fantastic pizza with many options for toppings to suit everyone's needs/ wants, they also offer wi-fi, clean bathrooms, a gear shop, and a chance to chat with fellow climber's at one of the many picnic tables. They also allow pets, so if you are planning on bringing your furry best friend out for a weekend at the crag, you are more than welcome to stay here. As someone who visits the Gorge often for climbing, I'm glad that my friends and I can always count on finding a great meal, welcoming environment, and quiet place to camp at Miguel's.
More Adventures Nearby
Hike to Tioga Falls
Kentucky / Tioga Falls Trailhead
Recently the trail to Tioga Falls has re-opened even though they are still doing trail restoration. This is short little 1.
Climb at the Motherlode in Red River Gorge
Kentucky / motherlode parking
These directions are similar to those marked in the Red River Gorge Climbing Guide.