Grove Boat-In Campground

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Grove Boat-In Campground Map

Grove Boat-In Campground, located on London Ranger District, is accessible by boat from Laurel River Lake or by trail from Grove Drive-In Campground. The campground sits at the end of two peninsulas separated by a small bay. Most campsites are near the water's edge with boat moorings near each site. Each site has a tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, and lantern poles. Self-serve pay stations, water, and vault toilets are centrally located. There are no flush toilets or showers. Most campsites are near the water's edge with boat moorings near each site. The sites are spaced apart and provide a sense of seclusion. These campsites are favored by boat owners who wish to keep their boats near their campsite.

Grove Boat-In Campground Guide & Map (pdf)

Laurel River Lake features 5,600 acres of clear, deep water and nearly 200 miles of tree-lined shore. The quiet coves and cliff-lined shores offer relaxation and quiet reflection, as well as boating, fishing, skiing and scuba diving in one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky.

Grove Marina is a full-service marina located within 1/2-mile of the campground. The marina is privately-owned and operated under a special-use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. Rental boats, camping and fishing supplies, fishing licenses, and detailed maps of the lake are available at the marina. The marina is open year round. 

Grove Boat Ramp is located at the marina.

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Trails nearby:

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At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees A fee is required to use the campground. Campers register and pay at a self-serve pay station.  Recreation Schedule and Fees
Open Season: Mid-May - Mid-September
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Pay your camping fee within 30 minutes of arrival and before 2 p.m. if staying another day.
You must occupy your campsite the first night.
Closest Towns: Corbin
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744

General Information


From I-75 exit 25, take US 25 west for 5 miles. Turn right on KY 1193 and go 2 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 558. From the Grove Boat Ramp, boat 1 mile north to the boat-in campground.


The toilets are accessible and four campsites have accessible features. 

General Notes:

The nearest telephone is located at the Grove Drive-in Campground, available during the open season, or at Grove Marina.

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Campground Camping

Each site has a tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, and lantern poles. 

Fire InformationCampfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.
Reservation InfoSites are not reservable.


Boat ramp Grove Boat Ramp is the nearest boat launching site to the campground.
Toilets Accessible toilets are centrally located.
Picnic tables Picnic tables are at each campsite.
Tent camping Tent camping is available at single and double sites.
Drinking water Drinking water is available.