Area Status: Open
Holly Bay Campground is located on the west side of Laurel River Lake on London Ranger District. The campground offers 28 wooded sites near the lakeshore that may be reserved. All other campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Each site has a paved vehicle pad, gravel tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, and lantern poles. The drive-in sites have electricity and water. The walk-in tent sites have access to centrally located water but no electricity.
Reservations can be made between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends for drive-in sites in Loops D and H. Visit www.recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. The campground is closed during winter months. For more information, call 606-878-8134 during open campground season.
The campground does not have a developed swimming area. A public swimming beach is located nearby at the spillway of Laurel River Lake dam. The boat ramp at the campground is for campers only. A fish cleaning station is provided nearby.
View Holly Bay Campground Guide & Map (pdf)
Holly Bay Marina is a full-service facility located near the campground where rental boats, camping and fishing supplies, fishing licenses and maps can be obtained. The marina, open year round, has accessible features and a public boat ramp.
Wintergreen Trail #480/A (1 mile)
Holly Bay Trail #481 (1 mile)
Marina Trail #482 (0.5-mile)
Boat Ramp Trail #483 (0.5-mile)
Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail #100 Section 26 (12 miles)
At a Glance
Reservations can be made between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends for drive-in sites in Loops D and H. Visit the National Recreation Reservation Service website or call 877-444-6777 or 877-833-6777 (for hearing impaired).
||Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
A fee is required to use the campground.
Recreation Schedule and Fees
||Mid-April - Mid-October
||Drinking water is available at drive-in campsites and at a central location for walk-in campsites.
||Flush toilets and showers
||London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
For specific campground questions, call 606-878-8134 April thru October.
Toilets and other campground facilities
The campground does not have a developed swimming area. A public swimming beach is located nearby at the spillway of Laurel River Lake dam. The beach is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Parking is available at each campsite and at the amphitheater, boat ramp, and walk-in campsite area.
From I-75 exit 38, travel west on KY 192 for 14.2 miles. Turn left on KY 1193 and go 3 miles.