Holly Bay Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Holly Bay Campground provides visitors with wooded campsites in close proximity to Laurel River Lake on London Ranger District. Campers enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, bicycling and hiking.

The campground is closed during winter months. For more information, call 606-878-8134 during open campground season.

The campground has 28 sites that may be reserved. All other campsites are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The boat ramp at the campground is for campers only. A fish cleaning station is provided nearby. 

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.

Trails nearby: 
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: 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). 
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees A fee is required to use the campground.
Recreation Schedule and Fees 
Open Season: Mid-April - Mid-October
Closest Towns: London
Water: Drinking water is available at drive-in campsites and at a central location for walk-in campsites.
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
606-864-4163 For specific campground questions, call 606-878-8134 April thru October.

General Information


Toilets and other campground facilities

General Notes:

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.


Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

A number of sites offer a view of the water, but none are located directly on the lake shore. 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. 

Fire InformationCampfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.
No. of Sites75 drive-in 19 walk-in

RV Camping

A recreation vehicle dump station is located near the campground entrance.

Outdoor Learning

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Boat ramp The boat ramp at the campground is for campers only.
Camping trailer Many campsites accommodate RVs.
Toilets Flush toilets and showers are available.
Picnic tables Picnic tables are available at campsites.
Tent camping Tent camping is available.