Craigs Creek Group Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

The Craigs Creek Group Area on Laurel River Lake is developed for group camping and picnicking.

The area has three group camping sites. Sites A and B will accommodate up to 30 people at each location. Site C has a maximum capacity of 60 people. These sites are developed for tent camping only.

Other facilities include a picnic shelter, drinking water, flush toilets and showers. A spacious sports field near the picnic shelter has a volleyball net and horseshoe pits.

The picnic shelter will accommodate up to 60 people. The shelter may be reserved separately from the group camping sites.

The Craigs Creek Boat Ramp is located 3/4-mile from the group-use area.

Trails nearby: Craigs Creek Trail #420 (0.75-mile) connects the group area with the boat ramp. This gravel trail provides scenic views of Laurel River Lake. 

At a Glance

Reservations: Reservations for campsites and the picnic shelter (day-use only) can be made through the National Recreation Reservation Service or by calling 1-877-444-6777.
Area Amenities: Accessible,Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees A fee is required to use this area.

Recreation Schedule and Fees
Open Season: Early May
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: London
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers are available.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center:
London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744

General Information


The toilets at the picnic shelter are accessible. 

General Notes:

The group area has no electricity. 


Parking is available at the group use areas. 


From I-75 exit 38, take KY 192 west for 11.9 miles. Turn south on Forest Service Road 62 for 2 miles.

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Group Camping

Each group site is equipped with a fire circle, grill, picnic tables, and lantern poles. Sites A and B accommodate up to 30 people each. Site C has a maximum occupancy of 60 people.

Sleeping ShelterNone
Reservation Info Reservations may be made through National Recreation Reservation System (NRRS) at 1-877-444-6777 or at
Fire Information Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.
No. of Sites 3
Group Cooking FacilitiesGrill
Hookups - ElectricNone


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Boat ramp The Craigs Creek boat ramp is about 3/4-mile from the group use area.
Toilets Toilets are available at the group use area.
Accessible Toilets and showers are accessible.
Picnic tables Picnic tables are available at the picnic shelter and group use area.
Tent camping
Drinking water Drinking water is available at the picnic shelter and at the group use area.