Area Status: Open
The boat ramp is located along the Rockcastle River on the east side of Bee Rock Campground on London Ranger District.
The Rockcastle River, whose flow forms the border of Rockcastle and Laurel counties, is one of Kentucky’s best whitewater streams. The river also holds good populations of smallmouth bass and rock bass. It offers something for everyone, whether it’s mild water for anglers and family trips, or challenging whitewater for the kayaker.
The last section of the Rockcastle begins at Bee Rock Boat Ramp and ends at the Rockcastle Campground at the mouth of the river. Lake Cumberland inundates most of this section of the Rockcastle and this 7-mile flat water float is perfect for beginners and families.
The name Bee Rock comes from a local legend which states that a large number of wild honeybees used to live in this area, using a hollow area under this cliff as their hive. Tired of the wild honeybees invading their hives, local beekeepers dynamited the rock, destroying the hive and causing honey to flow down the cliff into the Rockcastle River.
Nearby Facilities: Bee Rock Campground
At a Glance
||Open All Year
||U.S. Forest Service
||London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744