Oak Branch Trail #444

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Oak Branch Trail #444 Map

Oak Branch Trail #444, located on London Ranger District, goes from Grove Drive-In Campground to the boat ramp at Grove Marina on Laurel River Lake. The trail ends at the water's edge. It does not provide access to the marina unless the lake's water level is low.  

Grove Drive-In Campground, a US Fee Area, is located on a wooded ridge above Laurel River Lake. Grove Marina is a full-service marina located within 1/2-mile of the campground. The privately-owned marina is operated under a special-use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. The marina is open year round. 

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.

Nearby Trails:

Duff Branch Trail #440 
Spruce Creek Trail #441 
Fishing Point Trail #442 
Singing Hills Trail #443

At a Glance

Fees No fee is required to use this trail.

A camping fee is required at Grove Campground

Recreation Schedule and Fees. 
Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Closed to motorized vehicles and horses
Closest Towns: Corbin
Water: Drinking water is available at Grove Campground (April to November).
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:
London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
606-864-4163

General Information

Directions:

From I-75, exit 25 take US 25W (south) for 5 miles. Turn right (north) on KY 1193. Go 2 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 558. Go 3 miles to Grove Recreation Area.


Accessibility:

This trail does not meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.


Parking:

Parking is available for a few cars at Grove Campround A-loop.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate