Grove Drive-in Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Restrooms and showers open.

Grove Drive-in Campground, on London Ranger District, is located on a wooded ridge above Laurel River Lake, about 10 miles from Corbin, KY and 15 miles from Cumberland Falls State Resort Park.

This scenic area provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor activity. The lake can be reached by hiking trails or by making a short drive to Grove Marina. The campground is closed during winter months. For more information, call 606-528-6156 during campground season.

Grove Campground is operated by a concessionare under an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service. Campsites may be reserved from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends by visiting or by calling toll free 877-444-6777.

The campground has no beach for swimming. A public beach is operated by the U.S. Army Corps of  Engineers at the Laurel River Lake dam. 

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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.

Grove Drive-In Campground Guide & Map (pdf)

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Restrooms and showers open.
Reservations: Reservations not being accepted at this time. Campsites may be reserved from Memorial Day through Labor Day weekends by visiting the National Recreation Reservation Service website or by calling toll free 877-444-6777 or 877-833-6777 for the hearing impaired.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees A camping fee is required. View Recreation Schedule and Fees (pdf).
Open Season: Mid-April - Mid-October
Closest Towns: London
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers are available at the campground.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
606-864-4163 For specific campground questions, call 606-528-6156 during open campground season.

General Information

General Notes:

The campground has no beach for swimming. A public beach is operated by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at the Laurel River Lake dam. 


The toilets and some camping facilities have accessible features. 


From I-75 exit 25, take US 25 west for 5 miles. Turn right on KY 1193. Go 2 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 558. Go 3 miles to Grove Campground. 


Parking is available at each campsite and at a parking lot for walk-in campers.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Camping & Cabins

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Picnic tables Picnic tables are at the campsites.
Drinking water Drinking water is available at drive-in campsites and at a central location in the walk-in camping area.
Toilets Flush toilets
Boat ramp Near the marina
Tent camping 52 drive-in sites and 4 walk-in sites
Camping trailer Electricity and water at the drive-in sites and a dump station at the campground entrance