Craigs Creek Group Area

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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Open to groups of up to 50 people.

Tucked away in the Craigs Creek arm of Laurel River Lake on London Ranger District, Craigs Creek Group Area is designated for group camping. The sites are for tent camping only and do not have electricity. Each group camp area features a campfire circle, large grill, picnic tables and a lantern pole. Accessible flush toilets and a shower house are available. A spacious sports field and horseshoe pits is near the picnic shelter. The day-use picnic shelter fits 60 guests, and the group campsites fit up to 30 or 60 guests, depending on the location. Reservations for campsites or the picnic shelter (day-use only) are available at or by calling 1-877-444-6777.

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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 peopleOther facilities include a picnic shelter, drinking water, flush toilets and showers. A spacious sports field near the picnic shelter has 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

Current Conditions: Open to groups of up to 50 people.
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 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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Picnic tables Picnic tables are available at the picnic shelter and group use area.
Drinking water Drinking water is available at the picnic shelter and at the group use area.
Toilets Toilets are available at the group use area.
Boat ramp The Craigs Creek boat ramp is about 3/4-mile from the group use area.
Tent camping
Accessible Toilets and showers are accessible.