Bee Rock Campground

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Bee Rock Campground Campsite 23

2022 Recreation Fee Changes

On January 1, 2022 the Daniel Boone National Forest will implement the Forest-wide recreation fee changes. These changes will impact pass costs or fees charged at this recreation site. For more information about these changes, please visit the 2022 Recreation Fee Changes section of the website.

At Bee Rock Campground, you can camp just a few feet from Rockcastle River. The 25 campsites have have scenic views of the rocks and cliffs. The campground features Old Sublimity Bridge, a historic structure built by the Civilian Conservation Corps that has been restored for foot travel only.

Camping

  • The campground features 25 campsites along both sides of the Rockcastle River.
  • There is a fee for campers to use the campground. Register and pay at the self-service pay station. Campsites are first-come, first-serve. No reservations available. 
  • The Laurel County side is open year-round; the Pulaski County side is open from mid-April to mid-October but is temporarily closed for repairs.

Hiking

  • Bee Rock Loop Trail #529 - Perfect for a short-day hike. The trail is located on the Pulaski County side. Approximately 200 yards off the trail, an overlook provides a panoramic view of the Rockcastle River.
  • Rockcastle Narrows Trail #503 - This trail features numerous scenic overlooks, majestic cliffs, wildflowers, and an opportunity to observe wildlife and fish. The trail begins at the end of the overflow parking area on the Pulaski County side of Bee Rock Campground and follows along the Rockcastle River.
  • Rockcastle Connector Trail #401A
  • Sheltowee Trace Section 25 - The Cane Creek area is a popular destination for day hikers. The creek is regularly stocked with trout.

Boating

  • Bee Rock Boat Ramp - The last section of the Rockcastle River begins at Bee Rock Boat Ramp and ends at the Rockcastle Boat Ramp at the mouth of the river. This 7-mile flat water float is perfect for beginners and families.

Download the Bee Rock Campground Guide and Map

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Pulaski County side is closed for the season. Will reopen in April 2022.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees A fee is required to use the campground. Campers register and pay at a self-serve pay station. $8/single; $12/double.
Permit Info: A Special Use Permit is required for commercial activities (for example: fishing tournaments, boat rentals, trail rides, outfitter guides, races, etc). A permit is also required for all noncommercial group uses involving more than 75 people.
Open Season: The Laurel County side is open all year; the Pulaski County side is open from mid-April to mid-Oct.
Restrictions:
Closest Towns: London, KY
Water: Drinking water is available except during winter months.
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
606-864-4163
859-428-7706

General Information

Directions:

From I-75, take exit 38 (London). Travel west on KY 192 for 18 miles to the Rockcastle River. 


Accessibility:

The toilets are accessible. Some campsites have accessible features.


Parking:

Parking is available at the campsites, boat ramp and overflow parking area. 


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Amenities

Picnic tables Picnic tables are available at each campsite.
Tent camping Tent pads are developed at each site.
Toilets Vault toilets are available.
Boat ramp The boat ramp is located on the Laurel County side of the river.
Drinking water Drinking water is centrally located and available during the summer season.


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