Bald Rock Picnic Area


Area Status: Open
Bald Rock Picnic area

Bald Rock is roadside picnic area on London Ranger District that offers a great place for picnicking as a group. There are two large picnic sites and 2 small ones. Volleyball and horseshoes are available. Hikers can enjoy nearby Sugar Tree Hollow Trail #407 and Cane Creek Trail #410.

Bald Rock Picnic Area Guide (pdf)

Bald Rock Fire Tower - At one time the Bald Rock Picnic Area was the site of a fire lookout tower. The tower was one of fourteen lookouts that provided a view of the entire National Forest. Towers were staffed during times of high fire danger. Lookouts spent their days scanning the horizon for signs of fire, reporting any "smokes" to a dispatcher who quickly sent fire fighters to the blaze. The Bald Rock Fire Lookout Tower was in use from 1936 until 1970, when it was replaced by a system of aerial observation.   

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This area is for day-use only, open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Area Amenities: Picnic tables, Toilets, Drinking water
Water: Drinking water available during season
Restroom: Vault toilets
Information Center: ​​London Office Contact Information

General Information

Directions:

From London, take KY 192 southwest for 11 miles. The picnic area is on the right. 


Parking:

Parking is available at the picnic sites. 


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Picnicking

Roadside group picnic area with trails, volleyball and horseshoes
4 picnic sites
Capacity of 110

No. of Sites 4

Amenities

Picnic tables: 4 picnic sites
Toilets: Vault toilet meets accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
Drinking water: Available during season

Related Information

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.032632

  Longitude : 
-84.223164