Rockcastle Connector Trail #401A

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed
 

Rockcastle Connector Trail #401A Map

In March 2019 a record flood devastated the campground, boat ramp, and trails in this area. This trail and Bee Rock Campground will remain closed until recreation facilities are safely restored. View Bee Rock Closure Order.

Rockcastle Connector Trail #401A, located on London Ranger District, begins just above the boat ramp parking area at Bee Rock Campground and leads upstream 1.25-mile to the mouth of Cane Creek. There is no bridge across the creek, so hikers who wish to continue on the Rockcastle Narrows East Trail or Winding Stair Gap Trail must ford the creek. The trail lies between the cliffline and the backwaters of Lake Cumberland. It passes through mostly beech and hemlock forest.

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Bee Rock Campground features camping units on both sides of the Rockcastle River. The Laurel County side is open all year. The Pulaski County side of the campground is open from mid April to mid October; call the London District office for exact dates. Low lying areas are prone to flooding, so be alert for flooding when driving, camping or crossing streams in this area. Swift currents and undertows can make swimming and wading very hazardous.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Temporarily shut down due to flood damage.
Fees None
Open Season: Open All Year
Restrictions: No motorized vehicles or horses
Closest Towns: London
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center: London Ranger District
761 South Laurel Road
London, KY 40744
606-864-4163

General Information

Accessibility:

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


Directions:

From I-75 at London exit 38, travel west on KY 192. Proceed 18 miles to the bridge over Rockcastle River between Somerset and London. Before bridge, turn right onto Forest Road 624 to Bee Rock Campground on the Laurel County side. 


Parking:

Parking is available at the Bee Rock boat ramp. 


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