Grove Drive-in Campground


Area Status: 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 recreation.gov 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.  

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

Reservations: Loop B campsites may be reserved at https://www.recreation.gov/ or by calling 877-444-6777 (877-833-6777 for hearing impaired) or 606-780-7818. Campsites are available on a first-come, first-served basis if not reserved.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Camping trailer,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: A camping fee is required. Learn more about Recreation Permits and Passes
  • $32/single, $38/premium single hookup site. Fee includes $12 hookup surcharge.
  • $64/double;$69/premium double. Fee includes $24 hookup surcharge.
  • Discount price with Pass: $22/single;$28/premium single.
  • Trailer dump fee $10/use for non-campers.
  • Extra camper vehicle $8
Recreation Passes and Permits
Open Season: Mid-April through October
Restrictions: Rules and regulations may apply. See Daniel Boone National Forest Alerts & Notices for more information.
Closest Towns: London, KY
Water: Drinking water is available.
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers are available at the campground.
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Grove Drive-in Campground is located on the London Ranger District. Contact the London Ranger District Office for additional information.

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. 


Accessibility:

The toilets and some camping facilities have accessible features. 


Directions:

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:

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


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Campground Camping

Most of the campsites are wooded. Each site has a paved vehicle pad, gravel tent pad, fire ring, picnic table and lantern poles. The drive-in sites have electricity and water. The walk-in sites have access to centrally located water but no electricity. 

RV Camping

Electricity and drinking water is available at the drive-in campsites. A dump station is located at the campground entrance. 

Amenities

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

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.940759

  Longitude : 
-84.216288