Grove Boat-In Campground

Area Status: Open

Grove Boat-In Campground, located on London Ranger District, is accessible by boat from Laurel River Lake or by trail from Grove Drive-In Campground. The campground sits at the end of two peninsulas separated by a small bay. Most campsites are near the water's edge with boat moorings near each site. Each site has a tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, and lantern poles. Self-serve pay stations, water, and vault toilets are centrally located. There are no flush toilets or showers. Most campsites are near the water's edge with boat moorings near each site. The sites are spaced apart and provide a sense of seclusion. These campsites are favored by boat owners who wish to keep their boats near their campsite. 

Grove Boat-In Campground Guide & Map (pdf)

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 Marina is a full-service marina located within 1/2-mile of the campground. The marina is privately-owned and operated under a special-use permit with the U.S. Forest Service. Rental boats, camping and fishing supplies, fishing licenses, and detailed maps of the lake are available at the marina. The marina is open year round. 

Grove Boat Ramp is located at the marina.

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At a Glance

Operational Hours: Only registered campers are allowed in campground after 10 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Reservations: First-come, first-served.
Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Tent camping,Picnic tables,Toilets,Drinking water
Fees: $23/single; $40/double. Campers register and pay at a self-serve pay station. Recreation Permits and Passes
Usage: Light
Information Center: ​​London Office Contact Information

General Information


From I-75 exit 25, take US 25 west for 5 miles. Turn right on KY 1193 and go 2 miles. Turn right on Forest Service Road 558. From the Grove Boat Ramp, boat 1 mile north to the boat-in campground.


The toilets are accessible and four campsites have accessible features. 

General Notes:

The nearest telephone is located at the Grove Drive-in Campground, available during the open season, or at Grove Marina.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Each site has a tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, and lantern poles. 

Reservation Info Sites are not reservable.
Fire Information Campfires are permitted in fire rings only. Make sure fires are out before retiring at night or when leaving your campsite.


Picnic tables: Picnic tables are at each campsite.
Tent camping: Tent camping is available at single and double sites.
Toilets: Centrally located vault toilets meet accessibility standards for persons with disabilities.
Boat ramp: Grove Boat Ramp is the nearest boat launching site to the campground.
Drinking water: Drinking water is available seasonally.

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