Spruce Creek Trail #441

Area Status: Open

Spruce Creek Trail #441 is located near Grove Drive-In Campground on Laurel River Lake. This short trail, located on London Ranger District, begins and ends in the B-loop of Grove Drive-In Campground. The trail provides access to a large wooden observation deck that overlooks Laurel River Lake. Some steep sections occur along the trail.  

Grove Drive-In Campground, a US Fee Area, is located on a wooded ridge above Laurel River Lake, about 10 miles from Corbin, 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. The marina is open year round.

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.

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At a Glance

Fees: No fee for trail use. A camping fee is required at Grove Campground.  A recreation use fee is required for Flatwoods, Grove, Holly Bay, Marsh Branch and Laurel Bridge boat ramps.  Recreation Permits and Passes‚Äč
Open Season: Open All Year
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: Corbin, KY
Water: Drinking water is available at the Grove Drive-in Campground.
Restroom: Flush toilets and showers are located at the Grove Drive-in Campground.
Information Center:   The London District Office has temporarily relocated to the US Forest Service/US Army Corps of Engineers Resource Managers Office on KY 1193 between Holly Bay Marina and Laurel River Lake Spillway and Beach (view map). Call 859-428-7706 before visiting.

General Information


From I-75 at Corbin Exit 25, take US 25W for 5 miles. Turn right onto KY 1193. Go 2 miles. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 558. Go 3 miles to the Grove Recreation Area on the right.


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


Parking is available for a few cars at B-loop inside the campground.  

Recreation Map

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Day Hiking

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

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