Marsh Branch Boat Ramp

Area Status: Open

Marsh Branch Boat Ramp provides access to the nearby White Oak Boat-in Campground on Laurel River Lake

Laurel River Lake is located on London Ranger District and 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. Fishing for black bass, rainbow trout, walleye, crappie, blue gill and catfish is excellent. Night fishing for trout is also popular during the summer months.

Trail nearby: Marsh Branch Trail #431

At a Glance

Area Amenities: Boat ramp,Toilets
Fees: $5/day; $7/3 day; $50 annual. A fee pass (hang tag or sticker) must be displayed inside vehicles parked at the boat ramp. Recreation Passes and Permits‚Äč
Open Season: Open All Year
Restrictions: Rules and Regulations
Closest Towns: London, KY
Information Center: 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


Parking is available at the boat ramp.


The vault toilet is accessible. 


From Exit 38 on I-75, travel west on KY 192 for 10.7 miles. Turn left onto Forest Service Road 774 for 1.7 miles.  

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Boating - Motorized


Toilets: The vault toilet is accessible.
Boat ramp: Suitable for any light recreational boat.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :