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Boating & Fishing on Laurel Lake

BoatingWith more navigable miles of water than any other state in the union except Alaska, Kentucky has a veritable wonderland of lakes, creeks, ponds and rivers. With its cliff-lined shores and quiet coves, Laurel River Lake is a favorite destination for thousands of visitors each year. They come to boat, fish, swim, and relax at one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky.

The 5,600-acre lake, begun in 1964, was constructed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and provides hydroelectric power, safe drinking water, and recreation opportunities. There is excellent fishing for black bass, small mouth bass, rainbow trout, walleye, crappie, bluegill, and catfish. The quiet bays and backwaters of the lake are good places to view wildlife. The lake has a resident population of giant Canada geese.

There are eight boat launching ramps on Laurel River Lake. The ramp at Holly Bay Campground is for the use of registered campers only. This is a US Fee Area administered by the Forest Service and requires a parking pass at the following boat ramps: Flatwoods, Grove, Holly Bay, Marsh Branch, Laurel Bridge. The hang tag pass costs 1 day for $3; 3 day for $5; Annual for $30.

Grove MarinaGrove Marina
Grove Marina is a full-service marina located within 1/2 mile of the campground. The marina is owned and operated by a private interest under agreement with the Forest Service. Campers can obtain rental boats, camping and fishing supplies, fishing licenses, and detailed maps of the lake. The marina is open year round and is handicap accessible. A public boat ramp is located at the marina. Other facilities include Camping areas with vehicle access, Hiking Trails, Picnic areas, Sanitary facilities and Fresh water.

Holly Bay Marina
Holly BayHolly Bay Marina is a full-service marina location within 1/2 mile of the campground. The marina is owned and operated by a private interest under agreement with the Forest Service. Campers can obtain rental boats, camping and fishing supplies, fishing licenses, and detailed maps of the lake. The marina is open year round and is handicap accessible. A public boat ramp is located at the marina.Boat ramp, Boat rentals, Camping areas with vehicle access, Hiking Trails, Picnic areas, Sanitary facilities and Fresh water.


Hiking
Hiking
The Daniel Boone National Forest features over 600 miles of developed forest trails, including nearly 300 miles of National Recreation Trails. Some trails are easy and fun for families with small children; other paths make great half-day hikes. Trails can lead to a backpacking adventure for a night or much longer. Wilderness trails are the most primitive and should be used by experienced hikers who enjoy strenuous activities. Most of the trails are multiple-use, open to horseback riding, mountain biking, and OHVing, in addition to hikers and backpackers.


Camping

The Daniel Boone National Forest offers two types of camping opportunities: developed campgrounds and undeveloped or dispersed campsites located throughout the general forest area. These sites are within easy reach of many of the forests' recreational opportunities.

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Drive-In Campgrounds: The Forest Service oversees two developed drive-in campgrounds at Holly Bay and Grove, are open from mid-April through October. Both campgrounds provide electricity, drinking water, flush toilets and shower facilities.
Boat-In Campgrounds: Forest Service boat-in campgrounds at Grove and White Oak are accessible only by boat. The campgrounds provide drinking water, vault toilets and trash bins. Boat-in campgrounds are open year round.
Group Campgrounds. Craigs Creek Group Camp is designed to accommodate parties of 12 or more people. The camp has three group sites, a picnic shelter, drinking water, vault toilets, and trash bins. A short trail leads from the campground to the lake.
Lakeside Camping: Primitive camping is allowed at designated areas on the lake. These areas are marked with signs showing a tent symbol and the words "Primitive Camping". There are no facilities provided and campers must pack out their trash. Camping is also allowed in non-designated areas, but your site must be at least 300 feet from roads, trails, streams or shorelines.


Picnicking

There are picnic grounds at Laurel Bridge, Flatwoods, and Grove on Laurel River Lake. The picnic grounds at Laurel Bridge have flush toilets and a picnic shelter. The Army Corps of Engineers maintains a picnic area near Laurel River Dam.


RaftingRafting & Canoeing

The Cumberland Falls State Resort Park is also a natural choice for water-sports enthusiasts, offering white-water rafting, canoeing, and tubing among other activities. Sheltowee Trace Outfitters, a professional outfitter is just 5 miles east of the resort, and provides rafting and canoeing adventures from March to September.


Corbin Parks & Recreation

The Parks & Recreation Department maintains a variety of facilities open to the public. There are facilities for persons of all ages: including Little League baseball and multipurpose fields, Batting cages, playgrounds, and picnic facilities. There is also a new Skateboard Park, outdoor basketball courts, lighted and paved walking routes, Cardiac workout rooms, Senior Citizen Center, tennis courts, wooded walking trails, Soccer fields and much move. For complete information about their facilities, please click here to visit their web site.

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