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Laurel River Lake Beach

Laurel River Lake, in the Daniel Boone National Forest on the London Ranger District, is 5,600 acres deep, clear water and 192 miles of cliff-lined shore. It is managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This artificial lake is located west of Corbin, Kentucky, in the USA, and is a tributary of the Cumberland River.

A permanent beach at the spillway of the Laurel River Dam, is maintained by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and is an excellent location to spend a lazy afternoon. It is unguarded, and bathers must swim at their own risk.

The Laurel River Lake Beach possess eight boat launching ramps and two full service marinas located near Grove and Holly Bay campgrounds. These are operated by private interest, under special use permits issued by the Forest Service.

Those who are interested in camping at London District have a wide variety of options. Those who like the drive-in campgrounds, can visit the campgrounds, at Holly Bay and Grove, they provide electricity, drinking water, flush toilets and shower facilities. The visitors enjoying the boat in campground, can have a trip to campgrounds at Grove and White Oak, which are accessible only by boat, these provide drinking water, vault toilets and trash bins. Boat-in campgrounds are open year round. For the ones who like the group campground, can visit the Craig Creek Group Camp. It is designed to accommodate parties of 12 or more people, and has three group sites, a picnic shelter, drinking water, vault toilets, and trash bins.