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HOLLY BAY, KY

Photo: HOLLY BAY
Status: Open through Sun Nov 02 2014   Season Dates
 

Overview

Holly Bay, located two miles north of the Laurel River Dam, sits on the west side of Laurel River Lake. Visitors enjoy the campground for its proximity to the water and beautifully forested location. Plus, Holly Bay is ideal for activities like power boating, canoeing and fishing.

The forest was named after Daniel Boone, a famous frontiersman and explorer who settled in Kentucky in the late 18th century.

Natural Features:

Most campsites are surrounded by a mixture of hardwood trees that provide picture-perfect colors in autumn. Laurel River Lake spans 5,600 acres of deep, clear water and 192 miles of cliff-lined shore. Bountiful hills from the Appalachian foothills create a backdrop for the lake area.

Recreation:

Boating and water skiing are a big hit. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located a short distance from the campground.

Hikers take pleasure in the 4.2-mile Sheltowee Trace Trail that leads from the campground to the dam.

Facilities:

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which have 20, 30 or 50-amp electric hookups. Some campsites overlook the lake.

Flush toilets (one is accessible), two shower houses, drinking water and a dump station are provided. Firewood and ice are available for purchase. Educational programs are held during the summer.

Nearby Attractions:

Head to the Cumberland Falls Trail that begins at Cumberland Falls and ends at the mouth of the Laurel River. This trail is a 30-45 minute drive from the campground.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Amphitheater
  • Biking
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boating
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Educational Programs
  • Electric Hookups
  • Entrance Station
  • Firewood
  • Fish Cleaning Stations
  • Fishing
  • Flush Toilets
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Ice Machine
  • Marina
  • Parking Area
  • Showers
  • Trash Collection
  • Water
Within 10 Miles
  • Swimming
Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to reserve a site that will accommodate your equipment. The site you reserve is your site. You may not move to another site.
  • Limit two vehicles per campsite; a fee will be charged for additional vehicles
  • An electric surcharge is included in the campsite price
  • Maximum occupancy per single site is 6 campers
  • Click here for more information on Daniel Boone National Forest
  • Bears frequent the area; visitors must keep food in approved containers at all times.
  • Don't Move Firewood : Help protect our forests! Obtain your firewood near your destination to avoid the spread of pests. Using firewood from outside the area can threaten native trees and forests. Firewood from outside the area is not recommended as some states have quarantines in effect and firewood movement is illegal. Visit don'tmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.97917, -84.26667
36°58'45"N, 84°16'0"W

From London, Kentucky, take Exit 38 off I-75. Turn west on KY 192, then go 14.2 miles and turn south (left) on KY 1193. Follow signs to Holly Bay Campground entrance (3 miles).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

HOLLY BAY
LONDON RANGER DISTRICT
LONDON KY 40744

Phone Number:

Information: (606)528-6156