Laurel River Lake Picnic Area, KY

Laurel River Lake Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on a peninsula along the shores of Laurel River Lake. The picnic area provides 19 individual picnic sites which are first-come, first-serve, and two reservable shelters. There is no overnight camping allowed in the area.Laurel...
Status: Open through Mon Sep 29 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • This is a day use area only.

  • No overnight accommodations are available.

  • First-come, first-serve picnic sites are available.

  • For additional information call the Corps of Engineers Resource Office at (606) 864-6412.
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Laurel River Lake Picnic Area GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC 75 Accessible
Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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Electric Hookup Full Hookup - no
Pets Allowed Near Water
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Overview

Overview

Laurel River Lake Picnic Area is a day-use facility located on a peninsula along the shores of Laurel River Lake. The picnic area provides 19 individual picnic sites which are first-come, first-serve, and two reservable shelters. There is no overnight camping allowed in the area.

Natural Features:

Laurel River Lake, with its cliff-lined shores and quiet coves, is a favorite destination for thousands of visitors each year. They come to boat, canoe, fish, hunt, hike, camp, swim, scuba dive, view wildlife and relax at one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky.

Recreation:

Laurel River Dam was completed in 1974 creating a 5,600-acre lake which provides hydroelectric power, safe drinking water and recreation opportunities for the public. Since its impoundment, the Forest Service and the Army Corps of Engineers have cooperated in developing public recreation facilities on and around the lake.

Facilities:

Laurel River Lake Picnic Area offers one small and one large reservable group picnic shelter, with 19 additional picnic sites with tables and grill. Flush toilets, drinking water, playground, horseshoe pit, fishing pier and a volleyball net are also provided.

Nearby Attractions:

Less than a mile up the road is a 725-feet long sandy beach area with a parking lot and chemical treated toilets. The beach is unguarded so always wear a flotation device when you're on or in the water. While visiting the picnic area you can stay at one of the Forest Service drive-in campgrounds located at Holly Bay and Grove Recreation Areas. Whiteoak and Grove boat-in campgrounds are accessible only by boat or trail. Cumberland Falls is the second largest waterfall east of the Rockies. It is about a 20 mile drive from the area. Cumberland Falls State Park provides lodge and cabin accommodations for guests.

Booking Window
Sat Aug 23 2014 - Sat Aug 22 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Thu May 01 2014 Mon Sep 29 2014
Peak Wed Apr 01 2015 Sat Oct 31 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Accessible Fishing Dock
  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Areas
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Accessible Playground
  • Accessible Trails
  • Cell phone service
  • Day Use Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Electricity
  • Fishing Dock
  • Fishing Pier
  • Flush Toilets (Seasonal)
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Host
  • Lights
  • Parking Area
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Pets Allowed
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Playground
  • Security Lights
  • Shade
  • Tables
  • Trash Collection
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Water Access
Within 10 Miles
  • Accessible Swimming
  • Swimming
  • Visitor Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
May 01 2014 -
Sep 29 2014
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $45.00-$65.00
Peak Season
Apr 01 2015 -
Oct 31 2015
GROUP SHELTER ELECTRIC $45.00-$65.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.9679, -84.26805
36°58'4"N, 84°16'5"W

From London, Kentucky, head west on HWY 192 for approximately 15 miles. Turn slight left onto KY-1193. Continue on KY-1193 until arrive at destination on left. Area is marked by "Laurel Dam Picnic Area" signs.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Laurel River Lake Picnic Area
1433 Laurel Lake Road
London  KY  40741

Phone Number:

Information:  (606)864-6412