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part ofDaniel Boone National Forest, US Forest Service
Laurel River Lake
Status: Open through Thu Oct 15 2015   Season Dates


Craigs Creek Group Area is perched near Laurel River Lake in the Daniel Boone National Forest. Here, group campers find hours of fun playing on the sports field, firing up the grills and exploring the beautiful lake.

Daniel Boone National Forest protects 23 species listed as federally threatened or endangered. Species range from the magnificent bald eagle to the small Indiana bat and the Cumberland Sandwort.

Natural Features:

The campground sits on Craig's Creek, which flows into an arm of Laurel River Lake across from Holly Bay Campground. The group site lies in a somewhat open space surrounded by woods.

Set in the Appalachian foothills, plenty of hills and valleys create a beautiful backdrop for the lake area.


The hiking and biking trail at Craig's Creek is an easy, half-mile path that features several views of the lake.

Picnicking, boating and fishing are popular pastimes for visitors. Fish species include crappie, catfish, small and largemouth bass and rainbow trout.

A spacious sports field with a volleyball net and horseshoe pits lies near the picnic shelter.


Group sites are for tent camping only and do not have electricity. The day-use picnic shelter fits 60 guests, and the group campsites fit up to 30 and 60 guests, depending on the location.

Each group camp area comes with a campfire circle, large grill, picnic tables and a lantern pole. Modern vault toilets and a shower house are available.

Activities and Amenities

Within Facility
  • Accessible Sites
  • Campfire Rings
  • Drinking Water
  • Grills
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Pets Allowed
  • Playground
  • Showers
  • Soccer Fields
  • Trash Collection
  • Vault Toilets
  • Volleyball Courts
Within 10 Miles
  • Boat Ramp
  • Fishing
  • General Store
  • Mountain Biking
  • Trailheads
Know Before You Go
  • Cick 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! Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood at or near your destination and burning it on-site. Moving firewood is illegal in some states. Visit dontmovefirewood.org to learn more.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
36.99167, -84.25833
36°59'30"N, 84°15'30"W

From London, Kentucky, take Exit 38 from I-75. Take Kentucky 192 west for 12.2 miles. Turn left onto Forest Road 62 and drive 2 miles to the Craig's Creek site.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

LONDON  KY  40744

Phone Number:

Information:  (606)528-6156
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