Laurel Branch Campground is located on the shore of Rough River Lake in south central Kentucky.
The 5,100-acre lake is a hometown paradise for visitors who love the outdoors, and more than two million visitors camp, picnic, fish, swim, boat and relax on the lake shore each year.
Laurel Branch Campground offers 71 campsites, several of which have electric hookups. Most of the campsites are waterfront, while others are just a short walk away from the lake.
Additional amenities include flush toilets, showers, playground, boat ramp, drinking water, nature trail, public beach, and fish cleaning station.
Wi-fi is available from an outside source at an additional fee.
Laurel Branch now has 3 long-term camping sites available that can be reserved for up to 90 days. These sites are 58, 60, and 62 in the D loop.
Quiet hours are 10:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m. Generators and other noise-producing devices must be turned off during this time.
The rolling, forested hills of rural south central Kentucky offer an extraordinary setting for those who visit the lake. Rough River Lake provides views of ancient sandstone, shale and limestone cliffs.
An abundance of water in the area, both surface and underground, has carved through limestone to create a myriad of sinks and caverns.
The lake itself is home to numerous species of wildlife, including migratory songbirds and waterfowl.
The historic Green Farm is adjacent to the lake. It consists of about 3,000 acres, a large ancestral home, an old water-powered mill and store and a golf course. George Washington once owned part of the land.
Mammoth Cave National Park, which boasts the longest cave system in the world with more than 240 miles of mapped passageways, is about a one-hour drive away.
Other nearby attractions also include the historic Holt House in Hardinsburg, the Jack Thomas House in Leitchfield, and the new Aquatic Center in Leitchfield.
A wide variety of recreational activities and facilities are provided at the lake, including ample opportunities for boating and fishing.
The most sought after fish are bass, crappie and catfish, and bass tournaments occur at the lake throughout the year.
Additionally, pontoon, johnboat and jet ski rentals are available at the nearby marinas.
Once a reservation has been created, there will be a $10 fee to cancel your reservation, change sites, or change dates. Cancellations made the day before you are scheduled to arrive through the day after your arrival date will also be charged the first night's use fee. No-show's are charged a $20 fee plus the first night's use fee. If your reservation is for only 1 night, and you have been charged the first night's use fee, there is no $10 or $20 service fee charged.
991 LAUREL BRANCH ROAD McDaniels KY 40152
991 Laurel Branch Road McDaniels KY 40152
For campground inquiries, please call: 270-257-8839
From Louisville, KY: Begin at ramp onto I-64 West toward New Albany/St. Louis, traveling 22.3 miles. Take the IN-135, Exit Number 105, toward Palmyra/Corydon, onto IN-135 South toward Corydon, traveling 16.7 miles. Continue on Bypass Road KY-79 for 2.1 miles. Turn right onto KY-79, traveling 10.1 miles. Continue on 1st Avenue, KY-79S for 495 feet. Turn a slight right onto US-60, traveling 11.8 miles. Turn left onto KY-259/KY-79, traveling 10.1 miles. Turn right onto KY-110, traveling .4 miles. End at 991 Laurel Branch Road, McDaniels, KY. Distance is approximately 74 miles with an approximate travel time of 1 hour, 20 minutes.