Laurel River Lake Picnic Area

Laurel River Lake Picnic Area

The Laurel River Lake Picnic Area location is in London, Kentucky
40741. This page provides detailed contact information for this campground location including the campground phone number, office hours, reservation information and driving directions.

If you have any questions about the Laurel River Lake Picnic Area facility, or if you need to reserve a campsite, then call the campground listed below.

1433 Laurel Lake Road


Phone number


Campground information London, Kentucky


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.

Click here for the Laurel River Lake Picnic Area virtual tour.


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.


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

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.


For facility specific information, please call (606) 679-6337.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About 1433 Laurel Lake Road London, KY

How do I make a reservation with Laurel River Lake Picnic Area?

To make reservations at Laurel River Lake Picnic Area, you can call the office at 606-864-6412.

Where is Laurel River Lake Picnic Area located?

The Laurel River Lake Picnic Area is located at 1433 Laurel Lake Road in London,
. This is the location you will need to go to for camping and information.

Does Laurel River Lake Picnic Area have tent or RV camping?

Laurel River Lake Picnic Area offers both tent and RV camping, but to confirm you will need to call the office at 606-864-6412 to make sure things haven’t changed.

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