Holly Bay Campground, Kentucky

Cumberland Falls Kentucky

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Holly Bay Campground, located on Laurel River Lake in Kentucky, is a beautiful campground in the Daniel Boone National Forest. It is very well maintained and clean. The showers are nice and there are several trails in and around the lake. Several sites have lake access where you can pull your boat up to within 100 feet of the campsite, but these sites are also the most popular. The boat ramp in the campground is just for use by the campers, and there is a fish cleaning building just as you come up from the ramp.

Nearby attractions include Cumberland Falls and Cumberland Gap.


  • Good fishing and scenery
  • Close to marina


  • Popular
  • Very hard to reserve a campsite on a holiday

More Information

The Holly Bay Campground has 28 wooded campsites at Holly Bay near the lake that can be reserved. The remaining sites are available for first-come-first-serve. All drive-in campsites have electricity and water and the walk-in campsites do not have electricity but water is available. 

Reservations for Holly Bay Campground are open from Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends for drive-in campsites sites in Loops D and H. The campground is closed during winter months. 

Located near the campground is the Holly Bay Marina, which is a full-service facility with rental boats, camping and fishing supplies, fishing licenses, and maps.