Campground Review - Holly Bay Campground, Kentucky

Campground Review from reader, Shirley

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Campground review: Holly Bay Campground

Location: Laurel River Lake, Kentucky

Submitted by: Shirley

How Camped: RV

Date: June 2009

For More Information Visit: Holly Bay Campground

From Shirley: "I knew about this campground because my daughter lives in the area, and I RV camped there in June 2009."

Describe your camping trip:

It 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 we could pull our boat up to within 100 feet of our 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.

Pros: Good fishing and scenery, close to marina.

Cons: Seems to get a lot of use, very hard to reserve a campsite on a holiday.

Nearby attractions: Cumberland Falls and Cumberland Gap.

Further comments: Very friendly and helpful staff, who told us that they were putting in new electric service over the winter, making it 50 amp service.

About Holly Bay Campground: The Holly Bay Campground at Laurel River Lake in Kentucky is located in the Daniel Boone National Forest. There are 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. For more information visit or call 877-444-6777. 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.