Rivers, Lakes & Parks

London – Laurel County is Home to some of Kentucky’s Most beautiful Rivers, Lakes and Parks!

London – Laurel County and the surrounding area has many options for those looking to spend some time on the water or in our state parks. Laurel River Lake, Wood Creek Lake, Rockcastle River, Cumberland River, Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park, and the Daniel Boone National Forest are some of the most beautiful areas to explore… right in our own backyard. There are a host of other rivers, lakes and state parks within one day’s travel from London – Laurel County.


Be sure to check out the resources we’ve provided below for more information about all that London – Laurel County has to offer.

Laurel River Lake

With over 200 miles of shore line, the natural beauty of crystal clear Laurel Lake lays safely protected in the Daniel Boone National Forest where the water is pristine and the fishing is great! Seven launch ramps and two full service marinas.


Phone: 606-878-6900 | Toll Free: 800-348-0095
Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/dbnf/recreation/recarea/?recid=64851


Holly Bay Marina & Campground

Houseboat Rentals, Pontoon Rentals, Fishing Boat Rentals, Boat Slip Rentals, Grocery / Deli, Full Service Marina, Camping / Fishing / Boating Supplies, Fully Equipped Campground, Year-Round / 24 Hour Security, Six-Boat Gas Dock, Safe Convenient Parking. Holly Bay Marina is handicapped accessible.

Phone: 606-864-6542
Website: www.hollybaymarina.com


Grove Marina

Slip rentals for houseboats, pontoons and fishing boats. Grocery/Deli, full service marina, camp ground, fishing, boating, gas dock and convenient parking.

Phone: 606-523-2323
Website: www.grovemarina.com

Wood Creek Lake

Wood Creek Lake is located in Laurel County about 6 miles northwest of London. The dam is a highway fill embankment on Interstate 75 about 9 miles north of London. This lake was completed in 1969. Facilities include a launching area, boat dock, and parking area. Boats, live bait, and tackle are available.


Phone: 606-878-5420
Website: https://app.fw.ky.gov/fisheries/waterbodydetail.aspx?wid=102

Rockcastle River

The Rockcastle River whose flow forms the border of Rockcastle and Laurel counties is one of Kentucky’s best whitewater streams. The river also holds good populations of smallmouth bass and rock bass. It offers something for everyone, whether it’s mild water for anglers and family trips, or challenging whitewater for the adventurous kayaker.


Phone: 606-878-6900 or 800-348-0095
Website: https://fw.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Rockcastle-River.aspx

Cumberland River

The Cumberland River flows through the heart of the Daniel Boone National Forest and offers great canoeing and rafting opportunities. The river is known for Cumberland Falls, which divides the river into two distinct segments.


Phone: 606-878-6900 or 800-348-0095
Website: https://fw.ky.gov/Education/Pages/Cumberland-River-Tailwater.aspx

Levi Jackson Wilderness Road Park

Between 1775 and 1796, over 200,000 pioneers traveled to Kentucky over the famous Wilderness Road which runs through Levi Jackson Park in London. Park contains the Mountain Life Museum, McHargue’s Mill, Camping, Swimming, Recreation, and a memorial to the massacre of the McNitt Party.


Phone: 606-330-2130
Website: https://levijacksonpark.com/

Daniel Boone National Forest

700,000 acre parcel of land, Laurel River Lake, Cumberland & Laurel Rivers, numerous campsites & shooting ranges, hiking, horseback riding, water adventures, hunting, fishing, camping, biking, boating and wildlife, all within this ranger district.


Phone: 606-864-4163
Website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/dbnf/about-forest/districts/?cid=fsbdev3_032651

City Parks

The City of London boasts many free parks for its residents and visitors including Mill Street Park, London Rotary Park, Whitley Branch Veteran’s Park, and the London – Laurel County Wellness Park. For more information, visit the City of London website.


Phone: 606-330-0501
Website: https://www.londonky.gov/parks-recreation/

Rockcastle Outdoor Company

ROC provides guided Stand up Paddle Board (SUP) tours on the Rockcastle River. ROC also provides guided motorcycle tours (street bike, dual sport bike, or street legal side by side). Bring your ride of choice and our guides will show you some of the beautiful natural wonders of Kentucky. We are based in the charming town of Livingston, Kentucky in the heart of Daniel Boone National Forest. Check out our Facebook page and call to book a trip.


Phone: (317) 446-3434
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/rockcastleoutdoorcompany/

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