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Summary

Holly Bay is a beautiful campground nestled in the Appalachian foothills that overlooks Laurel River Lake. It's a popular spot for boating, water skiing, fishing, and hiking the 4.2-mile Sheltowee Trace Trail. Facilities include single and double-family campsites with electric hookups, flush toilets, shower houses, a dump station, and educational programs.

Overview

Holly Bay, located two miles north of the Laurel River Dam, sits on the west side of Laurel River Lake. Visitors enjoy the campground for its proximity to the water and beautifully forested location. Plus, Holly Bay is ideal for activities like power boating, canoeing and fishing.

The forest was named after Daniel Boone, a famous frontiersman and explorer who settled in Kentucky in the late 18th century.

Recreation

Boating and water skiing are a big hit. A boat ramp and fish cleaning station are located a short distance from the campground.

Hikers take pleasure in the 4.2-mile Sheltowee Trace Trail that leads from the campground to the dam.

Facilities

The campground offers single and double-family campsites, some of which have 20, 30 or 50-amp electric hookups. Some campsites overlook the lake.



Flush toilets (one is accessible), two shower houses, drinking water and a dump station are provided. Firewood and ice are available for purchase. Educational programs are held during the summer.

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Natural Features

Most campsites are surrounded by a mixture of hardwood trees that provide picture-perfect colors in autumn. Laurel River Lake spans 5,600 acres of deep, clear water and 192 miles of cliff-lined shore. Bountiful hills from the Appalachian foothills create a backdrop for the lake area.

Nearby Attractions

Head to the Cumberland Falls Trail that begins at Cumberland Falls and ends at the mouth of the Laurel River. This trail is a 30-45 minute drive from the campground.
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Campground Matrix

Set alerts at more campgrounds to increase your odds of getting a place to stay! Below is a list of the closest campgrounds supported on Campflare. Or, view all campgrounds in Daniel Boone National Forest.

Nearby Campgrounds Distance Notification Rate
Laurel River Lake Picnic Area
Laurel River Lake
0.8mi
Craigs Creek Group Area
Daniel Boone National Forest
1.0mi
Grove
Daniel Boone National Forest
3.8mi
Clifty 48-50
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
10.3mi
Clifty 40-47
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
10.3mi
Ridgeline Sites 1-39
Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
10.3mi
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