Daniel Boone - Laurel River Lake
Named in honor of Mountain Man Daniel Boone, this rugged,
lush Appalachian area is known for steep forested ridges, narrow valleys, beautiful lakes, and over 3,400
miles of sandstone cliffs. Daniel Boone is also home to the Red River Gorge Geological Area, Natural Arch
Scenic Area, Clifty Wilderness, Beaver Creek Wilderness, and five wildlife management areas. As you can
imagine, visitors come from all over the country to hike, rock climb, fish, swim, boat, and generally enjoy
the beauty of this rugged wilderness.
American Land & Leisure currently runs five different
facilities at Daniel Boone.
The area managers for the Daniel Boone area live and work at Grove Campground. Located 8 miles
from Corbin, KY on Laurel River Lake, this hilly, wooded campground has 37 single sites, 15 double sites, and
4 walk-in tent sites. Two couples work here with the area managers to care for the facility. Full hookups
are available. Hours are approximately 30 hours per week per couple during the regular season, and 40 hours
per week per couple during the peak season. The campground is open from the middle of April to the middle
Grove Boat-in Campground is located about 8 miles from
Corbin. As the name implies, this unique campground is a boat-in facility: boaters pull up and tie off for
the night while they pitch tents and camp. They also fish, swim and enjoy the area's diverse wildlife and
quiet seclusion. The campground has 19 single sites and 12 double sites. Water and sewer hookups are
available, but the host site will only hold a 20 foot rig. Hours are 40 hours per week per couple.
Holly Bay campground is located about 17 miles west
of London, KY on Laurel River Lake. This forested campground has 64 single sites, 11 doubles sites, and 19
walk-in tent sites. Campers come here to boat, fish, swim and hike. The local Forest Service provides
boat and canoe rides. The facility also has an amphitheater with campfire talks, a fish cleaning station,
and shower buildings. The 5 couples who care for this facility also manage White Oak Boat-in Campground
and Craig's Creek Group Area. White Oak has 41 single sites and 10 double sites. Campers come to
White Oak for its fishing, diverse local wildlife, and its access to many local hiking trails. Craig's
Creek has 3 group sites. This has great appeal to church groups, boy scout troops, and family reunions.
Full hookups are available to the hosts at Holly Bay. Hours are 30 hours per week per couple during the
regular season and 40 hours per week per couple during the peak season. The campground is open from the
middle of April to the middle of October.