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About White Oak Boat-In Campground
[White Oak Boat-In Campground Map](http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_MEDIA/stelprd3827883.jpg) White Oak Boat-In Campground is one of two boat-in campgrounds on Laurel River Lake, on London Ranger District. The area is accessible by boat or by Cold Rock School Trail (3 miles) that begins near the Marsh Branch Boat Ramp. The campground has 51 lakeshore campsites, most of which are located near the water's edge with boat moorings available. Sites have a tent pad, picnic table, fire ring and lantern pole. Self-serve pay stations, water and vault toilets are centrally located. There are no flush toilets or showers. The sites are wooded and spaced far enough apart to provide a sense of seclusion. The campground usually fills on weekends during the peak camping season. View White Oak Campground Guide & Map (pdf) Trails nearby: Cold Rock School Trail #430 (3-mile hiking and biking route into the White Oak Boat-In Campground) The campground is located on Laurel River Lake. The lake features 5,600 acres of clear, deep water and nearly 200 miles of tree-lined shore. The quiet coves and cliff-lined shores offer relaxation and quiet reflection, as well as boating, fishing, skiing and scuba diving in one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in Kentucky. ACTIVITIES Camping: The campsites have a tent pad, picnic table, fire ring and lantern pole. Self-serve pay stations, water and vault toilets are centrally located. The campground has no flush toilets or showers. The campground is accessible by boat or via 3-mile walk on Cold Rock School Trail #430. Fishing
Operator
USDA Forest Service
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Location
White Oak Boat-In Campground is located in Kentucky
Latitude
36.989 N
Longitude
-84.232 W
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Directions
From I-75, take London exit 38 and travel west on KY 192 for 12 miles. Turn left (south) on Forest Service Road 774. Go 2 miles to the Marsh Branch Boat Ramp. Boaters will travel approximately one mile south to the campground.
1 Review of White Oak Boat-In Campground
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Accessible only by boat or mountain bike

This is the favorite campground of local friends. It’s within the Daniel Boone National Forest on Laurel River lake and is not actually an island. It can’t be accessed by car but you can bike in on a dirt service road. Most of the docks are quite small, so plan to visit by small boat or by canoe/kayak, though we did see some larger boats at some of the docks. Great spacious sites, beautiful and wooded. It’s a medium sized campground.

Yay: wonderful atmosphere here, potable water provided, pit toilets.

Nay: no reservations and it apparently fills up on weekends.

Surprise: you can XC ski or snowshoe to the site (3+ miles) in the winter. Great wildlife all year. People go scuba diving in this lake but we haven’t ever tried it. Definitely the can’t miss campground in this area.