TriCounty Community Guide 2019 - Page 54

LAUREL RIVER LAKE Laurel River Lake is located on London Ranger District and 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. Fishing for black bass, rainbow trout, walleye, crappie, blue gill and catfish is excellent. Night fishing for trout is also popular during the summer months. The U.S. Forest Service administers the lake and sur- welcome to the rounding shoreline. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over- sees the operation of the lake's dam and nearby recre- ation facilities, including a pic- nic area and a swimming beach at the spillway. Boat Ramps nearby: Craigs Creek Boat Ramp Flatwoods Boat Ramp Grove Boat Ramp Hightop Boat Ramp Holly Bay Boat Ramp Laurel Bridge Boat Ramp Marsh Branch Boat Ramp Marinas: Grove Marina Holly Bay Marina to experienced riders. The park also holds events throughout the year and a campground. Laurel County also has the London Dragway and Daniel Boone Motocross Park if you love drag racing and motorcy- cling racing. A new facility recently opened, Air Raid Trampoline Park, which has 30,000 feet of family entertainment including trampolines, a ninja course and an arcade, to name just a few. Maybe rolling skating is more your thing. If so, then you want to check out Finley’s Fun Cen- ter, which not only offerings rolling skating but also an arcade, laser tag and batting cages. Outdoor basketball courts are located both behind the Farmers’ Market and at the Wellness Park. Also at the Wellness Park, located off the 192 Bypass in the same area as Somerset Community College and the Laurel County Public Library, is a skateboard park, play- ground and splash pad. A splash pad, playground and outdoor sand volleyball courts are located at Mill Street Park, and at the Veterans’ Park off Dixie Street you’ll find walking trails, a playground and a dog park The Daniel Boone National Forest, which is located in parts of Laurel County, has miles a hiking trails of various lengths. There are hiking trails also located within Levi Jackson State Park. And there are adult softball leagues which play at the Laurel County Continued on 56 >>> Page 54 — The Times-Tribune • Community Guide 2019 Toll Free Phone Number 1-800-348-0095 w w w. l a u re l ky t o u r i s m . c o m