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Cave Run Dam Tailwater, Kentucky Campground Photos, Directions & Reservations

Cave Run Dam Tailwater Photos

Cave Run Dam Tailwater Photos
Cave Run Dam Tailwater Photos
Cave Run Dam Tailwater Photos
Cave Run Dam Tailwater Photos
Cave Run Dam Tailwater Photos

Overview

The Tailwater Recreation Area is located below Cave Run Lake Dam. Located within the scenic Eastern Highlands Region of Kentucky and is almost completely surrounded by the norther-most section of the Daniel Boone National Forest. An earth and rockfill dam built across the Licking River created Cave Run Lake.

Facilities

The shelter facilites are located along the retreat channel of Cave Run Lake Dam seperated by a small stand of maple trees. The shelters have a access road right up to the shelter to allow ease of access upon request.

Natural Features

The norther-most section of the Daniel Boone National Forest surrounds the Cave Run Lake project and offers visitors many scenic, natural and historic points of interest. Over 300 species of birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles can be found in the hardwood-covered hills, forest openings, streams, ponds and caves of the scenic National Forest.

Recreation

The Tailwater area is a general use day use recreation site. Provides boat access to the Licking River and fishing opertunities. The area has two picnic shelters, five first come first serve uncovered picnic sites, and a swing set. The area does not allow hunting.

Recreation Sites

  • Group Shelter Electric
  • Day

Amenities

  • Accessible Flush Toilets
  • Accessible Grills
  • Accessible Parking
  • Accessible Picnic Shelters
  • Boat Ramp
  • Cell Phone Service
  • Day Use Area
  • Grills
  • Paved Parking
  • Paved Roads
  • Picnic Shelters
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Security Lights
  • Electricity
  • Accessible Walkways
  • Accessible Drinking Water
  • Pets Allowed

Directions and Contact Information

The lake is about 60 miles east of Lexington, Ky. Exits 123,133 and 137 off of Interstate 64 provide the primary access routes to the lake.

Location Map

Latitude 38° 6′ 58.6620″ N
Longitude 83° 32′ 13.2072″ W

Mailing Address

150 KY HWY 826
MOREHEAD, KY 40351

Phone Number

For campground inquiries, please call: 606-784-9709

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