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Cave Run Lake


Cave Run Lake is an 8,270-acre lake nestled in the beautiful mountains of eastern Kentucky. Built for flood protection by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it offers habitat for many species of fish and wildlife. Lake visitors will find many opportunities for relaxation and fun. Boating, camping, fishing, hiking, hunting, wildlife viewing, and visiting historical sites are a few of the many activities visitors enjoy.

Cave Run Lake is located in the northernmost portion of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Whether you are looking for adventure or need a quiet place for reflection, Cave Run Lake has something for you.

Cave Run Lake is located within the scenic Eastern Highlands region of Kentucky in Bath, Rowan, Morgan, and Menifee counties. The 8,270-acre lake is 60 miles east of Lexington. Cave Run Lake is located near the cities of Morehead, Lakeview Heights, Salt Lick, and Olympia.