Cave Run Lake Kentucky

Cave Run Lake, located south of Morehead, Kentucky, the USA along Kentucky Route 801, is an 8,270-acre (33 km2), a reservoir built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 148 ft (45 m), half-mile (800 m) dam (and outlet works) construction began in 1965 and was completed in 1973. Cave Run Lake is in the northern part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Cave Run Lake provides flood protection to the lower Licking River valley, supplies water to the area's communities, improves the Licking River's water flow conditions, and offers a habitat for various species of fish and wildlife. It is in Rowan, Morgan, Menifee, and Bath counties. – Source Wikipedia

  “This was a great find and I have never kayaked a lake with mountains surrounding it. I got started at early and the mist was favorite part because as the light chilly wind would gently embrace me and my trusty kayak, it would generate mini fog-twisters that swirl across the water like dancers in a ballet. An overall calm day so this made for an easy paddle back and forth the North shoreline where i paddled in and out of little pockets that dotted the shoreline. The massive forest and rock formations makes this a place I want to come back to.  There are plenty of places to hope out and go adventuring with and endless supply of beautiful scenery. yes this is on my list of go-back places for sure, so don’t miss out this one it is a beauty.” - JT Norton 9-2019

DIFFICULTY: EASY

Be careful when exiting to the shore once the lake there are a lot of rocks.

BEAUTY: EIGHT

Go early and give yourself time to get out and adventure some it is a great place because some of the shoreline are solid rock.

ACCESS: TEN / EASY

Has a very nice boat ramp, with bathrooms and plenty of paved parking that handle large vehicles and trailer.

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