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State Record Muskie

Cave Run Lake provides great fishing opportunities. The lake supports plentiful crappie, bluegill, catfish, and largemouth bass. The lake is also known as a premiere Muskie lake. The current state record Muskie came from Cave Run Lake. Spring and Fall are the prime times for a trophy Muskie catch although some fish are caught in the warmer months. The lake has several areas of submerged timber that provides excellent fishing cover. For more information please see the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources Fishing Regualtions page. Please scroll down to page 8 of the Special Fishing Regulations section, to find special size limits for Cave Run.



The lake provides many boating opportunities for the public. No matter what type of boat you have, Cave Run Lake provides an excellent outdoor experience. No ski areas and shallow water areas are marked for boater safety. The lake has two full service marinas, one located on each end of the lake. For more information please see the US Army Corps of Engineers Cave Run Lake web page.


Camp Fire

Cave Run Lake and the surrounding National Forest areas have several campgrounds and facilities near the lake. Twin Knobs and Zilpo campgrounds feature highly developed campsites. Clear Creek recreational area features semi-improved campsites and Clay Lick recreational area features a boat-in primitive campground. For more information please see the US Army Corps of Engineers Cave Run Lake web page.

Horseback Riding /Hiking/ Biking

Horse Riding Trail

Many of the National Forest trails are open for horseback riding, hiking, and mountain biking. Individuals from all over the region travel to Cave Run Lake to ride their horses along the meandering trails in the forest. For more information on horseback riding, hiking, or mountain biking please visit the US Forest Service Daniel Boone National Forest Recreation web page.

This institution is operated under special use permit with the Daniel Boone National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.