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  • Cave Run Lake

    Construction on Cave Run Reservoir by the Corps of Engineers began in 1969 and was completed in 1974. Built for the three-fold purpose of flood control, water supply and recreation, the 8,270-acre lake impounds the Licking River on the Rowan-Bath county line between Farmers and Salt Lick. Popular with motor and sail boaters alike, the fishery is renowned for its population of muskellunge.

    Camping: The Twin Knobs and Zilpo campgrounds have more than 400 campsites, many with RV hook ups. Camping reservations can be made at National Recreation Reservation Service at 877-444-6777 or 877-833-6777.

    Boat Access: Cave Run Lake has twelve boat ramps for launching. A fee pass is required at Alfrey, Claylick, Longbow, Poppin Rock, Scott Creek and Warix Run ramps. Passes are available for purchase at local vendors and the Cumberland Ranger District office.