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  • Zilpo Recreation Area

    Zilpo campground is the perfect place for those looking to get off the beaten path while still having access to campground amenities. The Zilpo Campground has 168 sites, flush toilets, showers, potable water, RV sites with electric hookups, and even a few cabin rentals.


    Located on the remote west side of Cave Run Lake, this beautiful recreation area offers lakeside views, beach access, and the Zilpo Mountain Loop Trail that extends for 2.25 miles and connects with the Forest Trail and Buckskin trail offering many more miles of hiking.


    For those not wishing to spend the night, the recreation area is open to the public for a day fee of $10 per car up to 5 people per vehicle, $2/walk in or cycle in. This includes access to the beach, trails, and picnic areas inside Twin Knobs. The beach is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


    For more information regarding reservations, fees, and dates visit https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232370 or call 877-444-6777