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USFS seeking recreation input at Cave Run

Morehead News

Date: 2/9/2016 2:50:00 PM

Visitors to Cave Run Lake could see some big changes in recreation opportunities in the next few years. Newly-named District Ranger Jon Kazmierski said that recreation infrastructure in basically all areas under U.S. Forest Service jurisdiction is aging

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A creature calling in the night

Portsmouth Daily Times

Date: 2/6/2016 12:29:00 PM

But this morning, as I punch my complaining computer keys and shake my head vigorously, hoping an outdoor column might fall out into my lap, I’m thinking of a camping trip years ago on Cave Run Lake. There were five of us. Four were boys. They were my

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Letha “Loretta” Wright Smith - 1930-2016

Daily Independent

Date: 1/28/2016 5:25:00 PM

Loretta enjoyed bowling, ceramics, gardening and spending time at her second home at Cave Run Lake in Morehead. Her greatest joy in life was time spent with her family. Loretta was a member of Rose Hill Baptist Church and also raised her family in

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Ohio River Christmas muskie

Portsmouth Daily Times

Date: 1/10/2016 1:10:00 PM

The Ohio record stands at 55.13 pounds. It was caught by Joe D. Lykins from Piedmont Lake in 1972. It was caught from Cave Run Lake in the fall of 2008 by 14-year-old Sarah Terry, a freshman at Montgomery County High School. It was 54 inches long and

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Christmas trees being used to make fish habitats


Date: 12/29/2015 11:35:00 AM

Seven districts throughout Kentucky will be collecting the trees at sites like, Sportsman's Lakes in Frankfort and Cave Run Lake, located south of Morehead. "We do have to refurbish these sites every so often," says Crosby. "These Christmas trees will last

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• River: Middle Fork Licking River
• Surface Area: 8,270 Acres
Cave Run Lake, located south of Morehead, Kentucky, USA along Kentucky Route 801, is an 8,270-acre, reservoir built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The 148 ft, half-mile 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.

The largest muskie ever caught in Kentucky (47 lb.) was caught in Cave Run Lake.

The lake also provides various other recreational activities (swimming, boating & sailing, canoe and kayak, jet skiing, camping, hiking, well known for Mountain Bike trails, etc.)

There are two marinas that serve the lake, Scott's Creek Marina and Long Bow Marina.

Zilpo Road A scenic byway, is one road which provides access to the Bath County side of Cave Run Lake and is usually accessible throughout the year. The byway provides access to pioneer weapons hunting areas, a campground, and numerous hiking trails.
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