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Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Quality fishing possible even in less than perfect conditions

KY Forward

Date: 8/1/2015 1:22:00 AM

They fish when they can. An opportunity arose last week for Steve Reynolds to fish on Cave Run Lake near Morehead. The conditions looked and felt right in person even if a fishing report from the day before tempered expectations. Heavy rains had pushed the

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Cave Run water levels high but safe

Morehead News

Date: 7/31/2015 7:06:00 AM

For the second time this summer, the water level at Cave Run Lake have risen above summer pool level. But Anthony Orr, resource project manager for the U. S. Corps of Engineers, says that it is not something people should worry about. “This is our second

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High water levels at Cave Run Lake create some hazards


Date: 7/28/2015 3:29:00 PM

ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) – Unusually high water at Cave Run Lake makes for some hazardous conditions for visitors. With all of the rain the area has seen this summer, levels at the lake are 8 feet higher than normal. District Ranger Jon Kazmierski says

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See KY: Trail Towns among the state’s

KY Forward

Date: 7/24/2015 5:27:00 AM

Here are a few details about upcoming Trail Town events: The city of Morehead, in Rowan County, provides access to the northern region of the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Sheltowee Trace, as well as Cave Run Lake. For more information, visit

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Trail Towns offer summer outdoor tourism adventures

Lane Report

Date: 7/22/2015 11:51:00 AM

as well as Cave Run Lake. Stearns: Near the Kentucky-Tennessee border just south of Somerset and provides access to both the southern section of the Daniel Boone National Forest and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area. July 26 – Join a

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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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