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KY: Weather causes camping area to temporarily close

Date: 6/23/2017 12:52:00 PM

The Paragon dispersed camping area in the headwaters of Cave Run Lake will temporarily close this weekend, June 23 through June 25, due to potential for flooding

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Cave Run Lake

Date: 6/11/2017 5:00:00 PM

Springtime Sailfishing is a lot different than winter, where we do a lot of trolling ballyhoo, kite fishing or slow trolling live baits to cover water and hopefully find fish. In the spring, the fish [

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Friday's Post: Pardon me for asking, but….

Morehead News

Date: 6/9/2017 6:25:00 AM

The seashore is lots of fun but I’d never trade Cave Run Lake for any of it. Who really decided at the White House that it would be a good idea to align our country with Syria and Nicaragua as the only nations on earth opposed to the Paris Climate Accord

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Mountain Workshop coming in October

Morehead News

Date: 6/6/2017 7:58:00 AM

Participants will stay at the nearby Comfort Inn and also in cabins near Cave Run Lake. The Mountain Workshop does not ask for any monetary support from the community, but does depend on community support in terms of in-kind donations. The workshops are an

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Organizations Across the Country Seek to Improve Water Infrastructure, Grow Local Economies


Date: 6/6/2017

Organizations from across the country are seeking to partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in their local economies and improve water infrastructure. EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received ‘letters of interest’ from prospective

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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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