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Life Care residents go boating

Morehead News

Date: 10/6/2017 12:15:00 PM

Residents of Life Care Center of Morehead and members of the staff were treated to a day of boating on Cave Run Lake Sept. 28, thanks to Cave Run Marina. Life Care staff said they were very appreciative of the visit, now in its third year. (Photo by

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Thousands attend Cave Run Storytelling Festival

Morehead News

Date: 10/3/2017 12:56:00 PM

More than 3,000 students from across the state and 3,000 of the general public visited the Twin Knobs Recreation Area in the Daniel Boone National Forest at Cave Run Lake over the weekend for the Cave Run Storytelling Festival. Seven featured storytellers

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Fridays on the Fly | The Mysterious Musky

Date: 10/2/2017 7:18:00 AM

Cave Run Lake The “Musky Capital of the South” is located just east of Lexington, Ky. and is famous for its large fish and consistent feeding action. The 54-inch state record was caught here in 2008, but you can also fish the tailwaters. Melton Hill

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Princeton Times Leader

Date: 9/29/2017 10:29:00 PM

And take my word for it, you can catch a mess of crappie in this lake.” “Mom told us about that army earlier,” I said, remembering what I learned about Cave Run Lake. “It’s not like the United States Army,” Frank explained. “It’s a group of

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Dog paddling across the Bluegrass: Chapter 3

The Messenger

Date: 9/26/2017 10:30:00 PM

And take my word for it, you can catch a mess of crappie in this lake." "Mom told us about that army earlier," I said, remembering what I learned about Cave Run Lake. "It's not like the United States Army," Frank explained. "It's a group of engineers - or

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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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