There’s nothing like a day (or two, or ten) on Cave Run Lake!
Location is everything, and Cave Run Lake is conveniently located near I-64. It’s easy to pop on over to your favorite fishing spot or snag a pontoon or houseboat rental for the day. Are you in the mood for a day full of water activities, or some much-needed relaxation? Cave Run Lake has it all.
You’ll have more than 8,000 acres of open water and 200 miles of shoreline to explore at Cave Run Lake. We can’t wait to see you at the lake, the largest in northeastern Kentucky!
Cave Run Lake
2375 KY 801 South • Morehead, KY 40351
There is plenty of open water to enjoy jet-skiing, lazy days relaxing on a pontoon or boathouse, tubing and more. Cave Run Lake, combined with the adjoining Licking River, provides year-round opportunities for recreation, as well as beautiful camping areas.
Scott’s Creek Marina
4325 Kentucky 801 • Morehead, KY 40351
Located just off KY 801, Scott’s Creek Marina is a great place to start your time at the lake. Find everything you’ll need for your day on the water, including ramps and areas to dock your boat, boat rentals and popular spots to fill your tank — for boat and belly. The Ship Store and Pop’s BBQ are a couple of favorites in the area, open seasonally, for food and supplies.
The Ole Cornfield
922 Cave Run Lake Road • Salt Lick, KY
Cave Run Lake and the adjoining Licking River provide endless paddle boating and kayaking opportunities year-round. The lake’s backwaters also offer beautiful places to camp.
Ramps and Rentals
We have 12 boat ramps around the lake. Some ramps require a paid pass, which you can purchase from the Cumberland Ranger District Office or local vendors.
Cave Run Lakemart – 2350 KY 801 N
606.784.4708 – Open Mon-Fri 5a.m.-11p.m. / Sat-Sun 6a.m.-11p.m.
Cave Run Marina – 4325 KY 801 S
606.784.9666 — Open daily 8a.m.-10p.m.
Cave Run Pro Shop – 4300 KY 801 S
606.780.0075 — Open Mon-Wed 6:30a.m.-5p.m./ Thu-Sun 6a.m.-9p.m.
Crash’s Landing — 1170 KY 801 S
606.780.4260 — Open daily 6a.m.-9p.m./ Off season: call for hours
Crouch’s Market — 5304 S. KY 211
606.768.6128 — Open Mon-Sat 7a.m.-7p.m./ Sun 11:30a.m.-7p.m.
Cumberland Ranger Station – 2375 KY 801 S
606.784.6428 — Open Mon-Sun 9a-5:30p Mar-Nov 8a-4:30p
Double J Kwik Stop – 4414 KY 519
606.743.7226 — Open Mon-Fri 4a.m.-9p.m., Sat 5a.m.-9p.m., Sun 6a.m.-8p.m.
Fin, Fur & Feather of Cave Run – 6460 US 60 W
606.784.8866 — Open Mon-Sat 6a.m.-9p.m., Sun 7a.m.-8p.m.
In and Out Snack Foods – 1205 KY 519
606.780.9496 — Open Mon-Sat 7a.m.-8p.m.
Texaco Eagle Travel Plaza – 3333 KY 801 N
606.783.1828 — Open daily 24 hours
Twin Knobs Campground – 5195 KY 801 S
606.784.8816 — Open mid March to early November