Cave Run Lodging - Located in Morehead Kentucky, the musky capital of the south.


Cave Run Lake is a beautiful place to visit! With 8,270 acres and 166 miles of shoreline, this scenic lake is outstanding trophy muskie fishing. It is a great place for family vacations, reunions, camping retreats, fishing, hunting, and boating. Start your day off with a picnic or a quick swim in the lake. If you prefer camping, Cave Run Lake has several campgrounds available to accommodate visitors. RV's are welcome! Boating is very popular throughout the area (boat rental is available at the local marinas) as well as fishing and hunting. If you like Muskie, you'll love fishing Cave Run! Horse back riding and hiking is also available for those wishing to explore the wildlife of Cave Run.

Morehead, Kentucky is a great area for outdoor lovers. It is best known for Cave Run Lake, 15 minutes west of town off US-60. Cave Run is surrounded by the northernmost part of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Take the nine-mile Zilpo Road National Forest Scenic Byway for a ridgetop view of cliffs of rhododendron and laurel, distant mountains and glimpses of the shimmering lake. You'll pass historic Clear Creek Iron Furnace and the circa 1933 Tater Knob Fire Tower, the last fire tower in the forest. Zilpo Road goes through the Pioneer Weapons Wildlife Management Area, where hunting is limited to weapons such as crossbows and muzzle-loading rifles can be used. The 257-mile Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail also goes through the forest. Some sections are open to horseback riding, mountain bikes and off-road vehicles, as well as hiking.

Stop at Morehead's visitor center at 150 E First, M-F 8:30-4:30, 606/784-6221 for area information and then head to the Kentucky Folk Art Center. You'll see a fascinating collection of 720 pieces of sculpture, paintings and artworks made by Kentucky folk artists. Most of the 150 artists are from northeastern Kentucky and are self-taught. The museum store offers contemporary artworks, educational folktoys, books, recordings and wearable art ($3, M-Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5, 102 West First Street, 606/783-2204).

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